Spring Double Dipping

An amazing day in Niseko with beautiful spring conditions. This morning i got out for an early morning ride with Ken and headed out to the ‘Potoato Fields’ around the outskirts of Kutchan. If you are living in the region or visiting Niseko this summer do yourself a favor and get out there on a bike, there are courses to suit any level of fitness or ability from gentle flat cruises to hardcore mountain biking trails. More on that later…

Ken ready to rock, 20 April 2012

Ken ready to rock, 20 April 2012

Farmers effort to accelerate the melt, 20 April 2012

Farmers effort to accelerate the melt, 20 April 2012

Ken happy in spring, 20 April 2012

Ken happy in spring, 20 April 2012

Ken happy in summer, 3 August 2011

Ken happy in summer, 3 August 2011

Our long and winding road, 20 April 2012

Our long and winding road, 20 April 2012

The magestic Mt.Yotei, 20 April 2012

The magestic Mt.Yotei, 20 April 2012

The home straight, 20 April 2012

The home straight, 20 April 2012

In an hour and a half we rode 37kms and you can check out the route here if you are interested – a great start to the day. After grabbing some breakfast and a coffee i headed up to Hirafu Ski Ground for the first time in nearly 2 weeks. The resort still has a good general coverage but there are alot of exposed areas creeping in and Super is closed – there are some serious cracks on One Ridge.

Ace Quad Lift #2 disappearing snow base down low, 20 April 2012

Ace Quad Lift #2 disappearing snow base down low, 20 April 2012

Ace Quad Lift #2 looking back at Mt.Yotei, 20 April 2012

Ace Quad Lift #2 looking back at Mt.Yotei, 20 April 2012

Cracks in One ridge above Super, 20 April 2012

Cracks in One ridge above Super, 20 April 2012

I headed to the Spring Park to get some park shots, the bluebird conditions stayed with us until 12:30 when it clouded over a little. Loving spring the best of both worlds. Will have to see if we can do the trifecta in one day Cycle / Ski / Surf.

Kazu enjoying the sunshine in the Spring Park, 20 April 2012

Kazu enjoying the sunshine in the Spring Park, 20 April 2012

Young Kai with some style in the air, 20 April 2012

Young Kai with some style in the air, 20 April 2012

Clayton keeping it real, 20 April 2012

Clayton keeping it real, 20 April 2012

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