|Tuesday, Sept. 19
We biked back to the hostel to pick up our panniers, then stopped
at San-Ai Rest House for lunch. We climbed about 5 miles on Route 11 --
not as steep as the previous day's ride -- and found out at the top it
was Makinoto Pass, elevation 1330 meters.
Vending machines selling soft drinks, bottled water, beer, and cold canned
coffee are ubiquitous in Japan.
Volcanic steam rising from a mountain
||The rest of the way to Yufuin was an easy ride, although
truck traffic picked up as we descended into the town.