Thursday, October 8, 2015

Masaru and Cary from USA - Honshu

Somewhere in the hills around Sera, Japan

We had a great ride into the hills surrounding the farming communities around Sera, located between Hiroshima and Okayama.  On the way back we headed south to Onomichi and took the coastal route, arriving at Rental819 just in time to return the bikes.  My friend Cary and I were able to visit his ancestral homeland and we even went to “ohaka maeri” and to visit a nearby local shrine.  So peaceful and pleasant.

I would like to especially recognize the staff person at Rental819 who helped us rent the bikes. While we were getting ready to ride out, he gave us some great tips on the local okonomiyaki scene and it was great to see how concerned he was about our plans the next day.  I regret that I did not get his name, but please give him our best regards and thanks.  I travel often and it’s the people who you meet on your journeys that make the trip!

I hope that we can ride again with Rental819 bikes in the future and of course, I will recommend Rental819 to my other friends and mention how easy the rental process was for us.  The bikes were brand new, too!




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