Ebisu circuit

Tokyo, day 8

From the train everything looks so green – no farm animals, just heaps of trees and crops. In the taxi on the way up to the track, an old lady on her mobility scooter with yellow flag putters along the main road.

Tokyo, day 8

Tokyo, day 8

Tokyo, day 8

Tokyo, day 8

Tokyo, day 8

The five exercises before tackling laps: 1. three donuts; 2. car park; 3. single cone; 4. figure 8; 5. flying 8. Naoto Suenaga tells me I manage a 40% success rate for nailing drift laps; but when it’s right, it’s right.

Tokyo, day 8

The views are like watercolour paintings, layers of hills in shades of pastel fading in to the distance. Cloud is lying against the ground on the train home. Exhausted on arriving at the hostel, I ate Maccas by the river, watching the Sky Tree lights.

From July 12, 2013.

Wellington to Tokyo
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DisneySea
July 8
Odaiba, Asakusa
July 9
Mt Takao, Ginza
July 10
Kichijoji, Shibuya
July 11
Ebisu circuit
July 12
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