Kangaeroo loves cycling.
He cycles a lot. And I mean a lot.
The line between a moderately good rider and a strong rider can largely be drawn at climbing; specifically, how fast a cyclist can make it up the hills.
The best cyclists are all good hill climbers.
The key to strong climbing is having a good power to weight ratio, which basically means weighing little but still having lots of power.
Look at most pro cyclists and they all look like skeletons with disproportionately huge legs.
Unfortunately, the only thing disproportionally huge about Kanageroo is his belly.
He has practised hard at becoming a better climber, but the results haven’t arisen.
Now, he is old and climbing is hard. It won’t be possible soon.
So he is doing it while he can.
And the courtesy of some time off work and glorious weather meant exploring the exquisite mountains on the outskirts of Tokyo and into its neighboring Kanagawa and Yamanashi prefectures.