On a flying visit back to Japan I managed to meet up with Phreddie, Kawamura-san, and Flo for a day of great (but wet) MTB in our favourite area: Hitachi. The wet ground made some of the trail hard to ride - and parts that we have regularly "cleaned" in the dry, we were forced to carry through. Hmmm - or perhaps we need to improve our skills a bit!
Also Phreddie managed to touch some moss on the peach (or plum) trees that he is alergic to - and broke out in lots of spots! Itchy!