18歳の夏(re:日本一周#1)

2016年8月1日 まだ18歳だった2年前

涼しい風が吹く午前6時

天気予報は雨だったけど晴れていた

家族と隣の家のおじちゃんおばちゃんに見送られて、静かに自転車のサドルにまたがった

家の前での最初の1枚

どこにでもいるあどけない18歳の顔をしてるヨコイシは、一ヶ月後には真っ黒に日焼けをして、ゴキブリと呼ばれ始める…でもそれは少し先の話。

今からここに記す物語は、18歳から20歳にかけて、3年間の夏を日本一周という情熱に懸けた1人の大学生の話だ

なんて格好良く言ってみたけど、実際は本当にただの旅の備忘録

このブログは2年間やってたアメブロから今年移転したもんだから、日本一周3年目の記録しかないわけよ。せっかく1年目も2年目も「夏に彼女と海とか花火♡」とかいう青春を全て捨ててまで旅してたのに、記録が無いのは寂しすぎるからせめてもの青春の記録としてここに記しておきたい。

この備忘録を見て、少しでもワクワクしてくれたり、日本の素敵なところを知ってもらえたら、、、なんて思ったりもしてるからよかったらお付き合いください。

とにかく西へ

埼玉県にある自宅をスタートした俺は、とにかく西へ走り始めた

大学1.2.3年生の3年間の夏休み合計150日間を使って日本一周しようと思っていたので、まず1年目の2016年は日本を時計回りに、太平洋側をひたすら走って、沖縄の日本最南端波照間島を目指して走ることにした。

最南端まで走るって、なんかかっこいいしキリがいいと思ったから。

そして初日の8月1日はおよそ140キロ先の静岡県は富士市を目標に走ることにした。

今思えば、自転車旅の初心者が設定するような距離じゃなかった気もするけど、なんとなく走れる気がしてた。向こう見ずな性格が思いっきり出ていた。

この時はまだ自転車旅のツラさの代名詞である、暑さとの戦いも、山との戦いも、雨との戦いも、何も分かってなくて、ただ漠然と「自転車で日本一周する」っていうキラキラした憧れしか無かった。この足でまだ見ぬ日本の美しい景色や温かい人と出会えるのが楽しみで仕方なかった。

そんなキラキラした期待はこの後、3年間の長い旅路を通して、いい意味でも悪い意味でも裏切られる。

そんな期待を胸に、どこかふわふわした気持ちのまま走り始めた。

本当にこれから日本一周をするっていう実感もないまま、とりあえず走り始めた

前半のルート

前半のルートは埼玉から東京に入って、三鷹→調布→町田を超えて神奈川へ、そこから川崎→相模原と完全なベッドタウンを走った

見所といえば多摩川を渡ったことくらい


まだ朝のひんやりした空気に包まれた多摩川を越えるのは気持ちよかった

雨予報だった天気も晴れたし、軽快に進んでいく。

午前9時頃には40キロくらい走って、相模原に辿り着いたけど、ここからが本当の「自転車旅」の始まりだった

後半のルート

相模原を抜けて、秦野、座間エリアに入ると、前半のベッドタウンエリアとは打って変わって、だんだんと山道になってきたからだ

丹沢まで来ると、完全に山道へと変わった

人生初の自転車で山道は想像以上に体力を奪っていった。更には雨予報が晴れて、気温もぐんぐん上がっていく。

正直こんなにきついとは思ってなかった

それでも今日の目標の富士市までまだ半分くらいしか来ていないのに、こんなとこで弱音吐いてられないと思ってひたすら走った

きついのと引き換えに、景色だけは綺麗だった

たしかに俺が思い憧れた「自転車旅」の景色がそこにあった

ただ、憧れは現実に負けていた

とりあえずキツくて景色なんて楽しむ余裕もなかったし、途中のコンビニで食べたガリガリ君が身にしみ過ぎて、「あんなに美味しかったのは初めてだー!」ってくらいの記憶しかない笑

午後1時、スタートから90キロを走って、なんとか静岡県に入った

静岡に入った瞬間、とりあえずの達成感と山道を越えてきた疲れもあって、道沿いの木陰で休憩


木陰の涼しさは、クーラーとはまた違う自然の気持ちよさがあって気づいたらウトウトしていた。そんな時に事件は起こる

腕に突然の激痛

何かが突き刺さったような激痛で飛び起きた

そして腕を確認したら

毛虫がこんにちは🌞

人生で毛虫に刺されたのはこれが初めてだった

よく見てみたら木陰として休憩してた木は桜の木。周りにもボトボト毛虫がこんにちはしてた

みるみるうちに腕は腫れ上がって力も入らない

だけどここは山の中、病院とかも見た感じないし、とりあえず泣きたかった。

というか泣いたかもしれない

時刻は午後2時で一番暑い時間だったけど、とりあえずこの木陰にこれ以上居たくなくて、泣く泣く腫れた腕を引き下げて走り出す。

その時はなぜかアドレナリンが出てて、あんまり痛くは無くなってた。

そのまま更に深くなる山道を越えていく


だんだん山にも慣れてきて、いよいよ今日最大の山場(文字通り山場)。富士スカイラインの麓にある国道469号の最高地点、標高700m越えの峠に挑もうとした時、更なる試練が襲いかかる。

目の前の雲がみるみる真っ黒に

夏の天気は気まぐれだった。

これから一番の難関に挑もうと、峠に登り始めたまさにその瞬間。ゲリラ豪雨に襲われた

まだまだ体力が無い俺は、自転車を押して登ることしか出来ない中、更に追い討ちをかけるような大雨。

もう今頬が濡れてる理由が、涙が出てるからか、雨で濡れてるからかなんて分からなかった

そのくらい追い込まれた中、なんとか峠を登りきった時、ゲリラ豪雨はピークに

目の前見えないくらいの豪雨の中、雨宿りする場所もない俺に残された選択肢は、山を下ることだった。

本気で旅なんてさっさとやめて家に帰りたいとも思ったけど、みんなに「日本一周してくるわ!」なんて豪語した手前、今更帰れるほどの勇気もなかった。

そして山を下る。雨で視界はゼロ、打ち付ける雨粒の痛さとトラックの水はねと、効かないブレーキの恐怖の中、文字通り命懸けで山を駆け下りる。

スリップしたら一瞬で死ぬレベルだった

本当に必死で下り続けて、気づいたら雨は止んでいた。

雨が止んで、レインウェアのフードを脱いだ時、目の前に初めて見えたのは、この旅で初めて見た海と目的地の富士市街地

今度は本当に泣いてた

雨が降ってなかったから多分本当に泣いてた

海がない県、埼玉県から海が見えるところまで自分の足で来たっていう実感と感動が押し寄せて来た。

山にやられて、夏の暑さに弱って、毛虫に刺されて、雨に降られて、それでも今、実家から遥か遠く、自分の足で海まで来た。

その瞬間、あれほど辛かった、帰りたかった140キロが報われた気分になった。

「あぁ、また明日も走ろう」

そう自然に思っていた

この時から、俺の身体は脳髄まで旅の魔力に支配されてたみたいだ。

この日、初日に走った140キロは、これから3年間かけて走った12328キロもの旅路のほんのちっぽけな一部には違いない。けれど間違いなく、この後3年間続くひとりの男の果てしない冒険の船出を意味していた。

2016年8月1日

走行距離 145キロ

埼玉県新座市→静岡県富士市

またブログランキングやり始めます

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