- Apr 15, 2014
After reading these threads I took some alternative routes up to Kawagoe from Arakawa spaceship instead of the usual Arakawa road.
With all the rice planting it was really nice selecting a route they took in maximum amount of gravel between paddy fields. Often running parallel to a major road I could choose the ride fields. Just use satellite view when planning a route helped.
Shingashi River was able to get me almost all the way to Kawagoe nearly all gravel/dirt/grass on top of river embankments. Binnuma River from Arakawa cycling road then joining Shingashi river was a fun ride too.
Next ride might try to take Shingashi & branch off onto the Furo river back to Lake Tama instead of my usual Kawagoe coffee visit.