Arakawa/Edogawa Rambles

Siddall

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I would love to have enough interest to start a 'social group' on this board for rides on the east side, 50-150km, at a 25km pace, where nobody knows how to use a heart rate monitor. Racers will be bored.

I am looking to have a regular weekend ride on the east side of the city, and some periodic rides further afield. This would definitely definitely not be a racing group, nor extremely slow. Something like the Half-Fast group, but based on the Arakawa and Edogawa cycling roads, and not out of central Tokyo (http://halffastcycling.com/mission.html). Much as I'd love to join them, I don't have the initiative to get into and out of the city for a ride.

I live at Kameari station on the Joban/Chiyoda line. Depending on the river route we could meet near Kita-Senju or Kanamachi stations.

Please fire me a message if you are interested.
 

Siddall

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Much appreciated, but I got to ride with a couple of those guys last week. Very nice people, but I am not at their pace yet. Don't want to be an anchor.
 
#4
Lead it and they will come... (in my experience. Especially with more than 24hr notice)

Also, you can organize with/for half-fast and dictate your starting place of choice.

Im interested in joining you one day but I think I lose at least one cyclist life everytime I ride kanpachi to sesame dori to the arakawa. :eek:uch:

My advice-- as someone who is also just starting to lead rides but also afraid I'll be the slowest-- commit to a day and time, be as honest as possible about the speed, post it, see who shows up. :bike:

Good luck!
 
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OK mate, well I enjoy cruising around on my bike as well as pacelining it, so set something up and I will tag along at a chilled pace.

Let me know if you need any help
 

Siddall

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keeping it open

Thanks for the replies. I'll keep this invitation wide open for people who want to cruise on the Arakawa and Edogawa, not pace or train.