Ride DEC 1st Kasumigaura Lake Ride

Phil

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Basil and I were planning a flat and fast run up and around Lake Kasumigaura in Ibaraki and would love company if anyone is interested in joining us.

Start: Sakura JR Station (佐倉) on the Narita/Sobu Lines. You could also take the Keisei out to Sakura as well and ride over.
Date: Dec 1st, Sunday. Edit: Rollout about 8:45 AM. Aim to be back at Sakura around 3:30.
Pace: Fast.
Route: 150 kms from Sakura to the west end of the lake, around the lake, and back via the Tone River and Inbanuma bike paths. Untrafficked bike paths for most of the route, just a couple of sections of busy road. Maybe a quick drink stop on the way up, soba at the 70 kms mark, one more combini stop after that.


Broad open vistas, chance for long stretches of head-down hammering. Nice change of pace from the hills for those in the mood.

 
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Phil

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Trains: The JR Tokkyu Shiosai out of Tokyo (also stops at Kinshicho) is the best way to get out to Sakura. Leaves Tokyo at 7:37, arrives Sakura at 8:24.

So let's make the rollout officially 8:45 or so?

Meeting is south exit (combini on that side), and there are lockers in the station.
 
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TimeTraveler

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I need to pick up the pace a bit so I'd like to join this ride.
 

ninjarider

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This looks great, and easily get-at-able from my place. I only wish I wasn't working that day :( To my regret I haven't joined a group ride yet…busy as hell in my current job, including most weekends.

Hope you guys have a blast out there!

Pete
 

Phil

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ninjarider, theDude > Sorry you can't make it, we'll hopefully do this again in the new year and make it a Saturday.

doug3 > Sounds good. Assuming we roll out on time we should pass by about 5 minutes before 9.

macrophotofly > On the clearer paths north of the lake and the Tone, we usually do 35 km/hr+ for fairly long stretches in wind neutral conditions. If into a headwind, much slower :)
 

WhiteGiant

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calendar / comprehension fail.
I thought this was Saturday.... I'm not able to go Sunday, unfortunately.... next time....
Dammit! I too, have made the Saturday/Sunday snafu!
I didn't even look at the date, I just assumed it was a Saturday ('cos that's when we ride, isn't it?).
Sorry to miss this one! I was really looking forward to a wonderful high-speed ride.
Hopefully see you next time, Phil.
Travis
 

saibot

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sorry to pile on the withdraws, but I'm out too. After a year of healthy healthy I'm coming down with something for the second time this month. And unlike the manly @leicaman I can't ride trough it.

Was really looking forward to it. have a good one.
 
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TokyoTurtle

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On the clearer paths north of the lake and the Tone, we usually do 35 km/hr+ for fairly long stretches in wind neutral conditions. If into a headwind, much slower
This makes me cry. I want so much get out on a ride like this. Damn broken elbow....
Do this ride again in about a month please!