So I see that there's a ride connected to this kind of place:
What other kind of snacks do people here enjoy? Something out of a Family Mart, or home-made, or what? Is it something that you like before riding, during, or after?In these austere times how about a re-run of part (the best part!) of last year's official Tour de Shirokuma-pan ?
For the full story then check this out......again many thanks to Travis for the original adventure !
The idea this weekend is as follows :
Saturday, January 31st. 8:00.
Arakawa – “Shirokum-pan (bakery)”
Here’s the map:
First, a small introduction repeated from the original story:
“Shirokuma-Pan” (Polar-Bear Bread) is a small bakery at the foot of the Chichibu hills in Ogose-machi. It’s a small, off-the-beaten-track shop that caters mostly to cyclists on their way to (or from) the mountains in southern Saitama. The shop owner was (still is) an avid cyclist – you can even buy spare tubes & bike accessories at the shop.
Check out the web-site:
8:00am START: at “Iwabuchi-Suimon” – a large water gate on Arakawa, just east of Akabane.
For those coming from western & southwestern Tokyo, the Rte.17 (Nakasen-do) bridge at 8:15 – Ride up Kannana-dori and turn left on R17 (it’s about 20km from Setagaya-ku).
We’ll have about 30km of “cycling-road” along the river before we have to turn onto the suburban country roads up near Kawagoe. Then another 30km to the bakery.
There we shall have our fill and then a leisurely return, hopefully with the help of the wind ?
There may even be an onsen around there, I seem to remember some of the team heading off towards a nearby venue last year ?
Does this sound like fun ?