Ride Grape & Spa Route 20 (Sept. 27)

kei

Warming-Up
#1
TEAM OSOI!
第7回目のランです。
私がとても忙しく夏の間に走ることが出来ませんでした。
2ヶ月もお休みにしてしまいゴメンナサイー! みなさんご参加くださいね。

#07.09/27/2009 SUN, GRAPE & SPA ROUTE20
相模湖駅にて集合出発して甲州街道(ROUTE 20)を甲府へ向かいます。
集合地の相模湖駅まで輪行すればその先は大した峠はありません。
笹子くらいかな。
ここらの甲州街道はすっかり田舎道で交通量も少ないです。

●途中の勝沼はGrapeの産地で有名です。ワイナリーもたくさんあります。
Grapeを食べたりWineを飲む時間があるといいですね。
http://www16.ocn.ne.jp/~e_kouiki/  ←こんなイメージ。
●ゴールは“ほったらかし温泉
ちょっと有名な絶景の露天風呂です。
http://www.hottarakashi.com/

■2009年9月27日(日)
■9:30 相模湖駅前出発

    ※輪行に便利なのは、
      8時14分:新宿発・ホリデー快速河口湖1号(河口湖行き)
      途中三鷹駅8時30分、9時09分に相模湖駅着です。
■走行距離70km(44ml)位
■予定ルート: http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/japan/sagami-ko,kofu/922125299883877193

What TEAM OSOI
Hard Riderが多いTCCの中にあるお気軽サイクリスト集団です。TEAM OSOI!は自転車に乗って景色と美味しいものを楽しむことを目的としたサイクリングチームです。
競技志向ではないので、あえて名前をOSOIにしました。
誰でも参加してください。

◆It runs in Koushu-kaido toward Kofu.
There are a lot of grape fields in Katsunuma on the way.
Grape and Wine are scheduled to be enjoyed.
The goal is “Hottarakashi-Onsen". It is an outdoor hot spring of the superb view.

■The departure: It is Sagamiko Station at 9:30.

Team Osoi is a group formed for people who like to go cycling at a slow pace over shorter distances, enjoy cycling, enjoy the scenery and take it easy! Anybody with any kind of bike is very welcome!

kei 
 

TOM

Maximum Pace
#2
Katsunuma Grapes and Sasago Touge

Lovely plan Kei ! I rode through Katsunuma just last Sunday...grapes were all over the place :)! Took a look at your ride plan and was a bit worried to see you intend to go thru Sasago Tunnel on the Koshu Kaido:eek:uch:... I strongly recommend - if I may ;) - to cross over the Sasago-toge pass (212) instead. Although this may take you an extra 1 hour, it is a very nice little mountain pass and so much safer than the Sasago Tunnel. The grapes will taste ever so better and the Hottarakashi onsen will feel ever so gokuraku :angel:!

TEAM OSOI!
第7回目のランです。
私がとても忙しく夏の間に走ることが出来ませんでした。
2ヶ月もお休みにしてしまいゴメンナサイー! みなさんご参加くださいね。

#07.09/27/2009 SUN, GRAPE & SPA ROUTE20
相模湖駅にて集合出発して甲州街道(ROUTE 20)を甲府へ向かいます。
集合地の相模湖駅まで輪行すればその先は大した峠はありません。
笹子くらいかな。
ここらの甲州街道はすっかり田舎道で交通量も少ないです。

●途中の勝沼はGrapeの産地で有名です。ワイナリーもたくさんあります。
Grapeを食べたりWineを飲む時間があるといいですね。
http://www16.ocn.ne.jp/~e_kouiki/  ←こんなイメージ。
●ゴールは“ほったらかし温泉
ちょっと有名な絶景の露天風呂です。
http://www.hottarakashi.com/

■2009年9月27日(日)
■9:30 相模湖駅前出発

    ※輪行に便利なのは、
      8時14分:新宿発・ホリデー快速河口湖1号(河口湖行き)
      途中三鷹駅8時30分、9時09分に相模湖駅着です。
■走行距離70km(44ml)位
■予定ルート: http://www.mapmyride.com/route/jp/sagami-ko,kofu/139125293892655076

What TEAM OSOI
Hard Riderが多いTCCの中にあるお気軽サイクリスト集団です。TEAM OSOI!は自転車に乗って景色と美味しいものを楽しむことを目的としたサイクリングチームです。
競技志向ではないので、あえて名前をOSOIにしました。
誰でも参加してください。

◆It runs in Koushu-kaido toward Kofu.
There are a lot of grape fields in Katsunuma on the way.
Grape and Wine are scheduled to be enjoyed.
The goal is “Hottarakashi-Onsen". It is an outdoor hot spring of the superb view.

■The departure: It is Sagamiko Station at 9:30.

It runs together not considering.

Team Osoi is a group formed for people who like to go cycling at a slow pace over shorter distances, enjoy cycling, enjoy the scenery and take it easy! Anybody with any kind of bike is very welcome!

kei 
 

kei

Warming-Up
#3
Thanks TOM !

Hi TOM !
Thank you for advice. :clap:
I was anxious about Sasago-tunnel, too.
The reason for there is that it is a little dangerous.
However, it has not run in <212>.
It doesn't know what road it is.
The route was changed by recommending TOM.
URL was renewed.
We learnt a safe route thanks to TOM.
Let's run with TEAM OSOI some time.
kei :warau:
 

rommelgc

Maximum Pace
Sep 3, 2009
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#4
Hello everyone.
Hajimemashite.
I intend to join the :bike:
It will be my first non solo side, so please be patient with me.
(My Japanese is also not very good)

Yorosikuonegaitashimasu.
 

trad

Maximum Pace
Dec 4, 2006
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Tokyo
#5
Very nice... I rode in the hills of Yamanashi the other weekend and it is STUNNING. IF the group gets a chance, I recommend some of the roads in the hills of the valley (Rt 20 is pretty crowded). The quiet roads, wineries, peach farms, etc.. makes you feel like northern italy. Really special.

On the onsen, I recommend calling Hotarakashi to see if they cut back the grass/weeds right outside the rotenburo. When I was there a couple of weeks ago, the grass was so tall that you could not get a view of the valley from the lower (and bigger) bath.

If the grass is tall, I recommend puku puku onsen. Its right above the fruit park on the way to Hotarakashi. New, clean, place. Its an indoor facility, but views are fantastic and food is great.

BTW, the climb up to Fruit park and Hotarakashi is pretty intense. Some places are 14% + grade and its 500-600m of climbing. The view from top is definitely worth the work, but recommend people leave energy in the gas tank.
 

AlanW

Maximum Pace
Jan 30, 2007
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#6
Kei,
You might want to consider running along route 30 rather than route 20 for part of your ride. It is parallel and just to the north, but is much quieter and has no traffic lights for a long stretch.
Sergey and I rode it last Sunday and really enjoyed it.

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Great idea for a ride :) I rode through the vinyards of Yamanashi a couple of years ago thought it was a very beautiful area.
Cheers,
AW.
 

juno

Warming-Up
Jan 15, 2008
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Tokyo
#7
Hottarakashionsen!

Lovely plan!! I have been to Hottarakashi onsen for several times but have never had enough of the wonderful view from there :warau: Also of course fruits/wine are wonderful in Yamanashi :D

Very unfortunately I myself have got to skip this time as I will be in Honolulu for 'HCR' on Sept-27 though, I hope everyone will enjoy the ride and onsen alot.

See you next time Kei and all,
Juno
 

kei

Warming-Up
#9
Hi trad !
Hi AlanW !

Thank you for advice.
These opinions are to lead us to happy Ryde.
The start is from the same place. However, it changes to route 30.
If it is not possible to climb OSOI in the steep slope, Hottarakashi-onsen will be made puku puku onsen.
A lot of TCC・Bikers knows this route.
And, it advises.
It is very important and glad for me.

Now in
rommelgc
araim1
・・kei

It looks forward to running together.
kei
 

Ash

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Apr 23, 2006
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shakujiidai, nerima ku, tokyo
#10
Hi all!

Here is the 'Sun, Grape and Spa' info in English!


Welcome to the 7th Team Osoi run!

The ‘Sun, Grape and Spa’ run will take us from Sagamiko station along the Koshukaido highway and then quiet country roads where we will not be encountering any large hills! On the way we will stop at Katsunuma which is a famous area for grape production. Our goal will be a famous onsen which has a great open air bath! Please have a look at these links for more information!

http://www.hottarakashi.com/
http://www16.ocn.ne.jp/~e_kouiki/ ...��メージ。

Date: Sunday 27th September 2009
Meeting point: Sagamiko station
Time: 9.30am

For those wishing to hook up on the way out we will be on the 8.14 ‘holiday express Kawaguchiko No.1’ leaving Shinjuku and arriving at Sagamiko station at 9.09.

Distance of ride: 70 km.
For ride details please see:

http://www.mapmyride.com/route/jp/sa...25293892655076

Look forward to seeing you all!
 
#20
Thank you, Kei san

I missed Hottarakashi onsen, but fully enjoyed the quite fall mountain road. I really liked the climb to Sasago toge. Its surface is clean and the gradient is not too steep.

Also, Hwy30 was another finding. This was quite and nice.

Thank you again for organizing the tour.


Minoru Arai