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BenLee3

Cruising
Aug 30, 2015
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3
Hello everyone. My name is Ben and I'm a cycleholic. I am an American who recently moved to the Kanto area from Thailand. I am living near the Tama River and I have been using the river bike path to get out to the mountains. I have been making my own 80-150 km loops on the Garmin out around the Uehara area and a big lake (not sure of the name of the lake) out past Takao. I have been riding alone, but I would love to meet up with some friendly people for a ride some time. I recently purchased a bike bag so I can carry the bike on the train just to cut down the transit time from home to the mountains and away from dreaded red lights every 50 meters!
 

TCC

Tokyo Cycling Club
Jun 30, 2013
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Alright mate.

Come out riding whenever you like. Check the rides section for up and coming stuff.
 

GrantT

Maximum Pace
Oct 2, 2012
1,803
1,497
Hi there,

If you don't have it already, here's a route to Takao (link) that misses out most of those traffic lights.

Hope to see you on a ride sometime.
 

leicaman

Maximum Pace
Sep 20, 2012
2,875
2,689
Hi Ben
I don't often get out riding to the west of Tokyo but if you fancy riding up in northern Saitama , and popping into Gunma every once in a while, you are more than welcome to tag along. Keep your eye on the ride section.
 

BenLee3

Cruising
Aug 30, 2015
16
3
Thanks GrantT for the route and thanks everyone else for the info. I will keep an eye on the ride section and try to tag along soon.
 

Half-Fast Mike

Lanterne Rouge-et-vert
May 22, 2007
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I have been making my own 80-150 km loops on the Garmin out around the Uehara area and a big lake (not sure of the name of the lake) out past Takao.
Hi Ben. Welcome! That lake is called Sagami-ko. Lots of great riding there and beyond.
 

BenLee3

Cruising
Aug 30, 2015
16
3
Here are a couple of routes that I mapped out the night before and did. They turned out to be pretty nice rides. The last one is a really cool route on a very narrow road/paved trail past a mine and up through the mountains.

Ride 1
Ride 2
 

GrantT

Maximum Pace
Oct 2, 2012
1,803
1,497
They are both great routes. Lots of goods views and some challenging climbing.
Another couple of great climbs out that way are Tsuru Pass and Nokogiri. Tsuru is very secluded from traffic but the road is great, while Nokogiri is a bit of a monster and the road is cut up but the views are amazing.
 
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