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factorzero

Cruising
Oct 10, 2020
35
37
Hi my name is Corey and I’m from the US. I’ve been in Tokyo for over 10 years and have been riding a hybrid for the past few years but recently switched to a road bike. I enjoy relatively quick paced rides to build my fitness but I’m not training seriously for anything in particular and my main motivation for riding is cafe rides. I like riding out in the hills like but enjoy city rides too. Let me know if you have any good cafe recommendations. I haven’t explored Saitama much but I’m hoping to find nice routes in that area. 4B826396-3542-4886-8D64-2C6926274A85.jpeg 1637C4C0-4E08-4B11-931B-C42FB6F539B8.jpeg
 

Omar

Warming-Up
Aug 19, 2020
15
13
I’m also in Suginami with a road bike - I’m thinking of doing a chill ride down 多摩湖自転車通り to visit Lake Tama, chill out and ride back - interested?
 

factorzero

Cruising
Oct 10, 2020
35
37
Definitely. I’ve ridden out that way a few times. The ride around Tama / Sayama lake is nice.
 

Omar

Warming-Up
Aug 19, 2020
15
13
I’ve never been so this upcoming weekend or next totally down!
 

pedalist

Maximum Pace
Jan 24, 2015
405
506
Sweet bike.
I guess the lock in the second picture isn't your only measure to ensure that you're able to take it around Tama lake with @Omar and many rides thereafter.
 

factorzero

Cruising
Oct 10, 2020
35
37
Thanks. I normally store it inside when at home or somewhere I can see it while in a cafe.
@Omar let me know!
 

Omar

Warming-Up
Aug 19, 2020
15
13
If the weathers good I can do next Sunday (18th), maybe leave around 10 from kichijoji and take our time?
 

Omar

Warming-Up
Aug 19, 2020
15
13
Cool, I'll message this thread end of week and if things are looking good lets do it! Anyone else interested, feel free to join. cc fellow Suginami no hito @Justin @kurogoma
 

joewein

Maximum Pace
Oct 25, 2011
2,991
2,292
One of my favourite coffee / cake places is Cafe Kranz on the east side of Kitasakado station. Not your typical cyclist's stop, more like a Viennese "Konditorei" transplanted into the boonies of Saitama (Austria has some of the oldest coffee culture in Europe, along with Venice). You can't go wrong with their cakes and the coffee is very good too!

Sakado is close to Ogose and the Greenline (i.e. to great mountain rides in Saitama), so if you happen to pass there during opening hours, give it a try!
 

factorzero

Cruising
Oct 10, 2020
35
37
Thanks for the recommendations! I looked up cafe kranz on google maps and I looks like it’s not open anymore.
 

joewein

Maximum Pace
Oct 25, 2011
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2,292
Thanks for the recommendations! I looked up cafe kranz on google maps and I looks like it’s not open anymore.
I don't see that. Google still seems to list the usual opening hours (Tue-Sun: 09:00-20:00, Mon: closed):
 

Omar

Warming-Up
Aug 19, 2020
15
13
Tomorrow is looking like scattered showers all day - maybe reschedule?
 

factorzero

Cruising
Oct 10, 2020
35
37
I don't think it will rain in the morning according to the forecast but rescheduling is fine too
 
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