Hi from Arakawa

marc

Speeding Up
#1
Hi everyone!

According to my profile, I posted once almost a year ago, but I don't remember it. Anyway, I thought I'd introduce myself.

I live in Minami Senju, next to the Sumida and just a short hop from the Arakawa. I've been riding casually for a couple of years, but I've started getting more serious recently. I now ride to work every day, but I find myself not wanting to get out of bed to ride on the weekends, so I'd like to find a group to ride with (preferably Sundays), so I have a reason to not sleep in.

I ride a road bike and have done a few centuries, plus a 200km ride with Audax Saitama this past January (that kicked my butt, but I feel ready to try it again). I'd like to start getting involved in more events and generally being more sociable when I ride.

Hope to meet some of you out on the road,

Marc
 

Phil

Maximum Pace
#2
Welcome, Marc! I'm just about to ride my first 200km brevet this weekend, although in Chiba not Saitama.

Speaking personally, cycling with others--be it TCC rides, pay-to-ride cycling events, casual racing--has enabled me to get a lot more out of the sport than I would have otherwise. Still enjoy the solo rides as much as ever, but the group outings are the ones I really look forward to... So likewise, looking forward to meeting you on the road!