The Crank Engine
- Nov 1, 2005
Posted on behalf of Brian of IAC (International Adventure Club)
Oshima no Tour (aka Tour de Oshima)
> Oshima no Tour (aka Tour de Oshima) **
> 22 September 2006 Friday to 24 Sept. 2006 Sunday
> The typhoons should be winding down, but everyone is hereby requested to
> whatever is necessary to prevent a typhoon from blowing into the Tokyo
> during this time!
> We will take the overnight ferry from Takeshiba Pier on Friday night and
> return to the same place on Sunday afternoon.
> There are several options on Saturday,
> 1. Circle the island (about 50 KM). This trip is beginner - intermediate
> level, but you do need to be reasonably fit and to know how to shift gears
> on a bike. The road is paved and there is only one substantial climb. Road
> bike or Mountain bike. Rental moutain bikes available.
> 2. Circle and criss-cross the island. (about 120 km and 1500 meters of
> climbing. Do all the hills from both directions.) This trip is recommended
> to experience road cyclists only and is *** or ****
> 3. Something in between.
> Sunday is a free day. Possibilities include swimming, cycling up the
> sight seeing, etc. The ferry leaves at 13:30 and arrives at Takeshiba at
> 6:20, typhoons permitting.
> Meeting Time & Place :
> Friday, Sept 22, 10:15 PM Takeshiba Pier
> (10 minutes on foot from JR Hamamatsucho, 1 minute from Takeshiba on the
> Yurikamomei line or 10 minutes from Daimon on the Oedo line)
> What to Bring :
> -HELMET If you don't have one, borrow one!
> No Helmet, no riding.
> -Bike and bike bag. No bag, no bike on ferry. (but you can improvise with
> several large garbage bags) (Or you can rely on rental bikes)
> -Spare tube and repair kit for your bike
> -Comfortable clothes for riding plus rain gear (jacket and pants) Running
> shoes ok,but NO SANDALS
> -Swimsuit for the rotemburo and swimming. Towel and related toiletries.
> -Firstaid kit (with insect repellant)
> -Flashlight (torch) or headlamp
> -Snacks/drinks, etc. Sunday lunch if you want to go up the volcano or
> someplace remote
> - Money (hey, it's the lightest thing you can bring, and it doesn't take
> a lot of space!)
> - Copy of your insurance papers.
> Cost :
> -Ferry: Yen7,900 Round trip (down from last year -- off season price?)
> -Minshuku: Yen7,000 - one night, two meals (up from last year. Oh well
> win them all)
> (we'll ask for breakfast on Saturday, and that will be 1000 yen extra)
> as last year)
> -Lunch 800
> -Onsen about 500
> -Bike rental 1500/day
> In total: Non renters: 17200 plus; renters: 18700. (Beer and miscellaneous
> not included.)
> Sign-up & Deposit :
> 20 people. If you are interested, please contact me soon; this trip fills
> up quickly. Please provide
> Your full name
> Sex (M/F)
> telephone number(s)
> Emergency contact and phone number(s)
> Your date of birth (the ferry company wants this)
> Advanced payment required for minshuku and ferry
> Rental fees, extra meal fees etc, will be collected at the minshuku,
> Onsen,etc are pay as you go.
> Deposit: 15900 (2000 and bank charges non-refundable if you cancel)
> Waiting list (and cancellation): There will be a waiting list, We will
> attempt to fill any cancellations from the waiting list and make
> arrangements between the cancellee and the replacement for a full refund,
> minus bank charges.
> Please transfer your deposit to
> Brian Johnson
> UFJ Bank, Akihabara Eki Mae branch(#666), Futsu (regular) Acct. 3,667,818
> Contact :
> Brian Johnson and Akiko Murayama
> 03-3761-3180 (Brian)
> 03-3761-3180 (fax)
> [email protected](Akiko)
> [email protected]
> "The IAC is an all volunteer organization and events organized by
> members are not screened or supervised. Event organizers do not have
> professional skills or training in adventure activities. Each IAC
> member is responsible for his or her own safety. Advice for both
> organizers and participants is included in the IAC Handbook