I’m free this Tuesday and plan to ride out to Kanna Lake. Pace will be fairly leisurely given the heat. I’ll likely ride out and back from my house, so maybe 150km. If interested, PM me or reply to this thread and we can work out the details.
Unfortunately, my plan was thwarted and I’m not going to have all day free tomorrow so I’ve got to truncate my ride a bit to get back to Kawagoe by mid afternoon. The plan now is to head to Higashichichibu and ride up the route 11 and do the nice switchback thing @leicaman and @luka were talking about. I’ll then probably ride along the Green Line back to Hidaka and home.
Anyway, long shot, but if there are any Arakawa free spirits about up for the challenge, I can meet someone at the Kamiko Bridge about 8 (ideally earlier). Reply to the thread or PM me if interested.