Michael o.B. Kraehe aka MOB SAYONARA RIDE

TOM

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MOB SAYONARA RIDE

MOB SAYONARA RIDE

Time: Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 10:30

RdV: Takao 7/11

Ride: Tamasai -> Takao -> Wada -> Yuzurihara golf courses -> Kobu Tunnels -> Hinohara Hwy -> Itsukaichi -> Tamajiman (Fussa) -> Tamasai

Type: Leisurely-paced ride featuring two "mini" hillclimb races - nobody to be left behind.

Route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/18120550

Party: Dinner at "Fussa no Birugoya" Tamajiman aka Ishikawa Brewery
http://www.tamajiman.com/english/index.html

Reservations for the Party at Tamajiman must be made well in advance...the more souls the more fun:D!
Budget per person is ¥5,000:beer2: .

Those attending please drop TOM a line by the end of this March - indicating : Ride + Party / Ride only or Party only. Thanks!
 

TOM

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MOB's April 24 Sayonara Ride to feature 2 hillclimb races!

MOB SAYONARA RIDE

Time: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Ride: Tamasai -> Takao -> Wada -> Yuzurihara golf courses -> Kobu Tunnels -> Hinohara Hwy -> Itsukaichi -> Tamajiman (Fussa) -> Tamasai
Type: Leisurely-paced ride, no race just cycling.
Route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/18120550
Party: Dinner at "Fussa no Birugoya" Tamajiman aka Ishikawa Brewery
http://www.tamajiman.com/english/index.html

Departure times, party time and other details will follow soon.
Reservations for the Party at Tamajiman must be made well in advance...the more souls the more fun:D!
Nomihodai 2-hour course of ¥5,000:beer2: .
Those attending please drop TOM a line by the end of this March. Thanks.
"RIDE PROGRAM :cool:"

Saturday April 24th at 10:30 : RdV...everybody assemble at the Takao 7/11

From Takao, the plan is to do a slow approach to the foot of Wada and then organize - in good PE/TCC tradition - a little hillclimb race :bike:.

Following this race, we will slowly ride together again as one group doing the Yuzurihara/Hinohara golf courses readying ourselves for another little hillclimb race :bike:this time up to the first Kobu Tunnel.

We then again wait until the last rider arrives and proceed slowly in group to Tamajiman (arrival time 16:00?) for the party to start.

FAMOUS MOB QUOTE #1:


"Sure it's OK for newcomers to join us on a ride out in the mountains."

Translation: You are lured into the moutains and left in a place from where you have no idea how to ride home. One of the newcomers, Paul Jason changed his phone number and e-mail address after the ride. You might want to consider to do the same before.

For MOB this will - most probably - be his last :(chance to ride with his many buddies from PE & TCC before he leaves on his new professorial mission. Let's give him an unforgettable send-off :angel:!
 

TOM

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Thanks for the POST-IT & UPGRADE !!!

"Stuck" and upgraded to an Official TCC Tour. :)
The MOB SAYONARA RIDE is slowly growing into a mighty gathering of the clans :heyhey: !!!

Those participating drop TOM a PM by the end of this month as much as possible (must make reservations) indicating RIDE & PARTY / RIDE ONLY or PARTY ONLY. Thanks.

List of Participants will be updated daily on Positivo Espresso's blog.

(Phil, I've already added you - keep working on that shoulder ;))
 

TOM

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Gathering of the Clans on Wada

signed up so far...

DOMINIC / Ride + Party
HIROSHI / Ride + Party
MOB / Ride + Party
PHIL / Ride + Party
THOMAS / Ride + Party
TOM / Ride + Party
YAIR / Ride + Party

FAMOUS MOB QUOTE #2

"This is the last hill."

Translation: Expect at least five similar climbs on the remainder of the ride, although unless the speaker has a very short memory, is intentionally misleading you, or just has a warped sense of perception, each upward slope can be somehow distinguished from that "last hill", as follows:

--you do not actually go over a "pass" before heading downward again;
--the steep part is only a few kilometers long;
--it is not a hill, just a series of "steep rollers" stacked near each other, so even though you climb a thousand meters with a 10%+ average grade, you end up only 150 meters higher than you started, etc., etc.

But the most likely explanations are that the speaker is intentionally misleading you, if a racer, or suffering from warped perception, if a long or ultra-long distance cyclist.
 

TOM

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April 24 - small program changes

During the past few days, I received quite a few valuable comments...one being that the Party participation fee is a bit on the high side (having added caviar to the menu was my mistake :warau:) while a few people also did not like the idea of having to cycle home from Tamajiman after dark has set in.

Accordingly, I have taken the liberty and wish to inform all of you that :

(1) Starting time from the Takao 7/11 has been moved up by 1 hour and a half 12:00 → 10:30

(2) Arrival time at Tamajiman should therefore be before 16:00.

(3) I have "negotiated" a Yen 5,000 per person two-hour NOMIHODAI
(!:beer: beer/jizake/softdrinks all-you-can-drink-course including food (six different dishes!). ..

NOTE: Cancellation valid up to April 21 (Wed). "Last-minute DOTAKYAN" :( must pay...

Hope especially for MOB too that there will be a big turnout... :angel::beer1: and that we will be blessed with weather like today (a little bit less windy).
 

snoogly

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I am prepared this time with the appropriate set of cogs, spare tires and handbook to read sticks left in the road for directions...
I second Ludwig's warning about Wada (North?) on a fixie. You might make faster progress pushing the bike up ~ especially the nasty bit at the end.

However, if you do make it ... kudos to you!
 
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SIGNED UP SO FAR...

signed up so far...:eek:

ALAN / Ride + Party
DAVID L. / Ride + Party
DOMINIC / Ride + Party
FUMIKI / Ride + Party
HIROSHI / Ride + Party
LUDWIG / Ride + Party
MICHAEL L. / Ride + Party
MOB / Ride + Party
NAOMI / Ride + Party
PHIL / Ride + Party
SERGEY / Ride only
THOMAS / Ride + Party
TOM / Ride + Party
YAIR / Ride + Party
 
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Update....

signed up so far...
ALAN / Ride + Party
DAVID L. / Ride + Party
DOMINIC / Ride + Party
FUMIKI / Ride + Party
HIROSHI / Ride + Party
JAMES M. / Ride + Party
KEREN / Ride + Party
LEE / Ride only
LUDWIG / Ride + Party
MARIKO / Party only
MICHAEL L. / Ride + Party
MOB / Ride + Party
NAOMI / Ride + Party
PHIL / Ride + Party (provided the collarbone heals in time!:thumb:)
SERGEY / Ride only
THOMAS / Ride + Party
TIM / Ride + Party
TOM / Ride + Party
YAIR / Ride + Party