Monday 12 - Holiday Express Ride

AlanW

Maximum Pace
Jan 30, 2007
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I'm planning to do this ride on Monday:

http://www.mapmyride.com/view_route?r=227241293059

The route is a combination of the start of my "Speedy Gentlemens' Tour" and the western loop of Philip's "Tour de Christoph" with a distance of about 120km.

Starting point is JR Takao station south entrance. I aim to be rolling by 9am and to complete the ride in daylight. Let me know if you're interested.
AW.
 

Glyn J

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Jan 7, 2009
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Alan, i am new to Tokyo and looking for a couple of easy rides to get me back in the swing of things. any good sugestions for a new comer to Tokyo?
 

AlanW

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Jan 30, 2007
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Glyn,
Welcome to Tokyo and TCC.

I suggest you have a look at

http://www.bikely.com/listpaths/srchkey/tokyo

which has many routes you can try. Bear in mind that the areas west of Tokyo can be quite mountainous and check out the elevation profile (show => elevation on the website).
Alternatively join up with one of the TCC rides. There's one most weekends, and the ride organiser usually posts the route so you can have a look at it before the ride.

See you,
AW.
 

david.anderson

Speeding Up
Dec 23, 2008
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Hi Alan,

I am very interested in joining you for Monday's ride, if that is ok with you. I am reasonably fit and so should be ok for the 90km. I have just bought a Specialized Allez sport and am looking forward to trying it out. I am new to road riding having spent most of my time mountain biking in Europe.

I only arrived in Tokyo yesterday, but think that i have everything that i need, is there anything special that i need to bring?

Thanks

Dave
 

AlanW

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Jan 30, 2007
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David,
You will need a bike bag ("rinko-bukuro" in Japanese) if you intend to take your bike on the train to Takao station. There are coin-lockers at the station so you don't have to carry it with you the whole ride. 3 x 100 yen coins for the locker.
There are a couple of tunnels along the way so I recommend having a rear LED light on your bike.
It will be cold at the top section of the ride (around 1000m elevation); dress accordingly :)

By the way, the distance is 120 km not 90. I'm aiming for 5 to 5-1/2 hours, including stops, to finish the ride.

AW.
 

david.anderson

Speeding Up
Dec 23, 2008
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Alan,

Many thanks for the information. I definately fancy the ride.

I shall look to get myself a rinko buruko and organise myself so that i am at the Takao station by 8-40. I have everything else and hope that i have the legs for the ride.

My mobile number is xxx xxx. If you would be kind enough to send me your number (xxxxxx) so that i can let you know if i am not able to make it in time for whatever reason it would be very much appreciated.

Dave
 

AlanW

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Jan 30, 2007
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David,
Check your Private Messages. I have sent you my phone no.
See you on Monday!

AW.
 

Philip

Speeding Up
Feb 15, 2007
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Hi Alan,

I would like to join you Alan. If I am a little slow you should have no scruples dropping me. I will meet at 9:00 at JR Takao, South entrance.

Philip
 

TOM

Maximum Pace
Would love to

join as well on Monday for part of the ride (less rinko)...provided I manage to recover from a cold (flu?) which has kept me to bed for the last 2 days:(... still feeling pain in my joints now... Looks like some more of the Positivo Espresso bunch might join as well.
 

Mike

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Sep 24, 2007
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Sounds like a good ride Alan. As this is my off season because it's so bloody cold I'll be hitting the futsal court instead. Have an enjoyable ride gents. I should be back in the hills come late Feb/March:D
 

Philip

Speeding Up
Feb 15, 2007
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Hi Tom,

I will ride out along the Tamagawa - let me know if you want to meet along the way.

Philip
 

TOM

Maximum Pace
Rolling

by 9:00 from Takao JR station is Alan's plan and since it takes about 1 hour from Sekidobashi, I'd propose no later than 8:00 @ Sekidobashi where I shall be waiting for you and Thomas to pass by. However, if you don't see me there please continue. The cold I'm trying to overcome is quite nasty:(...


Hi Tom,

I will ride out along the Tamagawa - let me know if you want to meet along the way.

Philip
 

Deej

Maximum Pace
Oct 13, 2007
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Alan, I'm cleared to ride Monday. I look forward to seeing everyone! Though after the indulgent holidays, my legs are sure to feel like jelly...

Philip, Thomas -- I'll see you at Tamasuidobashi. Tom, I hope you're feeling better.

Deej
 

AlanW

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Jan 30, 2007
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I look forward to seeing all of you there :)

Tom - hope you can kick that flu :eek:uch:

Mike - ye great southern softie :D



AW
 

Philip

Speeding Up
Feb 15, 2007
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Philip, shall we meet at Tamasuido-bashi? And if so, at what time?
Hi Thomas, Deej & Tom,

Tom reckons 1 hour from Sekidobashi - and we will need a few minutes for breakfast at Takao - so 7:15 at Tamasuidobashi.

Tom, that means we will roll by Sekidobashi at 7:45.

Philip