Move to Chigasaki coming up

longwood

Warming-Up
Jun 2, 2009
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Portland
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Hey everyone. My name's Greg and I am currently in Portland, OR and I will most likely be attending IUC in Yokohama starting in September. I currently ride a Centurion LeMans fixed gear conversion and a Specialized Comp Allez for those longer rides. So anyways, my host family will be living in Chigasaki and I was hoping that I would be able to commute by bicycle (~20) rather than take a train. If anyone knows that road conditions, routes, etc. around the Chigasaki/Yokohama that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

Phil Harris

Speeding Up
Nov 9, 2006
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Yokohama
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Chigasaki - Yokohama

Hey everyone. My name's Greg and I am currently in Portland, OR and I will most likely be attending IUC in Yokohama starting in September. I currently ride a Centurion LeMans fixed gear conversion and a Specialized Comp Allez for those longer rides. So anyways, my host family will be living in Chigasaki and I was hoping that I would be able to commute by bicycle (~20) rather than take a train. If anyone knows that road conditions, routes, etc. around the Chigasaki/Yokohama that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
IUC is in Pacifico at Minato Mirai Yokohama. From Chigasaki, your best route would likely be R467 to R40 to R16 - about 2-2.5 hours on good relatively flat roads with lots of stop lights. Might take longer to return in the late afternoon as there is more traffic.
 

longwood

Warming-Up
Jun 2, 2009
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Portland
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Thanks for the reply. Is it possible to take R134 along the bay? Not being there I can't really get a feel for how wide the roads are and how much traffic there is.