Need a goal

Shant

Warming-Up
Apr 15, 2010
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shinyokohama
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I have been lurking in this site for quite some time. I finally ordered a bike, Trek Madone 4.7, that is arriving at the end of this month. I have been riding for years in the States and love doing centuries but have been off the bike for at least two-three years now. I want to get back into shape. Or, at least, a less round shape ( Can't see past my gut, have to ask my girlfriend if my shoes are tied, fricken embarrassing). Can someone point me to a long organized race/ride that is coming up in about 3-4 months that I can use as a training goal?

How are the organized races/rides in Japan? Do they have an "I just want to finish" class usually? Are they usually well supported ( closed roads, markers, food stops, SAG wagons, etc..)?
 

kpykc

Speeding Up
Jun 13, 2007
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Tokyo
#2
Hi Shant,

For just-for-fun stuff

- You might be interested in checking halffastcycling.com
- Invitations are posted regularly on TCC forum - check them out, but tread carefully, some are pretty challenging.
- If there is a nice and friendly LBS next to you - you could ask there.


For paid (and more organized, with food along the way, proper start and finish lines) rides -

- There is a thread about brevets somewhere on the forum for something more expensive, organized and challenging.
- Personnaly, I can recommend this ride -
http://www.sado-longride.com/ (not quite in Tokyo area, so it's more like a vacation :))