Norikura Hill Climb

chazzer

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OK...looks like we have some mild interest so let me see if I can get this going.

Who would be interested in http://www.kancycling.com/Destinations/Norikura/NorikuraRoute/NorikuraRoute.html in July or August ?

It would be a weekend and involve at least one night's stay.

Rough idea would be train down to Matsumoto or somewhere close on the Saturday am, ride to the Pension. Onsen and beers.

Sunday early assault on Norikura itself, onsen and beers, return to Matsumoto and train back for early/mid evening. Beers.

How's that ?

Charles
 

Philip

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Timing . . .

Charles,

I would like to do this. I have a trip to Germany in mid-July - so my preference is August. However, I may be able to switch things around.

Cheers,

Philip
 

chazzer

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Dates !

I am still working on this and the current idea I have is to join up with Hiro Aoyama of Sports Bikes Hi Road and his little group for the weekend of August 1st and 2nd.

Hiro is a great guy and is already referenced here on site as the support for the Team Valentino venture. He is well worth meeting in any case.

I joined his group two years ago and we had a great time. He has already said that we are very welcome to join him this year.

Watch this space !!

Charles
 

chazzer

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Norikura !

OK - Hiro Aoyama has welcomed a small possee to join his annual Norikura run on August 1st and 2nd. Here are the details.

http://www.geocities.jp/bikehiroad/08events/nori/plan/index.html

Specifically,

2008年イベント概要】

期日:8月2日(土)・3日(日)1泊2日
場所:長野県安曇野市乗鞍高原
内容:高原ヒルクライムサイクリング(約20km)が主体・登りが苦手な人は麓周辺サイクリングの別コースあり・自転車に乗らない人も観光牧場で高原の休日満喫可能
費用:一人¥12000税込(宿泊費(二食・入湯税込)・イベント企画費含む。交通費は別途)
定員:20名(宿泊定員)
お申し込み・お問い合わせ:スポーツバイク・ハイロードTEL:03-6413-7168

So, please let me know/ reconfirm your interest and I will work with Hiro to set things up.

BTW - a plug for Hiro`s new shop, he has an English page too now.

http://www.geocities.jp/bikehiroad/index.html

This is really an amazing ride, two years ago I could not complete it. My goal is the obvious one !!

Charles aka chazzer
 

chazzer

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Norikura

Well - as it turns out it seems we have some minimal interest, however, regretably, I am not able to make it as the family are due back from the UK the night before and no amount of persuading is going to get them down to Norikura for a spot of onsen.

So......if anyone is still up for this then let me know and I will certainly introduce you to Hiro and I guarantee you will have a good time. Otherwise it looks like next year.

Sorry about that,

Charles aka chazzer