I generally get out for a ride on a Saturday morning. We usually meet up at the "spaceship" which is hereAre you interested in going for a ride? could really do with somebody to help me out with a route and experience on Japanese roads
I generally get out for a ride on a Saturday morning. We usually meet up at the "spaceship" which is here
Between 7 and 8 (depending on how we feel that week). It shouldn't be too difficult to get to. You are kinda central Tokyo so it would be a bit of a trek to get to the spaceship but one guy comes up from near the Tokyo some, and another from Mejiro so perhaps you could meet them and ride up the Arakawa together. I'll be riding this Saturday as long as the weather looks good. (We don't like to ride in the rain as we are scared of dissolving. Our rides are very chilled out social affairs with the odd attempt to go fast up one of the climbs every now and then. From your place , into the Saitama mountains and back you are probably looking at between 180 and 200km but if you have a train bag, you could always get the train back which would mean between 130 and 150ish. Climbing wise , we are looking at between 1800 and 2500m of vert gain. Sound like fun?
@Jonf2016tokyo : these rides are always great and I have been from almost exactly where you live on a few occassions (I live in Okusawa, the next station to you).
You can get pretty close to the start point by taking the Meguro Line, which turns into the Mita Line, all the way to NishiTakashimdaira (this takes around an hour). From there it is a short trip up the Arakawa and you can't miss 'The Spaceship' (just 4km).
I would love to join you but I am out injured for a while and so can't.