Race ride across kurobe 2018

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andywood

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I joined the 5th Ride Across Kurobe today.

Saturday is a TT up the Kurobe River.

Sunday is a hillclimb race (which I won't ride unfortunately).

This is a nice event and with the mountains tumbing into the sea, this part of Toyama looks like a great cycling destination. Especially now the new shinkansen line has opened up.

The usual race report below:



One for next year?

Andy
 
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That's probably got some elevation, so okay, but Toyama itself is one of the hotter places on this side these days.
 
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That's probably got some elevation, so okay, but Toyama itself is one of the hotter places on this side these days.
Elevation change on the TT is about 1% but the wind coming down the valley is more of a challenge.

The heat is also a factor, 36 degrees yesterday. But I expect it would be high 20s usually at this time of year.

The location is very good. 2 minutes from the highway interchange or new shinkansen station.

I was surprised it was little over an hour from here so I'll likely go back next year too.

I was talking to a rider yesterday, originally from Shibata but now Toyama, who is 82 years old!

So no excuses for us old timers!

Within spitting distance of Kanazawa too!

Get on it!

Andy
 
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