(River) Routes, +others I can suggest?

jdd

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I've got a daughter in Tokyo (going on 23). She's recently said she rode a little along Tamagawa and really liked it. I'd like to suggest some Tokyo rides/riding--in a very simple way. (Offering directions/chances for exploration, so that dad is not telling her what to do.)

She's located just west of todai-hongo campus, on foot about 20-25min or so from Ochanomizu station.

Further up the Tama would be obvious, but I'm not sure how she got down there. Going north would seem better/closer, but I'm not sure if the Sumida (bike-wise) feeds into the Arakawa or what. Or how, for example, she might get to the Tone. Apart from that, maybe towards Tokyo bay?

I would think to offer her Half-Fast, but she works weekends, and is only doing research and so takes the occasional weekday off.

Suggestions? I think RWGPS, garmin tracks, maybe even strava that showed how to get to the rivers, would be good.

TIA,

John D.
 
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Suggestions? I think RWGPS, garmin tracks, maybe even strava that showed how to get to the rivers, would be good.
If she doesn't have a Garmin but has a smartphone and a BIG battery pack, the (paid) RWGPS app is great for navigating.

The Half-Fast route from Ochanomizu to the Arakawa is complicated but fun. It took me three or four goes to memorise it.

We have a gaggle of international wannabe-triathlete moms in the club. They might be up for some midweek action. I can ask, if you like. I don't think any of them have the slightest sense of direction, but there's safety in numbers... right?
 

wendy

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we ride along tamagawa very often
you can join us this coming sunday if you like

we will be heading to takao
we will start at futako tamagawa station & will be back at same spot before lunch
leisure ride