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Ride Sat 19 Sept: The Megalo 238

Andy in Tokyo

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Distance: 238km (or 185km to Ogawamachi station)
Elevation: Some
Pace: Rapier
Meet time: 7am
Meet location: The Spaceship
Route: Here

Get your block-rocking cleats ready for the Megalo 238. Lunch will probably be at the usual pizza joint just after Shiraishi. For those of you not wanting to go the whole distance, it's possible to end at Ogawamachi station at the 185km point.
 

saibot

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May 29, 2012
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Keep upping the poster game! Ace! So much nostalgia. I wanna bring a boom box with the wipeout soundtrack on this ride ( but I won't)
The rapier reference is the icing on the cake!
See you sat!
 

Heath

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Dec 13, 2014
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Will have to give this one a miss because I only ride at Super Phantom speed and Rapier just wouldn't do it for me. :rolleyes:
(Actually, I'm working on Sat.)

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Poster is damn primo!
 

TCC

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Jun 30, 2013
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Hang on a minute.

238km including about 4000m climbing, starting at 7am and including a full sit down in lunch in that bloody cafe that takes 90 minutes to get served? You know it gets dark at 5:45pm right?
 

leicaman

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Sep 20, 2012
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Yeah, my plan wasn't to stop at the pizza place. As you say, it's gonna add about one hour to the ride. I think we are best finding a conbini just after crossing the 140.
 

TCC

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Yeah good plan. Then maybe again in Kanna town, and again after the descent off the big peak in the middle, etc.
 

Andy in Tokyo

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Dec 16, 2012
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I'm taking the train from Ogawamachi. Bringing a decent light with me in case we're not at the station before it gets dark.
 

macrophotofly

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Glad you guys have the same trouble with service speed at The Caff. Two of us in there last Saturday lunchtime with only one other couple who were already eating their ice cream ....and we got out in just over an hour. The Pizza and ice cream was good, but I swear I could make it faster myself....
 
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TCC

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Glad you guys have the same trouble with service speed at The Caff. Two of us in there last Saturday lunchtime with only one other couple who were already eating their ice cream ....and we got out in just over an hour. The Pizza and ice cream was good, but I swear I could make it faster myself....

I don't rate the place. It is always 'gaijin blah blah gaijin blah blah' if you listen to them in the kitchen, and there is always an atmosphere when we are in there.

Anyway, bit off topic, but there you go...
 

leicaman

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I don't rate the place. It is always 'gaijin blah blah gaijin blah blah' if you listen to them in the kitchen, and there is always an atmosphere when we are in there.

Anyway, bit off topic, but there you go...
What? Think that's all in your head. I think they are all a very pleasant bunch, especially the old guy. He always seems genuinely happy to see us when we walk through the door. Your hearing must be pretty amazing to hear what they talk about in the kitchens. I've never once heard them say "Gaijin". All in your head mate, all in your head.
 

TCC

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What? Think that's all in your head. I think they are all a very pleasant bunch, especially the old guy. He always seems genuinely happy to see us when we walk through the door. Your hearing must be pretty amazing to hear what they talk about in the kitchens. I've never once heard them say "Gaijin". All in your head mate, all in your head.

So that's it is it? Because you didn't hear this and I did, I am now mental? Well done.
 
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