Yeah it seems pretty accurate, on our last ride it was pretty much spot on what it should have been. About time too, it was a bit of a joke really before. ANyway can't make the ride but it looks like fun so have a good one...
I'm in, although I will most probably loop back at some point and ride back to Hanno station. I'll also be riding out to the meeting point with @Aron B
Note to all- prepare to be dazzled by mine and @saibot 's new Rapha clothing.
Tobias, Chikako and I should arrive at Musashi Itsukaichi Station at 8:48am. Once we've assembled our bikes and raided the bakery, I'm estimating we should be hitting the road at about 9:10am give or take a few minutes. For anyone else training it out, we'll be at the front of the train on the Akigawa Holiday Rapid No. 1 that leaves Shinjuku Station at 7:44am. See everyone bright and early!
Great day for a ride. The weather was just perfect. I met @Aron B and we rode down to Musashi-Itsukaichi. The ride down there was pretty quiet. We arrived pretty early which have us time to grab a few things from the conbini before the rabble arrived on the train.
We almost lost @saibot at one point due to his great sense of direction but luckily the smartphone lived up to its name and he was found safe and sound. Just after lunch I said goodbye to the group and headed off on my tod to double back and ride over to Hanno. I followed my route on the garmin and found that ridewithgps isn't very intelligent. It sent me down the steepest footpath I've ever seen. I had to almost burn my bum on the back tyre to stop myself from going over the bars. Won't be doing that path again. I made it up the 139 but my hip was giving me quite a bit of pain. Certainly wasn't my favourite climb. The ride back in to Hanno was pretty nice, mainly down the ome kaido.
Thanks everyone for the ride.
And now for a few pics.
Sorry that most of them are of @saibot . He just can't stop hogging the camera.