Ride SAT, NOV 23rd, Koburi pass, Iimori Pass, Kamihinozawa, Ogawamachi

leicaman

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Sep 20, 2012
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Hi all

As ride master Pete has been busy recently, I have decided to take it upon myself to post a ride for this Saturday, the 23rd of November. I did this ride a few weeks back and it was really nice. It's quite a hefty ride with 3000 to 3400metres of climbing involved. Distance is 164km from the Spaceship on the Arakawa, but can be shortened a tad by riding down to Ogawamachi instead of climbing back up Sadamine to Shiraishi. Pace will be very similar to Pete's rides and all climbs will be WATT (Within reason...same as Pete's).

INFO:
Meet Time: 7:00 am AT THE SPACESHIP. I know alot of Pete's riders usually meet at the Family Mart but I live further up the river. I would suggest a meeting time of 6:30am at the Family Mart if people want to meet there first.
Meet Place:The SPACESHIP (Not sure how to link to google maps but I'm sure you all know where I mean)
Climbing: 3000-3400m
Distance: 164km from the Spaceship
Route: HERE
 

saibot

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May 29, 2012
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jesus mate, you need to adjust the rides a bit now that we are in the "off-season" haven't ridden anything near that serious since october.

If I join would you at least give me a pizza lunch? ;-)
 

Musashi13

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Aug 27, 2012
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A shame I have to work. I'd join you early for a portion but as a Chiba alternative has been posted I will leave you to your hills.

May the mountain spirits watch over you with glad eyes.
 
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Chikako

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May 6, 2012
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Hi Mark and everyone:

I'd like to join this one, or a part of it.
My plan is to....
1. Follow the group (team A) to the foot of the first climb (up until 50km point).
2. Ride the rest of the course solo (will most likely skip the last climb and turn left at 134km point down to Ogawamachi).

I'm basically asking for a free cab ride to the Chichibu area... really hope you don't mind.

Those who're looking for something shorter & slower are more than welcome to join me, or the team B.

See you all tomorrow morning, at the spaceship.
 
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leicaman

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Sep 20, 2012
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#13
Hi Mark and everyone:

I'd like to join this one, or a part of it.
My plan is to....
1. Follow the group (team A) to the foot of the first climb (up until 50km point).
2. Ride the rest of the course solo (will most likely skip the last climb and turn left at 134km point down to Ogawamachi).

I'm basically asking for a free cab ride to the Chichibu area... really hope you don't mind.

Those who're looking for something shorter & slower are more than welcome to join me, or the team B.

See you all tomorrow morning, at the spaceship.
Hey Chikako
Very pleased to see you and Aron joining us. I think that we could most probably all stick together until your turn off point around the 134km point. If you are concerned about holding any of us up, please don't be. It's always nice to have a little rest at the top of the climbs, and with your steady pacing, we are never waiting too long for you.
 

Gunjira

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Oct 2, 2009
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Guys, there is cyclocross race at Akigase Park next to lake Saiko, so when blasting back along the Arakawa, you can grab some grub and watch the races! Might be going Sunday...
 

leicaman

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Sep 20, 2012
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Guys, there is cyclocross race at Akigase Park next to lake Saiko, so when blasting back along the Arakawa, you can grab some grub and watch the races! Might be going Sunday...
Thanks for the heads up, but I guess we will be blasting past on the train (unless Tobias wants to hit close to a 300km day).
 
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Hey guys, I'm new here but would love to join you all for this ride. I assume the Ride with GPS map start point is the Spaceship? The distance and elevation profile look good, but I imagine I'll be one of those doing steady pacing and taking the shortcut at the end.

Best,

-Jason
 

leicaman

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Sep 20, 2012
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Hey guys, I'm new here but would love to join you all for this ride. I assume the Ride with GPS map start point is the Spaceship? The distance and elevation profile look good, but I imagine I'll be one of those doing steady pacing and taking the shortcut at the end.

Best,

-Jason
Hi Jason
Yes, the map starts at the spaceship (it's actually some flood control gates but looks like some kind of UFO or spaceship).
 

Chikako

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Hey Chikako
Very pleased to see you and Aron joining us. I think that we could most probably all stick together until your turn off point around the 134km point. If you are concerned about holding any of us up, please don't be. It's always nice to have a little rest at the top of the climbs, and with your steady pacing, we are never waiting too long for you.
Thanks for the encouragement, Mark.
I'll try to stick with the group as much (far) as possible, let's see how it goes tomorrow.
Bed time for everybody.
おやすみなさい。
 

Chikako

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May 6, 2012
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Was a gorgeous day, the weather couldn't have been better, and the leaves were beautiful.
Thanks Mark for leading us out, and to the group for great company.
Hope you didn't wait too long for us on the second climb.

We're now on the Takasaki line back.
Somehow, I misheard or misunderstood that the route was altered to include the Jomine climb, and mislead not only myself but also Travis up the mountain.
Apologies and big thanks to Travis for pacing with me and leading us back to the station.
(I'd probably get the group lost easily if I were to lead the team B or any group....)
The descent from Jomine chilled me to the bones, but chasing Travis to Fujioka warmed me up quickly.

Was nice meeting you Jason, and hope you've found your way to the station without a hassle.