Ride Saturday 18th July: Otarumi, Hinazuru, Dozaka & Gando (& Otarumi)

GrantT

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Oct 2, 2012
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#1
Quick ride out West into the wilds of Doshi via Takao for anyone interested. Two meeting places for maximum flexibility - Yanokuchi Lawson at 6 am or Takao station north exit at 7:15 am. Ride ends via Takao station for bike-bagging home. Route is A++ on scenery. Weather report says cloudy and humid but under 30 degrees. Pace will be swift on the flat, brisk on the false flats, and WATT within reason. Register interest below!

1st Meeting: 6:00 am @ Lawson here
2nd Meeting: 7:15 am @ Takao Station north exit
Climbing: about 2,000 m
Distance: about 120 km from Takao Station to Takao Station
Route here
 

wexford

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Jul 3, 2012
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#2
Sweetness. I've got the prison tunnel dug. I'll be nipping behind the shower wall for a few hours again and will see you on the other side of it at Takao station. I love these prison escapes!
 

theBlob

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Sep 28, 2011
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Sorry, looks fun! I want to come down that way one day but not at the moment. Have a good one though and kick some KOMs into your bag for good measure!
 

GrantT

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Oct 2, 2012
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#5
Checking the weather for Tsuru (都留市) there might be showers tomorrow towards the west end of the route. This will be the perfect way to cool off climbing on Dozaka Pass, the longest climb on the route. (I'll have an alternate route ready if it gets too much.)
 

wexford

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Jul 3, 2012
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#14
Fantastic day out. Weather got a little soft which put us on guard on the descents but perfect climbing weather really (for me anyway). Thanks for a great day out @GrantT and thanks for that tube!

Leading me into the unknown.


Erm. Not a selfie.


Where there is a gate, there is curiosity.


Some fab views.


Properly admired


Whoa.
 

GrantT

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Oct 2, 2012
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#17
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