Saturday, July 2nd - Arima Toge/Chichibu/Shiraishi Toge

Yamabushi

Maximum Pace
Jun 1, 2010
2,335
188
1,083
Tokyo (Nezu)
fudoushin.com
#1
This is going to be a pretty big ride with plenty of distance and plenty of climbing! It'd be nice if we can get a big group going. At this point, Tim Smith, Steve Tallon and Takaaki-san have told me they'll be joining this ride.

The plan is to head up the Arakawa, out to and up Arima Toge, descend into Chichibu for lunch, climb up Route #11, cross over to Shiraishi Toge, descend Shiraishi Toge, work our way back to the Arakawa, and then go down the Arakawa back to the starting point. In addition to lunch in Chichibu, breaks will be taken as needed. If you haven't climbed Arima Toge or descended Shiraishi Toge yet, you are in for a real treat!

INFO:
Meet Time: 7:00am
Meet Place: Family Mart (HERE)
Route: (HERE)
Climbing: 2200-2600m
Distance: 188km

There is plenty of advance notice for this ride, so I hope we'll get a good turnout! If you have any questions, please ask. I look forward to riding with you soon!
 

WhiteGiant

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Nov 4, 2006
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Kita-Ueno
#8
Unfortunately...

I'll be out of the country.
My plane actually arrives back in Narita that very morning - Not really enough time to get ready though.
Will definitely try for the next one. Have a great ride.
T
 

Yamabushi

Maximum Pace
Jun 1, 2010
2,335
188
1,083
Tokyo (Nezu)
fudoushin.com
#12
@Tim - LOL, no we won't have to do any gravel on this one. That part was past the toge in the wrong direction. Never again! :D

Regarding the weather, as long as it's not a torrential shower first thing in the morning, then I am definitely in! :bike:
 

GSAstuto

Maximum Pace
Oct 11, 2009
945
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tokyo
www.roadfixie.com
#13
By the way - if anyone wants to testride some 38mm carbon 'rouleurs' especially for this ride, let me know. Meet at my house a few minutes before and we can swap out your casette. They are fitted with Conti tubulars and the same wheelset that Laurent Depus rode 400km on the Paris to London brevet. Only 1300gr the pair. And the tires are about 215gr / ea.
 
Oct 15, 2010
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#16
I am so stoked for this ride.

Hey, is anyone starting around Futako Tamagawa? I think it would be best for me to meet around the 17mi mark on the map, where the route is crossed by route 16. If someone else wanted to ride out to that point with me, I would feel a little more confident about being able to find the rest of the group. If no one replys, I might ride the additional 17 miles to the Family Mart and then go back, but in the back of my mind, that seems a little senseless that early in the morning before a big ride. I was thinking of starting in Futako Shinchi, crossing over at Noborito, then following the river to route 16 and meeting up with the gang there.
 

Fumiki

Speeding Up
Feb 18, 2010
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6
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Toyotashi,Aichi pref, Japan
#17
to mr.ikedawilliams,
I live in shin maruko,8km down from Futako Tamagawa.and i will join this tommorw.
So,what about rendezvous at the edge of the bridge Futako Tamagawa station,around 5:30?
sorry about my poor English capability...but I also try to find buddy tommorw before the mass start.
You have facebook acount,right?
I send a friend request and private message to you for contact.
 

Yamabushi

Maximum Pace
Jun 1, 2010
2,335
188
1,083
Tokyo (Nezu)
fudoushin.com
#19
John & Fumiki,

OK, we'll meet you at the point where Route #16 crosses Route #463, (HERE). I need to check with RideWithGPS which is temporarily down for maintenance, but I believe we'll be there at about 8:25-8:40. I'll send my phone number to you both via FaceBook.

Additionally regarding the weather, it's looking like there are couple of possible short showers in the morning, but other than that, all good! I'd say we are all systems go!!I