Okutama; up, down, ramen, then back up & down again! Easy course! I was planning to do this ride only with Nobu-san - Training for the 7/7 Fuji-climb run. The plan was for me to ride out to Musashi-Itsukaichi station & meet Nobuko after she gets off the train. From there, we do the standard "Okutama-ko climb", and ride down to the ramen shop by the lake! After something to eat, we head back up along the same road we came down from - back up to Tomin-no-mori - and then straight back down to Musashi-Itsukaichi station again. If you're interested. Thomas (and anyone else who hasn't ridden up to Tomin-no-mori from the lake-side), let us know! Round trip from Itsukaichi is about 90km - hard climbing is only about 30km. Care for the ride out there as well??? Travis
- Ride out to Itsukaichi - up Tomin-no-mori from Rte. 33 - Soba and beer at the ramen shop - again up Tomin-no-mori from Rte. 411 ---- optionally: up Nokogiri-yama and return via Rte. 411 - back home via Rts. 411, 29, 20
I’ll ride out from my place at 7am, and meet Thomas at 7:30. We’ll pick up Shinobu along the way (on Yasukuni-dori, near Akihabara) at 7:45. From there, the 3 of us will continue on until we get to Shinjuku, and switch to Rte.20. About 20km past Shinjuku, we’ll move across to the Tamagawa cycling-road and ride up to Haijima, where we’ll meet with Shay at 10am. 10km later, we’ll all arrive at Musashi-Itsukaichi station where Nobu will be waiting for us.
>Daan: Where do you want to meet us? The easiest place to meet us would be around the South exit of Shinjuku station along Rte.20 at around 8:00. But depending on where you’re coming from, you could meet us earlier somewhere along the way. Please let us know where is good for you.
>Shay: We’ll be riding up Tamagawa, and we should get to the bridge that crosses the river (on Rte.7) just west of Haijima. Can you meet us at the park just there – At that car-park area just near the bridge at 10:00? That will save us from having to ride to Haijima station, and also save us some time.
>しのぶ：いつも通の所でいいよ！７：４５に行ってくれれば、途中で迎えに行きます。そこから皆で自走で行こうね！ We’ll see you along Yasukuni-dori at 7:45, the same as usual.
It should be a pretty cool ride! Rubber down! Travis