Saturday, September 3rd - Shiraishi & Nihongi Toge

Yamabushi

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Jun 1, 2010
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#1
As usual, meeting at the Family Mart and heading up the Arakawa. We'll head out and do a climb right next to Shiraishi, pass by Shiraishi Toge to a beautiful descent down Route #11 towards Chichibu. From there we'll climb Nihongi Toge and descend in to Ogawamachi were we'll return by train. See this MAP for the meaty part of the route.

Climbs will be WATT. Currently it looks like John Ikeda-Williams is on board. Please, join us if you can.

INFO:
Meet Time: 7:00am
Meet Place: Family Mart (HERE)
Climbing: 1700-2200m
Distance: 120-140km
 

Yamabushi

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Jun 1, 2010
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#8
Well despite my optimism, this mornings latest forecast is calling for solid rain from 7am till 2pm. I'm not too bothered by that, but unfortunately, it also calls for excessive wind all day. Due to that, I am canceling today's ride and rescheduling for tomorrow, Sunday.
 

kawa

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Jan 16, 2011
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#12
Yeah, I know you love that, too.:p
Tim and I had a good preparation ride for tomorrow, in that strong headwind.

I was going to ask you a quick Arakawa ride, but it's downpour of rain outside now...
 

bird

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Nov 30, 2010
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#13
After Takaaki & Tim headed back for a headwind drill, I decided to go solo anyway. But I didn't go to the route Pete has suggested...partly because I didn't want to risk getting lost in the harsh weather. So I just climbed Shiroishi-toge and came back the same route.

There was a sign saying the road was blocked, but actually it wasn't.
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I kept going and started to climb, but the road was covered with leaves, twigs and branches. It was so slippery that I had to climb and descend very carefully. I can easily imagine same condition all over the Green line area. As Pete pointed out, this is not an optimal condition for a group ride.
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Hell, that was fun though (for me)

Eugen
 

bird

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#14
I don't think this mess will be cleaned up today (or sometime very soon), so be extra careful if you go to Green line tomorrow.
 

Yamabushi

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#17
I gues you'll have to rethink the whole of Autumn.....HTFU for goodness sake wet, windy days make you appreciate the sunny days with a tail wind!
LOL... I'm thinking more of the steep technical descents on the specific planned route, but thank you for your input, nonetheless. As they say, discretion is the better part of valor! :p1:
 

bird

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#19
Pete: thanks for your thoughtful organizing every time!

Takaaki & Tim: thanks for showing up today, have a great race tomorrow!

Eugen