He was going to come, but we found out he'll be away for work. But I'm definitely looking forward to the ride and meeting some new people.yeah, first time in the summer gear for me too this weekend! Feels great!
Ayase, you will have to get your husband to come on a longer ride with us. How about the westside?
ah! Sounds like a very nice day! unfortunately I was shigoto, shigoto... those are nice days to do something like that by yourself...Yes I saw all those roadies climbing the Kazehari from Itsukaichi yesterday...there must have been more than 50 most of them belonging to the same club I guess...ideal cycling weather of course.
Left Fuchu at 6:00 for a 7-hour ride through Itsukaichi then Kanato where I climbed one of my favorite hills - the Nokogiri - proceeding along Okutamako for a "reverse Kazehari" and descent back to Itsukaichi making it a nice loop. Nokogiri-touge was very peaceful...I did not encounter a single soul all the way to the top and down. Kazehari was quite the opposite with some stretches completely terrorized by motorcycle gangs riding back and forth at reckless speeds...this can be a bit unnerving at times .
The descent from Tomin-no-mori was a good reward although I had to cross the yellow line & overtake a slow car producing a nice adrenaline rush which kept me going full throttle all the way back to Fuchu. Once home, I enjoyed a nice bottle of beer:beer: My first short-sleeved ride of the year was not bad at all!