Thanks for the interest! Plan is to take to the backstreets and do a loop of 150k+ at a 23-25km avg taking into account minimal stops. I don't want break any speed records at this time of the year, but if you are not comfortable riding 2-3hours without a break or eating in the saddle this might not be for you.
I don't have experience riding in the area, so will adapt from a known route. For the starting point, ill most likely set something in the countryside and leave it up to participants on how to get there in time. Will followup during WE, cheers
Blob: sorry, I didn't mean to discourage you, but frequent stopping in larger group rides I a pet peeve of mine. Once the route is more or less decided we can also settle on the stops in advance, which should help you make a decision.
Stormy: Great, looking forward to ride in that formation again. Kimitsu is 30k away for me.