Ride Sun Jan 29 Winter Tokigawa Saunter

luka

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Wanted to do this last Sunday, but was not able in the end. So it's on for this Sun instead. Looks like warm and no wind. Details the same:

Meeting place: 17 km mark on the "official" right side of Arakawa (when facing river mouth), just under the Kohoku bashi bridge (江北橋) at 9 am. Alternatively, people can join from the spaceship (probably passing by around 9:30) or further upstream.

It is the standard route following the Arakawa river north, then through Hatoyama, Ogose etc. to Tokigawa. I'll take some low climbs (200-300 m) around Saitama Country Club (very scenic, no traffic), before heading to Ogawa machi to take a train home (I know, the winter is spoiling me). Probably about 100 km from the start point, elevation total could be up to 600-700m tops.

The forecast for Tokyo's Kita-ku (start point):

 

luka

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Had some requests for a map. Got 4-5 people already.

I couldn't be arsed to make a very accurate map, but this is a rough sketch of what I'm aiming for to get a general idea. DO NOT use this on a navigation device on the day, expecting that we'll follow it 100%, but it's 70-80% accurate.

https://www.strava.com/routes/7488969