Sunday 23 Arakawa/Edogawa loop: 40-50km

Siddall

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This idea got started on my new member introduction thread, here: https://tokyocycle.com/bbs/showthread.php?p=25552&posted=1#post25552

In case of hangover, how about a 10 a.m. meeting? I'll stay until 10:15, but if you come later, and you move faster than my 25km/h, you can catch up.

Location: 4km into this route (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Japan-Kameari-BayLoop) is the southern of the paired highway 6 bridges, where it meets the bike route between the Arakawa and Nakagawa, very near Yotsugi Station (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sou...pn=0.020101,0.061798&z=15&iwloc=start&start=0).

Then we can decide where to go. Down the Arakawa and back? Back up the Edogawa? Get a beer at Harvest Moon Brewery?
http://www.ikspiari.co.jp/harvestmoo...use/index.html

Hope to meet a few of you.
 

Siddall

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Cool!

Take care of yourself. Glad to hear from you all. I know nobody may be interested in the beer, but maybe I should take my cable-lock just in case?
 
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I'll come along for the ride.

I am coming down from Mid-Saitama, and will do my best to get there for 10am.

If I am not there by 10.15am, just go on without me, but I will do my best to get there.

Siddall, I will send you a PM with my phone number.

See you tomorrow, fingers crossed.
 

Siddall

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Thanks

Thank you for the company: Pete, Tim, Kawasaki, and Andreas. Glad to help you log easy miles. I should have told you to drop me sooner. Once we got on the Edogawa cycling road I was pretty done.

Besides logging more miles, I have to get some training in riding formation. The TCC is having one in March... but that's my one busy weekend.

Hope to see you again.
 

kawa

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Thanks

I had a good time with you all.

Let's have some training together on weekend, I'll contact you. >> Siddall
I hope to join your peloton to greenline in this spring. >> Pete,Tim
I couldn't talk to you this time.Maybe next time and hope it soon. >> Andreas

Anyway, I enjoyed it and hope to see you soon!!:D
 
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Thank you for a great day out guys.
Just came home and did about 90km today. Nice with a more social ride from what I am used to.

Let's get together again soon :bike:
 

Yamabushi

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Nice ride today, and it took me through some areas that I probably never would have hit left to my own devices, so thank you for putting it together Siddall!

I'll definitely be doing a similar ride(s) Saturday and/or Sunday next week for anyone that's up for it. I want to to do a 70-130km predominantly flattish ride maintaining heart rate zone 2 throughout. I've got a few ideas, perhaps heading up the Arakawa and looping either across Omiya or heading the other way out through Kawagoe.
 

Siddall

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Zones?

What I didn't take into account was weekend crowds. Dumb. I'd been doing that ride weekdays.

Zone 2 is faster than today? I think Tim said today was zone 1. Ha, not for me!