Sunday 24 October

Wolfman

Speeding Up
Jul 31, 2007
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This is a back-in-the-saddle steady ride in the Chichibu area.

Will depart from the Higashi Ome 7-11 at 9ish, then ride up the beast of Arima Toge, dinner in Chichibu, then up into the Green line and the beautiful little valley. The ride loops back to Ome.

Total distance: 115km
Climbing 2200m

Map: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/detail/24543186/

Anyone welcome

Lee
 

Yamabushi

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Jun 1, 2010
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Tim Smith and I just did Arima Toge last Sunday, awesome climb! Be aware that the backside descent into Chichibu is barricaded and closed, due to a landslide I believe. That being said, although I didn't find out for myself, I was told that it is passable by bike.
 

Bartek

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Jun 28, 2010
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Chchibu
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The gate was still up a week ago (Chichibu side). There are also sections without asphalt due to the road maintenance on Chichibu side near the end of the descent.

I can drive there to find out whether or not the gate is still up. I live in Chichibu, so it is not a big deal. Most likely tomorrow (Sat.) I will be at Urayama dam with my son and it is only 10 min. away from the dam to the gate.

Bart
 

AlanW

Maximum Pace
Jan 30, 2007
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Lee,
Looks like a nice route. Naomi-san and I will join you for this one. See you at Higashi Ome at 9 tomorrow.

AW.
 

AlanW

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Jan 30, 2007
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Thanks for showing us this great route Lee :) Good to see you back in the saddle.
Had a really good ride - a bit chilly and autumnal, and I was glad of my long-sleeved jersey and windproof coming down from Arima Toge.

Great fun Rindo descents, a bit of hikling past a massive landslide, a couple of decent climbs, some monkey sightings and arriving back at Ome eki just before the rain all contributed to the fun.


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AlanW

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Jan 30, 2007
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"passable with care"

One major landslide, one minor landslide, and quite a few chunky rocks on the road surface. You can get through without any real trouble though, just be careful walking past the big landslide - there's a big drop and no barrier.