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Ride Sunday March 22: Hakone

sean-e

Maximum Pace
Mar 4, 2019
254
590
start: Odawara station ~8:00AM Sunday (could start a bit later ~8:45 if it makes train-ride over easier, lmk)
end: Odawara station (late afternoon?)
pace: moderately strenuous (fair bit of climbing for not very long distance)

Update - cribbed a more legit looking route that is also more convenient to access from Odawara, after original route was pointed out as being dame for bicycles. Anyways! Hakone. Never been. See how it goes.

Post or PM if interested!

 
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GrantT

Maximum Pace
Oct 2, 2012
1,811
1,513
Nice aea, but the Turnpike Hakone road and the Ashiko Skyline road are not open to bicycles. Bit of a shame are they have good views. Some great views on the rest of the route though.
 

Mallorquin

Warming-Up
Mar 21, 2020
6
8
I'm interested in joining you guys on this ride, but I've heard some trains are cancelled on the Tokaido Sanyo shinkansen because of the Covid business... Would plan to get the 7:27 from Tokyo to arrive at Odawara at 8... (hopefully that train is running). New to TCC, by the way. Cheers, Sam.
 

Mallorquin

Warming-Up
Mar 21, 2020
6
8
Morning guys, sorry to keep you waiting... I’m on train and due to arrive at 8:30. Apologies!
 
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sean-e

Maximum Pace
Mar 4, 2019
254
590
Pleasant Sunday cruise. Initial bit along the coast from Odawara had considerable traffic with the holiday weekend. The first climb is a very gradual ascent and quite pleasant, though was popular with motos doing high speed loops and burning u-turns into the pavement. Bit cloudy but still had some nice views around the lake.
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The wind was quite strong along the top ridge. Quite a bit of traffic towards the center of town, and the pitch got considerably steeper in parts.
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@thooms fancy rims didn't melt when we got stuck behind a bus on the descent and @Mallorquin managed to set a new personal downhill max speed, so it was all good :warau: Another place checked off the list!
 

Karl

Maximum Pace
Feb 7, 2011
1,041
1,137
Thanks for the report. That ride is on my list but been putting it off due to my traffic-averse nature. Looks like you had fun though.
 

Ruda

Cruising
Nov 22, 2019
26
24
Hi!
Sorry for bringing the post back up.
I`m planning a similar loop soon. The route you took was the one fixed on the first post? All of the roads are okay for bikes?
Thanks!
 
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