He wants somewhere he can ride out to and back from Kawagoe. Fuji would be about 140km one way meaning a nice 280km round trip.Arima is closed from the Naguri side until next April. Why not head out to Fuji?
Thanks for the suggestion, Grant. I rode to the very beginning of Okutama a couple of months back but no farther - it was a spur of the moment thing after something I had on in Ome. I didn’t realize the rode went up quite that high. I’ll have to check it out
It was a learning experience. As a mountain biker-turned-road rider I am still trying to adapt. On a MTB you take a backback with you by default on longer tours. And I should have done the same, but I wanted to save 2-3 kg or so. I didn't think I'd start weight weenie-ing so quickly Especially in very hot weather water is instrumental, and you don't always know you can get drinking water often enough.
I think anything >3,000 m of elevation is already quite hard for a ride, so kudos for aiming for >4,000 m.I think what I’ll probably do is head to jomine next as I’m already familiar with the Shiraishi part of the route. It would also be the hardest ride I’ve done (150-160km/3500m+). If that goes well, I’ll do mikaboyama, which would be a bit harder again (180-190 km/4000m+).
Sorry, that was the wrong route. This is the one that skirts around 1000m. I think Jyomine is something like 950m actually so if your goal is to say you climbed a 1000m mountain, then this isn’t probably the best route for you .Thanks for the advice everyone
@luka I didn’t know about Mitsumine shrine and it looks very beautiful. It’s also well within range and over a 1000 meters. I will definitely look into doing that ride this autumn/winter.
@Sibreen thanks for the info about Arima san. Unfortunately Fuji is too tough for me to do in a day. My plan with Fuji was to do a tour at some point.
@leicaman I didn’t know about the jomine route. It looks like a great ride though as far as I can tell the elevation never gets over 1000m.
@OreoCookie i feel you about the weather conditions. I was pretty thankful that I took my rucksack with extra water, a change of clothes and plenty of food when I went out yesterday.
I think what I’ll probably do is head to jomine next as I’m already familiar with the Shiraishi part of the route. It would also be the hardest ride I’ve done (150-160km/3500m+). If that goes well, I’ll do mikaboyama, which would be a bit harder again (180-190 km/4000m+).
Anyway, thanks again. It’s an enjoyable time at the moment as I get to know the limits of my manor. Though at some I’ll have to buy a rinko bag and start paying to travel!
Did you try the lake at Kasumigaura? I haven’t been but it looks like it might be a good one to ride round with kids. The national park at shinrinkoen in Saitama is great (you can also hire bikes) but that might be a bit far for you.
I too recommend the forest park. It' great to ride around with the kids. Take a picnic!That’s the Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park you’re referring too? It looks like it’s worth the extra travelling time.
I’ve often looked at Lake Kasumigaura when looking at pre-bub ride options but always headed to the Boso. I’ll zoom around it on Google Earth & Maps when I have better internet and see what’s there.