Ride Thursday, August 13th - Tsukuba

Heath

Maximum Pace
Dec 13, 2014
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#1
Will be hitting Tsukuba on Thursday with @Musashi13 by car.

This is the route we'll be riding...


Owing to the heat, I designed the route to hit convenience stores regularly.The climbs are mostly subtle, 6 to 8% (apart from one [around 11% straight up], and 30% of another). There are many steeper climbs in the area, but I thought it best to consider the heat factor.

I know the area well, apart from one flat section, but will have the route in my Garmin so it shouldn't be problem.

We'll be leaving from this Coco conbini (best bread ever, and highly recommended for brekky).

https://www.google.com.au/maps/plac...0x0000000000000000:0x5ff49910c3d54a28!5m1!1e4

Have checked with them, and they're all cool with you parking there, as long as it's in the gravel truck stop area, not straight out the front of the shop.
Of course, it'd be nice if you could give them some patronage while you're there, as well.
Have always parked there and they know my face.

Alternatively, if you're coming by train, I guess Tsuchiura is the closest station. However, I've never gone there by train, so I suggest you scope it out just in case there's a closer station.

Aiming to roll out at around 7:45 a.m.

Will be the usual WATT rule, and I can't see anyone getting dropped on the flat because there's not a lot of it.

Join us, if you can.
 
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TCC

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Bugger it.

If it clears up later and anyone is up for an Edogawa / Tonegawa session, let me know. But yeah, let's postpone this one.

Was looking forward to that too :(
 

Heath

Maximum Pace
Dec 13, 2014
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Kamagaya
www.nanairogakudo.com
#19
Had planned to do the big Edogawa-Nikko ride today with @TCC ,but as the arvo was going be rained out, we bailed on today and he did the ride solo yesterday in true hellman fashion.

With arvo rain predicted for today, I saw a window of opportunity to recon this ride (^see top) thismorning.

So, I did it, and it was good, but I finished with fresh legs.

Have decided that it needs a little tweaking, so will be including one extra climb into it, that being the non-infamous (because no-one wants a bar of it) Stravr climb segment https://www.strava.com/segments/2622326 .
17-23% for the last 1.5ks, or thereabouts.
Not a good climb for a heavy fella like me with a standard gearing ratio, but good for the elite climbers on here who'll be frothing at the chance to have a crack at it.

So stay tuned for a bump of this thread/ride around late Sept.-Oct.
 
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