Travis' Loop (July 18)

thomas

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This post serves as a short notice to those who cannot make it to Philip's ride this Saturday.

We'll be riding Travis' Loop on Saturday, July 18, a tour conceived by our YellowGiant tailored on the training needs of those who participate in the Giro de Hotaka in November.

Here's the map

=> http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/jp/tokyo/993949686730

We will meet at 0900 at Musashi-Itsukaichi Sta., roll-out at 0930.

Participants so far:

- Deej
- Phil
- Sergey
- Thomas

The current record time for the entire ride stands at Philip's fabulous 4:29'00, therefore we expect to regroup at M-I Sta. around 1500 or earlier.
 

Phil

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Gents, many thanks for the thoroughly enjoyable ride today. Excellent scenery, lovely quiet roads (well, occasional maniac on mufflerless bike excepted), and, best of all, superb company. Though as expected Kazahari-riindo completely defeated me, I think I might actually be getting the hang of some of those west-side climbs; there were bits of that Tomin-no-mori road where, looking out at the mist clinging to the lower slopes of the hills, I was almost enjoying myself. I think the beer and soba helped a lot.

Deej > It was far too brief, but good to see you today. Hope you made it back in time for the game of catch...
 

Deej

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I also thoroughly enjoyed myself today. Thanks for the great company and the laughs, guys. Kazahari-rindo never gets any easier, does it?

Thomas, Sergey and Phil -- It had been far too long since we had ridden together. Let's try to catch up again soon!

David -- Wonderful to ride with you again. For a guy who doesn't spend much time in the hills, you sure handled Kazahari with aplomb. Bravo!

Sorry I had to peel off after the first climb. But I kept my promise to my eldest son and rolled up to my front door at exactly 2:00. I did indeed get in some solid baseball time with both sons before I had to leave for the office (where I am at this very moment). Now, I am one very tired manchild.

Until next time!

Deej
 

thomas

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Dave, Deej, Phil, Sergey, a belated "thank you" for the - I agree - thoroughly enjoyable ride. Punishing climbs, but great camaraderie. Deej, it's been too long, and it was good to see you again - even if it was just the back of your jersey up Kazahari-rindo for most of the time. Phil, the converted, indulged into his newfound in-ride beer habits in the West. It tastes even better after (during, before) climbing, doesn't it? :D

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