Training Ride Tuesday Morning Tama Training Thread

GrantT

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#1
Starting this thread for those living in West Tokyo and interested in doing some early morning pre-work training in the Tama hills (in Kanagawa just across the river) on Tuesdays. I'll be posting and riding regularly, so should @wexford when he gets the chance, and so should anyone else looking for a bit of a jump-start to beat the post-Monday, pre-Wednesday, Tuesday morning blues.

See the end of this thread for updates.

We meet Tuesdays at 5:30 under the bridge here, across the river from Futako-Tamagawa station, and finish in the same place by 7:15. Rides hold 30+ kmph on the flat, and hit the hills hard. If you are new to the group, feel free to draft others on the flats to conserve energy for the hills. Climbs will be WATT (wait at the top) within reason, considering most of us have families and money-making ventures to take care of. Routes do vary week-to-week to keep the climbs fresh and the views interesting. Example are:

Easygoing river hammer route
Yomiuri Land repeats optional route
Sick in the mouth route
 
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GrantT

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It depends on who is available, but meeting somewhere along the Tama river from around 5:30 or later, or meeting along the way in Kanagawa at a later time. Routes will be in this kind of area, but can also be a bit further west. Whereabouts do you live and how much time do you have?
 

Conrad

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I live in Hino-shi and I start work late Tue-Fri so one of these days would be best for an early morning pre-work ride. From the route you posted I guess you start from Setagaya and then make your way out to Tama, I could meet you here: https://goo.gl/maps/YCqha at the Setagaya Dori Bridge. What's your route for tomorrow morning?
 

GrantT

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#8
Sure that sounds okay, I'll see you tomorrow at 6:30. Have you got a rough route worked out?
Pretty much. I know the hilly parts fairly well so let's see how we feel. See you then! (North side of river)

Not for this week but what about Futako Tamagawa as a meeting point?
That works well. @wexford and I use that as a meeting point in the early morning too. Usually across the river from Futako Tamagawa, just next to the bridge. We do things like this.
 

GrantT

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Met up with @Conrad for a nice ride through some hills and countryside off the Onekan road this morning. The Cervelo Soloist build he did looks even better in person. ps, see you on Strava!
 

GrantT

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Provisionally, what about meeting on Tuesday next week at 5:30 am at the bridge opposite Futako-Tamagawa station. From there we'll do about an hour and a half in the Tama hills. Everyone must turn up watered, fed and ready to ride, and I'll plan route that will get everyone's lungs exploding nicely.

(Also, I'll be doing a ride Friday morning if anyone is interested.)
 
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