Ride Visiting Tokyo in May - looking for riding buddies/groups

spike05

Cruising
Jan 17, 2012
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Central Coast
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Hi All and akemashite omedetou,

I'll be visiting Tokyo for a 5 day cycling holiday from 14 to 18 May 2014 (Wednesday to Sunday). My wife doesn't want me to go off by myself so I am looking for someone or a group of (road) riders to tag along for day rides around Tokyo. I am thinking of staying in the Hachioji area, but am flexible. Have a possible lead for Sunday 18 May, but nothing yet for the first 4 days.

I'm 53 years old and also relatively fit (Hi Dave, pure coindicent). Love hills and climbing and prefer to spend as much time in the saddle/on the road as possible (100km+ no problem), including stops to enjoy scenery, food, etc. Love Japan, having been for several short breaks, including cycling around Yatsugatake and Ise.

Thanks and happy riding!
Cheers,
Christian
 

Stormy

Speeding Up
Aug 2, 2012
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Minato
#2
Hi Christian,

I think I will be able to take you for some riding at least on a few of the days (weekend). Hachioji area is a good starting point. Likely, I will take you to Otsuki and Enzan area as May is already quite warm.

Best,
Norm
 

kiwisimon

Maximum Pace
Dec 14, 2006
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Japan
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Welcome Christian, for future reference it's better to add 10 years to your age. (a) you will look young for your age, (b) if you can't keep up no one really expected you to and if you do they will likely buy you beer as a real mark of respect. I am assuming you're not really 43.

Why do I screw up names? Sorry Christian.
 
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