Half Fast Weekend rides 14/15 Decembrrrr

May 22, 2007
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Good day, bikers,

A pair of rides for Saturday, an Arakawa Loop and a beginners’ jaunt. It’ll be cold, so bundle up.

Saturday - Odaiba Beginners' Ride

Don will take the beginners out for a few brews at the beach at Odaiba, starting at 11:00 a.m. from the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi Hills. 30 kilometres and easy. Back by 2:00 or so.​

Saturday - Arakawa Loop

On the same day, but starting an hour earlier from the same hotel, Sal will take you for a fast, 75-km spin along the Mighty Arakawa.

Start time 10:00 a.m.

Out of central Tokyo past the Imperial Palace, through Ochanomizu, round the back of Ueno, Yanaka-Ginza, across the Sumida-gawa to the Arakawa. Then a solid 16 km downstream to Tokyo Bay before crossing over to Kasai Seaside Park for a picnic. Come back via most of the Odaiba ride route to Roppongi Hills.

Salvatore Salvino o9o-7816-4612
salvatoresalvino at me.com

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Sunday - Tama Loop

Intermediate-level, 55km, easy but fast. Start at the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi Hills at 11:00 a.m. Alternate rendezvous points: KFC in Ebisu @ 11:30, Intersection of Kan-Nana and Komazawa-Dori @ 11:45, Komazawa Park @ noon, bridge at Futako-Tamagawa (Kanagawa side) @ 12:20, Gas Bashi @ 12:45 or 1:00. Long break at Jonan Jima seaside park (across from Haneda) at 1:30. Convenience store lunch. Back by 3:00 or 3:30 for a visit to August Beer Club.

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From last weekend's Kasumigaura ride