Half Fast Weekend rides 20-21 July

May 22, 2007
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Hi bikers

Another fun-packed programme of rides for us all this weekend.

Saturday - Yabitsu (Sal)
Saturday - Toasty Loop (Andrew)

Sunday - Yabitsu and Enoshima (Sal)
Sunday - Kasai Park (Ira)
Sunday - Beginners' Haneda (James)

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Saturday 20th July - Yabitsu climb - (train out)

Need a bike bag!

Meet / Where: Shinjuku station (Odakyu line)
Time: 07:01 Odakyu line (for Odawara) arrives at 08:12

[The south approach to Yabitsu pass is a Category 1 Hill Climb - 11 km and 650 vertical meters. It's not a race. - ed]

We will prepare our bikes and ourselves at Hadano station, try to be on the road by latest 08:35. Go straight up to the top of Yabitsu pass (bus stop / rest stop location) and U-turn back track down to the bottom. Regroup at the bottom 7eleven (convenience store) right side corner just after the intersection where we will head back to Hadano station and jump the train to Shinjuku. Quick and easy...back in time to enjoy your Saturday.


Leader: Sal <salvatoresalvino at icloud.com> o9o-7816-4612

Saturday 20th July - Andrew's Toasty Toes Loop

Toasty Toes: A longish but gentle intermediate ride, this is a 75 km loop starting and finishing by Futako-Tamagawa (add about 25 km if coming from the middle of town). Mostly flat, mostly good surfaces, mostly cage-free, moderate pace, plenty of railway stations if you need to drop out. Meet under the railway at the Kanagawa end of the Futako bridge, 10:00 for 10:15 departure. Down the Tama to Gasu-bashi for about 10:30 (mail me if you want to meet there). We follow the Yagami river, the Tsurumi and the Onda to Machida. Conveni picnic in the park, then up the Sakai river, down the Onekan road, back to the Tama, and another refreshment stop if time allows.
Leader: Andrew <welford at tokyo.email.ne.jp> o9o-6317-0044

Sunday 21st July - Yabitsu climb - (train out)
Need a bike bag!

Meet / Where: Shinjuku station (Odakyu line)
Time: 07:01 Odakyu line (for Odawara) arrives at 08:12

[The south approach to Yabitsu pass is still a Category 1 Hill Climb]

We will prepare our bikes and ourselves at Hadano station, try to be on the road by latest 08:35. Go straight up to the top of Yabitsu pass (bus stop / rest stop location) and U-turn back track down to the bottom. Regroup at the bottom 7eleven (convenience store) right side corner just after the intersection where we will head back to Hadano station (Bail out point option #1).

At Hadano station, we who plan to continue on, say farewell to those bailing and head toward Enoshima. I have an afternoon meet in that area, so Enoshima is bailout option 2 or you can continue on to Kamakura station.


Leader: Sal <salvatoresalvino at icloud.com> o9o-7816-4612

Sunday 21st July - Kasai Rinkai Park
Meet at 10.00 a.m. (* note early start *) at our usual spot in front of the Grand Hyatt at Roppongi Hills.
Ride our regular route out towards Odaiba, via Tsukiji but then head toward Tokyo Heliport and cross bridge to Kasai Rinkai Park for a ride of 22 km, then tour the park and take a break at Kasai Rinkai Park at 28 km. Then ride back via The Red River Road, the Tokyo Heliport, Wakasu Park, see the Gomi bridge, and stop at Odaiba for a second break at 55 km. Then ride back to Roppongi via one of our routes home. Goal is back by 3pm. Total 60 - 65 km. The only hills are the bridges we have to cross. Easy to Medium quick pace as we level up and push ourselves to ride a little faster and go a little further.

Leader: Ira o8o-5673-9042 (call or send text to here)
Sunday 21st July - Beginners' Ride to Haneda

James will lead a beginners' jaunt to Haneda - 30 km, easy pace, all welcome. Meet up at 1000 by the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi Hills.

<< And that's all, folks. See you out there. Keep the rubber side down.

Mike Sims-Williams
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