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    Sakura Ride in Tokyo

    The weather is getting really nice just in time for a Sakura Cycling Trip! This one is scheduled for Saturday, April 3rd.
    The destination for this trip is Shinrin Koen, but also riding through Sakura Tei Koen along the way.

    There will be 3 distance levels of participation available for this ride, while still keeping the same course as well as the same destination:

    A Group: Starts at the Arakawa Cycling Road at Hwy. 463, goes up 25km and meets Group B at Tobainuma, rides together for 2km to Sakura Tei Koen, then continues on 17km to Shinrin Koen. Total distance round trip: 88km.

    B Group: Starts at the Arakawa Cycling Road at Tobainuma and meets Group A there, rides together for 2km to Sakura Tei Koen, then continues at a comfortable pace 17km to Shinrin Koen. Total distance one way: 38km.

    Super Group A: Starts from wherever you live, rides to the Arakawa Cycling Road at Hwy. 463, then rides together with Group A. Total distance round trip from Higashi Kurume: 120km.

    As for times, B Group will plan on meeting A Group and Super A Group at Tobainuma at 10am. A Group will plan on meeting Super A Group Arakawa Cycling Road at Hwy. 463 at 8:45am. Super A Group from Higashi Kurume will plan on meeting at Rupo Cafe on Shiki Kaido at 8am.

    In the coming week, I'll send out another email with more details. In the mean time, please invite any of your friends that might enjoy one of the levels of participation. The sakura should be pretty awesome.

    If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know. Looking forward to riding with you all!
    ぜひご参加ください。

    Ralph

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    Pity this is so far away for me...

    I'm in Yokohama and usually head west to the Tanzawa mountains or occasionally north towards OkuTama. Do you ever have rides out that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pucci
    Pity this is so far away for me...

    I'm in Yokohama and usually head west to the Tanzawa mountains or occasionally north towards OkuTama. Do you ever have rides out that way?
    Pucci,

    If you're in Yokohama, Okutama is actually farther than our starting point. Would you be willing to hop a train to meet us?

    I occasionally ride out to Okutama, where my organization has a camp located at the Sawai station, between Ome Shi and Okutama Shi. I enjoy riding out there. Have you been to the caves at Nippara? Very nice. I've not been out to Okutama Lake, but a trip there would be great for this spring.

    Looking forward to meeting you sometime--hopefully on April 3.

    Scooter

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokyo2wheeler
    Pucci,

    If you're in Yokohama, Okutama is actually farther than our starting point. Would you be willing to hop a train to meet us?

    I occasionally ride out to Okutama, where my organization has a camp located at the Sawai station, between Ome Shi and Okutama Shi. I enjoy riding out there. Have you been to the caves at Nippara? Very nice. I've not been out to Okutama Lake, but a trip there would be great for this spring.

    Looking forward to meeting you sometime--hopefully on April 3.

    Scooter
    Guys,

    Two training weekends left before the first hill-climb race of the year, so I think I'd better hit the hills on Saturday. I guess I will climb Oyama. Sunday is the day for putting the kids in the child seats and riding down the Onda river for a picnic.

    Have a look at the "Hill Climb Races in Japan" thread for a fun? idea for May.

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