Any riders here in Tokyo?
Any riders here in Tokyo?
I'm in Tokyo too, and I'm just starting to get back into cycling, get into shape.
I did the Tokyo City Cycling fun ride last weekend, and before that I rode down to Zushi, so I can ride, but hills still kill me, as I'm still too big.
I'd be interested in rides on Sundays.
I'm in the western suburbs of Tokyo.
I'm in the west suburbs too! (Fuchu)
Checking in from Machida (western suburbia again!) - The flea market sounds cool, I'm new in town so I need just about everything.
There is a fairly organized group (lots of foreigners) operating in central Tokyo. You can find about the group at their website: http://halffastcycling.com/
I have gone with them a couple of times, they were to slow for me at the time... which was several years ago. I've done nothing but sit on my butt since then.
I am considering connecting up with them again, but now fear I will be to slow
Check out tokyocycle.com
Good people, rides just about every weekend, information on races, etc.
Thanks for the info guys, when I'm back in riding shape, I'll get in touch with them, it would be good to ride with someone else!
I'm in Setagaya, Tokyo. My wheels are a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket that I received earlier this month.
I'm 50 and gradually building up my distances again and shedding weight.
Has anyone here done the Mt Fuji Hill Climb race in June? I am thinking of doing a run up the mountain to the fifth stage along the same course as the race, sometime before it gets to cold or snow becomes a problem (I did the rest of the route, from the 5th stage to the peak on foot in August :-) ), weather permitting.
It's over 100 km from here to Mt Fuji, so my current plan is to drive to Fujihokuroku Park by car with the bike in the trunk, park the car there and cycle to the fifth stage and coast back down again. Any idea what temperatures to expect in October?
Also, I don't have much experience with long mountain climbs yet. With an average gradient of about 5% for 24 km, will the descent be hard on the brakes?
I completed the Fuji Subaru line on Saturday with my son. 29 km uphill from Fujiyoshida IC to 5th station (close to 1500 altitude metres), then the whole route down again mostly in darkness.
The weather was great and so were the views, but the descent was freezing cold.
Having the distances to the goal painted on the road (probably from the Mt Fuji Hill Climb "fun ride" in June) was a great encouragement on the climb.
Full report with pictures >> HERE <<
Hi joe and stu!
Good to see you guys here as well
Hi cubex, yes, it's a small world! :-)