22 December 2008

Anyone cycling on the Emperor's Birthday?

Gone will be the balmy, unseasonable temperatures of late but still tomorrow should be fine cycling weather! Anyone care for a little half-day ride? How about a visit to Aurore, Ome and further up to Yamabushi-toge and beyond?Hope the fresh bakery bait posted above is attractive enough to lure at least a few PE riders...already got Froggy I think...Nishibe-san looks like joining as well...


I was thinking of a get-together at Sekidobashi @ 8:00 and go as far as the top of Yamabushi-toge and then double back. This would make for a short half-day ride with plenty of time left to date the wife and/or do other little family service things.

UPDATE: TOMORROW'S BIRTHDAY RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO...very slippery road conditions...this is what weathernews has for tomorrow in the Okutama area..

霜や氷はもちろん、路面凍結によるスリップにも注意が必要です。そして火曜日は冷た〜い冬晴れの一日に。

3 comments:

James said...

Would love to ride with you but my schedule tomorrow does not allow it. I am hoping to ride next on Sun28th.

Anonymous said...

Tom,

I am glad I did not check Positivo espresso blog... I left home at 7h00 to meet you at Sekido bashi and was on time (7h55...) I rode towards Ome but decided to climb to Okutama ko & headed towards Enzan but turned right to go to Kosugi (very steep climb at the beginning perfect to warm up the diesel & gentle climb 5kms to the top. I rode back towards Okutamako & climb my favorite (Kazahari togei). both mountains were covered by snow (not the road) but no ice on the road.

210 km / 2500 meters climb at an average of 26,5 km per hour. I already feel ready for Transalp...

Froggy

TOM said...

My apologies again Froggy! Have been chicken-hearted lately after I ran into slippery conditions on the Wada. Glad you went ahead anyways and were able to enjoy such a powerful ride averaging 26.5km/h...

Let's all try to get some decent ride organized for this weekend!