09 February 2010

Weekend Ride Saturday February 13th




With rain the days before Saturday and perhaps snow in the mountains, I thought it might be nice to try a longer ride this Saturday in Izu Hanto.

We would get on an early Shinkansen Kodama 633 out of Shinagawa [7:04 AM] and Shin-Yokohama [7:15 AM] to arrive at Mishima shortly before 8. Then we would first ride along the North-West coast of Izu and depending on the progress and general performance level we can ride up into the mountains while heading South. There are many options that would lead us all the way to the tip of Izu and Shimoda.

Once in Shimoda we again have the choice to take the train home, or we can continue on the East coast side to go North and catch a train at a later station, for example Ito. Again, as the trainline is also mostly parallel to the coast there are many options.

We have done similar Izu rides in the past and most of them turned out to be very nice. Thre are some onsens we could visit if time allows and Teppan Curry Pasta at the Sunny Side Cafe in Shimoda is something I would look forward to as well.

7 comments:

Dominic H said...

Unfortunately I will be in Hokkaido. However, for anyone who has not done this Izu ride I strongly recommend it.

Jimmy Shinagawa said...

Unfortunately I will be in the Canadian Embassy watching the 2010 Winter Olympic opening ceremony (eating lots of moose burgers). However, for anyone who has done this Izu ride I strongly recommend it.

Manfred von Holstein said...

Good idea. I will probably join, but want to make it dependent on the weather.

David L. said...

I would love to join ... depending on work and weather, though I will slow you down some. Let's touch base Friday.

TOM said...

Lots of riding on the train, less riding on the bike...will stick to my VLAAMS regimen for Saturday.

Froggy said...

Unfortunately I will be working in the morning but will have to rush to Yamanakako by bicycle to meet Oggie before dawn. We intend to ride back from Yamanakako to Tokyo the next day (we might try ura Yamanakako route towards Otsuki

TOM said...

HAHAAHAHA!! Just listened to the "talk show" and then it occured to me that those 2 guys are in fact Ludwig and I !!! Crazy stuff...I love it!! By the way, anyone riding on Sunday?