number 9 number 9 number 9 number 9….yeah I really love that psychedelic Beatles song!
Guys & Gal(s)…I took the liberty of adding Togebaka number 9….“URA KAZAHARI“ a.k.a. Kazahari Rindo 風張林道 !
I’ve done this crazy slope (grade of 18% here and there?) several times in the past but never measured my time until I read my friend Hiroshi’s (our age) blog…he did it in less than 35 minutes.
How about a little TT this weekend ? – either day is fine with me. After the climb we can add some distance (go around Matsuhime?) by way of Itoigawa training…yes, why not add Togebaka No. 8? David, I agree the starting point for Togebaka No. 8 is preferable at the T-junction rather than the remote Kosuge Town Hall (of course this one we can keep for the sake of variation).
This is how average-level roadies fare on the URAKAZAHARI !!