The course for this ride has been been completely changed due to snow still on the mountain passes in Nagano.
The start is in the same place (I think 1-2 km. up the path on the Kawasaki side of the Tamagawa from where the Odakyu Line crosses the river -- I will confirm before the big day).
The ride goes out Onekan-sen, then eventually up Doshimichi to Yamanakako, then around the west side of Izu to Shimoda and back up to Ito on the East side.
Still 300 km and, if anything, more up/down than the other route, though the highest points are a lot lower -- the passes before and after Yamanakako.
You can download the GPS from this site
Five weeks before the Tokyo-Itoigawa classic, there is an organized 300 km „Brevet“ from Noborito (Odakyu Line just S/W of the Tamagawa) to Naoetsu on the Japan Sea. Applications are still open, but participation is limited to 100 riders. Start time is a ridiculous 4AM, but Noborito is a lot closer for most of us than Takao. Of course, no need to register for this if you just want to ride to Naoetsu and don’t need an „official“ entry (if, for example, you are collecting Brevet mileage for PBP 2011).
Manfred will be pleased to know that this ride across Japan goes via the Jerome Hill, Ikusabata, Yamabushi Pass, Chichibu City, Gunma, Jukkoku Toge, Saku, Nagano route, and beyond.
Read about it here:
Entry via Sports Entry:
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