A good weekends riding

We were due to set off at 8am on Saturday for a loop taking us out from Tokyo and up to lake okutama, a 1000m climb up to tomin no mori and back to Tokyo, Craig was flying back from Sydney overnight however due to his foolish error of flying with his national carrier and we were greeted with

 

This

This

So Chris Dan and I had breakfast and set off. A pretty grim, grey, wet day greeted us but mercifully it wasn't too cold. At our first rest stop we got word that Craig had actually had a pretty good turn around and wasn't far behind us. We decided to wait and before long the four Crank Addicts Tokyo were together for our first ride together this year.

 

Dan, Chris and Craig on the climb

Dan, Chris and Craig on the climb

Chris crushing it

Chris crushing it

As was craig

As was craig

Climb conquered, time for a freezing descent

Climb conquered, time for a freezing descent

all in all a great ride which we backed up with 5+ hours on the TT bikes at oi futo on Sunday morning, tedious but good practice for the Great Plains we will have to cross in the U.S.