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    Tokyo Riders! Unite!

    I have been in Tokyo for a few years, and have my japanese driving license, but have no car.

    As you know, owning a car in Tokyo is expensive and I have no need for one (other than going riding).

    If anyone out here is going on day trips, or weekend trips (Fujimi, or any area nearby). Then lets try to get together and split the transport costs. I can rent a MPV if no one has anything.

    So, if you live in the Tokyo area post up here!
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    Not sure where you are, but there is a pretty big group of us that ride on the west side....specifically in Ome. If you want to roll with us this Sunday, give me a shout and I can let you know where to come out to meet us. You said you didn't have a car? Can you come in by train?

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    Cool, PM'd
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    Would love to see riding pics.

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    I am just south in Yokosuka. A number of great trails locally, but always looking for an opportunity to ride new trails. If you can make it south, I would be happy to show you around.

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    Hey I'll be staying in Tokyo (Minato ku area, unfortunately) between 6/23 ~ 7/2 on business. Is there any rental shop around, and nice trails around? Am from Kawasaki but live in colorado for hte last 15 years. I'd like to know where you metropolitan boys ride.

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    Hatake, I live out in the in the westen part of the prefecture and ride in the Ome, Itsukaichi, and Okutama areas. We are also in the height of the downhill season at fujimi Panarama resort in southeastern Nagano prefecture. A bit ironic, but my favorite ride is in Hatakenaka, Ome-shi. Send me a PM and we can see if we can work out a ride while you are here.

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    Greetings,

    hi, am from Ome, is there any rider i can join with? i always ride on my own. if there's anyone, pm me pls. thanks

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    Hi all

    Il be in Fujimi this sunday( 6th of June). Im in Shizuoka and usually use route 52

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    Are you guys riding in Oume most weekends?

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    We need pictures! I was stationed in Yokosuka in the early 90's and did some riding there up to Kamakura. Just love it!

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    Here's a pic from last weekends ride.
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    I need to get up there. Where did you take that photo? I am hoping to have my bike together by the end of next week.

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    The photo was taken from atop Takanosu. I didn't take the photo but was on the ride. This is a fun ride once you get to the top. We parked our cars about 3/4's of the way up and then had to walk most of the way in. It took about 2 hours of hike a bike to get there.

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    Well, my bike is pretty much done and I will be riding soon. If anyone wants to meet up and ride. I am in Tokyo but would love to get some riding done. I haven't been offroad for 10 years or so, I will be taking it easy at first. If anyone hooks up and ride.

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    What type of bike did you build? I'm always riding, I will drop you a PM and give you some details. Heck I just got back from a 6 hour ride. Rode to the Mitake Tozan railway and took the cable car to Mt Mitake. We then rode the ridge line to what we refer to as Hinode peak took another ridge line which eventually took us back to the road. We then climbed back in to another trail for another decent back to the road. My friend went his way and I climbed back in for another quick trail ride. It was a perfect day with great weather.

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    I am building up an old Kona Cowan (05). I plan on riding more XC and trials nothing heavy or serious. I bought so Avid Exilir Rs and hope pro 2s on tweet tweet rims (中古) . I will be getting new forks next month. I think Fox and then a new frame. I am thinking about a SC chameleon. I should have it already in about 2-3 weeks and ready to ride.

    Do you know any good shops in Tokyo? I have been sticking to importing and yahoo auctions.

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    Here's links to a couple of shops in the Tokyo area that cater to the high end crowd.

    http://www.guava-jelly.jp/main/index.php

    http://www.fuma-shinjuku.com/

    I would describe the type of riding I do as trail riding. Some of the descents are a bit challenging but can be ridden on a hard tail without problems.

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    Is it cool if I drop you a PM when I am sorted and we can hit some trails?

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    No problem sending a PM.

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    kmorast...
    can you post more pics? I would like to see more! It looks very nice!

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    Here's a few photos I've taken over the last year.
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    More photos
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    I've always thought this photo was funny. I can't read Japanese but I would imagine it says something about being careful around people walking.
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    My two favorites are Y's Road in Shinjuku (they have the most high-end mtb stuff) http://ysroad-maniac.com/

    and AST Bikes in Narimasu (outside of Ikebekuro) http://www.astbikes.com/
    AST also has a great selection of BMX stuff.



    Quote Originally Posted by kmorast
    Here's links to a couple of shops in the Tokyo area that cater to the high end crowd.

    http://www.guava-jelly.jp/main/index.php

    http://www.fuma-shinjuku.com/

    I would describe the type of riding I do as trail riding. Some of the descents are a bit challenging but can be ridden on a hard tail without problems.
    May the air be filled with tires!

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