Scenic ride planned for this Sunday with couple of mates, probably much more on the social side and relaxed pace than the TCC usual deal. 07:33 Takasaki line, leaving from platform 5 of JR Ueno sta. We'll take the train to Shibukawa (2,268 yen) and should arrive just before 10 am. From there, it's gonna be some 75km ride to Shibu pass and another 75km back to Shibukawa, (total over 150km) with about 3,500m of climbing. This is the approximate route, though I'll tweak it some more. No sit down lunch or anything, but planning 3 shorter stops at some points of interest and for refueling. Return probably very late. Current weather forecast for Kusatsu on Sunday is cloudy but dry, 10% chance of rain, 23C. Up the Shibu pass it will be about 10C cooler still. It's gonna be a freezing descent, that one. Don't forget to RSVP if you're coming, as logistics are a bitch for this one. If the weather changes again I may have to cancel it, and will contact those who RSVP-ed by 7:30pm on Saturday in that case.