Saturday, November 18th Meeting place: Musashi Itsukaichi station Time: 9:00am https://www.strava.com/segments/2280526 The original TCC Okutama BOOB ride is/was always meant to be an “Individual Time Trial”, designed to test one’s own performance – A ride you can do nearly any time of the year (apart from mid-Winter) to gauge your fitness by comparing your time to the last time you did it. If you've never done it before, this would be a good opportunity make that initial mark for you to improve upon later down the road. The Strava record currently stands at 3hr:01m:31s – As yet, no-one has broken the 3-hour barrier. Similar to the 4-minute mile, prior to Roger Bannister’s win in 1954, we shall be looking for our record-breaking hero on the day! Ideally, we will have staggered starts, with the slower riders setting out first – Even an intermediate rider should be able to finish within 4hr:30min (5 hours, for the very slowest of riders) – with a rider setting out every 2 or 3 minutes, depending on the number of people who care to join, and the fastest riders setting off last. Group Lunch After we are all back at Itsukaichi, we can ride as a group to the Ishikawa Sake Brewery in Haijima (TCC has been there before on several occasions) for lunch & drinks around 2pm (or 2:30 for any stragglers). The winner of the BOOB Challenge may dine for free. In order to do this properly, we should have 2 volunteers – One at the start to log “Roll-out times” (the same person will log finishing times), and another person at the turnaround point at Okutama lake, to record times there (to avoid potential “Oh, I turned around too early” scenarios). *Please PM me if you wish to volunteer For the non-competitive: We understand that there will be those who do not wish to compete - Those who are either not in good shape at the moment, or who simply wish to do the ride for fun - You are more than welcome to join. Please consider this a "social ride", and an opportunity to meet some other members you may not have met yet. Please join us at the start, and ride at your leisure, doing part (or all) of the course as you see fit, but please try to be back at Musashi-Itsukaichi station by 1:30pm at the latest. We will try to arrange it so that everyone is back at Musashi-Itsukaichi by 1:30, so that we can all ride to the Ishikawa Brewery together, and hopefully be there by 2pm for lunch. Please let me know in the comments if you will be joining for: Leisurely Ride Timed Ride (Individual TT) Lunch only - I'll need to make a reservation at the Restaurant.