Luckily it did not take long before we were able to get inside and order , the place was already packed with family groups enjoying big bowls of ramen and the house specialty giant goza . We were shown to a room at the back of the shop and after order it did not take long for our meals to arrive. The place is more like a ramen factory than a shop as the kitchen is run at a brisk pace serving up meals and there always seems to be a line out the door of people wanting to enter, maybe its just like that on the weekends ?. After everybody had finished their lunch we prepared for the ride back into the city with one group of 8 local riders who lived nearby parting ways and a main group of faster riders lead by Brian who headed back into the city. I rode with Russell who was also on a MTB at a more relaxed pace taking in a few off road trails along a river and then later on we joined the Nishikawa cycle path back into the city. Russell & I reached the bike shop about 5 minutes after the others had arrived . For our first shop ride of the year the weather was perfect and it was nice to see a good turn out of riders as well. Lets hope the nice continues .
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Four our first shop ride of the year I planned a 60 km ride out to Komadori , a popular ramen shop in Maki that is so famous people line up outside early waiting for the doors to open. In total there were 21 riders including Brian & myself were were leading the ride. We started by taking the cycle path along the Shinano which is a quick way to get out of the city and then rode on the seas side line before turning off and heading inland towards were the ramen shop is located. by the time we arrived a line had already formed out the door and people were standing in the midday heat waiting to get inside.