Posted by: uvahowes | September 26, 2009

My new ride

Finally picked up the bike that I ordered about a week ago, and after crashing right infront of the repair shop where I purchased it I was off and flying down the streets of Tokyo.

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It only has one gear, but I was able to climb all the hills around my apartment without issue. Thankfully it has hand brakes and an American-style kick stand. Definitely worth the 20k Yen I paid for it!

Now I just need to gain some confidence riding on the sidewalk… for some reason Japanese people on bikes don’t ride along with traffic, so you have to learn to dodge pedestrians.

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  1. Nice bike! Nice basket, too–I was picturing a little woven wicker thing, heh. Buy a light!


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