Monday, June 15, 2009

Let's Ride On The Other Side...

Went for a bike ride yesterday.  After getting CRAZY lost the night before.  Seriously 7 miles out of my way lost till figuring out I was on the "man-made" island.  I left my bike in Ginza locked up because I was mega late to meet up with a friend in Shibuya Saturday night.  

Next day on the 14th I took the train to get my bike and go to Harajuku.  Harajuku on sundays are epic.  There are all these kids dressed up like living dolls.  Rode there fast and hard buNNyHAwK Style.  Tokyo has the best pavement, so smooth and almost nearly flat.  I did find two hills which were chump change compared to ours in Seattle so blasted up them and down to Omotesando Dori.  Once at Harajuku I was meeting my friend JC who came from me.  She took the train - I waited for her nearly an hour before she showed up.  Basically - bikes are faster then the super punctual subway system.

It started raining, so it was time to head back to the hostel.  The distance is 12.5 km (shy of 8 miles).  It was one of the best rides I have done.  Sprinkling at first - then pouring down.  The combination between the pavement, left side of the road.  Huge streets, new environment etc... really made it fun.

Today after my meetings here I went to a couple of bike shops.  They had some sweet track frames.  Maybe I will pick one up if I can find a good deal.

Keep on riding, I'll be home at the end of the month.


  1. I love the "travel posts" by Karl. I just think its so cool. Keep it up!

  2. I'm also a fan of the travel posts by Karl. It's like he's our foreign correspondent.