Bike, Shinjuku

Sep 26 2002

Hiroko flies back and forth between the USA and Japan a lot. She earned enough crazy bonus points to get a bunch of free stuff, and her family asked if there was anything in the All Nippon Airlines catalog I wanted. I said that if they really couldn’t think of anything else they wanted, I wouldn’t mind taking the bike for riding to the station every day. They ordered it, and it came. It is very, very small. Tiny. But it’s a lot of fun. I put Rush’s Presto on the iPod and took it for a ride out to some place I’d never been for a couple of hours. Now I’m riding it around town every day listening to the new [Peter Gabriel][1] album (his first in over ten years). Having a bike makes Tokyo really fun. [1]: