A graduate student living in Tokyo and avoiding her writing by toodling around on her bike and procrastinating.
Last year I decided to ditch the train in Tokyo and go by bike. I bought a Bridgestone 3 speed and off I went. What I didn't realize was that I would become completely smitten by both riding, and bikes themselves. Now I'm back in Toronto (for the time being, and I still keep that Bridgestone in Tokyo for when I am there) and still riding, and somehow acquiring bicycles.
I'm now up to six: the original Bridgestone (Mabel), a Danish Viva Bellisimo (Maru), a 1966 CCM single speed cruiser (Grover), a fold up I've had for several years (Paris), and a Fleetwing Deluxe Mixte 10-speed (Florence), and now a 3 speed Raleigh Sports I rescued from being dumped (Riley)
To me, these are my adventures...
Florence has become my daily commuting bike. She's pretty smooth ride and I fall for her more each day.
Riley, the Raleigh
The newest addition. An accidental acquisition from the garbage, on her way to brighter days. 3 speed Raleigh Sports
Maru, a Vivo Bellissimo
Maru is fast and furious. But stuck in limbo between Japan and Toronto
This is Grover. My workhorse shopping bike. Coaster brake single gear 1966 CCM
My Paris (almost)
This is almost a photo of my fold up bike. She is a bright shiny girl for 9 years old, and works hard.
Mabel, my Beaute
This is my stable work ride, my Bridgestone 2010 Beaute. No, really, that's the model name, I didn't name my bike that. She's a strong work horse, but a heavy girl, and currently stuck in Tokyo for a bit