Monthly Archives: August 2007

Bicycling in Japan

(This is mostly taken from my forum post on Japanese bicycle culture, though edited and expanded.) Back in 1997-1998 during my year at Tohoku University, this is what I observed in and around Sendai in regards to bicycling and transportation: … Continue reading

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Osamu Tezuka in S.F.

I saw advertisements around San Francisco back in June/July, and Hitomi mentioned that the S.F. Asian Art Museum was having a special exhibit (from Australia, oddly enough) on "the God of Manga", Osamu Tezuka. To be honest over the past … Continue reading

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Marin Century

I completed the Marin Century ride (106 miles) in 7:30, or an average of 14.4 miles per hour. I climbed 6,250 feet of elevation. (For reference: The STP ride is said to be 1,900 over 200 miles. The "hilly" 100 … Continue reading

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Bay Area Nightfall

Unlike warm summer days in Seattle, the Bay Area temperatures seem to dip into the lower sixties. Wind, fog, etc., make it feel even colder. I headed out to Sausalito tonight to eat at a restaurant that calls itself Fish. … Continue reading

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Don’t I still look like a nerd?

I came back from a bicycle ride last night, I rode about 40 miles yesterday with a coworker through the rural west side of Marin County. Curt, my coworker, invited me to stay for dinner, but I decided to head … Continue reading

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