Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ride around Asakusa in Tokyo

On Tuesday, I had the day off so I decided to take the train up to Tokyo for a day of sightseeing.  Spent a very pleasant day riding the Carryme around Asakusa and the Sumida River.   Visited Meiji Jingu Shrine and enjoyed the deja-vu experience of returning to a place I haven`t been to in many years.  The last time must have been 8 years or so ago. Time flies!
Not much has changed in the area except for one really big thing - the ginormous new construction project already towering above the old traditional neighborhoods in which it stands. Tokyo Skytree will eventually be 634 meters high and is due to begin bombarding Tokyo residents with powerful microwaves sometime in 2012. 

Where is Godzilla when you need him?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hauling the boys to soccer

Owen and Finn love riding to soccer practice on the back of the Yuba.  Here the new "Stand Alone" kickstand is being put to the test.  No problem!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Rain cover for Yuba Mundo

The bicycle parking area next to our house, unfortunately, does little to protect the bikes from the elements. There`s a roof but that doesn`t help much when the rain is really coming down and blowing sideways, as it very often does!  Until now, I`ve been using two cheapo bicycle covers to cover the Mundo but they are poorly made and were starting to tear. 

Well, I finally found a quality rain cover that fits the Yuba Mundo and won`t blow off.  I found it in an autoparts store - it`s made to cover big motorcycles like Harley-Davidsons.  Kind of expensive at 5000 yen but worth it I think! 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Yuba Mundo hauling 4 CarryMe folders

Strapped the entire fleet onto the back of the Mundo this morning.  The bikes are strapped on pretty well, but I think the Mundo would handle better with the weight more towards the front of the sideloader racks.  The single leg kickstand was just barely able to handle this load.  I have an order in for Yuba`s new stand alone dual leg stand which, supposedly, is pretty heavy duty and, I think, will make things much more manageable.  Also, ordered the top deck and running boards. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Autumn Ride

Took one of the Carrymes out for a ride around Yokohama yesterday.  Took it nice and slow and enjoyed the cool weather and the Fall scenery.    Here`s a shot of the Carryme and some of the spectacular scenery around Yamashita Park.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yuba Mundo

My new Yuba Mundo!  The Mundo, with it`s 200 kg load capacity, should be up to the task of hauling folding bikes to "Yokohama Rides and Rentals" customers.  

In addition, I placed an order for four Pacific Carryme folders for the new rental bike biz today. 

Pacific Carryme in NYC -  some nice photos illustrating the many ways the Carryme can enhance a tourist`s sightseeing experience. 

Still thinking about other bikes to offer rental customers.  

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Night cycling along the Yokohama waterfront

First post!

The best way to see Yokohama is on a bicycle - and the best time to ride in Yokohama is at night.  Few Cars, no crowds, and the scenery is spectacular!