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!