Sunday, December 30, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

carry on regardless

carry on regardless by owenfinn16
carry on regardless, a photo by owenfinn16 on Flickr.
My son and I were on our way to pick up our Christmas tree the other day when, halfway there (flat tire Murphy`s Law?), I suddenly heard the evil hissss of leaking air.   Assumed it was my son`s flat-proned bicycle but, in fact, it was the Mundo`s rear wheel (my first ever flat on the Yuba Mundo). Doh!

If I still had the double-legged and super sturdy Stand-Alone Kickstand(it broke off the bike a few months ago - not so surprising considering the weight I often put on it) this wouldn`t have been much of a problem, but with the single-legged stand, I couldn`t see a way of getting the tire off the heavy blue beast.  Alas, we were forced to abandon our Christmas tree quest and headed home with the tire leaking slowly.  Luckily, there was an old Bridgestone Bike shop halfway home, where I could refill the tire.

One of the things I love about cycling, and cargo bikes in particular, is the DYI stuff - and all the messing around and tinkering with the bikes you can do.    I find that with a bit of thought,  some inexpensive makeshift solution is often close at hand, or perhaps only as far as the nearest ¥100 yen shop.

Anyway, as you can see, in this case, I discovered yet another use for the wonderful Yuba belt straps that came with the bike - as well as the tree that came with our house!   

Now, to get that Christmas Tree - let`s carry on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUa1Ia6vvhI

Friday, November 16, 2012

rainy day - wife away

rainy day - wife away by owenfinn16
rainy day - wife away, a photo by owenfinn16 on Flickr.

Best done when Junko is safely at her mother`s.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

yuba mundo

yuba mundo by owenfinn16
yuba mundo, a photo by owenfinn16 on Flickr.

The Mundo in Zo no Hana today.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dahon Curve SL

Untitled by owenfinn16
Untitled, a photo by owenfinn16 on Flickr.

Dusk and Yokohama yellows.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tokyo By Bike: Tokyo serious about number plating cyclists

Tokyo By Bike: Tokyo serious about number plating cyclists: In a move that would leave any cycling activist absolutely dumbstruck, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is seriously considering making it..

I agree that this is all an attempt at decreasing the number of bicycles on the roads.  Anything to make things easier for motorists I guess.   What a crazy world we live in. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

dahon curve SL

Untitled by owenfinn16
Untitled, a photo by owenfinn16 on Flickr.

Took the Dahon out for an after work cruise along the waterfront last night.

Monday, July 9, 2012