Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Recent email to my parents

Re: Vroom vroom

Bitches better watch out.


Melon said...

Sweet ride.

Green-Eyed Geisha said...

Thanks Melon. My ass is paying for it today.

Tako Hostil said...


I have not ridden a bike for years, but never went farther than a few blocks from home, streets in Mexico are not very friendly. During my short and first 26-day stay in Japan I was amazed at how fast and flawlessly the Japanese ride their bicycles almost to anywhere, even the elderly. I would love to use one here on the other side of the ocean if I could.

Green-Eyed Geisha said...

Tako: Sorry to hear that about your neighbourhood :( It's great having a bike here again but unfortunately the city isn't very bike friendly so you have to ride on the sidewalk. I hate bikers when I am walking and I hate pedestrians when I'm biking so I can't win!

Anonymous said...

I like all your posts but somehow this post was so bad ass :P haha.
In the states you never see girls with short skirts riding on bikes.... in japan.. it's a piece of cake, or they don't mind a little flashing XD. It also seem like salary men never look around, just straight back, straight forward and off they go.
Have you ever tried to take somebody for a ride? I swear it's so difficult.. I don't know of the skinny tiny people can hold the weight >_<


Rob said...

Do a wheelie!

Riding a bike is definitely the only way to get around some parts of Japan, particularly the less dense areas. I spent all spring in Kyoto and I bicycled every day for almost three months. I'm not sure that I'd want to bike some places in the more commercial districts of bigger cities but, regardless, a bike is one of those necessary things to have in Japan.

Green-Eyed Geisha said...

Anon: Thanks :) I just feel lucky to have the kind of parents to whom I can send these emails and they don't even blink! Riding in heels is one of my finer acomplishments but I've not given anyone a ride yet - I don't have those "standing" bars on the back.

Rob: It's so nice to be on a bike but I agree that the denser areas really scare me - it's almost impossible to stay on your bike. But put me on a wide avenue with few pedestrians and I am in heaven!


Wonderful, Lady!!!


Green-Eyed Geisha said...

Thanks yourself Rodolphe!