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Japanese vs American bicycle GPS

A comparison of the screen and features of GPS cycling navigation devices for the American vs Japanese markets.

Bicycle Life With Kawaii Girls

Bicycle Life With Kawaii Girls is a collection of artwork depicting women on bicycles by Japan’s leading manga illustrators. A little surprisingly, it’s not all pervy hentai art of impossibly bosomous young girls.

Sherlock Holmes: The Solitary Cyclist

Among the 13 stories published in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Return of Sherlock Holmes is “The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist,” in which a Victorian gal on a bike is stalked by a fixie riding hipster.

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Bike Powered Music Box

Futility Closet dug up this old 1899 patent “to provide a combined bicycle and musical instrument whereby the rider when so disposed may treat himself and others in his immediate neighborhood to a musical accompaniment as he rides along.”

Charinko etymology and loan words

Charinko ( チャリンコ ) is a Japanese word for “bicycle.” For years I’ve thought the shortened “chari” was a loan word from the English “chariot.” I was wrong.

Tokyo Godfathers

I saw the news of anime director Satoshi Kon’s passing yesterday and thought of one of his better films, Tokyo Godfathers.