Dennis Young wrote:
> Years ago I used to see them slogging away
> with their bedrolls and gear, often heading north or returning from Hokaido.
> This scene has become much a rarity, probably due to the television game
> revolution as much as anything else. A much more common sight is seeing a
> young student riding along while staring into their cellular phone, ready to
> fall prey to a open man hole cover or dip in the road. My impression is
> that many of the current day collectors were involved in touring in their
> youth, but for whatever reasons, often they no longer ride much.
Sounds like there is going to be a lot of bike collections being broken up in 20 to 30 years with no takers in Japan. Sad!
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California