Re: [CR]Cycling issues in Japan

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme

Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2004 19:18:44 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Cycling issues in Japan
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Dennis Young wrote:
> (cut)
> 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