Saturday, April 01, 2006

Keirin

Holy Shit. Holy Shit. I went back to the velodrome today, because it was teh weekend. Holy Shit. It was amazing. It is just as much a part of Japanese culture as sushi. well not really, but if you go to japan and dont go to keirin, you are an idiot. nuff said. then i went looking for bike shops. i knew of two thanks to a magazine that i bought, and went looking for them. the way address work in japan is way different than elsewhere. you dont go by street name, you go by block. so you have prefecture name, city name, neighborhood name, area number, block number, house number. it is prety confusing. so, i found eveything but the shop number for this one shop, but when i got to that block, all i saw were love hotels and massage parlors. i walked around teh entire block and then found a whole in teh wall bike shop with some cool stuff. not like veloshop, but still pretty cool. bikes and babes? hot. next i went to the other one. when i got there, some guy told me that it is pretty famous for road racing. so it looks. i got some info on racing in japan. sweet. more later, i have lots more, but no time


peter

9 Comments:

At 2:09 AM, Blogger yr ma said...

hey pio,

your sense of direction is awesome. congratulations of watching your first keirin race and finding an actual address in japan.

fruit is cheap. you buy as much as you want. i sold the house yesterday. that comes out to about 1 million apples, bananas, honeydew, papayas...

off to Molly's today and also Ron's last annual northwest bike shop party. Will get your supplies in the mail by monday.

love you, yr ma

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous The Stad said...

Peter,

Find the Little Bo Peep women. They're out there! Also, sent you an email with questions on your journey.

Stay safe. I'm creating a Peter Loewi Fund at school that will send you pictures and trinkets to remind you of us...and corporate America. Did you really think you could escape?

Chris

 
At 11:00 AM, Blogger Peter said...

dear stad, i didnt get the email try it again please

peter

 
At 11:22 AM, Anonymous The Stad said...

Alright I sent another one.

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger Molly Cameron said...

I think I freaked your mom out today Petersan. She came in asking for new Verroshop spandex and I got really confused! You should nab a bunch of silly Keirin race schedules and stuff! We are gonna send you new bike rubber soon.

Keep it real.

 
At 3:53 AM, Anonymous sarah said...

I forgot to mention in the email...I AM SO JEALOUS...my ecuadorian family called yesterday..i told them about you. Ugh..nostalgia.

 
At 4:00 AM, Anonymous old fat dad said...

hey son,

greetings from warm (40+) and wet Minnesota. it's great to read about your adventures, and all the other folks' comments.

It's funny about the son but no daughter, huh? I don't quite understand about that form we got. Where's he go to school? Any chance of cycling to Teikyo instead of train etc.? Great that you had a chance to have a look in advance.

Have you done any touristy stuff yet; gone to the Ginza or Ueno Park or Shinjuku or Shibuya or the like? Asakusa Kannon (Sensoji) temple is cool, and old by Tokyo standards. And maybe not too far from Akihabara?

Don't forget to start reading one of your four novels, eh?

much love from your pa

 
At 4:53 AM, Anonymous rwloewi said...

Peter--your runninjournal of your life in tokyo is just great. i'm so eager to hearevery detail of your days (and nights) there and look forward to the start of your schooldays and an account of your various classes--content, class sizes, teachers, etc, etc. do your host family members eat japanese style, sleep in beds or on floor? are the floors tatami? Whatever. we love hearing all about everything, much love from GRANDPA

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger Peter said...

molly, I got a bunch of schedules and things. I will try to send them back with those bike magazines that I got. they are funny.

peter

 

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