I’ve always wanted to do that…

It looks like somebody just couldn’t take it any more.

The bicycle detritus that litters so many of the places that I, and a gazillion other Tokyoites, have to walk can be maddening. I love the people who choose the most constricted stretch of sidewalk in front of my local Tokyu store to abandon park their bikes. I love the folks who plop their bikes right on top of the “No bicycle parking” marks at Tobu Nerima.

But I really love this guy. I guess he just couldn’t stand having a swarm of seldom used bicycles clustered around his local fire equipment. Too bad somebody decided to use the newly cleared space to park in.

My friend Bob in Jiyugaoka (name changed to protect the guilty) goes on a random bike toss once in a while. He goes out front of his house, looks at the “No bicycles” sign, rolls up his sleeves, and starts stacking. Then he gets a cold beer and waits. But, he is protected: his mother-in-law owns the retail/apartment building. I’ll have to see if I can’t help him out one of these days. You’ll know his house because it is the only one you can walk along the central sidewalk back of Jiyugaoka Station.

2 Comments so far

  1. D.L.A. (unregistered) on December 23rd, 2004 @ 8:21 pm

    See, that is something I have always wanted to do.

  2. bad hair boy (unregistered) on December 29th, 2004 @ 9:22 pm

    what a lovely idea. should import it into student cities accross europe :-)

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