After talking about it for months and months (years?) I finally got around to getting myself a bicycle. I think what ultimately convinced me to go and buy one was my recent trip to Denmark (pictures are on the way...) where I rediscovered the joy of pedalling. I've also gotten myself a map of Tokyo and am now spending weekends figuring out the chaotic maze of roads and alleys that make up Japan's capital. Yey!
Bonus fact: Japanese bicycles have the brakes set up the opposite way of Danish bicycles. The right lever controls the front brake, the left controls the back. Forget this at your peril!