Entries Tagged as 'bicycles'

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Another Bike Post!

Just a quick post with some pictures from a bike ride the other day.
Some Mountain Viewer Googlers were visiting the Shanghai office and Billion, my friend from the Shanghai Bicycle Rental shop, and I took them out for an authentic in-your-face bike experience.  We went first through the bustling Puxi district, across the pedestrian ferry, [...]

Monday, September 22nd, 2008


Two quick examples of the resourcefulness of people in Shanghai.
My bike pedal broke while riding today. Within two blocks I came across a man with a cart that was fixing bikes. He put a new pedal in in 5 minutes and charged me 6元 (a little less than a dollar).
Before coming to Shanghai I had [...]

Saturday, September 20th, 2008


My bike lasted 9 days.  The night I went to visit Song Shuo’s school I came home and went straight to bed, forgetting that I had left my bike outside the office.  In the morning when Alex and I went to work it was not on the street.
We thought that perhaps the “parking authorities” there [...]

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Bike Rides

This was the last weekend Christophe was in town.  Alex and I had planned to have a mellow Friday night in anticipation of his going away celebration on Saturday night.  However, being the influential person he is Christophe managed to convince us into going out for dinner.  “I guess the party is starting early” I [...]

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

今天我买了一辆自行车. Today I bought a Bike.

Today I bought a bike.  I may be the happiest 外国人 in 上海.
One of the most attractive things about moving to Shanghai was buying a bike and riding around the city.
The story begins the night prior when Alex and I happened across an electric scooter shop.  I thought perhaps they knew where to buy bicycles.  [...]