Thursday, September 13, 2012

Another Distracted Bike Rider in Osaka

Like my previous post concerning the stylish bike texting guy, I notice many distracted bike riders in Japan. I'm surprised there aren't more accidents. This guy is riding on a busy 4-lane road, texting, listening to music with headphones, no helmet (very common in Japan) and only a few fingers on the grips; and he still has time to stare at me taking his picture! How dare he!! Ha ha. I got a good expression!! 

Ride on Osaka!!


  1. Bike repair shops will always thrive. This is partly because bikes need fixing due to regular wear and tear. However it is also due to bicycle riders who damage their gear while doing foolishness.

    I for one don't think that texting while driving or driving is safe. why risk your life/ Why risk someone else's life. Just pull off the road and do what you have to do. You're not a comedy performer so behave like a serious road user.

  2. Yup, I'm on your side. It only takes a second to be killed. It also only takes a second to stop and reply to a text or check messages...thanks for your comment!

  3. christania’s “rent family bike” bikes are rolling across the city. The system, less than a year old, is funded by christania’s municipal government. It is currently only in one of christania’s 22 administrative districts. Although a 2nd generation system, there are 12 “Houses” in this district, each with around 40 bikes. The yearly subscription cost is the equivalent of $2 US, and allows the use of a bike for up to four hours at a time. In less than a year, there have been 6,000 subscriptions sold. There are larger 3rd generation systems in the world, which do not have a subscription to bike ratio as big as that.