So, my bike was stolen. I've had it for a year and a half - pretty good by osaka standards actually where a bike is stolen every 2 minutes or something. Anyway, I was sad. I pimped it out with a hello kitty bell and an umbrella holder thingy. And my bike was one of those ones that folds in half if you want to carry it on the train or something. *sigh* I guess I'll have to buy a new one eventually.
So I was getting over that. Rich and I have been riding the other bike we have (otherwise known as the family car). It is a piece of crap bike that we paid $30 for when we first arrived in Japan. I love it. Its green and rusty and carries us both (reasonably) comfortably. We also added an umbrella holder on it and put pegs on it so the 'passenger' can put their feet up, or stand on them.
Then, we lost the key. We have been walking our asses everywhere for the last week.
Then, I discovered that you can go to a bike shop and have them take the old lock off and put a new one on for about $15. And you can buy a lock that has 3 keys.
Back on the family car!