April 17, 2011
I visited Isanuma again to sell some bike goods overstocked. Fortunately, I could liquidate
most of large goods such as a frame and tires I brought to.
In my conclusion after observation, there are chiefly three kinds of people gathering at
-Roadies buying supplies such as tires and tubes.
-Fixie riders who are eager to decorate their pistas.
-Tourists who want to see and show their old-fashioned bikes.
Apparently, I belonged to the last group of people. I really appreciated their authentic
beauties of bikes, taking pictures for my reference.
Of course, the best part of Isanuma Bavardage was the chattering with my acquaintances
about recent developments in bikes and touring. I enjoyed the conversation over my cooking
of rice balls with the rice cooking pot and Svea 123 gasoline stove. Thanks to the assists
from co-sellers, Kenken-san, Sanpo-san and Naru-san, it was a slow and very comfortable
elapse of time.