Friday, October 27, 2017

Cycling-Day 35-Minatoku(3.5km)

Sharing bicycle in Tokyo.

Day 35, 274 days for cycling, total distance 19,366.1km, total climb 220,105m
Minatoku 15:26-15:50
Distance today 3.5km, climb 80m, duration 0:23, avg speed 8.7km/h, burned 114kcal
Gear: DoCoMo Bikke
161 days since injury, 130 days since surgery

I used a shared bicycle for stopping by a bakery on the way home.
The bakery is located a little far from subway stations, or I have to transfer two buses. It is not far for a bicycle to go riding.
The forecast calls rainy weekend, and it is worth to go riding today.

This is a shared service provided by DoComo, a mobile phone company in Japan.
I often use this for hopping my clients.
The bicycle sharing is very popular in Mainland China, but it is also getting useful in Japan as well.
There are many cycling ports in Tokyo, and just touch your IC card and go (prior registration is required).
There are some user classes but I am the lowest one with no monthly charge and just pay 150 yen for the first 30 minutes riding.
150 yen is a little lower than one ride ticket of subway, closer approach to my clients, and good exercise.

The destination, Tokai University Takanawa campus.

A little hard to find the cycle port, where I have to return the bicycle.
You should check where the port is, otherwise you will lose the first 30 minutes and have to pay the extra charge.

Bought breads nearby a fire station with this old fashioned fire engine.

The service is good, but still limited in downtown area in Tokyo. Wishing to expand to 23 wards.


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