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October 15, 2011

Riding with Lim-san

This September, we had an occasion to ride around Tokyo for half a day with Dr.Lim Seh Guan, from Penang, Malaysia.
Dr. Lim is the chairman of G Club Penang Cyclists, a very active cycling club in Penang. They organise monthly rides to encourage people to cycle and we are also were the organiser for the PENANG ROUND ISLAND CAMPAIGN FOR A LANE event, attracting 3066 cyclists this year.
Naturally, a very good cyclist Lim-san was, on his first "Mama-chari" !


We started from MUJI Yurakucho where we rented the Mama-chari bike, then took a route close to the eastern half of our Asakusa-Aoyama Ride

Tsukiji- Fish Market was very crowded being a Saturday (Tsukiji on Sundays are very quite), and business was lively. After a beautiful open view of the Tokyo Bay from Toyomi Pier, we headed for Tsukuda-Jima to feel the old Tokyo atmosphere, then headed north along the river to Ryogoku.


Upon arriving at Ryogoku, we were greeted by many spectators and colorful flags representing Sumo wrestlers in front of the Ryogoku Stadium, since it was tournament week. We were also
fortunate to meet several Sumo wrestlers entering the Ryogoku Stadium.
Yes, you can meet Sumo wrestlers live, if you're there at the right timing.


A short half day ride, but a good and fun one with Lim-san. And the weather was just perfect too !
Even just half a day on the bicycle will add a very good experience to your trip to Tokyo.
I think it did for Lim-san.

Don't forget the G Club Penang Cyclists when you go to Malaysia. They do guided rides too.

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