The use of bicycles in Australia still remains unfamiliar to me. Here, even women ride sport bikes with high seats (the seat is about the same height as the handle) and narrow wheels, and with style. Wearing a helmet, a pack on their back and a water bottle at their side, they bike around on roads.
In Japan, it’s different. Most bike on sidewalks and don’t wear helmets. There is always a basket on the front to carry light things. The seat on the back can carry heavy things tied down with an elastic band. Junior and senior high school students carry their bags on the back because their textbooks are heavy.
They have many types of baskets and child seats. The seats are low and designed to be easy-to-ride for women.
If it comes to this, I’m determined to create a mamachari boom in Australia.
top image: http://cycling-blog.sakura.ne.jp
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