I am a native of the Pacific Northwest region of the USA. A high school teacher by profession, I remember fondly the four years I spent living in Japan. While there, I did not own a car and I rode my bike all around the town and countryside.
Now that my child has entered high school, I have suddenly find I have some time to dedicate time to personal interests, especially cycling. Though out of shape, busy with work and home life, and living in the USA where car is king, I want to try to make riding my bike a regular part of my life again. I would also like to introduce my fellow Americans (and other English-speakers around the world) to the cycling life of Japan.