Comments on: MouthCam(tm): Ride to Work Binaural Podcasts From Japan Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:35:12 +0000 hourly 1 By: Darren Tue, 27 Feb 2007 08:30:57 +0000 Wow nice bike riding! I hired a bike when I went to Kyoto last year, man was that fun, oh and dangerous but fun 🙂 a great way to get around Japan’s main citys.

By: Trev Tue, 27 Feb 2007 01:33:28 +0000 That was cool – as good as HelmetCam(TM).

I thought you were going to hit that other girl on the bike as she came around the corner (me screaming “Watch out”) and then it occurred to me you ride on the other side of the road. Been living in Canada too long…

I too am impressed by your drool control. I can’t even hold a bus ticket in my mouth without getting the damned thing wet.


By: Bill Chapman Mon, 26 Feb 2007 22:32:01 +0000 Thanks for the pointer to the link!

I was only in Japan two days and we toured from Tokyo, where my sister-in-law lives to Yokohama, where a friend of the family lives.

You need to show three more things that impressed me.
1. the public toilets (and how to use them – and how an old american can get back up after squatting – and was I pointed the right way – where’s the front?)
2. the tiny roads and how you have to get the government’s permission to get a car, after you demonstrate you have room to keep it off-road.
3. the height of the doorways (6’0″) which almost knocked me out on my nightly trips to the restroom, which seemed to be the size of a closet.
and maybe show some pictures of the minature garbage trucks, concrete mixers, etc., that look like toys, in comparison to their US equivalents.

By: Jay Mon, 26 Feb 2007 18:55:42 +0000 Mike said:
Its nice to be able to put sight into the freezing cold bikecast that you did earlier. I was kind of confused when you were talking about the bike rack thing, but now it makes a lot more sense.

I was wondering the same thing about those bike racks. Now I know. I feel a little more complete now that that mystery was solved, and I didn’t need group of zany teenagers with a talking dog.

As far as Japan being crowded I kind of thought the same thing before my first trip. It sure can get massively crowded at times. I really enjoyed a morning walk. It was so peaceful in the mornings.


By: sockoinjapan Mon, 26 Feb 2007 00:41:19 +0000 That was so fun! How do you keep from not drooling all over your phone and not dropping it? Hopefully you have a lanyard around your neck.

Here are the rules for bicycles in Yokohama…

But, no one follows them or enforces them very often. Ride safe.

By: maciej Sun, 25 Feb 2007 23:55:01 +0000 What strikes me (besides your skills Rich) is how clean and well-groomed this part of town was.

By: Rich Pav Sun, 25 Feb 2007 15:25:28 +0000

Man, why didn’t you say anything?

Because I was holding my cell phone in my mouth. I probably could have hummed Flight of the Valkeries or breathed like Darth Vader, but that’s about it.

By: 神ちゃん Sun, 25 Feb 2007 15:03:04 +0000 Man, why didn’t you say anything?

By: Charlie Sun, 25 Feb 2007 14:58:11 +0000 Wow man.. that seemed like a peaceful. You couldn’t ride a bike in my city like that. You’d either get hit by a SUV, or jumped for your bike & money.
And I love the Bike Building. That’s probably the coolest thing i’ve seen yet in your vidcasts.
Anyways, great video Rich. Thankyou 🙂

By: Rich Pav Sun, 25 Feb 2007 04:44:26 +0000 Forgot to answer your question about bicycle laws: Legally, you’re not allowed to run anyone over. Anything else is fair game.