We met in Alaska several years ago, when I was just in my bicycle infancy. I had an eighties Novara 10-speed, and eventually upgraded to a single-speed Marin Hamilton 29er (remember when 29ers were the best new thing? If not, you didn't miss much.) She had a Specialized Ariel, which is a womens hybrid.
|Hamilton and Ariel, respectively.|
|(Salmon not to scale)|
There are quite a few places we've ridden together here in Japan: through the Misawa Forestry Park and Cycling Road, the Tour de Ogawara, and various jaunts around town and the surrounding countryside. Now that the weather is warming up, we've only got a couple months to squeeze in any more rides before the movers take our bikes and ship them forward to Germany, where many future adventures wait for us.
So happy birthday, Mrs. Bicyclist Abroad. Thanks for being my riding partner, and for your encouragement in all things blogging and bicycles.