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KS Cover no. 78 2006 November

NOV 2006 :: 078
 

Cycle mania

FEATURE: Need more iron in your diet? Eat a bicycle. We are in the Land of the Adjustable Saddle. Ownership of two wheels (or one) is de rigueur, if not actually mandatory. As far as the police are concerned, riding two up and bicycle theft are crimes as heinous as murder. Gangsters and hotrodders travel in loud, conspicuous convoys unmolested by the boys in blue, but woe betide you if you are caught on an unregistered bike. The bicycle is ecological warrior, style statement, health machine and infernal pest, depending whether you are riding, dodging one or having your eardrums drilled out by the squeal of unmaintained brakes on a mamachari. This month, with articles on the International Bicycle Fund, bike maintenance, touring here and abroad and racing, KS takes long look at the not-so-secret life of the bicycle.

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:: Online Articles

:: FEATURE

International Bicycle Fund & Ibike
Sustainable transport

:: FEATURE

Arashiyama on wheels
Exploring Arashiyama by bicycle

:: FEATURE

A spin through ancient Japan
Cycling through history in Okayama Prefecture

:: FEATURE

One helluva of an FNQ ride
Cycling in Northern Queensland, Australia

:: FEATURE

Bike maintenance
Do-it-yourself guide to bicycle maintenance

:: FEATURE

Beat the wind
Getting into cycle racing

:: Kansai Listings

:: CINEMA LISTINGS

Up to date cinema listings guide so you always know what's on, where and when!

:: ART

Best exhibitions & listings

:: EVENTS

Best events & listings

:: LIVE

Best gigs & listings

:: CLUB

All the hot picks

:: Also in this month's mag

:: FOOD

Asian Dining Rara, Shinsaibashi

:: FESTIVAL

Best festivals & listings

:: READ

New releases & recommendations

:: FILM

OEFF + Best films & cinema listings

:: LANGUAGE

The bicycle law

:: PROFILE

Tatsu Sakamoto, world cyclist
55,000 kms, 51 month, 6 continents, and 1 man

:: UPDATE

Purchasing property
Advice from IFG-Asia

:: GETAWAY

Autumn Hiking in Kyoto
Guide to Atago-san, Daimonji-yama, & Daigoji-yama

:: TRAVEL

A pretzel in paradise
Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand