Shinagawa

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EN: First day of Golden Week (well, in my case not, since I had to ditch the school due to my work related duties), first day off and nice weather. So I took my bike and went to Shinagawa-ku, just roaming around and taking some pictures. I eventually arrived to the Rainbow Bridge entry and I was considering whether to cross it on the bike or not (you cannot ride your bike on it, every cyclist receives a strange set of wheels which will be attached to the front wheel, so you can only push your bike), but eventually I decided not to, since it was very windy down on the ground and the bridge is well-known for its crazy winds anyway, plus I was running out of time. And actually – for the first time after all of the hundreds of kilometers I got a flat tyre, fortunately for me I always carry a spare one and two bottles of compressed air, which came very handy this time and I could continue with my ride.

SK: Dnes je prvý deň série štátnych sviatkov zvanej Golden Week (Zlatý týždeň), hoci ja osobne som mal minimálne v škole voľno o niekoľko dní viac, keďže som sa musel venovať svojim pracovným povinnostiam. Počasie bolo skvelé a preto som s bicyklom smeroval opäť k moru, do mestskej časti Shinagawa-ku, kde som sa iba tak, v podstate bezcieľne motal a užíval si výhľady. Napokon som skončil pod vchodom (pre chodcov a cyklistov) na most Rainbow Bridge (každý cyklista pri vstupe dostane zvláštne zariadenie, takpovediac malý skateboard s kolieskami, ktorý je pripnutý na jeho predné koleso, aby mohol bicykel po moste iba tlačiť) a zvažoval som, či sa mám prejsť ešte na Odaibu alebo nie. Napokon som sa rozhodol, že nie, pretože už v samotnom Tokiu bolo veľmi veterno a most je známy svojimi bláznivými veternými podmienkami, zažil som to už na vlastnej koži viackrát. Ešte perlička na záver – dnes som si užil svoj prvý defekt v Japonsku, po stovkách kilometrov. Našťastie mám pod sedadlom kapsičku s náhradnou dušou a dvomi malými fľaštičkami so stlačeným vzduchom, takže som to opravil za asi 5 minút a mohol som pokračovať v jazde.

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