Here in Kyoto, the bike(s) we own is/are a source of transportation, a machine, the horse we use to shop and carry things around town, our taxi when we need to go somewhere at night when the buses and subway and trains have stopped running, and a source of joy.
However, our use and joy pales compared to Guillaume Blanchet.
In Montreal, Blanchet “lived” on his bicycle for 382 days. Literally.
He cooked, showered, shaved (not recommended), rapped, cooked, went online. did more or less everything.
This period has been documented in a short film “The Man Who Lived on His Bike.”
Extreme, yes, but we loved the short film.
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