Another day at the bike shop. This is really relaxing. I get to do some emails and facebook and watch some videos on youtube. It is almost like a holiday. Do you see my Natooke water bottle on the inside of the bike shop next to the beer bottles?
I had brought my trick bike to the shop and now it is standing inside behind the cool decoration made by used broken inner tubes.
Arnon had a great idea to just close the shop and go our for a bike ride. He was riding his nice Colnago fixed gear bike.
He gave me an old Italian single speed bike similar to the Chinese Flying Pigeon Light Roadsters. By the way most of the pictures in this blog entry are Arnon’s pictures. They can all be found on facebook.
We road towards the beach. Because I have only been in Tel Aviv so far he decided to cycle with me to Jaffa.
I stopped to take some pictures. But I did that of course without getting off my bicycle.
Arnon also did not get off his bike. His bar tape has such a flurescent color.
But we did both shortly get off our bikes for a picture together.
People had recommended to visit the old city of Jaffa and they had said I could cycle there. I was amazed by how close it is. It felt like cycling from Chaoyangmen to Yonghegong in Beijing. And that is a really short distance. But it was nice to be in Jaffa. We sat for a while near the ocean.
Then I decided to do some tricks.
Thank you Arnon for taking these nice pictures!
The sun was already setting when we cycled into the city center.
We then went to the famous flea market of Jaffa. But they were already closing down.
When we cycled back to Tel Aviv we saw the full moon rising just above the houses. That was amazing. What a good idea that we closed the shop for 2 hours. I should consider doing that in Beijing sometimes.