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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Snow and bicycles

I used to ride my bicycle to work the first 5 winters in Sapporo, but since I broke my 12th bike two years ago I have not bothered to get a new one. Now I walk instead. Which takes 45 minutes instead of 20, but I guess it is good exercise. And you do not have to deal with things such as trying to find your bicycle after a day of heavy snow, like this day (we get quite a lot of snow in January and February).


  1. After I had to dig out a bike from a snow bank like that, it was totally wrecked. I still wanted to have a bike though, so I got a folding bike that I now keep inside instead. And not having to keep it outside even when it's not snowing really helps the chain and stuff last longer too.

    1. I have seen bikes mauled by the snow plowing after they have been hidden in the snow, and one of my own bikes was apparently run over by some professor leaving the university when he backed out his car from the parking space (my bike had probably fallen over from wind, so he did not see it). So a folding bike that you can bring inside sounds good.