A policeman returns the bicycle to Karahawa Keiichiro in Wuhan. SD-Agencies
Japanese cycling enthusiast Kawahara Keiichiro, a world traveler who rode through dozens of countries on his bicycle, has recovered his bike after losing it this month in Wuhan, Hubei Province, Chinese-language media reported yesterday.
The report said that on Thursday, Kawahara rode to Hanjie Street in Wuhan and left his bike against a wall, under a parking attendant’s watch, while visiting the pedestrian street. His bike was missing when he came back.
But the attendant denied he was responsible for the loss, because Kawahara did not park his bike in the designated zone and its excessive parking time was outside the attendant’s duty, the report said.
Kawahara called for help to find his 13,000 yuan (US$1,933) bicycle, which had carried him through dozens of countries over the years. “My bike is my love, my girl and my best friend. I really want it back,” he said.
His beloved bicycle was found by police and returned to Kawahara on Monday, the report said. (SD-Agencies)