- stolen... maybe;
- or perhaps the rumoured bike Nazis had cleared off with it.
After half a week of asking around for any intelligence on the location of the bike prisoner camp, a liberation mission came to light. I paid the ransom to the crusty gate-keeper and filed the paper work with the crusty key-master. "Gimme me bike back, you bastards!"
Free again, I rode off down the city streets, with the wind in my ¥1,000 cut hair. Even without a helmet, I ride safe in the knowledge that no vehicle driver would ever nail a cyclist.
The Geneva Convention was an agreement among the nations of the world directing countries in the proper treatment of Prisoners of War.
Japan never signed this agreement.