My wife's father's home near Sendai airport was swept away by the tsunami. It took days for us to learn that he was not home at the time, and a week before we could contact him by phone. He's safe. In an evacuation shelter with gas, electricity and food.
So as you can imagine I have been otherwise preoccupied.
Once things settled down and returned to what we now accept as normal I felt it was too soon for me to write about how the earthquake had increased the number of cyclists and bicycle commuters in Tokyo. It seemed so trivial to everything else that as happening around us.
So if you're wanting to stay informed about cycling in the aftermath of the earthquake please follow my twitter feed @tokyobybike until I get back into the writing mood.
Many thanks to you all for your support over this difficult time.