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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 25 July 2013 in People & Portrait.

A portrait of my friend and fellow teacher in Hiroshima, Japan. Earlier this month, on July 4th, Michaela rode her bicycle to our house in Olympia.

Michaela stayed in Japan for some years after I had departed. Before she left Japan, she rode her bicycle the length of the country. Quite an accomplishment! She had the bike shipped to Seattle and picked it up there. On her way down the West Coast of the U.S.A., she stopped for a visit. It was good to catchup.

You can follow her progress here.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

You have an interesting friend. Riding a bicycle is in motion gets to see a lot. And it is said that the exercise to keep healthy. She looks like a very happy person.

25 Jul 2013 5:08am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Wow, that's really cool... I will definitely check it out!

25 Jul 2013 5:39am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely portrait Steve.Thanks for the link, from the look of her page she's having a wonderful time and has already seen more of the country than most would have in a lifetime, what a fantastic adventure

25 Jul 2013 5:56am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid portrait

25 Jul 2013 6:12am (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Nice portrait!

25 Jul 2013 6:48am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely portrait

25 Jul 2013 6:49am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli portrait ! Bonne journée

25 Jul 2013 6:56am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

She's a very pretty portrait

25 Jul 2013 7:04am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portrait!

25 Jul 2013 7:48am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice smile.

25 Jul 2013 8:01am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful portrait and a shining personality!

25 Jul 2013 8:09am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Sweet portrait, wish she'd peddled to Okinawa.

25 Jul 2013 10:23am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, she's quite the lady! Really great portrait of her, and thanks for introducing her to us.

25 Jul 2013 10:43am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

A magnificent portrait very well done. I went to see the link, fantastic his trip.
Have a good day.

25 Jul 2013 10:57am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful girl and portrait too ;)

25 Jul 2013 11:18am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A wonderful portrait ! What a travel she did with her bicycle !!!

25 Jul 2013 11:51am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely portrait!! What a beautiful smile with a perfect row of pearly teeth!! The bicycle is the secret of her youthful teen age look !!!

25 Jul 2013 12:06pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

very good

25 Jul 2013 1:00pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Charmant portrait super sourrire et très belle dame.

25 Jul 2013 1:49pm

franz from Baden, Austria

quite an achievement, quite a lovely lady, quite a great portrait!
thanks for stopping by and commenting so regularly in my absence, steve ;-)

25 Jul 2013 1:51pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Lovely portrait

25 Jul 2013 2:03pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

that's quite a feat! she looks really cheerful too.. :) more power to her! :)

25 Jul 2013 2:05pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this friend and bicycle rider. Her expression is very good for this shot. She's a friendly looking person anyone would want to know.

25 Jul 2013 2:36pm

jean pierre from paris, France

joli portrait souriant!! amitiés

25 Jul 2013 3:45pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

A terrifically pretty girl to brighten the view today, love her smile, and amazing she had time to
stop for this smile, have to hugely admire her gumption to do all that biking, amazing girl !~

25 Jul 2013 3:56pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Another of your lovely portraits.

25 Jul 2013 4:46pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh I will tap in from home tonight for sure - what a wonderful story...She is beautiuf and this is a wonderful portrait...and what an accomplishment!

25 Jul 2013 4:58pm

keyouest from la roche sur yon, France

it's beautiful nice

25 Jul 2013 5:00pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A gorgeous portrait of a beautiful woman. Her smile is contagious!

25 Jul 2013 5:26pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

That is quite an achievement for her!

25 Jul 2013 9:32pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

hermoso retrato me encanta , y me gusta su decisión de subir a una bicicleta y realizar lo que esta haciendo , su entusiasmo se ve en su sonrisa Felicitaciones !!!!!!!! un abrazo a los dos . Alejandra

25 Jul 2013 11:18pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful charismatic smile with great pearly whites!!

26 Jul 2013 12:02am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Woah! All that on bike! That sure is something to be proud of. I'll check the link in a bit, as for the image I love the soft gorgeous greens behind her and she is naturally beautiful :-)

26 Jul 2013 12:55am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Beautiful Michaela ! Wonderful Portraiture !! A very nice story ! Steve have a very nice day ahead !!

26 Jul 2013 2:27am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant sourire

26 Jul 2013 7:08am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful portrait.. what an achievement, I would like to do something like this.

26 Jul 2013 8:14am

parisa from tehran, Iran


26 Jul 2013 7:53pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Lovely portrait. Beautiful smile. Great achievement indeed. :)

27 Jul 2013 5:14pm

helys from Paris, France

Such an amazing smily eyes
So lovely

28 Jul 2013 7:59pm

Nicole from Aix en Provence, France

It has certainly be nice to see her again ! Nice portrait !

31 Jul 2013 7:49am

julie from Aregno, France

Sublime Michaela ... et quel courage ! Magnifique hommage pour ton amie, bravo Steve !

31 Jul 2013 6:54pm