A collection of bicycles from around the world.
Bike leaned up against a Delhi temple where men are making garlands of yellow flowers. Bikes on the beach silhouetted against the late afternoon light in Ostional, Costa Rica. The primary transportation for a Cuban muscleman to the Gimnasio. This sign for bike rental is carved in stone on the Aran Island of Inisheer in Ireland.Bicycling on the beach at Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island.Bicycle on U Bein Bridge in Mandalay, Myanmar. Holland has so many bikes I don’t know where to start! Maybe with this ‘bike parking’ marker that shows the standard bike-riding attire in the country. This is what most of the bike parking in Amsterdam actually looks like. Our penchant for backroads meant that we were caught behind a bicycle race in France. Two little girls getting around on a too big bike at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.Melaka in Malaysia is famous for its bicycle taxis with flower-bedecked, satin brocade upholstered sidecars.A fully-equipped bicycle rickshaw with a cart out front and a bright umbrella for the driver, propped up against a blue wall in Penang, Malaysia. In Copenhagen, bicycles with carts out front are used for transporting all sorts of things, like these musicians on their way to a gig. This sort of works the same way as the bicycle rickshaw but doesn’t look nearly as comfortable. Vietnam has ciclos, which is what they call bicycle taxis. This bicycle taxi is in Saigon. Back in 2003 they were trying to get rid of them as they felt they held up the horrendous traffic of the city, and I have to assume that by now the ciclos in Saigon are no more. But many ciclo drivers had no other way to make a living, they were the poorest of the poor in the country. Anyway, this is a portrait of me, Al, our ‘ciclo’ driver and Uncle Ho holding up traffic.Blue bike against a red building in Grebbestad, Sweden.Bikes available for use in Tokyo, Japan (2003). Mexico City used to be the most polluted city in the world but they have been trying all sorts of things to bring the pollution down. This includes shutting down the main artery of the city, the Paseo de la Reforma, to cars on Sundays. Here is instructions on how to use bike stations in Mexico City – a lesson in the Spanish informal imperative.Biking with her puppy on the Paseo de la Reforma on a Monday when cars were allowed, but were actually quite sparse compared to the way they used to be.
My Mom’s old bike, the Eaton Glider, leaning up against a garage.The brass Eaton Glider badge on that old bike.More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bikes, Trikes or Motorcycles.