Thursday, March 1, 2007

Free Ride


Mid-west Rwanda does not have one flat portion to it. So local bike riders limited to one gear have to take advantage of their motorized and stronger road companions on the inclines by latching on the back of their trailers. And they do it in style, usually they sit side-saddle on the top tube, use one hand to fasten to some handle-like thing on the back and the other hand flops around in the air. And they usually do it in crews, 4+ people. This picture is a bit blurry (meant to be artistic), but you can see how they sit. I have not yet built up the confidence to do it.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is not so bad, I do it all the time when I am free riding around here. I just wish the traucks were there at the start of all the hills around here.

Hey when are we going to go riding sometime????

Ken

The Wags said...

Round these parts we call it "skitching". good job on the capture.
benjo

Adam Bradley said...

i like the pic dude. rock n roll!

things are going well up here in the NW. I cant believe that we are getting old and out of college bro. I miss the good ole days..... yes, but there is also so much to experience now!

what a life.

lets play together soon...