Thursday, March 1, 2007
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.