You may recall that we took our fancy folding bikes, custom made "Bike Friday" cuties home from Mexico last year. They were just too precious to adapt to this cruising lifestyle....frequent trips in the dinghy to shore, common salt spray showers, etc. Ouchhhh... As much as we've always loved biking, we figured when we arrived at a spot where we wanted bikes, we'd pick up a couple of, well, "not carbon" beasties.
Here in Bahia, it seems that everyone is on bikes. So we set out on a mission, one that brought us to a great little streetside recycling "shop". A guy here takes discarded bikes and mixes and matches parts to put "useable" steeds together. Even gives them a paint job with the color of your choice. "New" rubber, and brakes that sort of work, at least when you're not going down a hill !!! All for about $50 per bike!!! Perfect!!! Carbon fiber, highly over rated!!!
|Rusty rims get silver paint...."good as new"!!!|
|Cindi admires Adam's original selection in the "showroom".|
for another, as he couldn't find tires that fit. Too bad, as the original model had a very cool rack WELDED onto the back, made of REBAR!!! I think the extra weight over the rear wheel must've given great traction!!!
|Great crowd celebrates Team Barcelona's soccer victory. For el "Idol de Ecuador", the celebration continues!|