Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bikes in Mexico

We saw a lot of bikes in Mexico, no-nonsense, utilitarian models desgned to get you, your family, and/or your cargo from A to B. We saw the three-wheeled model (above) everywhere, mostly being used as taxis but sometimes converted into a mobile newspaper stand or drinks vending stall. The one in the sketch was being used to transport a large cactus (!?).

We saw this fabulous drawing on a wall as we were driving through a town called Santa Elena.

You can't tell from the sketch but this bicycle had wonderfully painted mudguards with ornate patterns. It belongs to the owner of the Sausalito Taco Shop in Tulum and stands outside the restaurant, unlocked, all night. Great food by the way!

On a different level (literally) this is a "Sky Bike" designed to allow tourists (yes, me) to propel themselves through the canopy of the jungle. It was fun!

1 comment:

  1. These are all just so lovely. You know we have a special place in our hearts over here at Casa Hardy for bikes. They can be so beautiful. I think you now need to go take a trip to Greece or South of France to draw more bikes. Can't you expense that on your taxes????