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February 01, 2013


Rob (Mk.II)

Maybe because their poor?


Hey Bill, can you plug this? Local Coldest ride of the year, aiming for this Friday. (Oh and it would be great to see you there as well!)


Frank Xavier


I think the reason is poverty and bicycles that go on for almost ever. As a child, I remember many bikes like this and they had been used and abused for decades..and that was in Toronto in humbler times. Pedals ultimately break and then folks find away of prying them off the spindle..and thats how they stay. Give them a new bike with pedals and they will use it until they fall apart. The high heat and sun might also accelerate the breakdown of rubber and other synthetics making up the pedal material as well. Bikes just get left out in the sun too much cause they are things that maybe are rarely stolen or maybe this is Cozumel "share a bike" :)

From my brief gambit on the Internet on Cozumel, I ran across a few descriptions of folks riding around with beers in their hands as well :) Sounds like a pretty laid back venue. Hope you had a great vacation !

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Bill Bean

  • North America is eventually going to figure out that, for all the right reasons, we need more bicycles on our roads. Dust off your bicycle and go cycling. And if the gas-burning dinosaurs start to crowd you, it's your road and you paid for it. Take the lane for yourself.

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