Bali bicycle

I spent a few weeks in Bali. No cycling, though a little swimming in the ocean, which was nice.

There were not many bicycles in Bali, which is probably due to the dangers of road traffic here.

I did meet this chap cycling on his bike. He was cycling so slowly I could keep up with him by walking very fast. I admired his poise. Impatient traffic was beeping him loudly as they wanted to squeeze past on these narrow roads, but he seemed completely unmoved. If it was me, I might have tried cycling a little faster, but he never altered his speed or position on the road.

In Bali, there are many mopeds on the roads, and you can sometimes see a family of four squeezed onto the back of one – usually without any crash hats.

Roundabouts also have a different meaning in Bali, you don’t go around the roundabout, but just straight to your preferred exit – contraflow so to speak. It was interesting to see – though not something I would be particularly inclined to cycle in.

 

One Response to Bali bicycle

  1. Alexander Doherty February 14, 2019 at 4:24 pm #

    Hi Tejvan,
    On an unrelated topic to your latest post I just wondered if you had considered an e mountain bike? The issue of the low top speed isn’t really a consideration when your off-road. Living in the Cotswolds we are blessed with some extraordinary trails and bridalways which offer the sense of freedom and satisfaction you get on the road.
    Alex

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