Photo of the Week – Raked Front Bike in Chia Colombia

By Michael

Bicycle in Chia Colombia UniqueMarch 2016

My wife walked by this bike as we entered the restaurant in Chia, Colombia and never noticed it. But the city is a place where many people ride bicycles. They have bike lanes along side the roads. The colors and rake on the front end caught my attention from across the street.

My thought went to what was the objective of the owner in making it. Though crude in construction there is thought with the flames and two tone large seat. The hand written sign on ripped notebook paper saying “se vende” (for sale), even adds more questions. Did he figure out that it is not that easy to navigate? Perhaps he built it purposely to sell.

Now that I think of it, many people walked by the bike and never gave it a second glance. Just makes me feel like a stranger in a strange land.

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