Wednesday, May 21, 2014
A Helping Foot
I'm realizing lately that there are things I've grown accustomed to that are too great to leave out of my blog. One of them I remembered when I saw it again on my way home from dropping the boys off at school. Lots of people here use motorcycles ("motos") instead of cars, even large families pile onto single moto--they're just cheaper to own. But many times people run out of gas before they get to a gas station. And while I've seen the occasional moto being pushed down the road, what is way more common is to see him get a "push" from another moto. The cyclist with the bike that's working holds out his foot and pushes the footrest of the bike that's not, and they clip along that way at traffic speed until, presumably, they reach a gas station.