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Old 11-10-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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A few of those have to be fake
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Old 11-11-2006, 04:10 AM   #2
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Not necessarily. People are very ingenious when having to move lots o' stuff over long distances. If you had to move a lot of stuff a long way, and all you had was a moped or a bicycle, I'll bet you'd find a way to get it done. I saw a guy in Korea deliver a refrigerator, about the same size as the one on the bicycle, up an icy hill, with the fridge strapped to his back and a support strap around his forehead, on a smokin' moped. He got to the top of the hill, dismounted, and took the thing up three flights of stairs! Once, I saw five people on a Vespa in Italy too. I believe all of those photos are possible.
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Old 11-11-2006, 04:18 AM   #3
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I agree completely with speedee - I didn't think any of those were faked at all. I've not been in Asia but in Mexico people carry some very interesting loads on little bikes.
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Old 11-11-2006, 04:31 AM   #4
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Oh yeah, you do see stuff like this in Asia. My favorites were the Lambretta three wheelers that had staked flatbeds and would be careening down the road full of people including people hanging on the sides...... blue smoke everywhere.



There's a picture of one of the variants on the bottom of this page.



BTW, is that Buz carrying the wine?
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Old 11-11-2006, 06:10 AM   #5
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I believe all those are true. People do what they have to do with what they have. This is the reason that Honda 50's and 90's pretty well rule in third world countries, They can do anything and are basically indstructable.



The one that cracked me up is the guy with the big Skate one the back. In that heat I'd bet you could smell him a mile away. Probably eat for a month off that one.
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Old 11-11-2006, 07:17 AM   #6
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You'll notice he took advantage of the buy 6 bottles and get ten percent off deal.



That kind of savings really adds up for a Playa over the long haul.
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Old 11-11-2006, 07:27 AM   #7
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To think I was fairly impressed with the guy packing 5 cases on the tank of a K75.



I've worked with some people from 3rd World Countries before. It's remarkable how ingenious people are when you can't just go to the store to get "something", for whatever reason. Mcgyver would be shamed.
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Old 11-11-2006, 08:28 AM   #8
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My grandfather grew up on a farm in South Dakota.



Many years later, living in SoCal, I see him in his garage pulling old nails out of some wood and pounding them straight on an anvil.



Gotta re-use those nails ya know!
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:36 AM   #9
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Reminds me of my dad.My dad was a depression kid. Totally different outlook on life. Many of his peers were similiar. It's a pity that generation is almost gone. It was a "Great" one.
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:55 AM   #10
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What do you get if 13th from the top wrecks with 14th?

... Breakfast!



I'll bet the guy 5th from the bottom's name is Lance.
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