Monday, December 31, 2007


There aren't that many bicycles in Jakarta so I was glad to see some in Chinatown.

Our friend Drew told us a sad story about bicycles. He decided to vacation in this one town in Lombok (an island kind of like Bali but with less people) because he had read that they had a lot of mountain bikes you could rent. When he arrived he looked everywhere and couldn't find a single mountain bike. Finally he asked why. The answer came back: "Everyone had them until last year. Then you started being able to buy motorbikes with just a $50 down payment. So everybody sold their mountain bikes and bought motorbikes."

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