A Ride in Nepal
It was a combination of missing the cadence of bicycle pedals and curiosity that drew me to ask one of the locals (with Anil’s help) to let me go for a spin on his cycle rickshaw in exchange for a few hundred rupees. Despite the very light payload (Su and Eva) it took everything I had to put that single gear into motion and sustain momentum. The narrow handlebars and rickety assembly presented even more of a challenge. The pedals had very little real estate for the balls of my feet, and of course, no toeclips or clipless hardware, so it was all quads. Humbled yet amazed as I realized how very hard these men work day in and day out shuttling folks around town to put food on the table.