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that thread about the family planning incentive reminded me of my bike experiences in India.

Staying in Jaisalmer (search the web for pictures - an amazing town) I decided to avoid the camel
treks that every other visitor to that town seems to go on, and ride a bike around the desert
roads instead.

Once out of town it was an amazing feeling. Empty road. Not a soul in sight. the vastness of the
desert. Was riding a "hero" bike - single gear, weighed twice as much as me (felt like it anyway).
Only things in sight were the outline of Jaisalmer on the horizon and some moghul-style carved stone
tombs every so often at the roadside.

Near some of these I met a couple of local chaps walking back to Jaisalmer - they asked me for a
lift. I thought they were joking but they assured me that 3-up on a "hero" is no problem. I sat on
the saddle and got one of them to pedal - third guy went on the rack. We made it back to town with
three adult guys on the bike and no accidents :)

they spent the whole journey trying to beg money out of me in broken english.

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Terry J

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> Near some of these I met a couple of local chaps walking back to
Jaisalmer -
> they asked me for a lift. I thought they were joking but they assured me
that

Didn't I read some years ago that a survey in Bangkok found the average bicycle occupancy
to exceed 2?
 
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