Virtual Tour 45: That’s a Wrap

I’ve come to the end of my “Travels on a Bicycle” archive of photographs. I’ll finish with some of my favourite photographs. Not all taken while on a bike ride, but all related to cycling.

Malaysia

I really like the composition of this one. The shot was taken by a photographer for Cycling Malaysia magazine during an organised cycling event.

The summit of Genting Peras is 523 metres / 1,716 feet above sea level. On rare occasions, you rise out of the mist in the valley before it burns off.

We sometimes do an 80km to 100km / 50mi to 62mi ride to the north and take the train back to Kuala Lumpur. We always have the last carriage to ourselves and our bikes. A bit naughty of me to put my foot on the seat.

Zulfa is an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). The white hair was custom-ordered.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

AKA North Korea. I went on a fascinating ten-day tour of North Korea in 2015. Bicycles were everywhere. I took this shot from the tour bus as we passed through a farming community.

This was in Wuhan (in the news recently) during Children’s Day.

This North-Korean-made bicycle came complete with basket and flower holder on the fork.

The metro stations in Pyongyang are ornately decorated. This tile mural is but one of many.

Cambodia

This trip was to see Angkor Wat. We visited a silk farm and this caught my eye.

Cuba

I visited Cuba with the same group of photographers that toured North Korea. They had their SLRs and telephoto lenses. I had my iPhone 6. I’m surprised they let me be a part of the group.

Cuba is known for its classic American cars. Mostly converted to run on diesel.

There are lots of cycle rickshaws too.

A photograph of two types of tricycle inadvertently captured a snatch theft in progress.

Australia

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne held an exhibition of his work. This piece is called Forever Bicycles.

The United States of America

The wildflowers of Texas start blooming in early spring. We would drive to Chappell Hill and ride through Brenham to see the wildflowers.

The Netherlands

In the land of canals, bridges are everywhere. Many are single or double leaf bascule bridges. This is one of the more interesting lift bridges. An open vertical lift-bridge over the Gouwe in Alphen aan den Rijn.

Bicycles are also of course everywhere. Many are adapted for specific purposes.

I miss the bike paths.

And the views.

Thank you for coming on these virtual tours with me.

12 response to "Virtual Tour 45: That’s a Wrap"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: July 4, 2020

    Thank you for taking us on your virtual tours. I learned so many things about the world.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: July 5, 2020

      I’m glad you enjoyed the tours, Greg.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 4, 2020

    Thanks for all the tours, you have ridden in many fascinating places!
    Excellent photos and information.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: July 5, 2020

      You are very welcome Rich.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: July 5, 2020

      You are welcome, Suzanne.

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: July 5, 2020

    The virtual tours were excellent. I reckon North Korea would be a great place to cycle around, wouldn’t want to live there though.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: July 5, 2020

      I would imagine so. There was very little motorized traffic on the roads and lots of wide Russian-built highways designed to double as aircraft runways.

      Nice to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there either.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: July 5, 2020

      Glad you enjoyed the posts.

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