This is my monthly tribute to the South American bicycle.


Need your garbage taken away? Call the owner of this cargo bike in Ollantaytambo Cusco Peru.

Garbage bike.

Foot brake on a cargo bike in Ollantaytambo Cusco Peru.

Give me a brake.

In Pisac Cusco Peru, cargo bikes and their owners disassemble the town's market on the Plaza every night and reassemble it every morning. These bikes move the tables, poles, tarps and goods every day, even on the weekends.

Messenger Bike.

Very dirty springs on a Cargo bike in Pisac Cusco Peru.

How dirty is YOUR bike now?

Peruvian cargo bike locked with a thin chain.

Peruvian lock.

Taped up seat on a cargo bike in Pisac Cusco Peru, somewhere near Machu Picchu.

Saddles? We don't need no stinking saddles.

Old style brakes on a bike in Pukará, Peru.

Pukará bikes have the best brakes.

We don't need no stinkin' cables.

Nazca bikes and shifts.

All bikes all the time


Bicycles, September 2009



  1. cool bike stuff check out some references to cycling in my blog. Am intending to stay 2 months in Cajamarca from january. Any cycling happening? – if possible will buy something and give it away when I leave since this is cheaper and less trouble than bringing a bik. take care, Alan

    • No clue about the cycling in Cajamarca–we ended up there just by accident during their Tourist Week celebration, and from what I understand they have a bike race every year for that. Wish I had more info for you! Cajamarca is pretty great, though. Have fun!

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