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Lady Moon
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I was sent this by my best friend, and all I have to say is HOLY WHOA!!!

Lords of the Logistic

Does anyone know anything about this???

Lady "im-freakin'-PRESSED" Moon

EDIT: to correct spelling. I'm so impressed I forgot how to spell 'anything'.

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Towknie
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I don't know if they're all real, but things I can personally attest to having seen while living in Asia:

Refrigerator on a bicycle
Two kids on a scooter with dad
Guy with a bunch of egg crates on a moped
The fish in the big basins on the back of a motorcycle
Family of 5 on a motorcycle

A common scene which used to disturb me was the propane delivery guy. All the stoves ran off 3-4ft high propane tanks, and you'd see guys on 50cc Honda scooters driving around with 3 or 4 of them bungeed on the back.

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That's just nuts!! Those poor piggies!

Frankly, I wouldn't get on a motorcycle for all the shekels in Albania, having sat for 3 days at my brother's hospital bedside, he in a coma after an accident.

I understand that motorbikes are "the" mode of transport in some nations, but these people are extremely crazed.

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BohdiTree
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Poor Pigs and chickens!
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Joostik
The First USA Noel


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I cvan believe most pictures except perhaps #4 (Bicycle on a rope. Not sure how he holds the bicycle, and why it's not just hooked on the cable) and, maybe, #2 (Refrigerator on bicycle. Center of gravity seems too far off).
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have yourself a Merry Little Galaxy
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Heh. We had these pics sent around at work with the caption "The fun that Health & Safety denies us".

Some of them I can believe, others I'm not so sure. I'm especially having trouble with #12 (car body on the bike) - that one at least has to be photoshopped. I can't believe that you could carry something that big like that without tipping the bike - and the shadow underneath looks too small anyhow.

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Cervus
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Some of those don't seem too odd to me; I've seen too many legitimate magazine/journal photos of Asian bike deliveries that look that way. Since I was a kid I've always wondered how they balanced themselves with huge loads on their bikes.

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geminilee
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quote:
Originally posted by have yourself a Merry Little Galaxy:

Some of them I can believe, others I'm not so sure. I'm especially having trouble with #12 (car body on the bike) - that one at least has to be photoshopped. I can't believe that you could carry something that big like that without tipping the bike - and the shadow underneath looks too small anyhow.

In that pic, it is a backwards trike with a single wheel behind a pair. Or possibly a quad, I can not tell if there is a fourth wheel out in front. It wouldn't tip even if he got off and walked away. The shadow is small because it is midday. I don't see a problem with it.
The guy on the wire with the bike looks funny to me, I can't tell what is holding the bike up. I wonder if there is some sort of hook or tie on the far side of the bike to attach it to the wire, so that all he need do is push it along.

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have yourself a Merry Little Galaxy
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Hm - looking at #12 again, I think you could be right. There does seem to be a suggestion of a fourth wheel at the front.

I agree with Joostik on #2 (fridge on the bike) - the centre of gravity doesn't seem right.

Had to chuckle at #7, though (grass clippings) - it looks like a krynoid on a bike!

ETA: with #12 I was actually thinking of the bike tipping forwards, rather than sideways.

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mizzie
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In all honesty, I would believe most of these. I took a trip to Malaysia a few years back and, although I didn't see anything odd on those little moterbikes, I did see how popular they are. For a lot of people, they are the only mode of transportation. If that's all you have and you need to get something from one place to another, that's what you do, right?

Although I do agree that the 'fridge one seems a little off and when I saw the car one I thought "yeah right!" But, the car is just the frame, without any seats, engine or tires. Just the frame, which would make it a heck of a lot lighter then a whole car. Those frames really aren't that heavy, in comparision.

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desertdweller
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I have a Thai wife and have spent a great deal of time in South East Asia. These photos are just the tip of the iceberg. I am alway amazed to see the amount of weight and the balancing act when goods and people are transported on motorbikes and bicycles. What's even more amazing is that, in a traffic jam, people with loads like this will cut between cars and weave in and out. I tip my hat to them.

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Towknie
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That refrigerator is much smaller than the garden variety American suburban model, and is, of course, empty. It probably doesn't weigh over 50lbs. Assuming the bike rider is a little more than than, it's not too much of a stretch to see it on a bike.

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Major D. Saster
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Lords of the Logistic maybe, but not Lords of Safety...

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Quantum Leap
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Familiarity breeds complaints. My husband works for US Postal Service...doubt if he'll ever complain again after seeing this.
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skeptic
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quote:
Originally posted by Towknie:
I don't know if they're all real, but things I can personally attest to having seen while living in Asia:

Refrigerator on a bicycle
Two kids on a scooter with dad
Guy with a bunch of egg crates on a moped
The fish in the big basins on the back of a motorcycle
Family of 5 on a motorcycle

A common scene which used to disturb me was the propane delivery guy. All the stoves ran off 3-4ft high propane tanks, and you'd see guys on 50cc Honda scooters driving around with 3 or 4 of them bungeed on the back.

I often saw a family of four on a motor scooter in Asia. Dad riding, Mum behind him, and two kids on the foot board.
Plus one not shown here - a group of people on the top of a train.

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Clarity
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People do that kind of thing in America, too. Maybe not the shark, or the pigs, but i've seen some heavy loads on bikes. Especially here in Portland, which has an energetic bike culture of folks who believe we can do anything on a bike you can in a car. I've seen entire household moves (fridge, sofa, table, chairs, boxes of stuff) all carried by bike across town. We tend to use trikes and trailers though...

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