China-Shanghai16-feat

Round And Round

8,008 km so far.

Today I got lost in the wide world of wheels. Actually, the subject of wheels ended up being a little too specific, and I got bored pretty quickly. In fact, I may be a teensy bit bored with taking pictures every day. But more about that another time.

For now, it’s wheels up.

I love the variety of wheeled contraptions in China. Sure, there are lots of cars here, but millions of people get along just fine without.

Bicycles seem to be the perfect form of transport in Shanghai, where there’s really not much need to leave your immediate neighbourhood.

Man rides bike, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Man rides bike, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Life's a blur, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Life’s a blur, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Of course, you have to have guts and street smarts to ride a bike in the busy Shanghai traffic. A tricked-out smog mask would be a good idea, too.

Don't mess with me, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Don’t mess with me, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Some people still have their training wheels on.

Buggy, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Buggy, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

For every bike on the road, it seems there are two more sitting dormant in a corner somewhere.

Reclining bikes, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Reclining bikes, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Dark shadows, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Dark shadows, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Every successful business needs a good set of wheels.

Rolling aquarium, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Rolling aquarium, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Mobile hat man, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Mobile hat man, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Or just a single really big one.

Cable wheel, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Cable wheel, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Electric scooters are even more rampant than bicycles. They don’t go much faster, but they look cool. Walkers watch out though, these silent bikes are anathema to the incautious pedestrian.

Cool dude on scooter, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

Cool dude on scooter, Shanghai, wheels photography exercise.

That’s how they roll in Shanghai.

Next time, three is the magic number. Oh yes it is.  

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