March 27, 2015
The larger towns and cities of Cambodia, scooters far outnumber bikes. But in small towns, villages and along the the back roads, bicycles are still the main way locals get around.
A bicycle doesn't enclose or hide the people it carries like a car or bus. A bicycle aesthetically displays its rider with such grace, that the human form is celebrated. It presents people in motion in a quiet manner, so that whispers of conversation, and giggles of delight are not lost.
I love seeing the world on the seat of a bicycle, as much as I enjoy seeing it from the seat of a bicycle.
Photos by Willie Weir and Kat Marriner
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS is posted every other Friday. Willie Weir is a columnist for Adventure Cyclist magazine. His books, Travels with Willie and Spokesongs, will inspire you to hit the road, and might change the way you approach bicycle travel. He lives in Seattle with his wife Kat. You can read about their adventures at http://yellowtentadventures.com.