2 wheel freedom

I’m loose on two wheels again – white and pink ones at that! When Emma offered up her bicycle I couldn’t untangle the bike lock fast enough, saved at last from public transport woes and trudging the construction sandpit of Dubai.

I now ride everywhere. To breakfast, lunch and yoga.. then dinner and everywhere in between. It brings a smile, recklessness and an air of spontaneity as I dodge, glide and jump the people, back alleys and curbs of Bur Dubai. Apparently I’m staying in “the real Dubai” on Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road, a stones throw from the creek and this is how you get to really experience it, up close and personal.

If daylight brings traffic and chaos, it’s when darkness decends that the alleys really come alive. Cars and trolleys are put to bed (almost) and everyone’s on foot, brimming colour as neon beckons you this way and that; a souk here, restaurant there and soon enough you wonder where the night went before grabbing a quick samosa for your midnight snack track home.

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3 Responses to 2 wheel freedom

  1. Mick aka 'GLR' April 24, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    Hey Happy Birthday for the 18th Jun

  2. Mick aka 'GLR' April 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    check this out 83yr Grannie yoga queen: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25379241-13762,00.html

  3. Heidi Jermyn April 27, 2009 at 11:47 pm #

    Great news on the bike Matt! Should make life a little easier huh – more time you might devote to putting up a little bit of moving picture for the video starved?