Life in China 2017: A Picture a Day, April 24 –While we were in Shanghai, although the weather was nice, everyone was still dressed for winter. Even the electric bikes were still outfitted for winter. Think about it, you’re zipping along on your ebike, in the cold open air! Yes, I would want some of these if I lived farther north too! They are gloves, and a piece that hangs down in front to block the wind, plus a piece that lays on your lap, all in one! Some even have side pieces. I enjoyed seeing the variety of fabric designs where the rows of scooters were lined up.
Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, November 6 – For many people in China, owning a car is a luxury they can’t afford. Many people, including families, use regular or electric bikes for transportation. It’s fairly common to see families riding together, usually Dad, Mom and 1 or 2 children. In this picture, it looks like the grandmother on the back. The way the little boys are standing in front of the Mom is typical. If they are really small, I’ve seen them turned around and holding on to their mother’s legs instead of the handlebars. www.myownchinesebrocade.com
Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, July 3 – I have new “wheels”! :-) Back in April, my old scooter, which I had had for 4 years, died. Jim had been wanting me to get a new one so we gave the old one to someone who was glad to have it and get it repaired. This weekend, Jim and I went shopping and got my new electric scooter. I don’t go very far on mine like Jim does, but still got one capable of going a little farther if I decide to. It’s a total different look from my old one, and Robin’s egg blue, which I love :-) The pictures show the inside and outside of the shop we bought it at, and the green scooter you see in the picture of the outside is Jim's. The drop cloths are covering the bikes and scooters that were sitting outside because it was VERY hot and sunny!