Saturday, June 16, 2007
ATVs, scooters, dirt bikes, and motorcycles
The most common mode of transportation in San Miguel is either by foot or by the city bus. Third would definitely be taxis. But, following those popular options, ATVs, scooters, dirt bikes and motorcycles are also very plentiful. Now, I've been to plenty of crowded places that make use of the motorcycles and scooter - but the common use of ATVs seems to be more specific to this place. It makes perfect sense giving the hilliness of most areas and the sometimes rugged terrain just out of the city limits.
Not too mention, the ATVs look pretty sturdy and could probably take on one of the many Nissan Sentra taxis in a 10 mph crash if it did occur.
The other odd thing we have noticed about the ATVs is that they, in particular, are usually driven by young, middle to upper middle class women. Looks fun.....