Monday, October 5, 2009

Breakfast on a Motorbike

Breakfasting Motorbiker on a Sidewalk in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Yes, integral crash helmets are crucial for keeping your skull safe, but why in the world are so many bikers in Buenos Aires wearing it that way? Neither does it prevent your brains from becoming the topping on a street pizza nor does it help you with not looking like a total dweeb. This guy, however, was not driving -- he sat on his vehicle on the sidewalk and needed a break. Obviously he was hungry and, thus, breakfasting on his motorbike. He had this little plastic container on his lap. I guess he had bocadillos for breakfast, with meat of course. At least, that's what it looked like.

10 comments:

Bob Crowe said...

Laws and customs about motorcycle helmets sometimes don't make sense. When we were in Nepal recently, the drivers, all men, wore helmets. The passengers, mostly female, didn't. Apparently it's okay for Mr. but not Mrs. to survive. A few US states don't require them at all including two big ones, California and Illinois.

Per Stromsjo said...

Or maybe you've spotted a vegetarian biker. Given statistics of meat consumption, I suppose that is highly unlikely...

Mirela said...

I can't quite see - is it turned the wrong way? People here tend to "wear" the helmet on their arm while riding on a motorcycle (wouldn't wanna spoil that hairdo! *rolleyes*), but luckily the police has started giving them fines - for their own good.

Jacob said...

I've heard that you can only ride so far on a motorcycle before you need to take a break and eat...but only if your helmet is worn a certain way.

Great shot of life in BA! :-))

B SQUARED said...

At least he pulled over to eat.

AB said...

"but why in the world are so many bikers in Buenos Aires wearing it that way?"

Perhaps, because helmet wearing is compulsory and they are such macho bike riders they scoff at such laws by wearing the helmet in such a way that it provides no protection.

Andreea said...

Breakfast on the bike, I haven't seen this before. I guess he didn't wake up on time.

Prospero said...

People around here are notorious for not fastening their helmets properly.

Marie-Noyale said...

I am sure he turned the helmet over when he finished breakfast!!!

Martina said...

Hm, the only other country where I have seen this fashion was Italy. All the young guys were wearing their helmets like this. Not on the bikes but walking around etc.. Suppose they thought it cool?