Bike Rider


Bikes are a popular mode of transportation for many foreign male workers here in Jeddah – females are not allowed to ride bicycles in public because too much of the female form (her behind) would be visible and prove too tempting for any men who might happen to see her riding by on a bike. He is riding past a villa’s high walls. Many villa walls are decorated with built in planters, however one rarely sees actual plants in them. Most of them just end up being trash receptacles.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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5 Responses to Bike Rider

  1. Sari says:

    Women and bikes:

    I didn’t know its prohibited for women to ride bikes but I know its more of a society “taboo” because they won’t be comfortable with men staring at them so bad that lasers could come out of their eyes!

    Simple way of transportation:

    I wish we can rely on that simple way of transportation and to see more boys (and girls < u wish haha;)) riding bikes or roll-blading to school so we can save our planet and see less traffic but I'm sure parents won't agree with me and let their children cross our dangerous streets. not to mention the unbearable heat!

    Unnecessary big walls:

    Never liked the useless built in planters and I would rather see simple walls (more like fences) where you can see inside villas with beautiful gardens. but I guess both security and "privacy" will be an issue!

  2. leif Hagen says:

    Interesting bike commentary……hmmm. The flower plant but really trash can idea is unbelievable!

  3. Tender says:

    Good shot

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