It’s been around the block, but it’s still running! This bike was photographed at a petrol station in Safi, where it was being used by an elderly gentleman. This is a common sight in Morocco, and not just in Safi. On any given street in the country, especially in the cities, there are all kinds of traffic to be found: cars and trucks, donkeys, bicycles, and pedestrians. Above all, however, you will find Moroccans on motorbikes, and for good reason: when you’ve only yourself (and possibly a friend) to transport, motorcycles and other motorized bikes are the most efficient means of ‘getting there.’ Morocco’s love affair with two-wheeled vehicles goes beyond simple transportation, and it is host to a number of races every year. One of the most popular is the AMV Shamrock Rally of Morocco, held in September.
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