Back and forth and still the same bike

Barry Sandland/TIMB - Bike messenger w his father's bike

Barry Sandland/TIMB – Back and forth between continents, and the bike remains through generations

“The bike is old. It belonged to a friend of my dad. He was in Brazil and he moved and left the bike and my father took it. Then my dad went to Zimbabwe and took the bike with him.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Bike messenger in Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Bike messenger in Brussels

And then back to Brazil with the bike. He is an agricultural researcher and we spent five years in Brazil, then three years in Zimbabwe, then another three in Brazil. I am here now studying and I asked if I could have the bike.

“He is in Kenya and my mother is in Brazil. When I got here, I broke the chain on my bike and I took it to Velofixer and met the cycling community through them. I was working with Take, Eat, Easy and now I work with Uber Eats.


“I have two other bikes, as well, but both are broken. One had the frame bent when I had an accident. The other has a crack in the frame.”

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cycling helmet decorated w various stickers and decals

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – One cycling helmet- slightly customised

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