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The turmoil in the Middle East is so relentless, it is hard to remember a time before, a time when life – albeit less democratic – didn’t seem quite so heavy. A time when biking was just biking, a way to ditch the car and catch a quick thrill.
One Egyptian cycling enthusiast takes us back to that time, offering a lighthearted reminder that there is more than one way to go for a spin.
Last year Yasser and his friends traveled to Dahab with a few of his friends to celebrate Sinai Liberation day. While such a trip might usually consist of “hanging out” with friends and diving, that extended weekend included taking along a prop.
Yasser decided to take along his old road bike “Nie’ma” to determine whether he could ride it underwater.
As the images show, Yasser donned his normal diving equipment, along with his fancy biking shoes, and took an underwater spin. There’s no discussion about the consequence to the bike being exposed to the Red Sea’s saltwater.
It is also difficult to say whether Yasser managed to avoid riding over the coral reefs, for which Sinai is so well known, but we have to think such a devoted cyclist would be mindful of such important details.
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