(Photos: Georgie Abbott, San Pedro de Atacama)
A peep at other countries quickly reveals that in terms of making the everyday activity of using a bicycle an extreme event, Australia is pretty much unique.
In fact I think we could pretty much take it as a given that if asked about their bicycles most nations would, at worst, not consider them at all, and, at best, consider them:
✌ kinda useful,
✌ certainly safe enough not to require protective head gear Australian governments' compel Australians to wear
Oh yawn, Australia...WHY ARE WE SO BLOODY BORING?!