Holy Ride

For some of us the bike is the religion. Others find religion on the bike, just as they’re cresting a mountain pass, or finishing a long ride. This Hindu holy man uses his bike for pilgrimages. He’s on his way to Vat Savitri Purnima festival in Allahabad, India.

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Photo: AP Photos

The photo is haunting, like you’d see the holy man on a difficult day riding across the country. He’d hand a salty nut bar, sip of water, and say something like, “hold your line in the turns,” while a didgeridoo played.