This Aborigine Tribe Carves Intricate Bikes That They Use To Race Down Town


Filipinos are known to be innovative and very good in adapting to their surroundings. What is great about Filipinos is that they do not just innovate, they design great things along with the adaptation that they do.

A good example of this is how a special tribe in the Philippines was able to showcase their creativity while designing their bicycles. Since the aborigine tribe known as Igolot-Garonne is good in wood-carving skills, it is only fitting that their bicycles are ways for them to showcase their unbelievable talent in wood carving.


Motorcycle gang


Owning a motorcycle is like a status symbol for the humble tribe from the North of the Philippines. Zooming downwards a hill without protective gears and only wearing their traditional highlander clothes to make them distinguishable as a tribesman, is like a drag race to them.

A photographer, Mr. Haw luckily got a hold of these elusive motorcycles when he happen to have his camera when they zoomed past.


“I was walking to my truck in the town when we were treated to the spectacle and it just so happens that I had my camera on hand and snapped the cowboy inspired scooter zooming downhill. Owning a motorcycle is considered a status symbol for people of a humble background. Since most of them do not really earn enough to afford the real thing they would just make imitations of scooters by whatever means they have.”

Fairly safe


According to Mr. Haw, he never heard of an accident that happened during these races.


"I have not heard of any fatalities or accidents while people have been using the bikes, but looking at their legs you can see deep scars and I can imagine that it might have come from this.”

This Aborigine Tribe Carves Intricate Bikes That They Use To Race Down Town This Aborigine Tribe Carves Intricate Bikes That They Use To Race Down Town Reviewed by Sammie on Thursday, December 06, 2018 Rating: 5