Nha Trang Bicycles, in Particular the Misen 600
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A nice bicycle cruise in Nha Trang is to start anywhere past the Louisiane Brewhouse then pedal north along the promenade all the way to the Tran Phu Bridge - less than two miles. The flat stone or tiled path passes all of the beach activities, many shaded parks, April 2 Square, and a full range of places to stop for a snack, meal, or cold drink. I make the ride several times every week and they are always a rewarding experience. (For more to explore and discover beyond the bridge, check out my 'Sunday Ride' journal entry.)
After each beach expedition, I usually pedaled back across Tran Phu boulevard to Y and Tien's sidewalk kiosk. With rush-hour traffic, I had to steer a V-pattern but merging in the same direction was rather easy.
As nearby classes let out at five o'clock, I hoped to photograph a student riding by on a Misen 600.
But instead of the accompanying traditional cone-shaped hat (cài nòn), most wore colorized sun hats or baseball caps - along with facemasks to filter the air they breathed. A local girl in traditional dress, on a Misen, and wearing a cone hat would be a rare capture but make for a classic Vietnam photo. I'll post it here when I get it...