Wednesday, 8 August 2018

China's Zombie Bicycle Graveyards

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

This is just crazy. I don't mean foaming at the mouth crazy like a Zombie or howling at Moon stir crazy, I mean poor planning, poor thought process and over exaggerated enthusiasm - for the one thing EVERY China-man and his dog has already got and that is a bicycle! Everyone's seen the images and TV shows showing every Chinese person riding a bike to and from work, shops and home at one time or another right, so why have these startups gone way off the deep end and over the top and literally produced millions and millions of "new" shareable bikes? That much like the language, it makes no sense to me.


I was stunned when I first saw these images by Aly Song / Reuters post by Alan Taylor on The Atlantic I thought nah, they can't be right or that they're photo-shopped but actually they are legit and very "sadly" real. What possessed these people to build millions more of the one thing China has in abundance? Even I knew that China could get rid of half the bikes they already had and STILL have enough bikes for the whole world to get to work and back again on a bike!

If they would of asked me (nobody ever does in China) what my thoughts on making millions of "new" bikes in China would do for the A. Company or B. The country, I would of said:
Are you bonkers or just not able to see that your amazing country is literally swimming in bikes so why would you set up a company and build millions of more bikes, it makes no sense at all. No matter which way you look at that, it is not a good business idea.

Check this out.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.



Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.


Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.



Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Millions of abandoned bicycles in China from ruined startups speculating on new bikes.

Get the full story right here as that was just my 2 pence worth of what I think about the bicycle graveyards of China. I mean it's gonna take decades to sort all this mess out.

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