I've always found the idea of bike portraits to be a telling exercise. Indicative of both culture and personality and reality. So when I found this portrait series of South African cycling culture by Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler - my interest was peaked. South Africa is definitely a country with a convoluded history and an interesting cross section of individuals as a result.
The entire series is really quite beautiful, and definitely worth a more indepth look. Check out the entire project and initiative here.
Also, this woman is seriously amazing. I really hope to be still be riding at 82 and 3/4 - with an equally lovely outlook on things.