People wearing stretchy gloves when driving a motorbike. It's never less than 75 degrees here, so it's not that their fingers get cold. As far as I can figure it's either that they want to keep their hands out of the sun (darker complexion here is that last thing any Indonesian wants, though that's not true for the white folk) or they think they need gloves for protection and these are cheaper/more readily available than other types.
|These make total sense in 84 degree weather with 78 percent humidity, if your Indonesian.|
Finally for motorbike issues, I'm certain that the Indonesians all know I'm white, even on the motorbike. I am in jeans, a jacket, my face mask, helmet and sunglasses, but they still know. Maybe it's because of my sandals.
|Now mentally change the jacket to blue and put sunglasses on me. How do they know?!?!|
|Courtesy of columbiamissourian.com Like this but even less successful.|
I lied, here's another motorbike related one. On three different occasions I have seen motorbikes paired up. The one in front and off to the right is having some sort of mechanical difficulty and isn't running, but will roll. The second bike is behind about half the diameter of a wheel and a legs length off to the left. Can you see where this is going? The guy on the 2nd bike puts his foot somewhere on the casing near the first bike's back axel, fires up his bike and pushes the first bike along. I can hardly imagine doing this as the traffic is so bad, but I haven't see a big fiery death ball crash . . .yet. I'm trying for a photo but this one below is the same idea, ish.
|Courtesy of pakwheels. He's pushing the car with the motorbike.|