Yes, it is me in my finest aggressive biker stance. Intimidating, huh? What I did was to rent a bicycle in Cusco for one day ($10) and go for a spin. Luckily for me it was a 24 speed and the gears shifted reasonably well because Cusco is very hilly. Unluckily for me, Cusco drivers are some of the most discourteous drivers I have ever seen. They almost dare pedestrians to walk out in front of them. They don’t slow down and they seem to have a real affection for the sound that their horn makes. I’ve seen some bad drivers in my day, but I think that South American males have taken their machismo behind the wheel of their vehicles in a very unhealthy manner. Also, you might want to think twice about renting a bicycle in hilly terrain at altitudes above 11,000 feet if you are older than 60 years of age. I;m not sure I’d recommend it to anyone who isn’t in the very best of health.