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Limited edition photographic print of Mulna van Niekerk


Mulna van Niekerk with Aldo and Zilke

Jacob Street, Boshof, Free State, South Africa 2011/02/28 15:58

Mulna: ‘In the mornings I ride to work at my parents’ petrol station, I do the books, and then I go and fetch the kids. First I collect Zilke from school and then I fetch Aldo. Zilke goes on the back and Aldo in the front. Luckily it’s all downhill to here. We have lunch at my parents’ and then we go home. This bike was a hand-me-down from my brother. It’s an old, old bike – a Bomber – but it’s a good bike. It doesn’t have a lot of gears – just one and that’s forward. It’s all I need. There’s a guy here in town, oom Paul, who oils and fixes it for me.’ Zilke: ‘My mom rides very well. She fetches us from school. After school we go to see grandpa. And when we get home we have to do our homework.’ Mulna: ‘Sometimes we get pulled over by the traffic police and they tell me that I’m overloaded! I just tell them not to worry because I have heavy-duty tyres! But we stick to the back roads...’