What happens when raging floods close local streets to motor vehicle traffic? Hop on the bike and go, like this man does on Zhongshan West Road as heavy rains flood over 100 homes and 60 streets in downtown Shanghai on August 25. Look how happy the cyclist is moving through the water, while the motorist looks on dourly anticipating the expense of repairing his Honda.
Just be prepared for those hidden hazards -- I flipped completely over once when I hit a pothole covered by water. A lurking photographer watching you with his camera at the ready is a sure sign of hidden dangers.