|Bicycle touring Sardinia. Francesco,
a shepherd we met in a bar, owned one of the popular three wheeled
mini-trucks that constantly plied the island's agrarian roads.
Sharon and I always hooted in merriment when a little tri-wheeler
scooted past us -- its minuscule cab crowded with two, sometimes
three, pastoralists. The Lilliputian workhorses were frequently
struck into service hauling a variety of cargo -- from rocks
and dirt to bales of hay and cords of wood. Francesco heaved
a milk can into the back of it. Apparently he used his to go
to the dairy.