The Vietnamese love to transport enormous items on their bikes, like ladders, rubber ducks and fridges. They also love to take their entire family on one seat. The maximum number of people I have seen on a bike is 5 (not very uncommon), but others have seen 6 or even 7 Vietnamese moving together on two wheels.

Peter, Dali and I did our own little experiment and the three of us rode a few kilometers on one bike. That doesn’t sound very impressive, but I think our combined 250+ kgs is more than 5 Vietnamese weigh.