Shahid packed three extra tubes in case of flats, though it turns out she can stop and buy one anywhere. "Roadside bike mechanic stands are very common in large cities and in small villages," she says. "I've been very surprised to see all the bike support." Local cyclists and mechanics have been surprised by Shahid's bike, which sports handlebars, gearing systems, and cogs they haven't seen before. "They come over and poke around my bike all the time in a non-threatening way," she says.