Originally Posted by yokesman
looking at the mascot on your fellow riders bike seems to be facing the wrong direction ,for safety sake,as during a forward off ,sharp objects unattended have a way of biting you ,eventually.
Good point on both. Sadly, the mascot has been retired, finding permanent home 140km north of Uyuni.
(And I bet you were happier not knowing that the mascot is actually a knife, too (... it was bolted sheathed/closed). Thankfully, all except for the mascot have survived unharmed.)