Styrofoam season, that is.
You see all sorts of strange contraptions on the streets of Beijing, and all kinds of overloaded vehicles.
Using my not-so-good quality phone camera, I snapped these shots near my house on two separate occasions. These folks have loaded up their 3-wheeled bicycles and are hauling chunks of styrofoam - where?
They use styrofoam for insulation here. (It is covering the outside of my house, which is fine except when the house gets hit by a poorly-aimed soccer ball.) So perhaps these people are insulating their houses for the winter? Or perhaps they're selling the stuff? Recycling?
They all thought it was the funniest thing when I hung out of a car window to take their pictures. And here I was thinking I was the normal looking one.