Masked Man of Mystery

Masked Man of Mystery

The total amount of time I’ve spent within La Antigua Guatemala so far isn’t much, just several months. But, from what I can tell, it’s not too common to spot masked men cruising around on big, shiny choppers in the old, Spanish-styled colonial city. The skeleton mask caught my eye from across Parque Central. Who is this masked man? Is he an antigüeño or is he just a mysterious visitor passing through? Perhaps his chopper and mask are well-known throughout town. Can anyone identify the masked biker?

text and photo by Laura McNamara.

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  • Interesting photo! Were they nice guys? Could you talk to them? Maybe they look mean but are really friendly?? Good capture with your camera!

  • I wish I had stopped to talk to them. But, it was one of those moments where I was rushing off to some meeting with a friend. I saw them and had to pull out my camera to take a snapshot. I’m sad to report though, that I continued rushing on my way without engaging them in conversation. I hope to see them again!!

  • I bet the masked man loves to get comments and stares as he draws attention. the photos on your site have been wonderful. i enjoy my visits to your site.

  • @Julie: I agree. I can’t imagine anyone wearing that mask and not expecting some attention from it…

  • A. Koufax

    Those masks are pretty common among bikers on those choppers or Harley style bikes! I always see them people with it!

  • A. Roman

    I was in Antigua about a month ago, and I was wishing to see these guys down there, but unfortunately I didn’t see them. I didn’t see any Harley Davidson bike while I was there. How hard is it to get one??

  • @A. Roman: So, you knew that bikers were going to be in town then??

  • A. Roman

    No, I didn’t know they were going to be there, a cousin of mine told me that they go from place to place, especially in La Antigua, so I was hoping to see them.

  • Gotcha!