Friday, July 26, 2013

Bring on the new games

374430_405616849557393_143678791_nA literal translation of this poster might lead you to think that this is a competition for tapes  which it is but we need a bit more explanation than that.

From my research it seems that a “Carrera de Cintas” is in fact a a bit like a jousting competition. Previously this might have taken place on horses but these days it is bicycles that the competitors ride.

The aim is to ride along and collect as many ribbons as you can using a pole to catch them. The ribbons are attached to a wire stretched across the path.

Sounds like it could be a lot of fun and well worth a photo or two.

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