Monday, August 12, 2013

Carrerar las cintas

Strung across Calle Purisima was a wire. On the wire were bobbins with ribbon wrapped around them. At the end of each ribbon was a small white plastic ring.

The contestants then rode along on one of two old bicycles and tried to catch the rings with a tapered wooden stick. Once the participants had caught the ribbon they exchanged it for a sash worn by the fiesta queen or dame whose name was printed on it.

It sounds hard and it was. It required excellent bike handling skills and a steady aim to capture the rings.  You can see how well they did in my photos here

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