sábado, 28 de septiembre de 2013

Scenes from the Ruana Ride

La Ruana, along with coffee and the sombrero vueltiao, represents Colombianess. Along with representing tradition and the humble campesino, this year La Ruana has come to be a symbol of rebellion against corporate and government power. Thus, donning a ruana in protests like this one means solidarity with the long-suffering small farmer.

This evening's bicycle ride, then, was a gesture of support for the farmers, who say that low prices for products such as milk and potatoes are making it impossible for them to make a living. The ride, from CityTV, down Ave. Septima to the Parque Nacional and then thru Teusaquillo and back again, was sponsored by Mi Caballito de Acero, a group of classic bicycle enthusiasts.

Mi Caballito de Acero

Riding down Ave. Septima
A campesino-style basket carrying bike.

Pedaling along Ave. Septima. 

Bicycle power kid.

Classic bikes and period clothing in the Parque Nacional. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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