You’ve heard the talk about riding, but are wondering who is actually riding a bike to tango. I’m adding pictures as I find them. This is about bikes, right? Or is it about tango? Let’s start with Argentina.
When Paola Motillo was visiting, I had the good fortune to ride with her up to OHSU. That’s right, UP the hill. When you ride up, you can take the tram down for free! Some of you may not have known that she is an avid bike rider at home in Buenos Aires. She was inspired enough by all the bike related activities in Portland to consider starting her own bike tours of Buenos Aires.
Honestly though, who rides a bike in Buenos Aires? Just beautiful crazy tour guides? How about famous tango violinist Ramiro Gallo? I was watching Si sos Brujo which said on the jacket “It’s a Buena Vista Social Club of Tango.” In this documentary you can see Ramiro riding his bike through Buenos Aires with his violin on his back
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Borrow a copy of Si sos Brujo fom the Portland public library.
While I was reading the Portland tango mailing list the other day, I found a bunch of pictures from Bill Alsup’s Sunday practica. If you live in Portland, you will find that Bill enjoys bikes a lot, but how could you know about all the other people who ride a bike to tango? Here are a few that Bill captured just at his Sunday practicas.
Let’s take it from the top: