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Today we skipped out on Spanish lessons (rescheduled the lessons for the following week) and finally had a chance to explore the city without any time constraints or responsibility. We rented bikes from a pretty cool company who met us down town in Plaza San Martin to deliver the bikes.

We received some rather old mountain bikes but truthfully, we were happy to rent anything other then the ugly orange bikes with huge black baskets we’ve seen most tourists use around here.

I got off on a rocky start however, when I rode away confidently on a gravel road and fell right off when I tried to make a turn, LOL.

Pretty embarrassing…

Rest was smooth sailing and riding around Buenos Aires was one of the coolest things I’ve done here yet. It was sweet because I felt like a local and a tourist all at the same time. On the one hand, I got to cover so much ground that I was able to hit up all of the tourist spots. On the other, I was so comfortable on the bike that I def just blended in with the traffic and the countless other bikers.

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Rode around Puerto Madero, which is a lot like our Battery Park, with a heavy dose of Jersey City.  It’s brand new and still being developed and I expect it to look completely different in just a few years.

Danny and I split up after that and I headed through San Telmo on a real busy street to the middle of nowhere.  I rode fast. real fast. far faster than any other biker and I would like to think almost as fast as the cars.

I rode until I got tired and eventually started to wonder where I was.  Turns out I was mucho lejos from our house and it took me forever to get back.

Good times though!

rented the bikes by this monument. also the scene of my monunmental fall

rented the bikes by this monument. also the scene of my monunmental fall

danny thinks he knows where he is going

danny thinks he knows where he is going

they left old cranes in puerto madero to show the canal used to be a port

they left old cranes in puerto madero to show the canal used to be a port

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restaurant in puerto madero reflecting a crane

restaurant in puerto madero reflecting a crane

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