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Tour de Nez(8 posts)

Tour de Nezrwbadley
Jun 15, 2003 8:45 PM
The Tour de Nez was yesterday in Reno. Deux Gros Nez (two big noses) is a local landmark run by Tim Healion. The eatery is well known for progressive eating, drinking, and an annual bike race called the Tour de Nez. So much fun, with a clunker race of 1.1 miles, a short kids race, a masters level race, and a pro level race. These are run on a highly technical crit course through downtown Reno.

I had some really great pictures, I'm sorry to say some of the best were ..uh accidentally deleted. ( I still can't get the hang of this dang camera) The ones I will present are the best of the survivors, I promise by next years race to have it all worked out.

A good friend just after his race...
cool, dark street scene...rwbadley
Jun 15, 2003 8:47 PM
the illusion of speed...rwbadley
Jun 15, 2003 8:48 PM
This was a fairly high speed corner.
another corner...rwbadley
Jun 15, 2003 8:50 PM
there was a slight incline here as well.
our wicked streets...rwbadley
Jun 15, 2003 8:52 PM
This was a nice little 'S' curve.
And the winner iz...rwbadley
Jun 15, 2003 8:58 PM
Eric Wolhberg (team Saturn)lapped the field. He had taken first last year also. The man is an animal. Incredible to see him rip the legs off the guys that tried to hang.


Carney of Prime alliance second. Larkin of Ofoto Lombardi third.

What a great event. Try to make it to Reno for the next tour!
Really impress metmotz
Jun 15, 2003 9:51 PM
and tell me that Eric Wolhberg won on the three wheeler.
Not my style of ride but shiny.
That's what I like to seeAllUpHill
Jun 16, 2003 5:14 AM
Finally, somebody else with the sense to use 104 spoke wheels! Why back in my day, that was all we had ... well, we used 84 spokes for racin'. Nowadays you young whipper snappers are running around on your high-zoot 48, 36, and 32 spoke wheels cause they're "lighter" and "more aerodynamic." Bah! Hope you're close enough to walk home when you break a spoke!