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Off to the races......rwbadley
Sep 7, 2003 10:17 AM
Reno is quite nice this time of year. It seems something is going on every weekend. This weekend was the Balloon Races. How do balloons race? They take off and then play different games. They have the Hare and the Hound. They toss beanbags at ground targets for prizes. They land at designated spots... or not. They are after all- Balloons.

They sure are pretty...
re: Off to the races......rwbadley
Sep 7, 2003 10:18 AM
Dawn Patrol...rwbadley
Sep 7, 2003 10:55 AM
The Big Birdrwbadley
Sep 7, 2003 10:29 AM
Looks like someone lit a fire under this one...
Our brief bit of sun...rwbadley
Sep 7, 2003 10:31 AM
We have lift-off...rwbadley
Sep 7, 2003 10:33 AM
Sep 7, 2003 10:35 AM
High populationrwbadley
Sep 7, 2003 10:38 AM
Have you seen the little Piggies...rwbadley
Sep 7, 2003 10:42 AM
Sep 7, 2003 10:53 AM
Did you all enjoy some extra large pork ribs on the 'cue after the show?
Sep 7, 2003 11:01 AM
It started @ 5:30 this AM. We haven't 'qued' yet. But I'm gettin' quite a hankerin'

Last weekend was the Rib Cook-off. I think 300,000 people over four days snarfin' and fartin'. Good music too.
Going to Paris?rwbadley
Sep 7, 2003 10:44 AM
The last one, in the sun...rwbadley
Sep 7, 2003 10:47 AM
Nice pics...there's something almost magical about...The Walrus
Sep 7, 2003 11:40 AM
...watching a group of balloons drifting slowly and silently over the landscape. Sure spoils the effect, though, when those burners come on!

Do they still have the Air Races up there?
That they do. Next weekend...rwbadley
Sep 7, 2003 12:14 PM
We go out to the air races and watch the Unlimiteds from the cheap seat west side. (off Osage Road) A lot of fun watching 'em power on through the straights... I'll try to snap a photo out there. We usually set up and relax the afternoon away with an icy one (or two).

The week after, we have an event called Street Vibrations. Quite a crowd of Harley folks come into town for that one. It's even noisier than (the car event) Hot August Nights.

A lot of fun watching 'em power on through the straights... I'll try to snap a photo out there.
Get loud up closecycleguy
Sep 8, 2003 10:07 AM
Year ago sitting in living room at aunts house and this loud sound from outside. Balloon was coming down fast and crashed in the field across the street. Just missing a large busy intersection. Lucky they did not get killed.