2017 365 #52


This evening I stopped by our local trophy store to place an order for our annual employee award. I show up once a year for our lone 8×10 plaque, but sports trophies are really what keeps this establishment in business.

Tour de Nez: The Big Kids

The older ones.

So serious. Such focus on some of their faces.

Laughing with Bubba, the organizer of the event.

The big kids had to do one abbreviated lap of the course.

This little guy had been in the 7 and under class, and wasn’t satisfied with the short sprint.  He wanted to lap with the big kids.  So off he went on his Strider!  Note the yellow shirt. His Dad is a champion racer, so this kid has big dreams.

That’s Dad running beside him while he heads out.

First one across the finish line.





High five!

And yes, he made the lap!  Just three years old!

Tour de Nez: Fast!

Photos from the first men’s race.  I have to note that while they called this the “men’s” race, I saw a number of women competing as well.  There were several “men’s” races, not any “women’s” races, so I think they just bunched them all together and awarded trophies accordingly?  I dunno.

Needless to say, it was a great opportunity to practice panning!

How is it possible that they can chat while going so fast?

Cheering the riders on!

I’m slowly filling the gallery, so if you’d like to see more and/or follow my progress, here is the link.

Tour de Nez: Handcycles

I’ll be posting a lot of my shots from Sunday’s Tour de Nez over the next few days.

The handcycle race was the first race of the day (after the 5k run) and it was great fun, and inspiring.  These guys can fly!

These are just a few. When the gallery is complete, I’ll provide the link.

More photos tomorrow!