#506 tour de france
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Tom Harpstead
Registered: Jul 08, 2007
Total Posts: 941
Country: United States

With the tour de france due to start in 12 days, I figured I had to enter a bike photo in this weeks assignment. I have heard that the tour de france is one of the most challenging human endurance sports events, with the participants expending over 34,000 kcal over the 9 days of riding. All on a human invention that has its roots going back to the wheel (~2000 BC) and the chain (~225 BC).

Thanks for looking.



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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it is a true test of human endurance...very nice fitting entry, really like the super shallow DoF here.



twistedlim
Registered: Oct 20, 2004
Total Posts: 3127
Country: United States

Nice shot Tom. Torn the the tour more than ever this year. These dopes are going to dope the event into a non event. That said I will still be watching it.



Tom Harpstead
Registered: Jul 08, 2007
Total Posts: 941
Country: United States

Travis and twisted,

Thank you for the kind comments.

Thomas



Mado
Registered: Jan 14, 2008
Total Posts: 4562
Country: Canada

Good entry! The tour de France needs to be a bit more clean!! Lance Amstrong did no good to it. It is too bad because this tournament is in a fantastic area but it is full of "drugs". Hopefully, they will clean all that!



mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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I like simple abstracts that capture the theme and you have done just that. Good idea and execution.



ruuskan
Registered: Jan 12, 2002
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Country: Finland

A fine shot, I really like the approach you took



Tom Harpstead
Registered: Jul 08, 2007
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Country: United States

Mado, Mark and Ruuskan, Thank you for your comments.



relms
Registered: Jan 28, 2005
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Very unusual and interesting shot.



fixedgearmike
Registered: Aug 22, 2006
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Country: United Kingdom

damn, someones nicked my avatar!!! Nice angle.



Jeffrey
Registered: Nov 12, 2002
Total Posts: 9767
Country: United States

The tour is actually about 20 days of riding totaling about 2100 miles.