Pictures of the Year 2019 Well, once again I wasted untold hours posting this inane blog. In for a penny, in for a pound. So here goes with the pictures of 2019. With one, regrettably from a few years ago. I finally made it to the Kenwood neighborhood in Bethesda. Cherry blossoms are one of the best things about DC in the spring. The bike valet at Nationals Park is the best. My bikes spent a lot of time here this year Nothing says bike touring fun quite like two weeks of thunderstorms. Springfield, Illinois just around the corner from the grave of the Corn Dog King Mark, Corey, and me taking shelter from a storm in a church in Kansas Kansas was an ordeal. Little did we know that the Rockies would be brutal. The sign was pretty neat though. Electrically equipped apartments in Pueblo, CO Flooding in western Missouri and eastern Kansas on the way west Part of a farm building that was obliterated by a tornado near Golden City, Missouri. Three people died here. I rode to the top of this beast. The ride down was epic. Indomitable French sisters in Boulder, Utah Rocks out west Stupidest sign of the year More rocks near Bryce Canyon Hoodoos in the Amphitheater at Bryce Canyon The Mule poses next to the Cedar Break National Monument snow bank in late June Survival indeed Gio and Christina from Italy in Eureka, Nevada I thought these climbs would never end Downhill through California wineries Salt flats in Nevada Morning view from my motel room – Caples Lake, California in the Sierras Hiking Sugarloaf, Maryland Lotus blossoms at the Anacostia Botanical Gardens Apollo 50 on the National Mall The Mule comes home They won the whole damned thing. Unreal. Tired? Not me. Emilia at the Great Pumpkin Ride Autumn in Fort Hunt Park near home A stellar human being killed by an out-of-control driver. Still hard to believe Miss you Dave.