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.

IMG_2344
I finally made it to the Kenwood neighborhood in Bethesda. Cherry blossoms are one of the best things about DC in the spring.
img_2357
The bike valet at Nationals Park is the best. My bikes spent a lot of time here this year
img_2508
Nothing says bike touring fun quite like two weeks of thunderstorms.
img_2480
Springfield, Illinois just around the corner from the grave of the Corn Dog King
img_2536
Mark, Corey, and me taking shelter from a storm in a church in Kansas
img_2593
Kansas was an ordeal. Little did we know that the Rockies would be brutal. The sign was pretty neat though.
img_2639
Electrically equipped apartments in Pueblo, CO
img_2538
Flooding in western Missouri and eastern Kansas on the way west
img_2528
Part of a farm building that was obliterated by a tornado near Golden City, Missouri. Three people died here.
img_2683
I rode to the top of this beast. The ride down was epic.
img_2837
Indomitable French sisters in Boulder, Utah
img_2686
Rocks out west
img_2801
Stupidest sign of the year
img_2871
More rocks near Bryce Canyon
img_2880
Hoodoos in the Amphitheater at Bryce Canyon
img_2907
The Mule poses next to the Cedar Break National Monument snow bank in late June
img_2939
Survival indeed
img_2959
Gio and Christina from Italy in Eureka, Nevada
img_2974
I thought these climbs would never end
img_3032-1
Downhill through California wineries
img_2986
Salt flats in Nevada
img_3021
Morning view from my motel room – Caples Lake, California in the Sierras
Sugarloaf with sticks
Hiking Sugarloaf, Maryland
img_3081
Lotus blossoms at the Anacostia Botanical Gardens
img_3098
Apollo 50 on the National Mall
img_3099
The Mule comes home
Dinner view
They won the whole damned thing. Unreal.
IMG_3282 (1)
Tired? Not me. Emilia at the Great Pumpkin Ride
IMG_3266 (1)
Autumn in Fort Hunt Park near home
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing and outdoor
A stellar human being killed by an out-of-control driver. Still hard to believe Miss you Dave.