I’ve been back in the US for almost a year already. It’s been hard to feel motivated to post updates and photos when they don’t seem to compare to cycling across the Sahara.

However, I’ve seen some beautiful things this year. Most of these are from bike rides around the Portland, Ore., area. But I also visited California a couple times and got up into the Sierras briefly. One of the most beautiful places in the world. I also visited north Texas and was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the country there.