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Rolling Thunder: Remembering the Fallen

Sunday was the Rolling Thunder parade, which takes place every Memorial Day weekend. Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists from around the country ride in the nationís capital, continuing their 30-year tradition to make sure that the nationís fallen havenít been forgotten.

Iíve been undecided about doing a gallery for this. I took a lot of pictures, most of which didnít turn out since I still donít know how to photograph moving subjects (plus it was dark and raining so even harder). But I found the participants and their bikes fascinating, so I guess Iíll see what I ended up with.
Rolling Thunder in force
Rolling Thunder in force
In the shadow of the Capitol
In the shadow of the Capitol
Big bike
Big bike
Happy to parade
Happy to parade
Along for the ride (my favorite of all!)
Along for the ride (my favorite of all!)
Focused
Focused
Riding in style
Riding in style
Friendly faces
Friendly faces
Patriotic
Patriotic
The well-decorated bike
The well-decorated bike
Thanks to our northern neighbors
Thanks to our northern neighbors
Green man on a green bike
Green man on a green bike
Reaching out
Reaching out
A grim reminder
A grim reminder
Flying with the wind
Flying with the wind
The ultimate machine
The ultimate machine
The salute
The salute
Sentiments
Sentiments
Coordinated riding
Coordinated riding
Intent
Intent
Handshake
Handshake
From the South
From the South
'Glad-handing'
'Glad-handing'
'Standing for Those Who Stood for US'
'Standing for Those Who Stood for US'