Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thanks Norm, 03-26-2017

 Had the pleasure of riding and chatting with Norm in the PS Indian Canyons this morning. After the ride he and his wife, Arlene, gave me a walking tour through his beautifully awesome garden
Thank you Norm....

Tahquitz Creek at the Araby Wash, 03-26-2017

This water came over Tahquitz Falls this morning on its way to Rancho Mirage....
Today's ride: 35 miles, Da Vall Loop + the PS Indian Canyons,

Friday, March 24, 2017

Whitewater River, 03-24-2017

 Gary on the bridge over the Whitewater River at Whitewater Cut-Off. The river water is Colorado River water flowing in the Whitewater River Channel along with the Whitewater River water.
 Encelia bloom along the road to the Whitewater Preserve.
Whitewater River at the road crossing in the Whitewater Preserve:
Today's ride: 33 1/2 miles, Whitewater Preserve, out-and-back,

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

PS Indian Canyon Wildlife, 03-21-2017

 Daddy Long Leg Spider taking up residence in the PS Indian Canyon block house.
 Daddy Long Leg Spider's view.
Acres of Encelia are showing their color in the PS Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back,

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Let's Talk, 03-19-2017

Thumbs up Chris Andrews and his support crew, Ryan, at the Whitewater Cut-Off Bridge. Chris has been walking across America from Washington, DC on his way to dipping his feet into the Pacific Ocean in five more days. He has been on the road for 205 days with his next stop in Beaumont. We "talked." You can reach him at: and/or . He has plans to write a book about what he has learned on this journey and then begin a music career. Good luck to you Chris....

Swallowed a Bug, 03-19-2017

 Palm Springs cyclist Daniel, who lives in Culver City, swallowed a bug before stopping and washing it down with some water at the Chino Creek crossing on Highway 111, north-bound. Over the years I've swallowed and gagged on a number insects in my time in the saddle... gotta learn to ride with my mouth closed...
 Chino Creek, west.
Chino Creek, east.
Today's ride: 26 1/2 miles, Whitewater Cut-Off, out-and-back,

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tahquitz Creek, 03-16-2017

and up from the Belardo Bridge....
Today's ride: 29 1/2 miles, Overture Dr. to Hermit's Bench, out-and-back,

Monday, March 13, 2017

Color in the Desert, 03-13-2017

 North-bound Highway 111, just north of the Chino Creek Crossing.
 North-bound highway 111, just north of the Chino Creek crossing.
Beautiful Mt. San Jacinto from the old highway that is now Tipton Rd.
Raced a train and the train won:
Today's ride: 22 1/2 miles, Tipton Td., out-and-back,

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cycling the Coachella Valley, 03-11-2017

Gregory trying to fix a problem with the clutch on his motorized bicycle. He built the bike himself and gets about 45 miles off a tank of gas. Photo taken east-bound Varner Rd. west of Bob Hope Dr.
Rigo from the City of Coachella on a recreational ride. Photo taken just off of Varner Rd. in 1,000 Palms.
Field of yellow flowers on southern slope of Edom Hill. Photo taken from Varner Rd. just east of Date Palm Dr.
Same yellow flowers from same spot as above photo looking down-valley.
Today's ride: 30 Miles, Monterey loop,

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cycling Palm Springs, 03-09-2017

 Bob from San Francisco riding his classic Rivendell road bike that he has had since 1985.
Bill descending from Hermit's Bench toward Split Rock in the PS Indian Canyons. Had a nice ride with Bill this morning... thanks.
Today's ride: 26 1/2 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back,

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mt. San Gorgonio, 03-07-2017

Photo taken from Highway 62.
Today's ride: 32 miles, Hiway 62-Indian Dr.-Worsley Rd., out-and-back,

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Roadside Color, 03-04-2017

Today's ride: 25 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back,

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Andreas Canyon Creek, 02-26-2017

The creek at the PS Indian Canyon road crossing. Mountain ridges covered with what looks like a snowy winter storm.
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A River Runs Through It, 02-24-2017

 The Rancho Mirage Butler-Abrams Trail at the Whitewater River Channel Crossing.
Today's ride: 21 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop,

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Riding the Palm Springs Indian Canyons, 02-22-2017

 Ingrid and Bill enjoying a beautiful morning on one of the best roads in the desert.
She went by too fast for me to get her name as she was coming down from Hermit's Bench.