Friday, April 18, 2014

Climbing a Hill, 04-18-2014

Cyclists climbing the last hill to Hermit's Bench in the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 27 1/2 miles, Overture Dr. to Hermit's Bench, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/482279941 .
My ride plan had been to ride out to Snow Creek Village, but by the time I got to Overture Dr. I was grinding in granny gears because of the strong headwind, so I turned around and headed south until the road ended.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Palm Springs Cyclists, 04-16-2014

 Ed and Jayne of Palm Springs out on a beautiful morning ride.
Palo Verde Tree in full bloom.
Today' ride: 25 1/2 miles, Rattler Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/481317554 .

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Visiting Park Ranger, 04-09-2014

Today I had a pleasant ride with David, who is attending the 2014 California Trails & Greenways Conference, held at the Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs.  David is a Park Ranger at San Dieguito River Park and has a blog at sdrprangerdave.blogspot.com .
Today's ride: Overture Rd., out-and-back from the Riviera Hotel, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/476583825 (forgot to turn my Garmin on at beginning of ride).

Monday, April 7, 2014

Couples Enjoying West Garnett Rd., 04-07-2014

 Ravens #1 & 2
Rita & Bill between bicycle rides on their way back from hiking in the Big Morongo Preserve.
Today's ride: 21 miles, to the end of West Garnett Rd., out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/475544679 .

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Garden of Jimson Weed, 04-05-2014

A field of Datura stramonium growing in the Murray Creek Wash after the recent mud flow changed the Indian Canyon Rd. crossing.
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/475151050 .

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chasing a Rainbow, 04-02-2014

Not chasing exactly, but grinding up Tram Rd. to the 1,000 foot elevation on a beautiful cool morning with new April snow on the mountains.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/472398442 .

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Evolution of Cycling, 03-26-2014

 05/24/2012
 06/01/2012

09/30/2012
03/26/2014
Brett has a new ride, Specialized with disc brakes and electric shifters... wow!  It's beautiful!
Today's ride: 26 miles, out to a closed Indian Canyon Dr. where drifting sands have closed the road just south of the Railroad Crossing, then onto to Hermit's Bench, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/468141965 .

Monday, March 24, 2014

Breakfast Worth Waiting For, 03-24-2014

and bicycle friendly....
Today's ride: 24 miles, Da Vall Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/467063178 .

Friday, March 21, 2014

Streams of Palm Springs, 03-21-2014

 Tahquitz Creek from the Belardo Bridge.
 Andreas Creek from the parking lot crossing in the Palm Springs Indian canyons.
 Murray Creek from the Indian Canyons Road Crossing.
Palm Canyon Creek from just north of Split Rock in the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 23 1/2 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/465015172 .

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mt. San Jacinto, 03-19-2019

Photo from Varner Rd. just east of Date Palm Dr.
Today's ride: 31 1/2 miles, Cook Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/463924654 .

Sunday, March 16, 2014

It's Our Fault, 03-16-2014

 Mesquite at Mountain View Road on the San Andreas Fault
An ornamental Ocotillo in full leaf and bloom, Racquet Club Estates.
Today's ride: 27 miles, Dillon Rd. Loop,http://connect.garmin.com/activity/462189149 .

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Whitewater Rider, 03-13-2014

Blake of Palm Springs at Whitewater Cut-Off.  We rode the Whitewater Road together to the Whitewater Preserve.
Tipton Rd. Crossing looking east-south-east on this cloudy morning.
Today's ride: 34 1/2 miles, Whitewater Preserve, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/460307337 .

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Peek at the Peak, 03-05-2014

Mt. San Jacinto Peak from Highway 111 near Windy Point.
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/455663293 , had a brisk headwind going out that pretty much ended once I got past Windy Point, but it provided a pleasant tailwind and a fast ride back into Palm Springs.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Happy Ducks, 03-02-2014

Tahquitz Creek flowing across Tahquitz Creek Country Club after a nice spring rain.
Today's ride: 25 miles around Palm Springs checking the flowing desert washes, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/454852060 .

Saturday, March 1, 2014

New Mountain Snow, 03-01-2014

After two days of long overdue rain in the desert and new mountain snow, a beautiful morning for a ride.  The Palm Springs Indian Canyons were closed today because of "flooding in Andreas Canyon."
Today's ride: around town checking out the newly flooded washes....