Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sites Under Construction, 09-28-2104

 Wessman's downtown project....
 Aqua Caliente Indians' Spa Hotel project.....
Bike club riding by another Wessman construction project on south Belardo Rd., Palm Springs.
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Avenida Maravilla Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/600990121 .

Friday, September 26, 2014

Shands' Crossing, 09-26-2014

Thanks to the persistence and good works of Bond Shands this section of the proposed CV Link crossing at Cathedral Canyon Rd. now safely (a relative term) links Palm Springs and Cathedral City. Thank you Mr. Shands....
This eagle landed on east bound 30th Ave. just east of Date Palm Dr.
Today's hot, humid, sweaty ride: 20 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/599239443 .

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Western Shovel-Nosed Snake, 09-24-2014

This pretty little guy's life came to an end on north-bound Highway 111, halfway between Overture Dr. and the Windy Point Bridge.
Today's ride: 21 miles, Snow Creek Rd., out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/598039328 .

Monday, September 22, 2014

Chops in Paradise, 09-22-2014



Dead Stuff, 09-22-2014

 Scorpion, southbound Highway 111, north of Windy Point.
 Bird, dirt road connecting Tipton Rd. to Snow Creek Rd. at Highway 111.
Chair, northbound Highway 111, south of Overture Dr.

Riding the rails....
Today's ride: 26 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/596616836 .

Friday, September 19, 2014

Joseph & Wyatt, 09-19-2014

Wyatt temporarily stopped by a plastic bag, but a bit of roadside maintenance and all was well.
Today's ride: 23 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/594115974 .

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Remnants of Hurricane Odile, 09-16-2014


Clouds and humidity over the Palm Springs Indian Canyons that are remnants of Hurricane Odile that pummeled Baja California and is now making its way up the western coast.
Today's ride: 25 1/2 miles, Windy Point, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/592064439 .

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Shade Break at the Whitewater Cut Off, 09-14-2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZmWlRxMBL4&feature=youtu.be

Today's ride: 25 miles, Whitewater Cut Off Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/590443783 .

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Football in Cathedral City, 09-13-2014

This play resulted in about a 60 yard run for a touch down.
Today's ride: 20 miles, Los Alamos Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/589599788 .

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

After the Storm, 09-09-2014

 Section of pathway on the Araby Wash between East Palm Canyon and Escoba Dr. in Palm Springs.
Section of the Whitewater Channel just south of Frank Sinatra Dr.
Some of the anti-CV Link people must think it a miracle that the flood control levees survived yesterday's deluge which actually missed Palm Springs and hit the center part of the Coachella Valley.
Today's ride: 28 miles, Bob Hope Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/586728379 .

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The One & Only, 09-06-2014

The first and only rattlesnake I have seen this season.  Too bad it was dead.  South bound Highway 111, just north of W. Gateway Dr.
High humidity clouds forming.  I don't sweat much, but it was pouring off me this morning.  Photo taken from Tipton Rd.
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Snow Creek Village, hike-a-bike, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/584114197 .

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Light Traffic, 09-04-2014

Looking west on Tahquitz-McCallum Way at 7:00 AM on a Thursday morning with a hint of fakl cool in the morning air.
The beautiful entrance to the Palm Springs Spa Hotel is gone... an architectural loss...
Today's ride: 23 1/3 miles, Da Vall Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/582669818 .

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Desert Hot Springs Cll De Deguios & Casa Grande Dr. Intersection, 08-31-2014

 Looking north north-east toward Joshua Tree National Park.
Looking south south-west at Mt. San Jacinto.
Today's ride: 28 1/2 miles, Mission Lakes Blvd. Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/579597247 .

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The North Face, 08-26-2014

 The north face of Mt. San Jacinto from Snow Creek Rd.
Creosote against the sky off of Snow Creek Rd.
Today's ride: 25 1/2 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/575554452 .

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Heavy Equipment, 08-24-2014


Berger Dr. S. with Mt San Jacinto as backdrop on a beautiful and clear August morning ride with Gary.
Today's ride: 31 miles, Cook Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/572897242 .