Saturday, August 1, 2015

Speaks for Itself, 08-01-2015

 Date Palm Dr. north of I-10 will be closed until August 6.
What drought? Cathedral Canyon Country Club where the Canadian Geese are happy and full of shit.
Today's ride: 30 miles, Monterey Loop, .

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Riding with Brett, 07-23-2015

 I had the pleasure to ride and chat with Brett this morning.
"No Diving"?  Glad this sign was posted, those rocks under the Belardo Bridge looked inviting.
Today's ride: 15 miles, PS Indian Canyons, out-and-back. .

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gnarly Location, 07-21-2015

Protected by a large cholla cactus, is this nest of a Cactus Wren, Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus, at the entrance to the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 28 miles, Da Vall Loop, .

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Reed's Koi, 07-19-2015

 Billy Reed's Restaurant Koi pond.
 Whitewater River at Windy Point.
Chatting with Chops.
Today's ride: 28 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, .

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ultimate Touring Rig, 07-16-2015

Natividad riding Vista Chino near Landau Rd.  He is a bicycle mechanic camping between Palm Springs and Cabazon... says it is "windy" out there.  No kidding, that's what the windmills told me when I took a look at them at the beginning of this morning's ride.  He extended the frame on his bike by welding another bike frame onto the rear of his bike for the extra stability in carrying a heavy load.  He says he will turn 70 years old in two months... Happy Birthday!
Today's ride: 25 mile, Da Vall Loop, .

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Flattened & Dead Shovel Nosed Snake, 07-08-2015

 West-bound Frank Sinatra Drive just past the Annenberg Estate.
One of two white parakeets flying free next to the Palm Springs Airport just off of Ramon Rd.
Today's ride: 27 miles, Bob Hope Loop, .

Friday, July 3, 2015

Donated Bicycles for Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Springs and Mecca, 07-03-2015

Today community volunteers cleaned and refurbished 150 bikes of all sizes, kinds and functionality for the Coachella Valley Bicycle Coalition's annual bike donation drive benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Mecca and Palm Springs.  Thanks to Hot Purple Energy for allowing this work to be done on their premises.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bad Ending for this Bird, 07-02-2015

 South-bound Camino Real just north of Hwy 111.
Palm Springs Indian Canyons rest stop.
Today's ride, 17 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back, .

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tipton RR Crossing, 06-30-2015

 Hauling freight at the Tipton RR Crossing.
 Freight train crossing the Whitewater River at Windy Point.
Turn-around point on the old highway next to I-10 near Whitewater Cut-Off.
Today's ride:  22 miles, Tipton Rd., out-and-back, .

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Garden of Algae, 06-28-2015

Tahquitz Creek Golf Course pond.
Today's ride: 27 miles, Morningside Dr. Loop, .

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Scott of Palm Springs, 06-25-2015

Scott, a Palm Springs cyclist, enjoying a morning ride just of off Worsley Rd. near where I-10 and Hwy 62 intersect.
 Billowing smoke from the Lake Fire.
West-end of Garnet Rd.
Today's ride: 21 miles, Hwy 62 - Dillon Rd. out-and-back, .

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Barton Flats is Burning, 06-18-2015

Smoke coming through the Banning Pass from forest fire near Big Bear.
Today's ride:  Split Rock, out-and-back.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Leaning Tower of Palm Springs, 06-11-2015

A leaning elevator shaft is all that is left standing of the Palm Springs Spa Hotel as it is demolished.
Today's ride: 22 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop, .

Sunday, June 7, 2015

California Washingtonian Palms, 06-07-2015

 Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Widening the bridge on Bogert Trail Rd.
Today's ride: 20 1/2 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back, .

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Demolition, Palm Springs Spa Hotel, 06-04-2015

Today's ride: 33 miles, Da Vall Loop + Split Rock, .