Monday, February 8, 2016

Circo Caballero, 02-08-2016

 A circus has come to Palm Springs.
 Wast face of Mt. San Jacinto.
Palm Springs USO.
Today's ride: 28 1/2 miles, Bob Hope Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1044295870 .

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Mike's Bike Truck, 02-06-2016


Mike with his rolling cycle repair staked out Saturday mornings at the Palm Springs Farmer's Market next to the Camelot Theater. Contact Mike's Bike Truck by calling 760-413-8489 or email mike@mikesbiketruck.com
 Some roadside encelia are starting to bloom.
https://youtu.be/j7UAp6gmcb8

Desert music brought to us by the Murray Canyon Creek at the road crossing in the PS Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 17 miles, Hermit's Bench, out and back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1041609299 .

Friday, January 29, 2016

Cyclists at Veterans' Disability Sports Festival, 01-29-2016



Incight's cyclists at the Disability Sports Festival today in Palm Desert.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

1st CV Link Business is Open, 01-26-2016

Moguel standing on the bike-way just east of Cathedral Canyon Rd. in Cathedral City. This bike-way is between Cathedral Canyon Rd. and Date Palm Rd. on the south levee of the Whitewater River Channel.
Moguel has beverages, snacks and a restroom available for cyclists and pedestrians who are using the bike-way. There are tables inside and out and a couple of comfortable looking sofas. A bike rack will be available soon.
Moguel is owner of Moguel & Kaya Auto Detail, http://www.moguelkayaautodetail.com/. He just moved his business here a few months ago and originally this was going to be the waiting room, but it is morphing into something more. He is open from 6 - 4 daily. He says his wife is a bakery chef so I am looking forward to what is to come. Stop by and say "Hello" and wish him and his business well.
Today's ride: 27 miles, Bob Hope Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1028641557 .

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mario of DHS, 01-19-2016

Mario riding from Desert Hot Springs on Tipton Rd. He said he has been riding for only 1/2 year and he loves it. He said that he was hit by a pick-up truck this morning on Palm Dr. in DHS. He said  the mirror hit his arm. The driver stopped and apologized, saying he was plugging in a device.

https://youtu.be/RtQSMY4kibQ

https://youtu.be/MlK4V4l2R1Q

Today's ride: 25 miles, Whitewater Cut-Off, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1020675566

Friday, January 15, 2016

Saskatonians, 01-15-2016

 (l2r) Ken, Bonnie, Richard, and Alice are cyclists visiting from Saskatoon, a city in central Saskacthewan, Canada, where a check of today's high temperature is +2 degrees.
Thank you Palm Springs for the new signage on Via Escuela.
Today's ride: 33 miles, Da Vall Loop + Indian Canyons, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1015814163 .

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Whitewater Water, 01-12-2016

 Standing pool of water from recent rains at Windy Point Bridge. Note that the channel has been recently reconfigured.
Sun reflecting off of the Whitewater River at the I-10 bridge.
Today's ride: 26 miles, Snow Creek-Whitewater Cut-Off, hike-a-bike ride,  https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1012713871 .

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Indian Canyon Snow & Water, 01-10-2016

 Last season's Chupperosa Blossoms giving color to the snow-covered ridge line above Andreas Canyon.
Murray Canyon Creek at the road crossing.
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1010631778 .

Sunday, January 3, 2016

North on 111, 01-03-2016

 Robert riding on north-bound Highway 111 just south of Overture Dr.
 Bad coyote crossing, south-bound Highway 111 just south of Snow Creek Rd.
PCT @ upper end of the road to Snow Creek Canyon.
Today's ride: 27 miles, PCT @ Snow Creek, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1002389961 .

Friday, January 1, 2016

Rode to Nowhere, 01-01-2016

 End of Wendy Road off of Tipton Road, Banning Pass.
 The Whitewater River coming out of Whitewater Canyon... surface water in the desert.
Section of Tipton Road that had recently been resurfaced... what's up with that?
I have dedicated today's "ride to nowhere" to those anti-CV Link people who believe CV Link is a "bridge to nowhere," even though it will connect all Coachella Valley communities.
I'm a roadie. I ride to ride. Today I took advantage of this beautiful, clear, cool desert morning to do one of my favorite rides to nowhere. I rode out past Windy Point on Highway 111 to the end of Wendy Rd. and then turned around and rode home. It was a beautiful and peaceful ride. If I had been quicker with my camera I would have been able to photograph a train carrying military weapons of war, especially tanks, reminding me that it isn't peaceful everywhere. I am grateful for what we have here.
Today's ride: 22 miles, End of Wendy Road, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/999662381 .

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas In Memoriam, 12-29-2015

 Cemetery off of Da Vall.
One of my favorite bike riding views looking up the Araby Wash toward Palm Canyon with a new dusting of snow on the mountain.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Da Vall Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/996505886 .

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Cabot's Lodge, DHS, 12-27-2015


Cabot's Museum, formerly known as Cabot's Lodge, in Desert Hot Springs.
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Cabot's Museum, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/994221769 .

Friday, December 25, 2015

Pink, 12-25-2015

 Kenny Irwin art https://www.google.com/search?q=kenny+irwin+art&espv=2&biw=1024&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj41PSq8_fJAhUC82MKHZ79D08QsAQIGw&dpr=1
Patina on granite, the earth's bones, ridge behind the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Today's Christmas ride: 18 1/2 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/991788568 .

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Visitors from Pennsylvania, 12-23-2015

 (r2l) Cindy, Seth, Jim on  a Palm Springs' morning ride to get some coffee. How good it is...
Dark clouds in the Banning Pass... photo from Indian Canyon Rd. at the Whitewater River Wash.
Today's ride: 25 1/2 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/990213475 .