Monday, April 20, 2015

Wendy, Shirley & Jacaranda, 04-20-2015

Wendy and Shirley from Canada, paused their Butler-Abrams bike path ride, to admire a flowering Jacaranda Tree in Wilson Park, Rancho Mirage.
Today's ride: Da Vall Loop.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pat from Seattle, 04-16-2015

Pat from Seattle riding Falls Creek Rd. in Snow Creek Village.  He is preparing to do the Seattle to Portland Classic, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_to_Portland_Bicycle_Classic .
Today's ride: Snow Creek Village, out-and-back.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Transportation, Home & Recreation, 04-14-2015


Larry has a nice rig.  He says it is his transportation, his home and his recreation. Years ago he served in the Army, 82nd Airborne, was later a carpenter and for the last 10 years has been homeless communing with nature, the last three years in Palm Springs. He prefers a trike to a bike and has cycled across Florida, including the Florida Keyes.
Today's ride: Split Rock, out-and-back.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Worsley Rd. Riders, 04-12-2015

Desert Hot Springs ride today with Gary and Robert.  Riding on Worsley Rd. with Mt. SanJacinto as backdrop.
Today's ride: Palm-Pierson-Indian-Worsley Loop.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Devil's Trumpet and Bee, 04-10-2015

Datura stramonium, aka. Datura, or Jimson Weed or Loco Weed, next to Split Rock, Palm Springs Indian canyons.
Today's ride: Hermit's Bench, out-and-back.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cacti Blooms, 04-07-2015

 Cholla at Wilson Park on Frank Sinatra Dr, Rancho Mirage.
 Golden Barrel on Bob Hope Dr at the entrance to Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage.
Agave on Bob Hope Dr at the entrance to Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage.
Today's ride: Bob Hope Loop.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Cycling the Coachella Valley, 04-03-2015


Giancarlo and Andrea from Italy riding from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park as part of their international cross-country bicycle ride.  Visit their Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Periplo-del-Far-West/803896056348432?fref=ts
Outdoor Resorts cycling snow-birds, representing Canada, Illinois and Idaho, riding to eat... my kind of cyclists.
Today's ride: Da Vall Loop.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Prickly Poppies + Bee, 04-01-2015


Prickly Poppy, Aremone pleicantha, in the Whitewater Wash along the bikeway crossing on Frank Sinatra Dr.
Today's ride: 34 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop + Split Rock, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/734720156 .

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tres Amigas, 03-30-2015

Gayle, Ellie & Roni on a ride out to the Palm Springs Indian Canyon turn-around at the gate.
Today's ride: 22 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/733151724 .

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Desert Hot Springs Mosquitoes, 03-28-2015

Standing surface water at Paul and Palm Dr. just north of I-10 at the Chevron Station complete with mosquitoes seemingly laying their eggs.  I didn't see any larva yet, but they are sure to be there soon.
Today's ride: 34 miles, 20th-Mountain View-Varner-Bob Hope Dr. Loop,  https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/731275134 .

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Indian Pony, 03-25-2015

Photo location just north of the Palm Springs Indian Canyons' Toll Booth.
Today's ride: 32 miles Da Vall Loop + Split Rock, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/728926062 .

Dead Duck, 03-25-2015

South-bound Da Vall just south of Dean Martin Dr.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ocotillo Bloom, 03-23-2015

Today's ride: 22 1/2 miles, Butler-Abrams Bike Path, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/727712821 .

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Trail Crew, 03-22-2015

Friends of CV/Link volunteers on a bike trail clean up on the Joe Butler Trail between Country Club Rd. and Frank Sinatra Dr.