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.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Death on the Highway, 03-20-2015

 This young rattlesnake's life came to an end on south-bound Highway 111 near the old shooting range.
 This skunk's life ended on south-bound Highway 111 at the Chino Creek bridge.
Desert flowers and mountain snow at the Tipton Rd. RR Crossing.
Today's ride: Tipton Rd., out-and-back.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Palo Verde in Bloom, 03-18-2015

Palo Verde Trees in and around the valley are in full yellow bloom.
Today's ride: 12 1/2 miles, Andreas Creek, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/723034639 .

Friday, March 6, 2015

Mt. San Jacinto from the Train Station, 03-06-2015

Mt. San Jacinto viewed from the parking lot at the Palm Springs Amtrak Train Station.
Today's ride: 21 1/2 miles, Dillon Rd. Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/712619345 .

Monday, March 2, 2015

Rainy Day Ride, 03-02-2015

South Palm Canyon Dr. looking south toward the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 16 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/709877481 .

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cool Morning Ride, 02-28-2015

 Tahquitz Creek Canyon CC pathway looking toward the Indian Canyons up the Araby Wash.
 Group of riders on Murray Canyon Rd. south Palm Springs.
Veterans' Chapel Memorial
Today's ride: 32 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop + Indian Canyons, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/708064432 .

Thursday, February 26, 2015

B-cyle Demo, Palm Springs, 02-26-2015


The City of Palm Springs arranged to have an all day demo of the bike share program known as B-cycle,  https://www.bcycle.com/, familiar to many. B-cycle and similar bike share programs exist in many cities around the world.  Way to go Palm Springs...
Today's ride, 24 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/706674896 .

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Streams in the Desert, 02-24-2015

New snow on the mountain after storms the last two evenings.  Photo of Andreas Creek from the road crossing Palm Springs Indian Canyons Rd.
Palm Canyon Stream at Split Rock with large stands of Datura showing off their beautiful white bell- shaped blossoms.
Today's ride: 16 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/705249722 .

Monday, February 16, 2015

Blooming Desert, 02-16-2015

 Desert flowers are beginning to show themselves this season.  Whitewater Canyon along with the hillsides are greening.  This photo taken on north-bound Highway 111 just north of Palm Springs.
 Flowers near Snow Creek Village looking west toward Canyon de Los Osos.
Artists practicing their craft just east of Snow Creek Village.
Today's ride: 32 miles, Whitewater and Snow Creek Villages, Hike-a-Bike, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/699104228 .

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Riding the 2015 Tour de Palm Springs, 02-14-2015

 Nghia from Corona, originally from Vietnam and Dennis, a Vietnam veteran from Lakewood, CA
 Menker from Torrance, Edwin from the City of Commerce and Victor from Corona.
 Desiree and Dean, sister and brother from Temecula.

Sharon and Sharonda from Moreno Valley, CA.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Palm Springs Bike Path, 02-10-2015

Palm Springs has led the way in the Coachella Valley demonstrating how golf and bicycling can co-exist.  This section of bike trail runs next to Tahquitz Creek Country Club.  I rode the bike trail this morning from Country Club in Rancho Mirage back to Palm Springs.  If the amount of other riders I saw this morning is any indication of how well CV/Link will be used, it is destined to be a huge success.
Today's ride: 31 miles, Portola Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/694500958 .