This photo is of a golf cart path that parallels the Araby Wash at Mesquite Country Club in Palm Springs. With the various city governments working together, using some imagination and accessing Green Transporation and other dollars, this could actaully be a piece of the proposed Whitewater Channel Multi-Use Trail running between Palm Springs and the Salton Sea.
Today's ride: 35 miles out and back to the Whitewater Preserve. Another beautiful morning ride. There is a lot of water flowing in the creek for this time of year. Looking south toward Mt. San Jacinto in the background.
Sorry for the blood, but thought this picture worth posting. This jackrabbit lost its life on the north side of Dianh Shore just west of the bridge over the wash in Palm Springs. Its size was impressive, hard to tell in this photo, but probably three times as big as an average house cat.
Today's ride: 30 1/2 miles, Varner, Cook, Dianh Shore Loop. Looking west straight into the eye of the wind from this overpass with Mt. San Gorgonio as a backdrop on a crystal clear day. I recommend riding on the shoulder against traffic on Date Palm between the overpass and Varner when riding north. There is no shoulder on the right side of the road and the surface is rough and traffic is fast and close.
Today's ride: 38 1/2 mile loop, Varner to Cook to Fred Waring. Rode through the Eisenhower Med Canter Campus and stopped at this pond. Fish started coming over to me as if they were expecting to be fed. Not sure what type they were, maybe some kind of bass? A few were large enough to be interesting to the fisherman within me.
Today's ride: 28 mile loop. I met Paul at Dinah Shore & Portola. He is 86 years old and has been riding since he was three. If my math is correct that means he has been riding since 1927. He has been on a bike in 36 countries and tries to go out everyday. This bike is a fairly new ride for him and it's a bit tougher climbing the hills. so he is doing some climbs today to build up his legs. The faring is new and he thinks it gets him another 2-3 mph. He has inspired me to keep pushing my pedals as long as I can....
Today's ride and today's post is dedicated to Milen Demitrov, aged 36, a cyclist I never knew, who died last Saturday, September 4 on Highway 111 near Windy Point, when hit by a "full sized pick up." May he Rest in Peace....
Today's ride to the Indian Canyons and home. As I was riding past the Palm Springs Convention Center I noticed a significant amount of cars sporting veteran bumper stickers and then noticed that there is a gun show in progress. This bumper sticker with the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon was worthy of a photo for today's post.