Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Baby Rattler, Windy Point, 09-28-10

Looked like this young snake curled up on Highway 111 north of Tipton Rd. for a quiet snooze and got squashed... a sorry end for this young rattler.

Snow Creek Village, 09-28-10

Today's Ride: 35 miles.  Cloud cover, no wind, rode out Highway 111 to Snow Creek Rd. and Snow Creek Village and back through Palm Springs to the Indian Canyons Toll gate

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Driveway Art

Finished up my ride today by bagging some limes from a friend's tree and couldn't help but admire this classic machine in their driveway as it waits for a little TLC.

Whitewater Channel Multi-Use Trail (Not), 09-23-10

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.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

End of a Patriot, Windy Point, 09-21-10

Whitewater Preserve Creek Crossing, 09-21-10

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.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Jackrabbit, 09-20-10

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.

Date Palm Dr. - I-10 Overpass, 09-20-10

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.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Susan of the Indian Canyons

Susan, a local cyclist who frequently enjoys a rolling meditation on the best and safest two miles of road in the desert: the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.

Hat That Was, 09-19-10

Today's Ride: 31 miles.  Another beautiful morning ride.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Eisenhower Medical Center Pond, 09-14-10

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.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dragonfly 09-12-10

A beautiful and delicate casualty of the roadway.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Today's Rest Stop

Today's Ride: 36 1/2 mile Da Vall loop with side trip out to the Indian Canyons.  Met up with Ken and the Dukester and rode one time around the Canyon Loop.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Paul, 86 years old and been riding since 1927

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....

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hermit's Bench Parking Lot

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....

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Woodstock Bumper Sticker, 09-04-10

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.