Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dos Coyotes, Palm Dr where it crosses the San Andreas Earthquake Faultline 11-16-10

Today's ride: 28 mile loop to Desert Hot Springs.  Both these once beautiful animals' lives came to an end where Palm Dr. crosses the San Andreas Fault.  There is a chain link fence that parallels the road on the east side of Palm Dr.  The fence may have contributed to why both of these coyotes lost their lives so close together and at obviously different times?  Theresa and Keith, these photos are dedicated to you.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Palm Springs Indian Canyons 11-14-10

A Redtailed Hawk circling overhead.  It was one of  a pair, but I couldn't get both in my viewfinder at the same time before they disappeared onto the other side of the ridgeline.

Today's ride: 26 miles, never left the City of Palm Springs.  This photo is looking down into Palm Canyon from the Trading Post at the end of the road at Hermit's Bench.

Friday, November 12, 2010

County Dump, 11-12-10

Today's ride: 35 miles.  Hill climb with great vistas and the pungent aroma of rotting garbage to the county dump, approximately 500 feet elevation gain over the 1.7 miles up Edom Hill, then out to the Indian Canyons.  Seems like there were headwinds in every direction that I rode.  My bike went into a speedwobble on the downhill from the dump, scared the heck out of me.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Patriot Park's Healing Field, Cathedral City 11-08-10

A flag honoring each of the Americans "Killed in Action" (KIA) in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. 
As of today: 4,427 KIAs from Iraq and 1,371 KIAs from Afghanistan.

Today's Sunrise from the Whitewater Wash at Vista Chino 11-08-10

Today's ride: 31 1/2 miles.  DaVall loop and out to the Indian Canyons.  A beautiful cool, clear  morning with clouds streaming across the mountains.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tim & Jan at the College of the Desert Street Fair 11-06-10

I was on my way to stop by my friends' house, Tim & Jan, unannounced, when we had a chance meet-up on the road as they were on their way to the COD Street Fair.  Normally they would be riding the southern California surf, but today they are spending some time in the desert.  See you later Tim and Jan....

The Living Desert 11-06-10

Today's ride: 43 1/2 miles.  To the Living Desert in Palm Desert and then out to Bermuda Dunes and home.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cabot's Lodge, a.k.a The Cabot Museum, Desert Hot Springs, 11-04-10

Today's ride: 28 mile loop.  Indian to Pearson to Cabot's Lodge to Mountain View, 30th to Palm Dr. and home.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Western Grebe, Cathedral City, 11-02-10

This bird's life came to an end on Dinah Shore Dr. in Cathedral City between DaVall and Date Palm Dr.

This is Date, one of the hardest working men in the Coachella Valley, 11-02-10

Today's ride: 28 mile loop, Vista Chino, Monterey, Country Club, home.  Photo is of Date who can be seen on Monterey Ave on the I-10 overpass in the hot summer sun, in the rain and in the the cold of winter working his sign energetically and with smiling enthusiasm.  Way to go Date....