Friday, December 31, 2010

Snowbirds 12-31-10

Today's ride: quick 18 mile out-and-back to Hermit's Bench.  Pic is of Canadian Geese enjoying a mountain stream in the desert: Tahquitz Wash through Mesquite Country Club just off of Farrell Dr.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

View From Varner Road, 12-26-10

Today's ride: 25 miles, Varner - Monterey Rd. Loop.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day After the Rains, 12-23-10

Today's ride: 35 mile loop visiting the local washes that are usually dry, but today are flowing nicely.  Pictured is Tahquitz Creek cutting through the Mesquite Country Club with new snow on Mt. San Jacinto down to about 7,000 feet.  It was blue skies, clear sunshine and wet roads... another beautiful morning.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Days of Rain, 12-21-10

There has been a nice steady rain falling for the past few days keeping my bike in the garage and me off of the roads.  Once the rain lets up, I am interested in checking out the washes.  They should be flowing pretty good.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

30+ mph on my favorite downhill run, Andreas Canyon Hill, 10-26-08

I attached my camera to my bicycle when I made this 1/2 mile downhill run.  The bounching around wrecked the battery in my camera, but worth it.  Enjoy!

Palm Springs Indian Canyons, 12-18-10

Today's ride: 18 miles out and back to Hermit's Bench in the PS Indian Canyons.  Just missed being rained on.  The road was wet putting a mud stripe up my back, it was a beautiful day with the mountains shrouded in clouds and the pleasant sweet smell of wet creosote in the air.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Crispy Palms Oasis 12-05-10

Ride of the day: 37 1/2 miles, 1,000 Palms Loop, Ramon to Washington.  These palms, lining the infamous San Andreas Earthquake Fault,  burned a few weeks ago.  They are west of 1,000 Palms Rd. and north of Ramon.

Dinosaurs at Cabazon, 12-10-10

This day's ride was an out and back to Cabazon for a ride of about 35 miles.  The winds were favorable and the temperature was pleasant.

Raccoon, 12-07-10, Rancho Mirage

This animal's life came to an end on Dinah Shore Rd. just west of Portola.