Sunday, December 25, 2011

Dan taking a short break, 12-25-2011

Dan, a Desert Hot Springs Cyclist, making a quick stop at the intersection of 29 Palms Hiway and Indian Canyon Ave.

Christmas Day Ride, 12-25-2011

Today's ride: 29 miles, 29 Palms Hiway (Hiway 62) - Indian Ave. Loop,,
Beautiful day, warm ride, some bit of headwind coming out of the south on the way back to Palm Springs.  The Hiway 62 sign says, "High Winds Ahead" but that proved to be an overstatement.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Snow Creek Village, Out-and-Back, 12-20-2011

Mt. San Jacinto Peak:  looks like a wind is blowing up there.  At this point just north of Windy Point on Hiway 111 I had a strong tailwind.  It was pretty much windless until Windy Point.
 Pacific Crest Trail at the Snow Creek Rd. Crossing.  Canada north an Mexico south with climbs in both directioms.
Mt. San Jacinto from the bridge at Windy Point looking across the sandy wash.  I was pushing into a strong headwind at this point in the ride.
Today's ride: 25 miles out-and-back to Snow Creek Village,

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Palm Springs Christmas Greetings, 12-17-2011

 Highway 111 just before entering Palm Springs
Film crew at entrance to Palm Springs.
Today's ride; 25 miles, Whitewater Cut-Off Loop,,

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coachella Valley Preserve, 12-15-2011

Today's ride: 48 miles, Dillon Rd. - 1,000 Palms Canyon Rd. Loop,
Rode with Gary and Kurt.  Gary had some problems with his rear derailler and we stopped at Joel's Bike Shop in 1,000 Palms.  Kevin took care of it and we were again on our way.  Thanks Joel's.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Snow, 12-13-2011

New snow as seen from near the entrance to the Palm Springs' Indian Canyons.  Another beautiful cool morning ride with streets still damp from last night's rain in the desert and snow in the mountains.
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, Out-and-Back,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Walking Stick, Andreas Canyon Rd., 12-06-2011

Today's ride: 18 miles, out-and-back to Hermit's Bench.  It was a cold beautiful morning today.  I should have worn warmer gloves.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Off Roading on Cathedral City's Class I Bike Trail, 12-02-2012

Hung up on the axel, just west of Date Palm Dr. on the Whitewater River Trail.
Today's ride: 33 miles, Varner - Bob Hope Loop.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

North Face Mt. San Jacinto, 11-29-2011

Photo from Snow Creek Village.
Today's ride: 27 1/2 miles, out-and-back to Snow Creek Village,
Kurt's new bike.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tim & Other Elite Runners, PS Indian Canyons, 11-27-2011

Four members of a running group of maybe 12 - 14 runners?  An impressive group of athletes.
Today's ride: 18 miles out-and-back to Hermit's Bench.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cynthia's Ride is for Sale, 11-20-2011

This amazing looking tree is in Cynthia's front yard.
Today's ride: Da Vall Loop.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Whitewater Preserve Loop, 11-13-2011

 Headquarters building Whitewater Preserve.

Roadside memorial dedicated to Brian Berry on 20th St. North Palm Springs, west of Indian Ave.
Man sitting alonside the Whitewater River trying to decide whether or not it is safe to cross.  Photo taken from the bridge on Whitewater Cut-Off Rd.
Today's ride: 34 1/2 miles, Whitewater Preserve Loop,
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day Ride, 11-11-11

Group of hikers descending trail from Hermit's Bench down to Palm Canyon.

This is Jack who spends time on Sunrise greeting each new day.  Passed him on my way to Hermit's Bench.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

USMC Wounded Warrior Handcyclist, 11-10-2011

This young Marine was one of a group of cyclists, including other Wounded Warriors and other veterans, who accompanied Tim Esser as he started his current cross-country ride from the Fantasy Springs Casino to Baghdad, Arizona raising funds and bringing awareness to veterans' issues.  Good luck Tim!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Got Screwed, Varner & Monterey, 11-08-2011

My brand new tire and tube got screwed today.  It was a long screw and I was lucky it didn't damage the rim.
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Monterey Loop (though was planning to do the Washington Loop and see if I could retrieve my water bottle that I accidentally left by the side of the road on yesterday's ride),

Monday, November 7, 2011

Healing Field, Cathedral City, 11-07-2011

Thousands of flags honoring the 6,438 American miltary's men and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan (as of 10-31-2011).

New Snow on Mt. San Jacinto, 11-07-2011

Photo from Varner Rd. just east of Date Palm Dr.
Today's ride: 37 miles, Washington Loop,

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Flat Tire, Palm Springs Indian Canyons, 10-27-2011

Today's ride: 19 miles, Hermit's Bench, Out-and-Back,
Beautiful, clear, cool morning in the Indian Canyons.... a great place to fix a roadside flat.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Occupy Coachella Valley, Palm Desert Civic Center, 10-26-2011

Dustin and Alex, 99% ers, standing watch as the rest of their group sleeps.
Today's ride: 34 miles, Palm Desert Civic Center Loop,

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Date Grove, Coachella, 10-22-2011

Today's ride: 64 miles, CycleFest 2011 Metric Century,  A long, hot, but good ride... Indio, La Quinta, Indio Hills, Coachella, back to Indio.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cañón de los Osos, 10-18-2011

Today's ride: 40 miles, out to Snow Creek then back to Hermit's Bench,  Photo taken from Snow Creek Road.

Saturday, October 15, 2011