Sunday, January 30, 2011

Left to right, Gary, Kurt, 01-30-11

Today's ride: 30 mile Vista Chino - Varner - Monterey - Country Club loop with Gary and Kurt.  Windy, cool day, we each took turns leading a mini-pace line down valley and back.  Thanks guys....

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mt. San Jacinto, facing south on Worsley Rd. DHS, 01-27-11

Three cyclists on a southbound downhill ride on Worsley Rd.  Today's ride: 32 mile loop, Indian - West Garnet Rd. - Worsley - Indian - Mission Lakes - Palm Dr. - home.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mt. San Jacinto, 01-25-11

Flat Rat, 01-25-11, Caballeros in front of Raymond Cree Middle School.

 Poor Bunny, 01-25-11, Da Vall Rd. next to cemetery in Cathedral City.
Today's ride: 24 miles, Vista Chino-30th- Da Vall-Ramon-Bob Hope-Dinah Shore Loop.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Washed Out Trail in the Wash, 01-23-11

Photo of two cyclists who have just crossed the washed out section of the Whitewater Channel Bike Trail in Rancho Mirage between Country Club and Frank Sinatra Dr.  Today's ride: 41 miles, Vista Chino-Varner-Monterey-Country Club Loop with side trip to Palm Springs Indian Canyons.  Great weather and another pleasant ride.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

In Memory of Sonny Bono, 01-22-11

Today's ride: 33 miles, Vista Chino-Da Vall Loop with side trip to Palm Springs Indian Canyons and an obvious pass through of the Cathedral City Cemetery.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Blood Sport, 01-21-11

Today's ride: out-and-back to Palm Springs Indian Canyons with Jan on her brand new bike.  Beautiful morning ride including Jan making a fall over stop on the side of the road.  Luckily her bike wasn't too damaged.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Clean & Lubed

Didn't ride today and won't be able to ride tomorrow, work, chores, responsibilities.  But I did get a chance to clean and lube the chain, which is something I haven't done in many miles.  Hopefully all is good for a Friday ride.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Riders Waiting for Light to Change, 01-16-11

Three cyclists, part of a larger group, waiting for the light to change on Portola & Gerald Ford.
Rancho Mirage has cleared this section of a class one bike lane through the Whitewater Channel where it parallels Frank Sinatra Dr.  Today's ride: 39 miles; Vista Chino-30th- Ramon-Monterey- Portola- back to Palm Springs Indian Canyons.  Nice temperature, slightly overcast, light wind, another great day riding in the Coachella Valley.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Indian Canyons Trail Riders , 01-15-11

Today's ride: out-and-back to Hermit's Bench in the Indian Canyons.  This was the largest group of trail riders I have seen there.  Never saw so much dust kicked up as they did before they started their climb to Andreas Canyon.  Second photo is of one of the ride leaders and his amazing horse.  I never saw such a nimble horse off-trail negotiating the rocks and cacti.  Pretty impressive man and his horse.

Tahquitz Creek Yacht Club, 01-15-11

Two of the community volunteers working their monthly trails and Tahquitz Wash clean up.  This is the signup desk posted on Riverside Dr. so. next to the pedestrian and bicycle bridge.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Whitewater Canyon Falls, 01-13-11

Today's ride:  34 miles out-and-back to the Whitewater Preserve.  Top photo is of the small falls next to the Whitewater Preserve.  Bottom photo is of Gary on the road next to the falls.  Beautiful clear day, virtually windless, though there was a bit of a headwind (unusual) up the canyon and on Hiway 111 back into Palm Springs.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Living Sand Dune, 38th St. west of Washington. 01-10-11

Today's ride: 37 miles, Washington - Ramon Rd Loop.  Cool clear morning, Varner to Washington to 38th to Ramon and home.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hummingbird, So. Palm Canyon Dr., 01-06-11

Today's ride: 43 miles, Da Vall Loop with sidetrip out to the Indian Canyons.  Hummingbird was on So. Palm Canyon Dr. just north of entrance to Indian Canyons.  I was joined on ride to the Indian Canyons by Gary.  The water in all the streams was running strong and clear.  Photo is of Andreas Creek at parking area looking and sounding good.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Snow & Chupperosa in Bloom, 01-04-11

Today's ride:  beautiful cool and sunny out-and-back ride to Hermit's Bench.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Winter Clouds, northface of Mt. San Jacinto, 01-02-11

Today's ride:  an out-and-back with Gary to Snow Creek Village.  A cold, windless late morning ride with the mountain looking great in its winter cloak.