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.