Monday, December 31, 2012

Beautiful Even While Dead, 12-31-2012

This young coyote's life came to an end on south-bound Highway 111 just south of Snow Creek Road.
This is Thomas experimenting with moving timelapse photography in the wash just north of the Windy Point Bridge.
Tipton Rd. RR Crossing with Mt. San Jacinto as backdrop.

Today's ride: 25 miles, Tipton Rd. overland hike-a-bike to Snow Creek Rd. out-and-back, .

Friday, December 28, 2012

Preventive Maintenance with Beer, 12-28-2012

Very nice ride today: 27 miles, Whitewater Cut-Off Loop, .  Clear, cool morning with only a small breeze.  My last ride had been in the rain on wet streets making for a filthy bike, so I treated myself to an after-ride cleaning of the equipment.  A perfect day for it all... life is good.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Curses for Snowy's Killer, 12-26-2012

Today's ride: 33 miles, Da Vall Loop + Indian Canyons, , got rained on pretty good in the Indian Canyons .

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sunnylands, 12-21-2012

The day the world, as we know it, ended.  From here on out all is new....
Today's ride: 27 miles, Bob Hope Loop, .

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Back in the Saddle Again, 12-17-2012

I'm finally back on the bike.  I got hit with some gastro-intestinal bug that took me out for about a week.  It was rough.
Today's ride:  33 miles, Da Vall Loop + Indian Canyons, .

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bonked on Dunn Rd, 12-06-2012

Me on Dunn Rd. after trying mountain biking for the 3rd time.  After 11 miles of hike-a-biking and bike-a-biking, I hit the exhausted stage.  I've felt better after losing a fight.
Today's ride: 11 miles, Dunn Rd. plus bike trail loop, .

Friday, November 30, 2012

Incight's Joy in Mobility Handcycling Team, 11-30-2012

I had the privilege and pleasure of riding with Incight's Joy in Mobility Handcycling Team this morning. It is a new team thanks to Incight being able to provide handcycles to interested riders.
Today's ride was a first road ride for the team as they get used to their equipment, .
See more photos by visiting Joy in Mobility on Facebook.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Taste of Weather, 11-29-2012

Clouds streaming across the southern ridges dropping some rain at the higher elevations.  Nice to see it.  Got to ride and chat with Brett today in the Indian Canyons....
Today's ride: 35 miles, Bob Hope Loop + Indian Canyons, .

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Glenn @ Palm Springs Train Station, 11-28-2012

Had the pleasure of riding with Glenn of Albuquerque today.
Today's ride: 26 miles, out-and-back to the Palm Springs Train Station, then the Whitewater River Trail to Date Palm Dr., out-and-back, .

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Edom Hill, 11-27-2012

Photo taken from Varner Rd. east of Date Palm Dr.
Today's ride: Monterey Loop.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

No Bicycles Allowed, 11-24-2012

Note "no bicycles" sign on post, but dusty, stinky horses are okay?
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, .

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sentinel Power Plant, 11-23-2012

Today's ride: 26 miles, Dillon Rd. Loop, .
I had a very interesting meet-up and chat with John this morning. He is an ex-racing cyclist from northern Ireland who has raced in Europe and the U.S. He was very helpful in making suggestions for me in my pursuit of acquiring a mountain bike. Thanks John.
End of the pavement on West Garnet Rd.  This road spur has been resurfaced.  It would be so nice as a cycling loop if the road was paved all the way to the Whitewater Cut Off, which is probably less than a mile away.  I used a break in the fencing to access the Hwy 62 on-ramp and I rode 62 north to Dillon Rd.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Falls Creek Watershed, 11-20-2012

North face of Mt. San Jacinto from Falls Creek Rd.
Chops demonstrating excellent form as he jogs up Snow Creek Rd.
Today's ride: 27 miles, out-and-back, up Falls Creek Rd. to the PCT crossing, .

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Silver Sands Riding Club, 11-18-2012

Sunday club ride breaking at the park in Rancho Mirage on the Whitewater Channel Bikeway before heading out for breakfast together.
Today's ride: 33 miles, Monterey Loop, .

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Incight Handcyclists, 11-17-2012

Incight, ,  Handcycling Clinic, Palm Desert Civic Center Park.

Combat in the park, Desert Wind Boffer Combat Group, 11-17-2012

For more information: or Desert Wind on Facebook.

Pat, 11-17-2012

Pat, a member of the Desert Bike Club after a Saturday club ride at Palm Desert Civic Center Park.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Whitewater Preserve, 11-12-2012

Today's ride: 33 miles, Whitewater Preserve, out-and-back, .
Beautiful cool day with little wind, the Whitewater River crossing is now flowing under the roadway through the culverts.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Clear, Cool, Palm Canyon, 11-10-2012

Palm Canyon from Hermit's Bench.  A cool breeze was blowing, and clouds were streaming south along the mountain ridge which is showing a new dusting of snow.  There was some water in the stream bed which had been dry and I could hear water trickling from below.
Todays ride: 18 1/2 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, .

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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With Respect, 11-06-2012

 6,653, forever young, forever dead!  Healing Fields, .
Today's ride: 17 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop, .
Voted for President before the ride....

Monday, November 5, 2012

South Palm Canyon Riders, 11-05-2012

Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, .

Blue Men "Ride the Coast," 11-03-2012

(left to right) Gavin, Daniel, George, me at the SAG Stop midway through the Bike the Coast, , 50 mile route, .

The Blue Men (L to R: my Uncle @[100000606638120:2048:Jim], my brother, my dad, and myself) after our beautiful 50 mile ride from Oceanside past Del Mar and back yesterday.
After the ride.....

Friday, November 2, 2012

My Ride Goes for a Ride, 11-02-2012

No bike ride today.  I'm on my way to Oceanside to ride, Bike the Coast, Taste the Coast, .

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Riding Toward Andreas Canyon, 10-31-2012

Top of paved road on the way to mouth of Andreas Canyon.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, .

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Aground Off of 38th Street, 10-30-2012

Looking west on 38th St. toward Varner.
Today's ride: 39 miles, Washington, out-and-back, .

Lance from Vancouver, 10-29-2012

Met up with Lance this afternoon in the Indian Canyons. We rode together back into Palm Springs.  Photo taken in front of Palm Springs Cyclery.
Today's ride: 17 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, .

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, 10-28-2012

I got to pilot the Incight pedicab and lead the Incight handcycling team in this year's golf cart parade.  Note the stowaways who tried to grab a free ride as passengers....
Here is the Incight Handcycling Team before and during the PD Golf Cart Parade.  For more photos, visit "Joy in Mobility" on Facebook.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gary Piloting Incight's Pedicab, 10-25-2012

Gary and I rode out to the Incight Office in Palm Desert today: approximately 34 miles out-and-back.
I'll be piloting the pedicab in Sunday's Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade.