Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Whitewater, The Movie, 07-31-2012

A beautiful, cloudy, windless summer morning in the desert today.
Today's ride: 24 miles, Whitewater Cut-Off, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/205107987 .

Monday, July 30, 2012

Got Clouds!, 07-30-2012

 Windmills from Palm Springs Train Station.
Chino Canyon from Indian Dr.
Today's ride: 22 1/2 miles, PS Train Station, out-and-back... sort of.... http://connect.garmin.com/activity/204770169 .

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tres Cyclists, 07-29-2012

Three riders of a group of five spotted on Dinah Shore just west of Portola.
Today's ride: 34 miles, Cook Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/204368366 .

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Black-Headed Snake, 07-28-2012

Read Jim Cornett's recent article about this species of snake: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/mydesert/access/2717599171.html?FMT=FT&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&fmac=ef5e2274d1372075ec754fac7bea1604&date=Jul+22%2C+2012&author=James+Cornett&desc=Desert+Scape%3A+Black-headed+snake+a+rare+sighting+in+the+desert .
This is the first one I have ever seen, just south of the railroad overpass on Indian near I-10.

Sentinel Power Plant, DHS, 07-28-2012

This is the $900,000,000 power plant being built north of Dillon Rd. east of Worsley Rd. in Desert Hot Springs.  Sentinel has made $53,000,000 in "mitigation fees" available to the community to "offset" the air pollutants it will create.
Today's ride: 23 miles, Sentinel Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/203955291 .

Friday, July 27, 2012

Matt Riding the Indian Canyons, 07-27-2012

Today I met up with Matt for an interesting and pleasant cycling related chat.
Today's ride: 21 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/203643065 .

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ed of Palm Springs, 07-25-2012

For the 2nd time our paths have crossed on our morning rides giving me the pleasure to chat for a bit with Ed.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Bob Hope Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/202993283 .

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Snake, 07-22-2012

This snake's life came to an end on South Palm Canyon Dr., just north of the Palm Springs Indian Canyons Toll Gate.
Today's ride: 18 1/2 miles Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/201933436 .

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Roadside Memorial, 07-18-2012

Da Vall Rd. just north of Ramon Rd.
Today's ride: 21 miles, Da Vall Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/200591929 .

Bridge to Where?, 07-18-2012

Belardo Bridge over Tahquitz Wash just west of Palm Canyon Dr.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Roadside Memorial, 07-17-2012

Date Palm just south of Varner.
Today's ride: Bob Hope Loop, approximately 27 miles, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/200353313 .