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.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Team Incight, , 10-20-2012

 (lft to rt) Mike, Brian, Sergio, Dana, Judy
 Judy, Dana, Brian, Mike, Sergio
 Sergio, Pops, Kevin, Brian
Grahm Butler of Intrepid Equipment, , delivering brand new handcycles to Team Incight.
Graham Butler fitting handcycles to the riders.
Today's ride: 35 1/2 miles, Palm Desert Civic Center Park, out-and-back, .

Monday, October 15, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Vic and Lorena, Coach and Coachee, 10-13-2012

Lorena is training for a marathon.  Photo is on Palm Springs bike path behind Oasis Waterpark.
Today's ride: 36 1/2 miles, Monterey Loop, .

Friday, October 12, 2012

Florian Sighting, 10-12--2012

Florian on his way to the Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 19 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, .

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Steve at the Parade, 10-10-2012

 Steve, a recreational and commuter cyclist, who tries to leave the car parked as much as possible.  He had just taken a photo of the aircraft below, prior to the Aircraft Parade scheduled for today.

Seasonal Change?, 10-10-2012

It's possible summer is over and fall is here.  A beautiful morning with a possibility of some rain tomorrow.
Today's ride: 32 miles, Da Vall Loop + Indian Canyons, .

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Last Ride?, 10-09-2012

I rode the tram road today for the 1st time in over 20 years.  At 69 years old, I may never ride it again, but it is there should I be so inclined.
Today's ride: 13 1/2 miles, Palm Springs Aerial Tram, out-and-back, .

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Desert Wren Nest, 10-07-2012

Nestled nest in a cholla cactus at the entrance to the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, .

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Two Coachella Valley Cyclists, 10-04-2012

Palm Desert High School Resource Officer, Deputy Kevin Cole and his wife Cindy.  Deputy Cole does regular rides up and over Hiway 74 to La Jolla in seven hours... pretty impressive.  He is soon going to ride it again trying to achieve a personal best time.
Today's ride: 37 miles, Cook Loop, .

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bad Road, 10-03-2012

The worst section of cycling road in the western valley may get fixed.  Date Palm Dr. north of I-10 to Varner Rd. is a horrible mile of pavement. It looks like help may finally be on the way.  I'll believe it when it happens.
I had two out-of-the-ordinary encounters on this morning's ride: 1) while waiting for the light to change I was on the right side of the 2nd lane on Vista Chino at Date Palm, a young, 16ish, driver says to me as he turns right onto Date Palm, "Get out of the car lane!  Asshole!"  We exchanged one finger salutes and went our own separate ways; 2) while big gearing it down the hill on Varner toward 1,000 Palms a bug flew into my ear and struggled and buzzed around for a few miles until walking out and sitting on the top of my ear for a few moments.  It was disconcerting while traveling around 30 mph down Varner.
Today's ride: 26 1/2 miles, Bob Hope Loop, .

Monday, October 1, 2012

Classic, 10-01-2012

Climbed onto the saddle of my old trusty Motobecane Grand Jubilee for a commute to breakfast with friends this morning.  I bought it in 1975 and it was my ride until 2006 when I bought my Trek 1600.  Today's ride was like getting back in touch with an old friend.