Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mission Creek at Worsley Crossing, 02-28-2013

Mt. San Jacinto from Worsley Rd. near Indian Avenue.
Today's ride: 32 miles, Worsley Rd. at Indian Ave., out-and-back: .

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cyclist Down, R.I.P.

Photo taken on north-west corner of Ramon and Da Vall, site of where this rider lost his life last spring while waiting for the traffic light to change.
Photo:  Cacti at Sunnylands.
Today's ride: 26 miles, Bob Hope Loop, .

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Terry Masters, Valley Artist, 02-23-2013

I was lucky enough to catch one of my favorite local artists, Terry Masters, , as he puts one of my favorite vistas to canvas.
Today's ride: 18 1/2 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, .

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Winter Storm on the Mountains, 02-19-2013

There was a cold wind blowing on most of today's ride, with a winter storm supposed to be passing through the valley.  Today's ride: 35 miles, Da Vall Loop + Indian Canyons, .

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lisa & Babu of Chicago, 02-16-2013

Meet Lisa & Babu, two visiting long distance runners from Chicago.  I rode along next to them in the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 16 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, .

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Green River to Huntington Beach, 02-12-2013

My son David standing next to the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail alongside Angel Stadium.

The Pacific Coast Highway bridge over the Santa Ana River in Huntington Beach with ocean waves breaking in the background.
David and myself at the end of today's ride at Huntington Beach State Park.
Today's ride: 30 miles, from Green River to Huntington Beach on the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail, .

Monday, February 11, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

2013 Tour de Palm Springs, 02-09-2013

It was beautiful weather for today's Tour de Palm Springs.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Blind Cyclists, 02-08-2013

Today the Blind Stokers of San Diego, , put on a bicycling clinic at the Braille Institute of the Desert giving local blind and visually impaired students of the institute the opportunity to ride "stoker" with sighted "pilots" on tandem bicycles.  Tomorrow the Blind Stoker Team will ride the 55 and 100's in the Tour de Palm Springs, .

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Under Surveillance, 02-06-2013

There was a cold and dusty wind blowing this morning.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Palm Dr Loop and then to the Indian Canyons, .

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ken from British Columbia, 02-02-2013

I had the pleasure to meet Ken on this morning's ride.  Palm Canyon of the Palm Springs' Indian Canyons is the backdrop for this photo.
Today's ride: Hermit's Bench, out-and-back.  This Garmin map includes a ride to DHS from two days ago along with today's ride: .

Mt. San Jacinto from North Indian, 01-31-2013

Desert Hot Springs Loop: see 02-02-2013 Garmin Route.  I forgot to download my Garmin after the ride so it is combined with my ride two days later (today) to Hermit's Bench. 
On this ride I got a telephone call while I was on 5th street in DHS.  I was very near the western corner of Palm Dr. in front of some apartments that could have been named "Bad Vibe Apartments."  While I was stopped talking on the phone, I could hear someone yelling just outside my consciousness.  I looked to see who was yelling and it was a shirtless, tatted up, prison-muscled guy looking at me yelling over and over, "Are you a cop?"  I immediately quit my call, yelled, "No!" and took off for home.  Weird, weird, weird....