Friday, June 28, 2013

Roadrunner, 06-28-2013

This roadrunner was grabbing some shade next to the Tahquitz Wash on what is the beginning of a very hot weekend.
Today's ride: 19 1/2 miles, Palm Springs Indian Canyons, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/334423324 .

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Robot Sign Twirler, 06-26-2013

 
Robot in bed of pickup truck, North Indian north of I-10.
Gate at Hole-in-the-Wall, North Indian, south of I-10.
Today's ride: 31 miles, Dillon - Bob Hope Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/333608647 .

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ted, Deepa & Child, 06-24-2013

Canyon Estates near Murray Canyon and so. Palm Canyon Dr.
Today's ride: 19 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/332686285 .

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Wounded Walk, 06-21-2013


Chris and Adam, US Marine Corps vets, on their 2,700 mile walk across America.  Besides being on a personal adventure they are raising funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=167&campaignSource=CDRO&source=B100106&gclid=CIf1w-mB9rcCFS9eQgodsXkA7A .
You can follow them on their journey on Facebook, The Wounded Walk, https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Wounded-Walk/275213155947441?id=275213155947441&sk=info . 
See a map of where they are at any given time at: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0s0lsfXukFUal7Pv3Y26KqmmJ2MlGHqJ2 .

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Edom Hill, 06-20-2013

Photo taken from the northen end of the road into Rancho Mirage High School.
Today's ride: 37 miles, Los Alamos Loop + Indian Canyons, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/330671287 .

Brett, Duke, Water & Ice, 06-20-2013

Today Brett met Duke for water and ice....

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ritchie of Palm Springs, 06-16-2013

Ritchie putting in some miles on his trike.  He says he tries to ride at least 9 miles a day while he isn't whacking weeds for the City of Palm Springs.

Bad Day for a Snake, 06-16-2013

Rattlesnake on So. Palm Canyon Dr. near Bogert Trail took a head-on hit from a car.
Today's ride: 17 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/328807958 .

Friday, June 14, 2013

Blaisdell Canyon, 06-14-2013

Today's ride: 28 1/2 miles, Overture Dr. to Indian Canyons, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/327689170 .

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Smokey Mountains, 06-11-2013

2nd day of a fire on Mt. San Gorgonio, north of Banning.  Photo taken from the southern edge of the Whitewater Wash on Indian Dr.
Today's ride: approximately 20 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Waiting for Xi & Obama, 06-07-2013

Falun Gong make their quiet statement in protest of the treatment of their sect by the Chinese government.  The sun is hot and the pavement is hotter and they sit unseen behind barricades far from where the two world leaders might see them.
Portable security tower and improvised security parking lot behind the Annenberg Estate.
Government planes parked at the Palm Springs International Airport.
Today's ride: 27 miles, Annenberg Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/324246942 .

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New Safer, Smoother Road Shoulder, 06-05-2013

New road work on Date Palm Dr north of I-10 has created a wide road shoulder about half way to Varner Rd before it ends with the old bad road.  The worst section of road in the valley is now a bit better and the bad stuff is much shorter.  The best bet is to cross the road and ride against traffic until Varner Rd. once the north bound shoulder ends.

Gary is Back on the Road, 06-05-2013

Great to see Gary back on the road after taking a health related hiatus.
Today's ride: 32 1/2 miles, Xi/Obama Loop, a.k.a. the Annenberg Loop, a.k.a the Bob Hope Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/323359235 .

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Riders of the Canyons, 06-02-2013

Mike, Lee and Jeff
Ed and Jayne
Today's ride: 19 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/321781818 .