Friday, August 30, 2013

Western Shovel Nose Snake, 08-30-2013

The life of this little snake came to an end just west of a brand new intersection at 30th and Rattler in Rancho Mirage near the new high school.  Maybe the Rancho Mirage High School Rattlers should be the Shovel Nosers?
Today's ride: 34 miles, Da Vall Loop + Hermit's Bench, .

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Thunderstorms From the South, 08-24-2013

 Wind machines standing still this morning.
Bicycle as yard art.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Dillon Rd. Loop, .

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Water for the Thirsty, 08-22-2013

 Water fountain in Snow Creek Village with the north-face of Mt. San Jacinto as an awesome backdrop.
 Double AA batteries, south-bound Highway 111, north of Windy Point.
Scorpion, south-bound Highway 111, north of Windy Point.
Today's ride: 25 1/2 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-an-back, .

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Peter Riding the Indian Canyons, 08-18-2013

Peter from San Diego on an after-the-bachelor-party ride.  He will be competing in the Carlsbad Grand Prix bicycle race: .
Today's ride: 19 1/2 mies, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, .

Friday, August 16, 2013

Datura, 08-16-2013

A lush grouping of Datura, , growing next to the road in the Palm Springs Indian Canyons just south of the Andreas Creek Crossing.
Today's ride: 34 miles, Da Vall Loop + Indian Canyons, .

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Power to the People, 08-14-2013

 Transmission lines at Varner Rd. east of Palm Dr.
The Sentinel Peaker Power Plant, fossil fuel generated power in the midst of wind generated power.  Photo taken from Dillon Rd. east of Worsley Rd.
Solar generated energy at Worsley and Dillon Rds.
Today's ride: 27 miles, Dillon Rd. Loop, .

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Modeling Their California Amgen Jerseys, 08-11-2013

Brett and Gordon goofing on their ride through the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: Hermit's Bench, out-and-back.

Hosed, 08-11-2013

This photo is proof that bicycles serve in ways beyond transportation and recreation.  What a great idea... outside house art and a place to hold the garden hose.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Snow Creek, 08-06-2013

I pushed through headwinds to get to Snow Creek Village, which is always one of the best destination rides in the valley and the soaring ride back to Palm Springs is always fun.
Today's ride: 26 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, .

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Palm Canyon Wash, 08-03-2013

All the washes in the Palm Springs Indian Canyons were dry at the road crossings except for West Fork Canyon.  Photo is looking north just south of Split Rock showing there had been a pretty good flow of water from the recent thunderstorms that helped to put out the Mountain Fire.
Today's ride: 22 miles, Tram Road to Hermit's Bench, .

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mud Tracks, 08-01-2013

Tracks in the mud under the foot bridge over the Tahquitz Wash on S. Camino Real.
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop, .

Calvin of Cathedral City, 08-01-2013

Calvin out enjoying a ride, "better than walking."