Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Shades of Not-Green, 12-29-2013

Photo taken looking west up the Murray Canyon Creek from the Palm Springs Indian Canyons Road.  While this stream is not photogenic, being there in person it is beautiful.  Birds tweeting in the desert willows, mesquite and acacia, and the sound of the stream and the sound of the wind and the silence of the canyons make this a beautiful spot.  The bed of this stream has been significantly changed since the canyon flooding after the recent mountain fire, but not nearly as changed as the West Fork Canyon stream bed further up the road.
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/421319569 ,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzknrFwxXAk&feature=youtu.be .

Friday, December 27, 2013

Hike-a-Biking the Pacific Crest Trail, 12-27-2013

 Someone's home in the Whitewater Village.
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) crossing on Snow Creek Road at Snow Creek Village.
Today's ride: 31 1/2 miles, Whitewater Village - Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/420298577 .

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Working Lunch with Friends, 12-26-2013

Bike commute for a lunch meeting with Wil, Tim and Jan at Native Foods in Palm Springs, http://www.yelp.com/biz/native-foods-cafe-palm-springs .

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day Ride, 2013

Photo taken from one of the best golf-cart - bicycle paths* in the valley on Tahquitz Creek Country Club
Today's ride: 22 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/419467454 .

*Technically not a bike path, but I have been riding it for years.  It is beautiful and proof that golfers and cyclists can co-exist.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dave at Off Road Rentals, 12-23-2013

Dave and his custom VW tour bus at Dunebuggy Tours, www.offroadrentals.com , at Windy Point.

Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/418931286 .

Tipton Road Railroad Crossing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOWxfsUMhwU&feature=youtu.be

Monday, December 16, 2013

Desert, Mountains, Sky, 12-16-2013

 Memorial in the desert with Mt. San Jacinto as a backdrop.  Photo taken from Garnet Rd. west of Indian Dr.
Mt. San Gorgonio... photo taken from Highway 62 north of Pierson Rd.
Today' ride: 33 miles, Worsley-Indian Intersection, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/416594508 .

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Las Tres Amigas, 12-14-2013

Three cyclists headed toward the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 34 miles, Da Vall Loop + Indian Canyons, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/415656500 .

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Riding with Dr. Phil, 12-12-2013

Phil, from Oregon and a lot of other places, got his first ride behind the Palm Springs' Indian Canyon Toll Booth today.  A pleasure meeting you... you looked friendly.
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/415092289 .

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Under Cover of Clouds, 12-08-2013

Mt. San Jacinto under cover of clouds.  Photo shot from south-west side of the airport on a seemingly old section of runway from long times past.
Today's was a cold morning ride: 22 miles, Bob Hope Loop, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/413809584 .

Friday, December 6, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Your Vote Counts

The following link will take you to a poll where you can vote in support of or against the proposed CV Link ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/CV-Link/513577858709174 ) that will connect all of the Coachella Valley communities between Palm Springs and the Salton Sea with a green transportation route.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Desert Stream, 12-03-2013

 Looking down Murray Canyon Creek at the Indian Canyon Road crossing.  How nice to take a short ride through such a beautiful canyon and then come home for coffee and breakfast...
This little guy died probably trying to get warm on the road to Andreas Canyon.
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, http://connect.garmin.com/activity/411808012 .

Sunday, December 1, 2013