Thursday, January 30, 2014

Palm Springs Greeter Cactus Art, 01-30-2014

Someone keeps this "Welcome" to Palm Springs season appropriate.
I planned to ride to Snow Creek Village this morning, but when I got around Windy Point sand was blowing and it turned me around.  The winds were interesting this morning.  There was no wind, then a bit of a tailwind out to Overture Dr., then a brisk headwind that picked up around Windy Point.  There were strong crosswinds coming out of Blaisdale Canyon with a few scary gusts.  By the time I got close to Palm Springs I had a tailwind that died as I got into town.
Today's ride: 29 1/2 miles, Windy Point to Indian Canyons, .

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Got Stuff, 01-25-2014

Hauling recyclables on Cathedral Canyon Dr., Cathedral City.
Today's ride, 34 miles, Rattler Loop + Indian Canyons, .

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Long Way to Las Vegas, 01-21-2014

 Lareau and Colin taking the long route to Las Vegas.  They left Riverside yesterday and plan to be in 29 Palms today.  Once they get to Las Vegas their plan is to rent a car and drive to Reno then back home to San Francisco.  Photo taken at Whitewater Cut-Off Rd.
Datura and Mt. San Jacinto from the Whitewater Rd.
Today's ride: 32 miles, Whitewater Preserve, out-and-back, .

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Indian Canyons Meet Up, 01-19-2014

 Bill, Larry and Bob enjoying a ride on the Palm Springs Indian Canyons Road.
Larry on a downhill ride.  Larry left an arm and a leg in Vietnam, 1968 and he remains active as a swimmer and cyclist.  I had the pleasure of riding with him today.
Today's ride: 18 1/2 miles, Indian Canyons, out-and-back, .

Saturday, January 18, 2014

East Levee, 01-18-2014

Photo looking north up the east Whitewater River levee from the Dinah Shore Bridge.
Today's ride: 28 1/2 miles, Portola Loop, .

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

High Tech Survey? 1-14-2014

Highway 111 survey on north-bound just south of Windy Point.
Today's ride: 25 1/2 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, .

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Mt. San Jacinto, 1-12-2014

Mt. San Jacinto from Varner Rd. near the Edom Hill Rd. to the County Refuse Transfer Station.
Today's ride: 30 miles, Varner Rd. Loop + Palm Springs Indian Canyons, .

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Desert Bike Club, 1-11-2014

The Desert Bike Club ready to launch into their Saturday morning ride from the parking area at Palm Desert Civic Center Park.

World Class Athlete, 1-11-2014

Angela Madsen, read her story at: .  She is a USMC Veteran, world class athlete, who I had the pleasure of meeting today at the 2nd Annual Disability Sports Festival at Palm Desert Civic Center Park.

Friday, January 10, 2014

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Family Photos as Roadside Litter, 01-07-2014

 Some family's photos strewn for about 1/4 of a mile along Tipton Rd. on the hill west of the Whitewater Cut-Off.
The Whitewater River and Mt. San Jacinto from the bridge at the Whitewater Cut-Off.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Whitewater Cut-Off, out-and-back, .

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Indian Canyon Ride, 01-05-2014

 Bill riding the Indian Canyon road.
Photo take at parking area at Andreas Canyon next to the stream.
Today's ride: 27 1/2 miles, Amtrak Station to Hermit's Bench, .

Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Load of Stuff, 01-04-2014

Train load of shipping containers heading east.  Photo from Highway 111 north of Tipton Rd.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, .

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thirsty? Got Water!, 01-02-2014

 Sentinel Peaker Power Plant, Desert Hot Springs, Ca.
Train on siding, below Palm Dr. overpass with Mt. San Gorgonio as backdrop.
Today's ride: 25 1/2 miles, Dillon Rd. Loop. .