Monday, June 30, 2014

Bestest Buddy, 06-30-2014

Chattin' with Jim....
Today's ride: 23 1/2 miles, Bob Hope Loop, .

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Micro-Swamps and Mosquitoes, 06-28-2014

Summer time in our dry thirsty desert with temps over 100 degrees and all through our cities gutter water stands in mini-swamps breeding mosquitoes and bicycle slippery algae blooms.  Vector control should be out on bicycles finding these sites and drying these swamps up.
Identified as: a Western Shovel-Nosed Snake, Chionatis occiptalis, favorite food "small scorpions," dead on south bound Da Vall about 1/2 mile north of Dinah Shore.
Today's ride: 33 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop + PS Indian Canyons, .

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Shade at Tahquitz Creek CC, 06-15-2014

Today's ride: 31 1/2 miles, Cook St. Loop with Gary, .

Monday, June 9, 2014

Threw a Tread, 06-09-2014

I've been riding the same set of Specialized Armadillo tires on my commuter bicycle for the last 14 years. This morning part of the tread peeled off the rear tire.  It still holds air and rides well.  Wonder how long it will last riding on the tire's belt?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Baby Snake Squish, 06-08-2014

Identified as: Leaf-Nosed Snake, Phyllorynchus decurtatus.
This young snake's life came to an end on north-bound Palm Dr. in the sandy wash north of Vista Chino.
Today's ride: 28 miles, Desert Hot Springs Loop, .

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bees and Blooms, 06-04-2014

The smoke trees are covered in blossoms and the bees are highly active.  I stopped to take this photo because as I was riding by I could hear the loud buzzing of the bees.  I wonder what smoke tree honey tastes like?
Today's ride: 30 miles, Da Vall Loop + Indian Canyons, .

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Gary with Goats, 06-01-2014

Today's ride: 30 miles, Monterey Loop, .