Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas In Memoriam, 12-29-2015

 Cemetery off of Da Vall.
One of my favorite bike riding views looking up the Araby Wash toward Palm Canyon with a new dusting of snow on the mountain.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Da Vall Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/996505886 .

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Cabot's Lodge, DHS, 12-27-2015

Cabot's Museum, formerly known as Cabot's Lodge, in Desert Hot Springs.
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Cabot's Museum, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/994221769 .

Friday, December 25, 2015

Pink, 12-25-2015

 Kenny Irwin art https://www.google.com/search?q=kenny+irwin+art&espv=2&biw=1024&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj41PSq8_fJAhUC82MKHZ79D08QsAQIGw&dpr=1
Patina on granite, the earth's bones, ridge behind the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Today's Christmas ride: 18 1/2 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/991788568 .

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Visitors from Pennsylvania, 12-23-2015

 (r2l) Cindy, Seth, Jim on  a Palm Springs' morning ride to get some coffee. How good it is...
Dark clouds in the Banning Pass... photo from Indian Canyon Rd. at the Whitewater River Wash.
Today's ride: 25 1/2 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/990213475 .

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Palm Springs' Spring, 12-20-2015

Photo of the Palm Springs's Spring north-east corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Indian Avenue downtown Palm Springs. The Spa Hotel has been razed and apparently some variation of the original spring that gave Palm Springs its identity is being revived.
Today's ride: 35 miles, Portola Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/987867746 .

Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Welcome to Palm Springs, 12-18-2015

Some unknown person keeps this roadside greeting current to the season. It sits at the entrance to Palm Springs on the south-bound side of Highway 111.
Today's ride: 25 1/2 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/985901349 .

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sunnylands' Aloe, 12-15-2015

A cold morning ride on a clear and sunny day.
Today's ride: 29 miles, Bob Hope Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/983734325 .

Friday, December 11, 2015

Man-Made Sandstorm Sunrise, 12-10-2015

Street sweeper cleaning sand off of the Vista Chino Rd. north shoulder at the Whitewater River Crossing.
Today's ride: 23 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Indian Canyons, 12-07-2015

 Looking south up Palm Canyon from the Hermit's Bench parking lot.
Tree line along the Andreas Canyon Creek, photo from top of the Andreas Canyon Rd. I never get tired of riding and hiking the Palm Springs Indian Canyons. It's looking and feeling like Autumn in the desert.
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Tipton Rd. Stp, 12-05-2015

(l2r) Robert, Bill, Gary on our way to Whitewater Canyon.
Today's ride: 34 miles, Whitewater Preserve, out-and-back.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Aaron's Electric Ride, 12-03-2015

Aaron on his electric bicycle after shopping and about to go on his way. He says he never goes faster than 10 mpr.
Today's ride: 32 miles, Worsley & Indian, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/973855753 .

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sand Dunes and Mountain, 12-01-2015

 Photo of Mt. San Jacinto from Palm Springs Amtrak Station.
Mac Magruder Chevrolet is no more.
Today's ride: 25 1/2 miles, Amtrak Station to Split Rock, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/971998909 .

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cathedral City Riders, 11-29-2015

 (l2r) Pedro, Adrian, Ricardo, Pablo, Larry, riding the Whitewater River Wash Trail just west of Date Palm Dr. Sundays are their day for riding together.
City of Palm Springs from Varner Rd. just east of Date Palm Dr.
Today's ride: 29 miles, Monterey Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/970405290 .

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day Ride, 11-26-2015

 (l2r) Norm, Lee and Noah riding the Palm Springs Indian Canyons on a cool, clear Thanksgiving Day morning.
Looking north to Palm Springs from the top of Andreas Canyon Rd.
 Looking west to the mouth of Andreas Canyon from the top of the road.
 Line of Palm Trees along the Andreas Creek from the top of the road.
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/967421620 .

Monday, November 23, 2015

Peak-A boo, 11-23-2015

 10,800 foot Mt. San Jacinto Peak as back drop for this blooming foliage along north-bound Highway 111 just south of Overture Dr.
 Mt. San Jacinto from the old Tipton Rd. station.
Child's foot imprint in cement step at old highway station. Wonder where Ray is today?
Today's ride: 23 1/2 miles, Tipton Rd. Station, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/964861203 .

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cycling Albuquerque, 11-18-2015

 Looking north on the Paseo de la Mesa Recreation Trail in Albuquerque, NM.
 Riding the trail with Glen and the City of Albuquerque and snow-capped Mt. Sandia in the distance.
Me, dressed for a cool ride and about to cross the Rio Grande River on a Class 1 bike-way.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Chops, 11-14-2015

 Chops, a desert artist extraordinaire....
Today's ride: with Robert, 27 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/956625642 .

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Over Three Years on a Bicycle, 11-11-2015

Riding north out of Palm Springs on Highway 111, is Stephen Swift, heading back home to Newport, Oregon after over three years on the road "Biking Around America for Cancer." His journey has included circumnavigating America (41 states), and parts of Mexico and Canada. See his story at: http://newsok.com/swifts-epic-journey-seeking-solace-cyclist-recounts-life-lessons-from-cross-country-trip-copy/article/feed/836308 .
Today's ride: 25 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/954117090 .

Monday, November 9, 2015

Red, White, Blue, 11-09-2015

Today's ride: 24 miles, Da Vall Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/952315670 .

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Whitewater Preserve Ride, 11-07-2015

 (L2R) Jim, Robert, Gary, Norman
 Whitewater Rd. south with Mt. San Jacinto peeking over the ridge line.
Tarantula walking the Whitewater Rd.
Today's ride: 34 miles, Whitewater Preserve, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/950162872 .

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Morning Clouds and Sprinkles, 11-04-2015

 Mt. San Jacinto under cover.
Looking south up Palm Canyon.
Today's ride: 23 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/947316456 .

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Two Rides, 10-28-2015

Aaron, a cycling commuter and recreational rider getting ready to serve our community as a Crossing Guard at Katherine Finchy Elementary School in Palm Springs.
Matt, a resident of Cathedral City, who uses this Vietnam Era "deuce-n-a-half" military truck to get around. During my time in the Army, 1965-1968 I rode in the back of many similar trucks.
Today's ride: 31 miles, Monterey Loop, http://desertroadkill.blogspot.com/ .

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Palm Springs' Riders, 10-25-2015

 PS Roadkill Riders, (L2R) Denise, Kate, Brian, Jane, Candie, Gregg.
 Steve of Berkeley enjoying a cup of coffee on his morning ride in downtown Palm Springs.
 Looking toward Mt. San Gorgonio on a beautiful overcast morning.
A Halloween "welcome to Palm Springs" highway 111 greeting.
Today's ride: 27 1/2 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/937958475

Mecca to Salton Sea, 10-24-2015

Thanks to the Torres Martinez Cahuilla Indians, I got to ride with a a group of Friends of CV Link on the Whitewater Channel levee to the shore of the Salton Sea. Hopefully someday this ride opportunity will be open to all. The vistas in the eastern Coachella Valley are beautiful and are connected directly to the western valley by the Whitewater River Channel.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Bridge Trolls, 10-22-2015

Evidence of a colony of modern day "bridge trolls" under the Date Palm Bridge crossing the Whitewater Channel.
Today's ride: 22 miles, Da Vall Loop,https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/934944193 .