Monday, February 29, 2016

Mariscal Cactus & Succulents, 02-29-2016

 Very nice collection of cacti and succulents and other desert plants for sale on Dillon Rd. between Indian and Highway 62.
Solar panels on Dillon Rd. with Mt. San Jacinto as backdrop.
Today's ride: 29 1/2 miles, Dillon Rd., Loop, .

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Friends of CV Link Cleaning Up, 02-28-2016

Ernie raising a cloud of dust on bike-way clean-up day on the section of the Whitewater River Trail between County Club Dr. and Date Palm Dr.
 Group photo of some who turned out to clean section of bike-way.
Scott meeting with new group of cycling enthusiasts.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sphaeralcea ambigua, 02-26-2016

 Orange mallow, north-bound Highway 111 near Overture Dr.
Beautiful and deadly Datura stramonium, Tipton Rd. next to I-10.
Today'side: 22 1/2 miles, Tipton Rd., out-and-back, .

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Verbena, 02-24-2016

 Desert Sand Verbena, Abronia villosa, growing next to north-bound Highway 111 near Snow Creek Rd. If El Nino would do what it is supposed to do the desert floor could still wind up carpeted in this beautiful flowering plant.
 Photo looking toward Oasis de los Osos across a forest of lush creosote, Larrea tridentata, just off of Snow Creek Rd. near Snow Creek Village.
 Photo looking north toward Mt. San Gorgonio.
North face of Mt. San Jacinto and PCT trail sign.
Today's ride: Snow Creek Village, out-and-back.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Neighborhood Roadrunner, 02-21-2016

 Geococcyx californianus, all fluffed up, enjoying the early morning sun.
 No bikes! What?
Very small ground flowers hoping for more rain.
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Indian Canyons, out-and-back, .

Friday, February 19, 2016

Edom Hill in the Morning, 02-19-2016

Photo taken from north end of Da Vall Rd.
Today's ride: 23 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop, .

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Palm Springs Roadies, 02-16-2016

Chupperosa blossoms with some ground level green showing. Photo from just north of entrance to the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Today' ride: 16 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back, .

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Obama's Ride, 02-14-2016

 Air Force One on the Palm Springs Airport Tarmac.
Had beverages and snacks, fresh blueberry muffin and a cinnamon twist with Moguel and Shefika at their cycling friendly business in Cathedral City at Cathedral Canyon Rd. at the bike path.
Today's ride  with Robert and Gary: Monterey Loop, approximately 27 miles, .

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chops' Playground, 02-10-2016

 Chops running Snow Creek Rd.
Roadside duck off of north-bound Indian Canyon Rd. at the Whitewater River Wash Crossing. Jim, this duck is for you.
Today's ride: 27 miles, Whitewater Cut-Off Loop, .

Monday, February 8, 2016

Circo Caballero, 02-08-2016

 A circus has come to Palm Springs.
 West face of Mt. San Jacinto.
Palm Springs USO.
Today's ride: 28 1/2 miles, Bob Hope Loop, .

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Mike's Bike Truck, 02-06-2016

Mike with his rolling cycle repair staked out Saturday mornings at the Palm Springs Farmer's Market next to the Camelot Theater. Contact Mike's Bike Truck by calling 760-413-8489 or email
 Some roadside encelia are starting to bloom.

Desert music brought to us by the Murray Canyon Creek at the road crossing in the PS Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 17 miles, Hermit's Bench, out and back, .