Friday, April 29, 2016

Butler-Abrams Trail, 04-29-2016

Looking down the Butler-Abrams Trail levee along the Whitewater River Channel from Wolfson Park in Rancho Mirage.
Today's ride: 33 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop + PS Indian Canyons,

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Cycling with Friends of CV Link, 04-24-2016

Before the ride at Moguel's & Kaya's, (l2r): Jim, Brett, Gary, Tom, Ernie, Tom & Vic.

Some Rancho Mirage old goats don't like FCVL, but all of these Rancho Mirage goats are smart enough to like us.

After the FCVL ride: hydration, pastries and camaraderie back at Moguel's & Kaya's.
Today's ride: 33 1/2 miles, FCVL ride,

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Palm Springs' Family Focused Bicycle Ride, 04-23-2016

 Mike's Bike Truck offering free support to the riders.
 Here is Hugo with Shayden and Coden.
 Gary Lueders chatting with Jason and Maggie with Everest ready for the best ride of the day.
On Baristo Rd. waiting for the Sunrise Dr. light to change.
Today's ride after the ride with Gary: 21 1/2 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back,

Friday, April 22, 2016

Rick riding a GolfBoard, 04-22-2016

 These electric GolfBoards look to make golf more fun even if the game isn't. Photo on Tahquitz Creek Country Club.
 Painted Turtle on its way to a pond on Tahquitz Creek Country Club.
Tour buses getting ready to transport passengers to this weekend's Coachella Fest, parking lot on south-east corner Highway 111 and Date Palm Rd.. in Cathedral City.
Today's ride: 22 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop,

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cactus Flowers, 04-18-2016

Today's ride: 25 miles, Snow Creek, out-and-back,

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bicycle Parking, San Andreas Canyon Style, 04-16-2016

Today's ride: 22 miles, Palm Springs Indian Canyons, out-and-back,

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Navy Toys, 04-13-2016

 Naval jets practicing landing and taking off at the Palm Springs Airport.
Dune Evening Primrose, Oenothera deltoides, off of Dinah Shore Dr. west of the Whitewater Channel.
Today's ride: 29 miles, Monterey Loop,

Monday, April 11, 2016

Desert Willow & Bee, 04/11/2016

Today's ride: 22 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back,

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Colorful Rig, 04-07-2016

When I asked this cyclist if I could photograph him, he gave an enthusiastic "Yes." He wanted to have the Carpenteria California flag at the center of the photo. He was reluctant to give me his name, but when I asked what I should call him, he answered, "Thirsty." Photo at south-west corner of Palm Canyon Dr. & Arenas Rd.
Today's ride: 22 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back,

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Robert of Cathedral City, 04-05-2016

 Robert, a cyclist enjoying one of his daily rides along the Whitewater River Channel Bike-way in Cathedral City. He is enthusiastic about cyclists using a bell to avoid startling other cyclists and pedestrians on the bike-ways. Though I don't yet have a bell on either of my bikes, I think he is right.
Verbena along Baristo Rd. in Palm Springs just east of Ferrell Dr.
Today's ride: 22 miles, Da Vall Loop,

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Whitewater, 04-03-2016

Colorado River water in the Whitewater River Channel on its way to the Palm Springs' percolation ponds. I-10 bridge with the icy north-face of Mt. San Jacinto as background.
Today's ride with Gary: 34 miles, Whitewater Preserve, out-and-back,

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Mini-Mouse, 04-02-2016

 Mini-Mouse on Snow Creek Rd.
 Mini-Snake, north-east corner of Highway 111 and Raquet Club Dr.

 Large pack-train forming up to take 1 1/2 weeks of supplies about 4 1/2 miles, south, up the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to a group of trail workers from the America Conservation Experience (ACE), .
 Snow Creek Carol photographing the pack-train.
The Whitewater River is heavy with Colorado River water flowing into the percolation ponds north of Palm Springs.
Today's ride: 23 miles, Snow Creek Rd., out-and-back,