Saturday, December 9, 2017

Four Seasons Mural, 12-09-2017

 It struck me today that the four seasons at the Four Seasons development are hot or not-hot and windy or not-windy.
Chino Canyon Levee from Highway 111.
Today's ride: 14 miles, levee from Ramon to Highway 111, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2372772028

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bloomin' & Buzzin', 12-07-2017

Chuperosa, a.k.a. Justicia californica, lush with many blooms and bees.
Today's ride: 31 1/2 miles, Morningside Loop + Indian Canyons, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2369782054

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Andy Sighting, 12-05-2017

Andy riding the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Four roadside conversations this morning: Jim, then Bill, then Andy, then Duke.
Today's ride: 17 miles: Indian Canyons, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2366578321

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Cycle Crew, 12-02-2017

La Quinta ride with Damian, Ed, Angie, Ali and Jose.
Today's ride: 11 miles, La Quinta, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2361894414

Monday, November 27, 2017

Gray, 11-27-2017

 A beautiful fall gray morning and it's about time that fall arrived. Photo from Rattler Rd.
Date Palm Dr. bridge expansion in progress.
Today's ride: 29 1/2 miles, Bob Hope Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2353534183

Friday, November 24, 2017

Coachillin, 11-24-2017

 N. Indian Canyon Dr. north of I-10.
Roadside memorial, north end of Worsley Rd. where the pavement ends.
Today's ride: 31 miles, Indian-Worsley Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2348390302

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

20th Ave. DHS Burn, 11-21-2-17

 20th Ave. & Palm Dr., Desert Hot Springs.

Roadside Memorials next to I-10 and 20th Ave. between Indian Canyon & Worsley Rd.
Today's ride: 30 1/2 miles, 20th Ave. Burn Loop,  https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2343605860

Friday, November 17, 2017

Gary @ Palm Canyon, 11-17-2017


View from Hermit's Bench.
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2335531302

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Joshua Tree Dirt, 11-16-2017


Rode with Gary in Joshua Tree National Park.
Today's ride: 17 miles, Covington Flats weren't flat,  https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2335531302

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mountain & Train, 11-13-2017

View while rounding the highway curve at Windy Point.
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Whitewater Cut-Off, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2330186306

Friday, November 10, 2017

Pathway Closed, 11-10-2017

East access to Cathedral City pathway at Date Palm Dr. is closed due to bridge construction.
Today's ride: 26 miles, Da Vall Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2324884578

Friday, November 3, 2017

Bighorn @ West Fork Canyon, 11-03-2017

 Cloudy morning sunrise entering the Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
 Photo taken from Hermit's Bench parking lot.
Bighorn standing tall on the north ridge above West Fork Canyon.
Today's ride: 20 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2276779608

Monday, October 30, 2017

Dead Palms @ Split Rock, 10-30-2017

Wondering why there were so many large and mature palm trees that were dead? It seemed it was just the palm trees that had been growing in the stream bed. The Palm trees next to the stream bed seemed healthy and fine.
Today's ride: 22 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2240044236

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Constantine Lives, 10-26-2017

Rock art next to south-bound Highway 111 south of Overture Dr.
Today's ride: 26 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2201170519

Monday, October 23, 2017

Mission Creek, 10-23-2017

Mission Creek at the Worsley Rd. crossing.
Today's ride: 30 miles, Worsley Rd.- Indian, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2174757609

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Blockheads, 10-22-2017

Fun group of riders who I was lucky enough to meet today.

Hermit's Bench, 10-21-2017

Oasis and Trading Post at Hermit's Bench.
Today's ride: 19 1/2 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2159347676

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Palm Springs Riders, 10-19-2017

Kaz & Debbie from Canada riding South Palm Canyon Dr. near the entrance to the Indian Canyons. They had just been lucky enough to watch a hawk trying to catch a rabbit.
Today's ride: 22 1/2 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2143033017

Downtown Car Fire, 10-19-2017


North-east corner of Palm Canyon Dr. & Tahquitz at about 7:45 AM.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Unintentional Off-Roading, 10-15-2017

 South-bound Highway 111 north of Tipton Rd.
Miner's Tea, Mormon Tea, Ephedra viridis with Snow Creek Drainage as a backdrop. Photo taken from Snow Creek Rd.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2115610489

Friday, October 13, 2017

Palm Springs Rider, 10-13-2017

 Mark trying out his new electric assist fat bike with 20 inch wheels. Photo at Oswit Canyon Bridge.
Today's ride: 25 1/2 miles, Palm Springs ride, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2101022127

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Old & Classic, 10-11-2017

 At Los Compadres Stables, Palm Springs.
Two riders riding east toward the rising sun on the western portion of the Cathedral City Bike Path, soon to become a section of CV Link.
Look closely and find the turtles on the water feature at the 17th hole on Tahquitz Creek Golf Course.
Today's ride: 27 miles, Da Vall Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2088568080

Monday, October 9, 2017

Palm Springs' Rider, 10-09-2017

Jim, riding the Palm Springs Indian Canyons on a beautiful and hazy, and blustery, non-summer morning.
The Tahquitz Witch. Photo from Hermosa between Tahquitz and Amado.
Today's ride: 18 1/2 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2075794701

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Alto! on the River, 10-07-2017


Whitewater River Crossing at the Whitewater Preserve.
Today's ride: 32 1/2 miles, Whitewater Preserve, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2061192257

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Orange is the New Crete, 10-05-2017

This morning on the west end of the Cathedral City Bike Path. Workers are adding colored concrete to sections of the bike way.
Today's ride: 22 miles, Da Vall Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2048617195

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

USO Shade Stop, 10-03-2017

Today's ride: 28 miles, Bob Hope Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2038134339

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Not Quite Ready to Ride, 10-01-2017

 West-bound Cathedral City Bike Path still under construction.
East-bound Vat City Bike Path still under construction.
Today's ride: 26 miles around and through Palm Springs, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2027971004

Friday, September 29, 2017

Dangerous Beauty, 09-29-2017


Datura stamonium, Jimson Weed, Datura, Devil's Trumpet, a beautiful poisonous plant that with its soft leaves and large bell-shaped flower, seems out of place when compared to most other desert flora.
Today's ride: 32 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop + Indian Canyons, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2016092037

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Roadside Memorial, 09-27-2017


South-bound Highway 111 just north of Ship Rock.

A Good Year, 09-27-207

 1939 was the year my parents moved from New York to California. They traveled here by train.
Train traffic between Tipton Rd. and Highway 111.
Today's ride: 29 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2008004441