Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sad Ending on the Side of the Road, 06-15-2017

Top of the road to Andreas Canyon, Palm Springs Indian Canyons.
Today's ride: 17 1/2 miles, Indian Canyons, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1799159625

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Boating Desert Style, 06-14-2017



Today's ride: on and around Garnet Hill, north of Palm Springs.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Three Reptile Ride, 06-10-2017

 On today's ride, saw a desert iguana on the road in the Indian Canyons just north of the stone house, saw a large chuckwalla just south of the stone house and saw a long slender snake cross the road just north of the Indian Canyon toll entrance (no photos available).
Algae bloom in the creek at Split Rock.
Acacia heavy with seed pods.
Today's ride: 23 miles, Split Rock, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1789243431

Friday, June 9, 2017

Annanndale Avenue, 06-09-2017



Today's ride: 9 1/2 miles, Annanndale Ave., Desert Hot Springs, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1787646838

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tadpoles & Mosquitoes, 06-07-2017

 Standing pool of water near the 4th tee at Tahquitz Creek Golf Course, left over from Tahquitz Creek flow. I could see tadpoles and I assume it is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Hanging out with a dove on the levee in Rancho Mirage.
Today's ride: Da Vall Loop

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Mission Creek Preserve, 06-06-2017




Today's ride: 5 miles, Mission Creek Rd., https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1782102765

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Palm Oasis, 06-01-2017

 Palm shade next to the stream in Andreas Canyon, Palm Springs Indian Canyon.
Construction of Lake Miralon.
Today' ride: 23 miles, Split Rock,out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1772502196

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Off-Roading @ Windy Point, 05-31-2017


Today's ride: 6 miles, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1770777316

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Over There, 05-30-2017

Gary pointing to the west Whitewater River Levee, which will become part of CV Link, from an abandoned golf cart path in the Cathedral City section of the wash.
Today's ride: 15 miles with Gary, on a loop on some of the Cat City Levees, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1768958595

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Room with a View, 05-28-2017

Today's ride: 33 miles, Da Vall Loop + Indian Canyons, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1764625453

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

It's a Sign, 05-25-2017

 Yard sign on Palo Fierro in Murray Canyon homes south-end of Palm Springs.
Smoke Tree, Dalea spinosa, in bloom, S. Palm Canyon Dr. just before PS Indian Canyon Toll Gate.
Today's ride: 18 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back,https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1758300923

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Riding Cat City Levees, 05-23-2017

 Shade under the Dinah Shore Bridge over the Whitewater River Channel.
 Work being done on the Cathedral City Bike-way, western Whitewater River Channel Levee.
Cimaron Golf Course restroom facilities on the eastern Whitewater River Channel Levee just south of Vista Chino.
Today's ride: 8 1/2 miles, Northern CC Levees Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1754399973

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Whitewater River on Fat-Tires, 05-21-2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O2j0jWx6Tw
Today's ride: 8 miles, off-road Whitewater River ride near Windy Point, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1747457378

Friday, May 19, 2017

It's Fat, 05-19-2017

My 4.8 inch tire Surly Ice Cream Truck... just took it out for my first ride today on roadway, sandy levee and cross country through soft sand and weeds. My hands are tired from hanging on. It sure isn't the same as a road bike experience.
Today's ride: 7 1/2 miles, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1742897166

Thursday, May 18, 2017

PCT Through Hikers, 05-18-2017

 Pebbles from Germany and Bam Bam from Portland, 17 days on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from Mexico on their way to Canada. Photo taken on Falls Creek Rd., Snow Creek Village with Mt. San Jacinto as backdrop.
Death on Highway 111, north-bound, about one mile south of Overture Dr.
Today's ride: 25 miles, Snow Creek Village, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1740954958

Ride of Silence, Palm Desert, 05-17-2017


Thanks to Bikeman, http://www.desertbikeman.com/, for helping to organize this Ride of Silence in Palm Desert. It is an international evening event that takes place on May 17 each year to memorialize the deaths of cyclists killed by cars, http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

View from Pickford Foot Bridge, 05-16-2017

 Cathedral City....
Selfie....
Today's ride: 26 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1737219351

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wheelin' & Walkin' the Valley, 05-11-2017

 Vic enjoying the day on two wheels.
Neil enjoying the day on two wheels and John enjoying the day on two feet.
Today's ride: 24 miles, the Da Vall Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1727738302

Monday, May 8, 2017

New Snow Up There, 05-08-2017

 Mt. San Jacinto got some new snow yesterday and last night. Photo is from Varner Rd. just east of Date Palm Dr.
The missing link... the Butler-Abrams Multi-Use Trail is getting some repair where it crosses the Whitewater River Channel.
That's what happens when a river runs through it.
Today's ride: 33 miles, Monterey Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1722203155

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Death on the Road, 05-06-2017

 Mohave Shovel-nosed Snake, Chionactis occipitalis.
South-bound side of the Palm Springs' Indian Canyon Road, just past Split Rock.

Palm Springs Cyclist, 05-06-2017

Dean, at Hermit's Bench with Palm Canyon in the background. Dean has been enjoying riding Palm Springs since 1982.
Today's ride: 20 miles, Hermit's Bench, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1718008076

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Palm Springs Cyclist, 05-04-2017

Mindy, a Palm Springs rider and an enthusiastic proponent of CV Link, http://www.coachellavalleylink.com/ .
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Da Vall Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1714440936

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Luke from Brussels, 04-30-2017

 Luke from Brussels, three days into his journey across the western U.S. Yucca Valley is his destination for today.
A family enjoying the power and the beauty of our desert's Whitewater River below the Whitewater Cut-Off Bridge.
Today's ride: 24 1/2 miles, Whitewater Cut-Off, out-and-back, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1707089519

Friday, April 28, 2017

View from Miralon, 04-28-2017



Today's ride: 32 miles, Monterey Loop, https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1703070633