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Mountains and deserts from SoCal (Rides reports w/ pictures)(5 posts)

Mountains and deserts from SoCal (Rides reports w/ pictures)PeterRider
Nov 24, 2003 9:07 AM
This week-end rides were cold with plenty of wind. On saturday I rode 50 miles in the San Gabriels, on sunday I went to Joshua Tree national park.

The ride reports are on
http://www.vision.caltech.edu/pmoreels/Mountains_desertNov03/index.html

Below: the first time I went to Joshua tree NP when I arrived in California, the word "tree" made me think the park would be full of forests. It was very surprising to discover only small bushes, coyotes, desert rats, sand and those strange Joshua trees. But it's a nice place and I always enjoy going there.

Pierre
re: Mountains and deserts from SoCal (Rides reports w/ pictures)lotterypick
Nov 24, 2003 10:25 AM
It has been super cold. It must be even colder where you're riding.

I rode a long time a go some 50 or 100 miler in Joshua Tree. I thought trees were trees too.

The wind wasn't crazy but it was here in Santa Barbara on Saturday morning when I went out.

Keep up the ride reports.
re: Mountains and deserts from SoCal (Rides reports w/ pictures)PEDDLEFOOT
Nov 24, 2003 10:28 AM
Always a great report from you.Thanks for sharing.I feel bad for the coyote though.As much as people joke about road kill it still bothers me to see an animal dead on the road.

Keep your reports coming during the winter months.I look forward to them.Thanks again.
Ha! The "Barber Judi" photo is classic!PseuZQ
Nov 24, 2003 11:21 AM
Great report and glad you made it out! Headed to Palm Springs this week for Thanksgiving so maybe I might make it over to Joshua Tree.
what about meeting and riding ?PeterRider
Nov 24, 2003 2:42 PM
Around here not much's going on, so I'm all by myself. And when I'm by myself, motivation drops and I shorten the rides :-( I want to pack my sleeping bag and do a tour of the San Gabriel mountains, but this will be probably for next week. No plan for this coming week-end, so if you have some plan that can accomodate an extra rider I could be interested.

Pierre