Agave and One Gear

The weather this week has turned quickly to spring/summer, with abundant sunshine and temps in the low 80s.  The agave plants like it.  Bikes like it.  I like it.   Of course, we need more rain, lots of it. Nevertheless, as they say, you gotta make hay when the sun shines. Riding around Florida Canyon…

Bluebird Sky Song

warm, bright, the sky shines blue, the air soothes my skin, joy sings around me, up, up, up and away, i go  

A Special Thank You to My Blog Followers!

Sending this out to my 500+ blog followers!  Thank you for your support and encouragement over the years.  I appreciate the comments, feedback, emails, etc that you share with me, which has led me to improve my writing and this site.  We’ve traveled far and wide, ridden bikes in lots of beautiful places, and I…

Sheep Canyon Bike Pack Overnighter

an idyllic weather forecast for the borrego a text came in, a bunch more were sent half-days off work were set up, and then more messages flying around, obvious excitement in the air–bikes, camping, desert seven cans of beer in my pack, seven cans of beer, we three drink some down, and drink down some…

Peninsular Bighorn Sheep: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Several years ago, I read Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild by Ellen Meloy.   Since then, I’ve dreamed of seeing bighorn sheep in their natural home.  Little did I know that I’d end up living not too far from Ovis canadensis nelsoni — desert bighorn sheep of southeastern CA, also called Peninsular bighorn…

The Desert is Calling

come sleep with me under a blanket of stars as the seasonal stream sings soft songs to you