Still Undeveloped

Two years after Bonnie Springs Ranch was razzed to the ground, there is still zero development going on there as you can see in the photos I took yesterday. Maybe that’s a good thing in the sense that a housing subdivision was supposed to be built here. At least from a distance, the area looks somewhat natural.

I did manage ten very cold miles on the bicycle today but that’s enough until next Monday when the temperature is supposed to hit 70 and higher next week.

On that note, it’s a bit amazing to me how many drivers are courteous toward we bikers, then there’s that element that doesn’t give a shit about the safety of bikers and proceed to cut you off very close. Those asswipes get the magic finger and some choice words.

The End Of The Road

Where the wonderful Bonnie Springs Ranch once stood at the end of Bonnie Springs Road, this is the view that greets you today. The attractions, restaurant, and more were located directly ahead. Now it’s dead. The sign that I blurred has contact numbers that nobody needs to have. The other photos were taken between the fence and Charleston Boulevard to the east of my location. I just love these beautiful Joshua trees!

Remembering Bonnie Springs Ranch

If you have followed this site long enough then you will know about my dislike of property developers. Whoever this company is, they have destroyed what was once a wonderful place for families and couples to enjoy.

The other side is that the owners of the ranch must have been in deep financial trouble and saw their way out of them with the property developers’ purchase offer. Such a wonderfully vicious little circle, right? I have plenty of photographs of this ranch but this little engine is a favorite.

It pulled several small cars that would shuttle patrons from the parking areas to the main attractions. The engine was powered by a simple gas engine that sounded like a Briggs and Stratton lawnmower engine.

To pull that much weight though, the engine must have been coupled to a gearing system that would increase the amount of torque for the little engine to pull the extra weight.  The grayscale version was made this morning.

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A Duck Liftoff

Here’s a photo that became an oops photo because the duck lit off just as I snapped the photo. Mr. Duck here lived at a wonderful pond at Bonnie Springs Ranch which has now been demolished. Poor duck, there are man-made lakes around the city though, easily within flight distance for him of course! Now get quackin’!