Friday, February 27, 2015

18 Rules of Life -- Dalai Lama

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Palm Springs Guru sez…



“I love Palm Springs! Here’s why:"

Palm Springs has been developed as a wonderful resort city for over a century, as plenty of tourists regularly flock here for restoring their health in this desert climate.

 

Many fashionable hotels and resorts were established here to provide them comfortable shelter, which also give a boost to the tourism industry of the city.

 

Make Palm Springs and the greater Palm Springs area your destination.

 

You will enjoy your time here.

 

The Palm Springs Guru invites you to visit, shop, dine, stay, work, play, relax, refresh and rejuvenate in beautiful Palm Springs.



Sunday, February 22, 2015

12 Tips for Bicycle Safety -- Shared by The Palm Springs Guru






1. Maintain and Regularly Inspect Your Equipment: Be safe and keep your bike tuned up. Take it to a bike shop at least twice a year for professional inspection. Secure any loads tightly to a rack or trailer.

2. Wear a Helmet Correctly: Always wear your helmet to prevent head injury. You want your helmet to fit correctly. It should be level and snug. You should be able to see the helmet brim.

3. Be Visible and Predictable: Plan ahead to avoid obstacles and hazards. Wear bright colors. Ride straight in a predictable manner. Signal before changing directions.

4. Ride with Traffic: Always ride on the right side of the road. Do not pass motorists on the right. If you approach an intersection with a right turn lane and intend to continue straight, ride with through traffic. When a road is too narrow for cars and bikes to ride side by side, “take the travel lane,” which means riding in or near the center.

5. Watch for Potential Hazards: Think win-win and always negotiate with traffic.  Scan the road 100 feet ahead for hazards—drains, potholes, rail road tracks or broken glass and other debris. Allow time to maneuver around these hazards. Avoid riding into open car doors by giving yourself 3 or 4 feet.

6. Signal All Turns: Look back before you make a lane change or turn. Signal safely in advance.

 







7. Making Left Hand Turns: Experienced bicyclists may prefer to turn left as a vehicle by moving into the left side of the travel lane (or left turn lane). An option, for the less experienced, is to cross like a pedestrian by stopping, dismounting, and walking across crosswalks.

8. Be Prepared for Conditions: Always carry plenty of water and appropriate supplies, clothing, when bicycling. Remember to allow yourself extra distance to stop when you use your brakes in the rain.

 9. Obey All Traffic Laws: Remember, you are part of traffic. Ride with traffic. Obey stop signs, traffic lights, and other traffic controls. Bicyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles.

10. Ride Single File in Traffic: Ride single file in traffic except when passing others. Also, notify other bicyclists of approaching cars.

11. Warn Others When Approaching: Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians. Be courteous by warning others with a ring of your bell or a friendly greeting. Always allow plenty of space when passing.

12. Always Ride with Lights at Night: Bicycle reflectors are not sufficient for safety. Bicycle Blog USA recommends a headlight visible from at least 500 feet when riding at night and a flashing red tail light visible from 600 feet. Wear reflective clothing. Remember this important fact; we use lights and reflective clothing not to see, but to be seen.

The Palm Springs Guru thanks the Capitol Region Council of Governments Connecticut Bicycle Coalition and the Illinois State Police for providing important and life saving information for this article.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thought for today -- shared by the Palm Springs Guru

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Any day is a good day to visit, shop, dine, stay, work, play, relax, refresh and rejuvenate in beautiful Palm Springs.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Sonny Bono -- Palm Springs remembers our former mayor

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Sonny Bono born February 16, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan.

Part of the legendary Sonny and Cher duo.

Former Mayor of Palm Springs, California

Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives

The Palm Springs Guru and others in Palm Springs and the greater Palm Springs area as well as people around the world miss Sonny Bono.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Busiest Weekend in Palm Springs History -- This Presidents' Day Weekend

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This weekend will probably be the busiest in Palm Springs and the greater Palm Springs area history.

This weekend is President’s Day weekend.

Beginning in 1971, the Congress declared the third Monday in February each year to be Presidents Day so that Americans can enjoy a three-day weekend.

President Obama is coming to Palm Springs for the weekend. This will be the President’s fourth trip to the Coachella Valley in less than two years. 

We do not know his schedule or how long he will be in Palm Springs and the greater Palm Springs area.

We do know, however, that a Presidential visit can affect your plans.

Because the weekend will be so busy it is time for you to consider what you’re going to do.

The Palm Springs Guru kicks off the weekend by having lunch with, good friend and weekday morning radio super star, Bill “Bulldog” Feingold. http://www.943knews.com/common/page.php?pt=billfeingoldshow&id=102

After lunch I’ll visit the 17th Annual Tour de Palm Springs Vendor Expo on North Palm Canyon between Tahquitz and Alejo. The two-day Expo is an exciting part of the Tour de Palm Springs event! And it’s free and open to all. http://www.tourdepalmsprings.com
     
Saturday, Valentine’s Day, I will be bicycling with approximately 8,000 other bicyclists in the 17th Annual Tour de Palm Springs. I hope you can join us.

Here are some other ideas for your consideration.

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival: http://www.datefest.org


Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival: http://www.hotairballoonfest.com



Valentine's Day Dinner at Clementine in Palm Desert. http://www.clementineshop.com

International Bear Convergence (IBC). http://www.ibc-ps.com

Visit Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown. http://pappyandharriets.com

There are many, many options for you to do this weekend.  The weather looks good. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=palm+springs+weather

Make plans to have fun and enjoy Palm Springs and our greater Palm Springs area.

Every day is a good day to visit, shop, dine, stay, work, play, relax, refresh and rejuvenate in Beautiful Palm Springs, California.

The Palm Springs Guru makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the news and information written, posted and shared on this blog. The Palm Springs Guru recommends that you always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.