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Excellent day of riding just over 50 miles, much of it downhill, to get back to Baker, California for tomorrow's Amtrak trip back to San Jose. I ride a dirt powerline road on the flank of Cima Dome for the first time and love the downhill on the old Mojave Road.

The easy 11 miles of dirt road along the train tracks to Cima, and the Mojave Road downhill, are memorable. Mojave National Preserve can be a mountain-biker's paradise, with careful planning, but it can just as easily be a death march.

Nice temperatures, though it does heat up quite a bit during the final 25 miles into Baker. Since I'm mostly going downhill, I barely notice, except for the extra sweat. End of this late-spring trip!