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After a hearty scrambled-eggs breakfast at the Goffs General Store lunch counter, and a great chat with the owner, I decide to ride to Providence Mountains (Mitchell Caverns), backtracking most of yesterday's ride. I usually avoid backtracking, so I must be enjoying the area.

I rode by the Mitchell Caverns area yesterday and told myself I should visit there some day, but I wasn't anticipating "some day" to be the very next day.

40.7 miles, 4:02 hours, 21 mph max speed, 10.1 avg speed. 2400 feet to 4300 feet at Mitchell Caverns, with a low point of about 1800 feet at Essex, California.