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My long stop at Kelso Depot was a lot of fun, but now it's time for the gentle 8-mile climb up Kelbaker Road to Kelso Dunes Road

My long stop at Kelso Depot was a lot of fun, but now it's time for the gentle 8-mile climb up Kelbaker Road to Kelso Dunes Road  I spend two hours at Kelso Depot, longer than expected, chatting with staff and a couple of bicyclists on their way to Las VegasThumbnailsOn my left as I climb Kelbaker Road are the Providence Mountains, where I hiked the past two days I spend two hours at Kelso Depot, longer than expected, chatting with staff and a couple of bicyclists on their way to Las VegasThumbnailsOn my left as I climb Kelbaker Road are the Providence Mountains, where I hiked the past two days I spend two hours at Kelso Depot, longer than expected, chatting with staff and a couple of bicyclists on their way to Las VegasThumbnailsOn my left as I climb Kelbaker Road are the Providence Mountains, where I hiked the past two days I spend two hours at Kelso Depot, longer than expected, chatting with staff and a couple of bicyclists on their way to Las VegasThumbnailsOn my left as I climb Kelbaker Road are the Providence Mountains, where I hiked the past two days I spend two hours at Kelso Depot, longer than expected, chatting with staff and a couple of bicyclists on their way to Las VegasThumbnailsOn my left as I climb Kelbaker Road are the Providence Mountains, where I hiked the past two days

I'm feeling fresh because I haven't been on the bike in a couple of days. The uphill grade is mostly 2-4% and I ride most of it at about 7 miles per hour with a slight tailwind to help me along. I've ridden this stretch of road several times.