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Coming up to the "big bend," I can now see the town of Kelso down in the distance

Coming up to the "big bend," I can now see the town of Kelso down in the distance As I head down Kelbaker Road, I glance to my right at the Providence Mountains, where I hiked a few days agoThumbnailsI stop for a moment when I pass the unmaintained Vulcan Mine RoadAs I head down Kelbaker Road, I glance to my right at the Providence Mountains, where I hiked a few days agoThumbnailsI stop for a moment when I pass the unmaintained Vulcan Mine RoadAs I head down Kelbaker Road, I glance to my right at the Providence Mountains, where I hiked a few days agoThumbnailsI stop for a moment when I pass the unmaintained Vulcan Mine RoadAs I head down Kelbaker Road, I glance to my right at the Providence Mountains, where I hiked a few days agoThumbnailsI stop for a moment when I pass the unmaintained Vulcan Mine RoadAs I head down Kelbaker Road, I glance to my right at the Providence Mountains, where I hiked a few days agoThumbnailsI stop for a moment when I pass the unmaintained Vulcan Mine Road

The headwind intensifies as I get further down into Kelso Valley. I'm pedalling quite a bit just to maintain 12 miles per hour as I head down the hill.