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Once over the 3800-foot summit of Kelbaker Road, I start the 12-mile glide down to the abandoned Kelso Depot at 2100 feet

Once over the 3800-foot summit of Kelbaker Road, I start the 12-mile glide down to the abandoned Kelso Depot at 2100 feet Looking back down behind me on Kelbaker Road as I approach the summit at 3800 feetThumbnailsAt Kelso Depot, I turn north on Kelso-Cima Road and ride 14.4 miles: more slow uphill, back up to 3800 feetLooking back down behind me on Kelbaker Road as I approach the summit at 3800 feetThumbnailsAt Kelso Depot, I turn north on Kelso-Cima Road and ride 14.4 miles: more slow uphill, back up to 3800 feetLooking back down behind me on Kelbaker Road as I approach the summit at 3800 feetThumbnailsAt Kelso Depot, I turn north on Kelso-Cima Road and ride 14.4 miles: more slow uphill, back up to 3800 feetLooking back down behind me on Kelbaker Road as I approach the summit at 3800 feetThumbnailsAt Kelso Depot, I turn north on Kelso-Cima Road and ride 14.4 miles: more slow uphill, back up to 3800 feet

Though long, this downhill isn't steep. It winds around some hills (Marl Mountains and Kelso Mountains) that block what would otherwise be big views into Kelso Valley at the bottom.

It's a fun ride down, as I still have a tailwind. I ride for extended periods at over 30 miles per hour.