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I'm back at Essex, California again, after riding 16.5 miles down historic Route 66 from Goffs, California After the 10-mile ride on Route 66 from Goffs to Fenner, I take note of a dirt road leading to the Providence MountainsThumbnailsLooking southeast from the Essex post office, down Sunflower Springs Road, a dirt road that rises up over the mountainsAfter the 10-mile ride on Route 66 from Goffs to Fenner, I take note of a dirt road leading to the Providence MountainsThumbnailsLooking southeast from the Essex post office, down Sunflower Springs Road, a dirt road that rises up over the mountainsAfter the 10-mile ride on Route 66 from Goffs to Fenner, I take note of a dirt road leading to the Providence MountainsThumbnailsLooking southeast from the Essex post office, down Sunflower Springs Road, a dirt road that rises up over the mountainsAfter the 10-mile ride on Route 66 from Goffs to Fenner, I take note of a dirt road leading to the Providence MountainsThumbnailsLooking southeast from the Essex post office, down Sunflower Springs Road, a dirt road that rises up over the mountainsAfter the 10-mile ride on Route 66 from Goffs to Fenner, I take note of a dirt road leading to the Providence MountainsThumbnailsLooking southeast from the Essex post office, down Sunflower Springs Road, a dirt road that rises up over the mountains

I'm standing near the Essex post office looking northwest up Essex Road. It's amazing how the freeway traffic on I-40, which I crossed a while ago at Fenner, is so visible from here at Essex, even though it's 6.5 miles away.

The Providence Mountains, my destination today, fill in the background.