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15/28
I have about 10 miles of uphill ahead of me on Morning Star Mine Road Good things do come to an end, and I reach the bottom of Ivanpah Valley and the beginning of Morning Star Mine RoadThumbnailsMorning Star Mine Road keeps climbing slowly up the fanGood things do come to an end, and I reach the bottom of Ivanpah Valley and the beginning of Morning Star Mine RoadThumbnailsMorning Star Mine Road keeps climbing slowly up the fanGood things do come to an end, and I reach the bottom of Ivanpah Valley and the beginning of Morning Star Mine RoadThumbnailsMorning Star Mine Road keeps climbing slowly up the fanGood things do come to an end, and I reach the bottom of Ivanpah Valley and the beginning of Morning Star Mine RoadThumbnailsMorning Star Mine Road keeps climbing slowly up the fanGood things do come to an end, and I reach the bottom of Ivanpah Valley and the beginning of Morning Star Mine RoadThumbnailsMorning Star Mine Road keeps climbing slowly up the fan

"Caution: this road subject to flash-flood."

The road cuts through creosote-bush scrub at the lower elevations as it slowly begins its climb up the hill. I'm heading south now, and the first thing I notice is that I'm pedaling hard into a strong headwind.