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The six-mile crawl up Cima Road rises another 800 feet up to 5000 feet elevation and is quite pleasant with very little traffic

The six-mile crawl up Cima Road rises another 800 feet up to 5000 feet elevation and is quite pleasant with very little traffic After a couple of miles, I pass the Cima Store at 4200 feet, and it's actually open this time, at this late hour!ThumbnailsOn the way up Cima Road, I pass the little dirt road that leads over to Cut SpringAfter a couple of miles, I pass the Cima Store at 4200 feet, and it's actually open this time, at this late hour!ThumbnailsOn the way up Cima Road, I pass the little dirt road that leads over to Cut SpringAfter a couple of miles, I pass the Cima Store at 4200 feet, and it's actually open this time, at this late hour!ThumbnailsOn the way up Cima Road, I pass the little dirt road that leads over to Cut SpringAfter a couple of miles, I pass the Cima Store at 4200 feet, and it's actually open this time, at this late hour!ThumbnailsOn the way up Cima Road, I pass the little dirt road that leads over to Cut SpringAfter a couple of miles, I pass the Cima Store at 4200 feet, and it's actually open this time, at this late hour!ThumbnailsOn the way up Cima Road, I pass the little dirt road that leads over to Cut Spring

After the tough 10-mile ride up Morning Star Mine Road with the wind pushing me back, this uphill feels easy with the wind behind me. It helps that I'm filled with the excitement of a positive change in my schedule after the setback of my broken rear rack.