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A little further, I pull over to eat a Clif bar and enjoy the views; something on my bike has started to rub loudly

A little further, I pull over to eat a Clif bar and enjoy the views; something on my bike has started to rub loudly I stop to look at a road that leads into the former Vanderbilt Mines areaThumbnailsOnce I adjust whatever it is on the bike that needs adjustment, I'll ride up this gentle roller into the New York MountainsI stop to look at a road that leads into the former Vanderbilt Mines areaThumbnailsOnce I adjust whatever it is on the bike that needs adjustment, I'll ride up this gentle roller into the New York MountainsI stop to look at a road that leads into the former Vanderbilt Mines areaThumbnailsOnce I adjust whatever it is on the bike that needs adjustment, I'll ride up this gentle roller into the New York MountainsI stop to look at a road that leads into the former Vanderbilt Mines areaThumbnailsOnce I adjust whatever it is on the bike that needs adjustment, I'll ride up this gentle roller into the New York MountainsI stop to look at a road that leads into the former Vanderbilt Mines areaThumbnailsOnce I adjust whatever it is on the bike that needs adjustment, I'll ride up this gentle roller into the New York Mountains

The great views over Ivanpah Valley will disappear shortly as I begin to climb between the hills through a pass. It's not immediately apparent why my saddlebags are rubbing against the bike; they haven't come loose.