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After my 45-minute break at Kelso Depot, I begin the next segment of today's ride: Kelso-Cima Road toward the New York Mountains

After my 45-minute break at Kelso Depot, I begin the next segment of today's ride: Kelso-Cima Road toward the New York Mountains I also visit the washrooms outside Kelso Depot to wet my hair and rinse one of my wool t-shirts and a couple of other itemsThumbnailsAs I climb the Kelso-Cima Road grade, train tracks are always to my right near the road on a raised bedI also visit the washrooms outside Kelso Depot to wet my hair and rinse one of my wool t-shirts and a couple of other itemsThumbnailsAs I climb the Kelso-Cima Road grade, train tracks are always to my right near the road on a raised bedI also visit the washrooms outside Kelso Depot to wet my hair and rinse one of my wool t-shirts and a couple of other itemsThumbnailsAs I climb the Kelso-Cima Road grade, train tracks are always to my right near the road on a raised bedI also visit the washrooms outside Kelso Depot to wet my hair and rinse one of my wool t-shirts and a couple of other itemsThumbnailsAs I climb the Kelso-Cima Road grade, train tracks are always to my right near the road on a raised bedI also visit the washrooms outside Kelso Depot to wet my hair and rinse one of my wool t-shirts and a couple of other itemsThumbnailsAs I climb the Kelso-Cima Road grade, train tracks are always to my right near the road on a raised bed

During the next 14.5 miles, which are nicely paved, I'll rise from 2100 feet here at Kelso Depot to about 3700 feet at the base of Cedar Canyon Road.

Even though Kelso-Cima Road is often empty, the moderate amount of fast-moving traffic here, coupled with the lack of a paved shoulder, requires that a cyclist be attentive.