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I begin wobbling up the gentle grade of Kelso-Cima Road away from Kelso Depot up to Globe Mine Road

I begin wobbling up the gentle grade of Kelso-Cima Road away from Kelso Depot up to Globe Mine Road Just before I leave Kelso Depot, I stop to visit the ruins of a house across the roadThumbnailsI exchange waves with the conductor of a passing freight train that rises slowly on the tracks along Kelso-Cima RoadJust before I leave Kelso Depot, I stop to visit the ruins of a house across the roadThumbnailsI exchange waves with the conductor of a passing freight train that rises slowly on the tracks along Kelso-Cima RoadJust before I leave Kelso Depot, I stop to visit the ruins of a house across the roadThumbnailsI exchange waves with the conductor of a passing freight train that rises slowly on the tracks along Kelso-Cima RoadJust before I leave Kelso Depot, I stop to visit the ruins of a house across the roadThumbnailsI exchange waves with the conductor of a passing freight train that rises slowly on the tracks along Kelso-Cima RoadJust before I leave Kelso Depot, I stop to visit the ruins of a house across the roadThumbnailsI exchange waves with the conductor of a passing freight train that rises slowly on the tracks along Kelso-Cima Road

I'll ride almost four miles up this paved road and climb a little over 400 feet. Nothing too strenuous, but the bike weighs more than it did earlier today and is rather unstable from the extra water I'm carrying. Best of all, I have the strong wind behind me now.