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I leave my Pinto Valley campsite at 5650 feet elevation and start coasting down Howe Spring Road around 9h Everything is packed up and I'm almost ready to leave Pinto Valley after four nights hereThumbnailsI keep looking back at the ominous clouds behind me as I ride down Howe Spring RoadEverything is packed up and I'm almost ready to leave Pinto Valley after four nights hereThumbnailsI keep looking back at the ominous clouds behind me as I ride down Howe Spring RoadEverything is packed up and I'm almost ready to leave Pinto Valley after four nights hereThumbnailsI keep looking back at the ominous clouds behind me as I ride down Howe Spring RoadEverything is packed up and I'm almost ready to leave Pinto Valley after four nights hereThumbnailsI keep looking back at the ominous clouds behind me as I ride down Howe Spring RoadEverything is packed up and I'm almost ready to leave Pinto Valley after four nights hereThumbnailsI keep looking back at the ominous clouds behind me as I ride down Howe Spring Road

It doesn't look downhill, but I'll drop almost 400 feet during the first two miles. Best of all, that strong, nasty wind is now my friend, since I have it behind me. I especially like this because I didn't get much sleep last night.