View of Teutonia Peak from the Valley View Ranch area
Date: April 26, 2006, 10h35
I have about 10 miles of uphill ahead of me on Morning Star Mine Road
"Caution: this road subject to flash-flood."
The road cuts through creosote-bush scrub at the lower elevations as it slowly begins its climb up the hill. I'm heading south now, and the first thing I notice is that I'm pedalling hard into a strong headwind.