On Essex Road, it's 6.3 miles past Interstate 40 to the nearly dead town of Essex, California at the base of the distant hills
Date: November 12, 2000
Patches of light snow survive from last night on the north side of hills facing Cedar Canyon Road in the Mid Hills
The sun is starting to go down and it's already partly hidden behind these hills. I feel an instant chill. I'm still pedalling uphill and sweating a bit, but my feet are getting cold. I put on my overshoes.