I remount the 10-ton bike and continue my trek up Kelbaker Road as it winds around the edge of lava flows
Date: May 23, 2009, 14h19
I haven't seen pavement in a few days, so the six miles on asphalt from Pachalka Spring Road to Valley Wells is a smooth change
This stretch of reddish asphalt in Shadow Valley is ever-so-slightly uphill, rising 350 feet over six miles. I'm facing a strong south headwind, typical for the area, but it's still not as slow as walking the 10-ton bike down a rocky road!