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April Cycle California!

Road Trips: Conquering Palomar Mountain

By Dan Shryock

Images linger after a memorable ride. Sometimes it’s a bucolic pedal through lush farmland or a thick forest. Sometimes it’s a panoramic vista. The image today is of my friends sitting on wooden steps outside the Palomar Mountain Post Office, bicycles parked to their left and a 6-foot pile of snow slowly melting to the right.

No one appears to be speaking. Each is resting and recovering. They seem content in their thoughts as they slowly eat food purchased at a general store across the parking lot. Perhaps they are reliving their morning efforts, or perhaps they are anticipating their upcoming descent.

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