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Southwest / Albuquerque to Las Vegas - or other way round?
« on: January 21, 2016, 04:32:00 pm »
In June/July we plan to ride from Albuquerque to Las Vegas, or from Vegas to Albuquerque. Visit Mesa Verde, Canyon de Chelly and of course Grand Canyon among so much more. So via Taos, Durango, Kayenta, south rim.

What would you advise - start or finish in Las Vegas? Starting in Vegas would mean more climbing overall.
What are the prevailing winds? What makes most sense regarding temperatures?


Routes / Hot Springs Route Idaho - sandy roads??
« on: April 28, 2014, 04:11:20 pm »

This summer (starting early/mid July) my partner and I are planning to cycle a large part of the Idaho Hot Springs Route - and looking forward to it! Just booked our tickets to Boise and back to Amsterdam from Seattle. We're planning to ride Boise - Ketchum - Stanley - McCall and then on via the Northern Tier to Seattle  :D

We'll be riding with panniers & low riders, carrying our tent & gear with us. Although we're experienced travel cyclists, we're not too keen on very sandy roads (even less so combined with steep hills…)

Two questions:
1. can anyone tell us anything about the condition of the road  Boise - Featherville - Ketchum? More specifically - how sandy is it, are you able to ride it fully packed?
2. same for the Lick Creek Road further up north



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