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Offline tigwey

handcycling idaho hs
« on: October 13, 2015, 04:56:15 pm »
I've been looking over the idaho hotsprings route for a while now, and would like to tackle it next summer, but I'll be using a handcycle which presents some limitations.  I wouldn't be doing any of the singletrack options, sticking to the main route but the handcycle can only handle certain terrain.  In general, its pretty tough to climb anything on gravel with a greater than 10-12% grade (also depends on traction) and the handcycle is wider than your average bike, its similar to a recumbent trike, but I have ridden singletrack that doesn't have a lot of rock/roots exposed on either side.  From what I can tell it seems like it'll be a tough go but doable, it would be great to hear if I'm totally out to lunch or if I still have some touch with reality.  Any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks

Offline cgreene

Re: handcycling idaho hs
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 02:04:09 pm »
Yup. I'd say it will be really-really-tough, but doable. Pack as light as possible.
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