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Offline UncaBuddha

Re: Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2019, 09:25:28 pm »
I'm planning on going with a 700x50 (or a 2") tire on this route. Should be more comfortable on the gravel. Especially for my hands.

Offline chestnutski

Re: Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2019, 12:27:35 pm »
I rode 1.75" tires on the GDMBR and had very sections wishing for a wider tire. I thought they would be adequate for IHSMBR.  I was wrong. Loose, sandy, gravelly roads were the norm.  I ended up riding some paved alternatives.  If I were to ride again 2.8" would be my tire choice.

Offline UncaBuddha

Re: Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2019, 05:25:21 pm »
Any new data on road conditions on the route? Last I heard, a pass was still closed due to deep snow from an avalanche. Any fires brewing?

BTW, two questions: should I bring my hammock camping setup or a tent? Do I need to have a bear bag or canister?
Thanks gang!

Offline Amstahe

Re: Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2019, 05:52:04 pm »
From https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ I see that there are two fires of concern I am keeping track of (I am planning to ride 8/1 - 8/13): the Canyon Fire and Shady Fire. Would love to hear from anyone local if the smoke is bad in the area.

Not sure about your other questions, @uncabuddha, RE: snow on the pass and hammock sleeping :) Would definitely have some method to hang your foodstuffs from bears -- I bring a long cord to hang a bike bag or drybag of food and toiletries.

I'd be curious also to know if anyone has intel on washouts along the route.

Thanks!

Offline UncaBuddha

Re: Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2019, 06:42:20 pm »
Thanks @amstache! Like to keep this thread open this summer. My intertia is overcoming me so I might push my ride back to September.

Offline MISSMC

Re: Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2019, 06:52:09 pm »
We're planning to ride the IHSMBR beginning September 30th this year.  Any news would be appreciated!  Has anyone recently completed the route?