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    mtn biking Boise in December?

    Hi, I am going to be in Boise around the 10-17 of December and wondered if you can still mtn. bike the foothill trails in December or are they too muddy or snowy?? And, what is a good bike shop to rent a mtn.bike? Thanks for your help.

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    It's highly possible but is really day-by-day. At that time of year the trails could be muddy, snow-covered, frozen, freeze-dried, or just bone dry... possibly all in the same day. Often in winter you can ride in the AM while the trails are still frozen. Afternoons can be bad if there is any moisture as the trails will thaw & become muddy and riding muddy trails is reserved for a-holes. It's very weather dependent but you should plan on it and be flexible. There's always the option of riding up 8th st or Rocky Canyon roads to get in a little dirt time.

    I think Idaho Mountain Touring is the only shop that "rents" bikes but all the others will demo bikes for $30-$40/day.

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    I had family visit recently and had to rent a bike for one of them. The '09 demos are pretty much all gone so we had to really hunt around at nearly every bike shop for a bike. IMT had a Trek Fuel or EX, I don't remember. George's had a Cannondale and I think that was about it in town.
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    Here is another shop for you: http://www.bikes2boards.com/, like pdlhrd said it is really sketchy for riding that time of year.
    Ride the bike.

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    Try the 2O

    The Owyhees will be rideable all winter long...at least we will be out there all winter
    I just don't understand my wife....she thinks its nuts to ride when the temperature is in the 20's....go figure

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    Thank you for the responses. I can only hope for sunshine and dry trails for me in December.

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    But if you have to settle for overcast and frozen trails, that's not a bad deal, either.
    May your trails be narrow, crooked, lonesome and dangerous, leading to the most outrageous adventures. Paladin

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