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    Any riding close to Nampa???

    I'm heading for a reunion there and am hoping to escape the excitement for a loooong ride. Can anyone tell me what the closest good trail to Nampa is??

    Any help is much appreciated.

    THX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbone
    I'm heading for a reunion there and am hoping to escape the excitement for a loooong ride. Can anyone tell me what the closest good trail to Nampa is??

    Any help is much appreciated.

    THX
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    Area riding

    ridgetorivers.org or trails.com might be a bit more helpful.

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    Come over to Boise and look around ridgetorivers.org for some of the trails. There are plenty over here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbone
    I'm heading for a reunion there and am hoping to escape the excitement for a loooong ride. Can anyone tell me what the closest good trail to Nampa is??

    Any help is much appreciated.

    THX
    South of Nampa, there's quite a bit. And probably not much longer a drive than coming to Boise, in some cases. I'm thinking Hemingway Butte, Wilson Creek, Reynolds Creek, etc., etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBro
    South of Nampa, there's quite a bit. And probably not much longer a drive than coming to Boise, in some cases. I'm thinking Hemingway Butte, Wilson Creek, Reynolds Creek, etc., etc...

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    Be prepared for HEAT though. It is remote and hot there. Probably good area for sunrise to 11am rides. Find a guide too.
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    It really is brutal. 104 today and has been the past several days. I've gone out in some of it and it just wears you down the the bones. Also, keep in mind that it stays 104 out until the sun is down (which is like 9-10 at night). The restaurant I work at, no one sits outside until 10 and later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjt
    Also, keep in mind that it stays 104 out until the sun is down (which is like 9-10 at night). The restaurant I work at, no one sits outside until 10 and later.
    i think that's only in the built-up areas where the concrete holds in the heat. out in kuna it seems to cool off earlier. i've been going for easy road rides after work (part of my broken leg rehab), and it hasn't been all that hot.

    there is some pretty cool stuff around hemingway and rabbit creek. some of it is sandy tho, and from hemingway south might be overrun with motorheads (like me).

    if you only have a few hours to get away, i'd go for dezert stuff the other side of the snake river (towards hemingway). if you have most of the day, it might be worth going through town into the mountains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velosapiens
    i've been going for easy road rides after work (part of my broken leg rehab)
    Hey Mark, good to hear you're on the bike. I've been going to e-mail you to see how the rehab was coming. .......So how's it coming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by velosapiens
    i think that's only in the built-up areas where the concrete holds in the heat. out in kuna it seems to cool off earlier. i've been going for easy road rides after work (part of my broken leg rehab), and it hasn't been all that hot.

    there is some pretty cool stuff around hemingway and rabbit creek. some of it is sandy tho, and from hemingway south might be overrun with motorheads (like me).

    if you only have a few hours to get away, i'd go for dezert stuff the other side of the snake river (towards hemingway). if you have most of the day, it might be worth going through town into the mountains.
    I can imagine it would cool off there...less car exhaust, concrete (like you said), windows; everything that acts like an oven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    Hey Mark, good to hear you're on the bike. I've been going to e-mail you to see how the rehab was coming. .......So how's it coming?
    coming slowly. still can't walk, but i can pedal. no standing up while pedaling tho, and i've been sticking to the pavement and gravel roads. i can ride my street bike to work (and use a collapsible cane to get around a bit at work).

    the girl has turned into a pedaling maniac tho, since she's been having minor injury issues with running, so we got her a bicycle. i don't think it'll lure her off the motorcycle for more than a few hours at a time tho.

    we're gonna try to get out on dirtbikes on real easy trails this weekend. probably moto 1 day, and pedal 1 day, but very carefully.
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    Good points. Hot, remote, confusing, vast and unless you're a human gps, not to be ventured far out alone... but the trails, the wild horses, the sense of being waaay out there, are all very cool. Not the temps, though.

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    thanks for all the feedback. I'll check out ridgetorivers.org. I primarily ride at night with an HID (from PHX, only time I can ride here) but I'm suprised to hear its that hot up there! Ouch. I'd better head for the better marked trails to I don't get lost out there.

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