Bicycling for Fun in the Pacific Northwest and occasionally beyond: Aldape Summit to Deer Point

See all those blue boxes at the botto of TRCs homepage? They haven’t been too active recently. Steve Largent has blogged a couple of times. I remember his having gotten me into a couple of scrapes. Here he does it again with the LT–Corrie

 

Weather forced us to cancel our planned Memorial Weekend ride over the mountains to Idaho City, but the rain was supposed to stop by Sunday, giving us the opportunity for a day ride  up to Aldape Summit and across the Boise front to Deer Point. A couple years ago Bicycling Magazine actually recommended the first section of this route for road bikes, but I think they’re crazy unless the rider is a dedicated cycle cross rider with good cycle-cross or touring tires. Usually there’s a lot of loose decomposed granite, washboards, and many sharp rocks awaiting frail road bike tires. It’s definitely worth recommending as a fat tire ride, and with all the rain Friday and Saturday the decomposed granite was sticky, the washboards are not well developed this time of year, but the rocks were still sharp.

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