I got an invite to go ride the Highline trail in Idaho with a group of 15 guys, most of whom I’d never met before. I figured the forecast would be dusty with a chance of flats, but a lot of fun… that’s pretty much how it ended up. There were only 3 of us that had ridden up in that area before, but it had been 2 years since the last time Shea and I rode up there. So, we ended up backtracking and taking a couple of wrong turns, but nothing to major. Vern from Grace was able to get us pointed in the right directions.
Overall we ended up getting 6 flats between us, after the first flat, I think most everybody checked their air pressure and put more air in their tires, but it didn’t seem to help, the guys that flatted out were running pretty high psi, but those Idaho rocks are sharp. Make sure you take tubes and patch kits with you on this trail, we ended up using almost all we had.
Gordon had a pretty nasty get off in the rocks, he pounded some vitamin-I and was able to tough it out. I’m sure he’ll be feeling that for a few days, hope you get better soon!
I promised a couple of guys the GPS file, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll get it to you. Also, if you want to be notified of new ride posts, let me know and I’ll add you to the mailing list.
Thanks again for the invite, hope to ride with you guys again!
Crew: Nate, Nate, Chad, Kendall, Gordon, Carlisle, Shea, Vern, Kevin, ? Zollingers, ? Sampsons, (crap… I’m bad with names, if you were there and know more names, please let me know)
Check out the full photo album here: http://picasaweb.google.com/alhill/20090801MotoIdahoHighline