June 20, 2010
Any way you slice it you either have to find a way to drop into this trail from above by driving (shuttle) or you gotta climb. I rode 8th street from town to the trail head and then down Hard Guy (this way a local told me the trail is called Fast Guy, I just moved here) then back to town via Bogus Basin. The ride up 8th is a long climb ~11.5 miles from down town to trail head and although a good long climb it's not deadly. Up 8th is probably an easier climb then Hard Guy itself although a bit longer I think. It's a good ride, nice and long with good views of the Boise Valley, it's pretty exposed to sun most of the way so take plenty of water and in heat of summer go early. The ride itself is not particularly difficult, e.g. technical, the difficulty in this ride is the climbing.