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peckma 03-24-12 08:50 AM

4 Summit Challenge
Anybody here ride the 4 Summit Challenge out of Cascade, Idaho? Thinking about riding it; any tips/points/thoughts would be appreciated.

I live in SoCal at the beach; the ride is up in the mountains. I'll spend a day or two in Boise beforehand, at 2500 ft. Should I consider going up to Cascade at 6K ft for a day to acclimatize (assume a proper amount of fitness on my part:eek:)


Black wallnut 03-27-12 10:55 AM

It takes much longer than one day to acclimate to elevation, however 2500' is not much change. 6K is a fair amount of change but still 24 hours will do you little. Avoid caffene while you are there. Get a good nights sleep and make sure you are well hydrated. If you are in good physical condition you will be fine.

hoiten22 01-27-14 09:31 PM

Did you ever make it for that ride?? I am looking at doing the 4 summit challenge this summer and was wondering how it was and if you have any advice about it? Training advice? how were the climbs?

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