Originally Posted by COXR650L
Regarding the difficulty of Lockhart Basin....
It is much easier than the Koko or Elephant Hill area. I can only think of 1 "difficult" spot. Mostly it is wide open, maybe some sand (ok maybe a lot of sand
) in a few spots.
Hellsickle or Ridefreak can you think of anything in Lockhart Basin that would pose problems compared to Elephant Hill or Koko???
Agreed. In that direction, the biggest challenge on Lockhart will be the climb up from Chicken Corners.
Despite years of paving, Elephant hill will be a challenging climb on a loaded bike. Nothing that teamwork and clutch abuse can't solve. A few miles after Elephant Hill, there are a couple of climbs out of valleys around Devils Kitchen that can also be tough. The final climb a few miles before Ruin Park will be another challenge.