There are, sadly, no 'burly' trails in Boise.
Basically all XC.
There are some fun shuttles from Bogus Basin, such as Eastside and Sweet, Sweet Connies.
(But I don't know what the moisture situation is up there)
You won't find tech until you get to southern Utah or possibly Denver.
Yes - Loma on the way in, then 18-Road. 18-Road shouldn't take him more than about 4 hours to do everything worth doing. I'd recommend Zippity, Joe's/MoJo, PBR, then Kessel to finish.
Then on to Lunch Loops. Ribbon (sort out a shuttle if possible), Eagle's Wing, Free Lunch, Holy Cross, Gunny Loop - might want to do a couple days at Lunch Loops.
Then I'd recommend you at *least* hit Grandstaff in Glenwood Springs, and perhaps go up and do some loops at Red Hill in Carbondale. Probably do both these areas (Glenwood + Red Hill) in a day fairly easily.
Then hit Berry Creek in Edwards (haven't done it but heard good things) and Lee's Way Down in Avon as many times as you can manage. Lee's is a fucking HOOT. Shuttle if you can figure one out. @Nick knows a guy... that if in town, likes to shuttle.
After Avon things are going to be pretty Mud Season-ish until you get to the Front Range. Try to get here by Thursday. Don't ask me why.
Aw, shucks. That said, if we can coordinate a bit I think we could put together something a bit more funner to ride close-ish to "The Front Range". @HAB I'm not sure what you're working on planning with @Nick and @SkaredShtles but if you're planning to be in the Golden/Denver/FR area Sunday you should convince them to do a Mountain Lion / Longhorn day, and if ya'll are up for it knock out a bonus lap on Warren G.
@HAB I'm not sure what you're working on planning with @Nick and @SkaredShtles but if you're planning to be in the Golden/Denver/FR area Sunday you should convince them to do a Mountain Lion / Longhorn day, and if ya'll are up for it knock out a bonus lap on Warren G.