I ride a Trek FX 7.2, with 35mm Bontrager hard-case lite hybrid tires. I'm still fairly new and inexperienced with cycling, and I've driven exclusively on roads so far. I'm looking to start increasing my distance and speed, with the goal being to be able to perform a 50K ride by the end of summer (my longest ride so far was 25k).
To this end, I've started looking for new routes to go cycling on. One route I've found that seems like a great choice is the Rum Runners Trail, which is part of a much larger trail system going across the entire province. Most of the trail is made up of hard-packed crusher dust, which I believe looks like this:
The website above says it's a great surface for hybrid bicycles like mine, but the product page for my tires makes me concerned this isn't the case. Specifically, there's this answer from a Trek employee at the bottom of the page:
The H2 tires are going to be designed for pavement riding and not really for gravel riding
So essentially right now, I'm not really sure if I should be riding on this trail with my hybrid. I've considered just going on the trail and finding out first hand, but I'm still fairly new to cycling, so I'm worried about damaging the bike (or myself!) due to driving on terrain the bike isn't made for.
Is my bicycle a good choice for this hard-packed crusher dust trail?
The H2 aren't what the bike shipped with. I bought the H2 late last year, after the original tires got a flat.