Have you ever ridden a 20+ mile mountain bike ride (not on a trainer) and only logged 230 total feet of elevation gain?
Today I had that honor starting at the Santos Trailhead of the the Cross Florida Greenway. This trail system winds through and round the greenway to maximize the trail distance with minimal use of acreage. The trail was fast and windy enough to keep you on your toes and easy enough to keep the grin ear-to-ear. We managed to ride the trail with only one tree hit! Which is quite a feat on this narrow tree lined singletrack.
I was expecting to only ride my road bike while in Flordia, but have been surprised to find great trails through beautiful forests while down here. This trail system is an IMBA Epic ride too, maintained by OMBA.
Our ride was a loop even though the map looks a lot like an out-and-back. The trail continued farther, but the over pass made a great turn around point. Next time you come to Florida bring the mountain bike as well as the golf clubs...or just leave the golf clubs at home.
One of the cool features of the trail is the I-75 over pass that Peggy is demonstrating the proper riding form.
|I-75 N & S|
And we found Waldo so we can come home!