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Friday, February 8, 2008

Santos Mountain Biking Trail

Today we are moving toward the Tampa-St Petersburg area and along the way we stopped for a great mountian bike ride on the Santos Trail located about 30 miles south of Gainesville, Florida.
There are many things about the area that make it outstanding, one is: they have a little practice area for you to get warmed up on before you go in to the more challenging trails.

Here I am getting the feel of it



Here is the practice section


Here is Chuck having a little fun before the real deal!


There are separate trails for hikers, horse back riding and mountain biking, so there is no fear about colliding with anyone other than someone who is doing the same thing you are. That is a real possibility, so you must keep alert and ready to dodge, since the single track is a two-way ride.



There was lots of shade and beautiful trees, some clear and open spaces and lots of challenges in the way of curves and roots and ruts and rocks.




If I were to rate the place on a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being the highest grade) I would have to give it a 15!!!

1 comment:

Greg Pflug said...

Glad to see that you are enjoying the best of Florida. Looking forward to showing off a few of my favorite places.