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 Post subject: Ocala National Forest
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:00 pm 
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Anyone ride the trails on the north end of Ocala National Forrest down in Florida? Thinking of heading there Thanksgiving weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Ocala National Forest
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:39 pm 
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I have ridden there a few times before the FL GNCC, just to remember what sand is like before I hear TEN SECOOOOOOONDS! :)

Most of it is pretty fast, which is good thing in deep sand. Slow riding in deep sand is awful. There is a half day of riding there, a full day if you are just trailing around and not practicing for a race.

The bad news is people are going in both directions on the trails, the trails are fast, the palmettos obscure your view around corners, and there are lots of ATV's on weekends and holidays. Be very careful. When I go with buddies, one guy rides ahead at a moderate pace until the next intersection and waits there to stop anyone coming the opposite way. The rest of us give him a 2 minute head start, then go full speed, trusting that the guy will - no matter what - stop anyone coming at us. We trade off at each intersection, taking turns riding ahead at moderate speed so the others can haul the mail.

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 Post subject: Re: Ocala National Forest
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Paul Wright wrote:
The bad news is people are going in both directions on the trails, the trails are fast, the palmettos obscure your view around corners, and there are lots of ATV's on weekends and holidays. Be very careful.
The last time I met an ATV and went over the bars, I swore that I would never ride two-way trails again. Privately owned properly managed trail riding parks are where it's at. ::up::


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 Post subject: Re: Ocala National Forest
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:20 am 
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Thanks for the responses.

The kid and I were going to Durhamtown, but all the cabins are full and its a bit too cold for camping. Temps down there will be in the 50's at night vs. 30's up here. We will have to have the safety talk about two way trails on the way down. He is pretty good about staying right and anticipating.

I figured the trails would be his speed and he actually handles sand pretty well. I will follow up with a report when we get back.


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 Post subject: Re: Ocala National Forest
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:54 pm 
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RIDE REPORT.....

We had fun. Wasn't expecting a foot of sugar-sand everywhere. Lots of ATV's and SxS which these trails are perfect for. Saw lots of people in the campground but not that many out on the trails. The area got 4" of rain the night before we got there. You would think that would tighten things up a bit.

All in all a good experience but not planning any trips back anytime soon.

The kid got to mark off another State for his bucket list of riding in all 50 states... ::applause::


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 Post subject: Re: Ocala National Forest
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:54 pm 
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Thanks for the report. ::up::

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