Went to Alafia yesterday for my first time! That place is amazing! Took it slow and rode Sand Pine (where I had a nice meeting with one of the trees as I came out of the turn...my knuckles are a lil scraped up) to start then linked up to Rock Garden...at this point my map reading skills failed me, but got lucky enough to meet another rider who knew the trails a little better than me..So, I just trailed him for the rest of the day. Which was a good thing because if it weren't for him I probably would have stayed on the easier trails. We rode River Loop for a little. We then went to Bridges, which was really fun, I fell the first time through, but couldn't accept that, so we looped around and hit it again and I cleaned everything except the huge climb into it. After that we went over to Rollercoaster...which would be my last ride of the day, haha...The ride in made it seem like this was going to be a stroll in the park..took the first few drops like nothing, then I came to a monster...big drop down to a sharp left turn...boardered by water...yeah, I decided to walk that one, haha..the rest of the trail was mucho fun though, a lot of rhytm, I even cleared the drop into the climb with the hairpin turn, I was stoked!
STATS: (Don't laugh)
- Miles: 9.78
- Avg. Speed: COUGH4mphCOUGH
- Total Ride Time (Incl. stops): 2:44:43
- Top Speed: (from memory) @ 17mph