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Croom Trail Conditions?
« on: March 31, 2009, 12:38:37 PM »
I've never been out there, all i ever hear of the place is that it's all sugar sand and not worth the drive. is any of that true?

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Re: Croom Trail Conditions?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 01:06:00 PM »
yes.

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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 01:24:52 PM »
yes.
LOL.  That's completely not true ProEdgeBiker -- don't listen to the Croom naysayers -- tell me what kind of riding you like, and I'll tell you where to find it.  Be advised though, Croom is *huge* compared to any of the other parks around here -- sometimes you'll feel like your riding forever.

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Re: Croom Trail Conditions?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 01:29:42 PM »
I'm not a Croom naysayer...

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 01:30:57 PM »
I'm not a Croom naysayer...

He is not a croom naysayer, I like the croom, one of my Top places to go ride.  But I also like Sand and not driving...

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 01:31:13 PM »
That's what's special about Croom. You can ride for singletrack for 5 hours without repeating any trails. You can find the Spirit Tree, have a little fun in the pits area, and check out the cemetery. If you're looking for excitement, there are definitely a couple of drops out there taller than anything at Boyette or Alafia. Given the recent lack of rain, I expect there will be plenty of 'simulated climbing' on the trails, particularly the parts that were ravaged by the enduro race.

P.S. I was reading a race report from an ultramarathoner that mentioned a pit on the hiking trails where Ted Bundy buried some bodies. That's next on my list of Croom adventures.

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 01:32:25 PM »
That's what's special about Croom. You can ride for singletrack for 5 hours without repeating any trails. You can find the Spirit Tree, have a little fun in the pits area, and check out the cemetery. If you're looking for excitement, there are definitely a couple of drops out there taller than anything at Boyette or Alafia. Given the recent lack of rain, I expect there will be plenty of 'simulated climbing' on the trails, particularly the parts that were ravaged by the enduro race.

P.S. I was reading a race report from an ultramarathoner that mentioned a pit on the hiking trails where Ted Bundy buried some bodies. That's next on my list of Croom adventures.

Very interesting? you got a link to the article I would love to read about it... Always looking to make a list of all the interesting stuff out at croom.

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 01:39:59 PM »
http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=71786

I tried looking for confirmation (aside from many others calling it Bundy's pit), but I couldn't find any.

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Re: Croom Trail Conditions?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 01:42:02 PM »
I've never been out there, all i ever hear of the place is that it's all sugar sand and not worth the drive. is any of that true?

 
See this thread http://www.swampclub.org/smf/index.php/topic,2804.0.html
its get sandy on some spots especially when it has not rained for weeks.
Croom is not all super technical like Alafia and Loyce Park but you will experience a lot of elevation changes and miles of beautiful landscape. Just bring a lot of water.
 
A "new trail" is always worth to drive.

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2009, 01:44:30 PM »
I'm not a Croom naysayer...
Ok, well when you answered "yes" to: "it's all sugar sand and not worth the drive. is any of that true?", I took that to be a fairly naysayer-ish response.  My bad... :D

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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2009, 01:46:59 PM »

P.S. I was reading a race report from an ultramarathoner that mentioned a pit on the hiking trails where Ted Bundy buried some bodies. That's next on my list of Croom adventures.
  Add me to the list of people interested in reading that link -- I was not aware that Bundy used to hang out at Croom!

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Re: Croom Trail Conditions?
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2009, 01:53:23 PM »
Wife & I love Long XC Riding cause she also gets to enjoy it, Elevation changes are awesome specially for her, technical for me.

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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2009, 01:53:46 PM »

sarcasm.
  Rule #3 -- don't make assumptions.   ;)

I didn't want to leave ProEdgeBiker with a 1 word response that he could have interpreted to mean Croom sucks.  I'd rather he experimented for himself.

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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2009, 01:54:36 PM »
[url=http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=71786]http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=71786[/url]

I tried looking for confirmation (aside from many others calling it Bundy's pit), but I couldn't find any.


If we can find a map of this run, I think we can find out which pit is bundies pit.

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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2009, 01:55:43 PM »

sarcasm.
  Rule #3 -- don't make assumptions.   ;)

I didn't want to leave ProEdgeBiker with a 1 word response that he could have interpreted to mean Croom sucks.  I'd rather he experimented for himself.


LOL, good point!  Thus why I think he responded by saying he was not a naysayer.  Although lots of people have a hard time appreciating the charm croom offers.

 

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