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Offline Kevin Bennett

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Marital help and riding
« on: July 08, 2009, 08:24:44 AM »
The wife has agreed to go ride tomorrow.  I was thinking Trout Creek etc., but was worried about all the rain.  She would be a "C" rider.  She has a good fitness level, but doesn't ride.  I am looking to get her on some faster, flowy trails without much technical challenges.  ANY suggestions are appreciated.  I mostly ride Boyette and Alafia, and Sandpine is too short and I am sure Riverloop is wet and nasty.  Thanks.
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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 08:28:36 AM »
Alafia's riverloop is a rooty nightmare.  Haven't been there in a while but I am sure it hasn't changed.  I would say the quadrants, spider berms and the Medows at Boyette are better options.  WTA would be nice too.

Group ride at Boyette this weekend and you can ride with her on the C group so she gets a bit of confidence to ride with a group on her own later.

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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 08:38:44 AM »
Take her to Santos and give her a trial by fire while hitting the Vortex.  ;)   Just kidding.

Wherever you take her, make sure she enjoys it and don't overwhelm her.  Otherwise, you may never get her back out with you again.
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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 08:43:38 AM »
That's awesome man! When my wife first started riding she really liked the quadrants at boyette.

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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 08:51:25 AM »
the main trail at HOLE IN THE FENCE and TROUT CREEK are good not to rooty mostly hard pack. thats where i took my wife for her first ride and she did fine
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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 08:57:15 AM »
start at trout creek and head into the flatwoods section by going up the levi road. ride to the Y (paved trail split at waterstation) and turn around and come back it will be about 9 easy miles.. make sure you get  map and follow the numbers for the trails. they go backwards from that point.

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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 08:59:26 AM »
OK, so what's the verdict.  Who's handling the rain better Boyette or WTA?  TripleT, I was at Santos yesterday and I think she would love Jon Brown and the other reds. ;D   Also, years (15-20) ago, I did overwhelm her, but she is giving me another shot.  So I really don't want to screw this up.
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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009, 09:00:42 AM »
start at trout creek and head into the flatwoods section by going up the levi road. ride to the Y (paved trail split at waterstation) and turn around and come back it will be about 9 easy miles.. make sure you get  map and follow the numbers for the trails. they go backwards from that point.
That was my first thought, but didn't know what kind of shape those trails were in.
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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 09:06:07 AM »
there is a puddle at trail 35/36, but you can go around.. the rest of those trail stay pretty dry. the morris bridge side is much wetter...

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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 09:20:01 AM »
I was giving thought to where I would take my wife if I ever got her to try off road and I think that the yellow trails at santos might be her best bet - no roots or sand and it is smooth and scenic and not too many tight twisty turns

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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009, 10:08:43 AM »
WTA probably handles the rain the best. The yellows at Santos were nice yesterday but probably too far. I am taking my son to hole in the fence tomorrow. We will stay up on grandpa/main etc. gator bait and Indian are probably closed. Give me a call when you get on the road maybe we will see you there.
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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2009, 10:14:53 AM »
I'd agree with fe on that one Santos would be my choice if you have the time to do it. it's just so mushy everywhere you go. I'd say Croom but that might to overwhelming for her. you might what to until fall it's to hot out there for a newbie. But that's just my opinion

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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2009, 10:27:16 AM »
Santos is to far.  I will take her there if she starts riding more, plus we don't have kid coverage for that long.  I will probably stick to Trout Creek, since it has good "facilities"
Paul, we are probably gonna be there around 9.
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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2009, 12:22:50 PM »
Santos used to be my wife's favorite trail system, now i must say it's boyette.

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Re: Marital help and riding
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2009, 11:12:50 PM »
I agree that the yellows at Santos are your best bet (speaking as someone who has been in your wifes position).  I understand the time element, and definitely the coverage for the kids, but keep in mind that if you want her to go again it needs to be fun. 

 

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