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Offline Kevin Bennett

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Santos has to be...
« on: August 30, 2009, 03:46:46 PM »
...the best trail system in Florida.  Obviously I haven't ridden EVERY trail system in Fl., but I can't get over what a phenomenal park it is.  Today was only my second foray out there.  The first time I killed myself trying to ride everything (rode/attempted ALL reds).  Today was a great ride.  Mostly CX, only did the red behind the Vortex area and Sinkhole.  I just couldn't get over the amount of fast flowy trail mixed with some of the most technical stuff available.  It's worth every minute of the two hours to get there.  When you consider the local trails are wet, closed or sketchy, Santos was in perfect condition.  Anyway, just enjoying the honeymoon phase of our relationship and already trying to plot my return!
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Re: Santos has to be...
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 03:54:14 PM »
Rode Santos yesterday for the first time myself. Hit the Epic ride and mixed in some John Brown and Vortex as well. I couldnt get my rythym on JB but still cleaned most of it first time out. The Vortex was a kick * trail as well. After 32 miles into it then hitting the reds was a little tough but a great overall workout.The Nayls section is fast and flowy as well. And I am enjoying my Niner EMD even more. Awesome ride on the epic and the Gnar. I felt real confident on the nasties with it. Finished with just a shade over 42 miles avg about 9.3mph
A awesome trail system.... well worth the drive!
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Re: Santos has to be...
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 05:41:17 PM »
Coach....I want video or it didnt happen!  >:(
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Re: Santos has to be...
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 05:45:45 PM »
Santos has everything. Its gets my vote as best trail system in florida. Has all styles of riding. I do like to go to landbridge and beyond. Some good trails out that way. San felasco is also a good ride but more XC and just spinning. Razorback was the best but not around anymore.

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Re: Santos has to be...
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 06:56:14 PM »
Santos is MTB Mecca, we had a great ride yesterday :)

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Re: Santos has to be...
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2009, 09:00:35 PM »
Coach....I want video or it didnt happen!  >:(
You would have been proud of me.  I redeemed myself on the rollers, since I knew what was 20 ft. down the trail.  I missed your 60% effort out there today.  Got more mileage, but didn't hit all the reds like we did.  Therefore I didn't feel like puking at the parking lot  ;D .
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Re: Santos has to be...
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2009, 09:35:49 PM »
I'm jealous.....Sounds like a good day. I am getting closer to my max 60%. :D Did 18 at WT and hit at least 47%! Ribs didnt bother me till after....of course it was wt......
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Re: Santos has to be...
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 04:49:04 PM »
It was a nice ride Dan-OOO!!

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Re: Santos has to be...
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 03:02:34 PM »
Vortex is fun but I really enjoy the Nayle's Section.  I've been parking at the 49th Street parking lot and hitting that every time!!

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Re: Santos has to be...
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2009, 11:48:30 AM »
I love santos its one of my favorite systems, i love the freeride there it never gets old bc theres always something you can improve on, does anyone know when the next big santos event will be when they have an EMT out so we can 'attempt' the 20 footer?
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Re: Santos has to be...
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2009, 12:10:32 PM »
... does anyone know when the next big santos event will be when they have an EMT out so we can 'attempt' the 20 footer?

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