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GATOR WARNING!!
« on: May 10, 2010, 07:31:24 PM »
All right folks,we all know it's that time of year to watch out for these dinosaurs.  See the below story about South Abyss at Boyette and be forewarned.  Be safe out there.

On south abyss, about 2 minutes into the trail,  there is a  gator nest close to the trail, off to the left, under some brush. The trail to  the water is wide and noticeable.  I was coming down one of the hills and the  gator was spooked by my proceeding rider and sprinted towards the water across  the trail. I collided with it T-bone style. I was able to scramble away with no  more than a broken toe and some scrapes, but I think the gator will continue to  use that path from water to nest across the trail. Very scary, I donít  know if there is anything you can do about it, but I thought I should let you  know.

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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 08:14:54 PM »
All right folks,we all know it's that time of year to watch out for these dinosaurs.  See the below story about South Abyss at Boyette and be forewarned.  Be safe out there.

On south abyss, about 2 minutes into the trail,  there is a  gator nest close to the trail, off to the left, under some brush. The trail to  the water is wide and noticeable.  I was coming down one of the hills and the  gator was spooked by my proceeding rider and sprinted towards the water across  the trail. I collided with it T-bone style. I was able to scramble away with no  more than a broken toe and some scrapes, but I think the gator will continue to  use that path from water to nest across the trail. Very scary, I donít  know if there is anything you can do about it, but I thought I should let you  know.


that happened to you?

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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 09:29:15 PM »
I had a very large one scare the poo out of me on Lower Spider Berm Sunday.  I stopped riding South Abyss last year.  It was crazy.
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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 10:02:49 PM »


that happened to you?
No, sorry for that confusion.  I relayed the message from someone else.

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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 08:42:18 AM »
Note to self: Need to practice "Gator Hops", start with Armadillo Hops @ Flatwoods and work up to higher/longer leaps.
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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 09:41:41 AM »
Also... Beware of the screaming deer I came across last week.

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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 09:45:19 AM »
Oh Yeah! Our FTR ( Moto Enduro racing) Champ swore a big deer knocked him off his KX 250 in Ocala State Forest one year, that's what he did not win that day.
 
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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 10:16:13 AM »
Never ride alone...ride better than your buddy... ::)

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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 01:52:58 PM »
18 foot giant Gators at Balm Boyette mountain bike trails


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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 08:05:10 PM »
Great. Not only does South Abyss break my bones but it wants to eat me too.
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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 08:21:10 PM »
All right folks,we all know it's that time of year to watch out for these dinosaurs.  See the below story about South Abyss at Boyette and be forewarned.  Be safe out there.

On south abyss, about 2 minutes into the trail,  there is a  gator nest close to the trail, off to the left, under some brush. The trail to  the water is wide and noticeable.  I was coming down one of the hills and the  gator was spooked by my proceeding rider and sprinted towards the water across  the trail. I collided with it T-bone style. I was able to scramble away with no  more than a broken toe and some scrapes, but I think the gator will continue to  use that path from water to nest across the trail. Very scary, I donít  know if there is anything you can do about it, but I thought I should let you  know.


North Abyss, Saturday, Same deal.  One went by, scared the gator and he shot to the water and the second rider, a girl, t boned it.  She tangled up with it and it opened its mouth at her and hit the water.  all this in front of me and my cam was IN THE REAR!!!!
 
Definatly be careful.  in the pond by randys, a 15 footer was on the side, destroying a 6 ft fish, 5 ft from the trail Sunday...
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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2010, 08:22:46 PM »
if u wear earphones and go first, they will never cut you off :)
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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2010, 09:05:13 PM »
if u wear earphones and go first, they will never cut you off :)

good tip! i'll go 1st next time i ride there.. but i dont wear headphones when i ride so i may hear them.

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Re: GATOR WARNING!!
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 10:29:59 PM »
if u wear earphones and go first, they will never cut you off :)

good tip! i'll go 1st next time i ride there.. but i dont wear headphones when i ride so i may hear them.

HEARING THEM CAUSES PANIC.  PANIC CAUSES CRASHES.  BUY SOME HEADPHONES!!!  :)
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