Over the 4th I got one day at @ Tsali in. I am please to say that I like Alifia better than the Tsali trails I rode. However, Tasali did give me two things we do not get in Florida. Long Long climbs and Long Long Free riding descents. The slow long climbs turn your legs into burning jello. You pause and then start a descent. As you pick up speed you notice that sliding off the trail will be costly. The drop off the trail looks to be about a 1/4 mile down to lake Fontana. You pick up more speed and you focus on the trail.. You loose your focus because you are moving to fast. You then learn what braking at high speeds is all about. You stop just in time You watch some of the rocks you have kicked up tumble down into the abyss. You jump back on an continue your decent mixed with more long climbs and of course the many stream cut overs to add some mud to your adventure.
Frankly I was amazed that I did not find any real technical areas, just very long loops. I am sure they are there but as I said Alifia for me is more challenging. To put it another way at Alifia I clip out to many times to count or I fall. I did neither at Tasali in North Carolina, but I would ride these trails again.