Hope this is a good place to post this! Friday morning about 0820, I was riding by myself at the large bridge in the back (old train track trail) that leads to Sidewinders and Rest Area, and startled a huge gator ( I would guess about 12') that was laying in the creek, east side of where the bridge crosses. Luckily it spun 180 and headed east while I was trying to keep from wrecking as I zoomed across the bridge and sped up the hill. Fastest riding I think I ever done.. LOL! It was so large that I have to say I was really scared! Just wanted to warn those riding early and without someone else, to be extra careful.
Think I'm done with the early rides alone!