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Offline Jp Tu

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Trails for 13 year old boys
« on: January 28, 2015, 05:22:08 PM »
Can you recommend trails gfor a small group of 13 year old boy beginner riders?  Are the trails loops?  Easy to return to a meeting place?  Safe?  I am the parent, and I will not be riding. I'd like to drop the off and pick them up a few hours later.  Any suggestions?  Words of caution or advice?  Many thanks.

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Re: Trails for 13 year old boys
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015, 07:03:57 PM »
Flatwoods off Bruce B Down in North Tampa is probably the safest bet.

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Re: Trails for 13 year old boys
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015, 08:12:27 PM »
I agree that Flatwoods would have the best terrain for a new rider, but it is also relatively easy to get lost out there. If they aren't the type to take risks (not sure there is such a thing when dealing with 13yo boys), I would recommend Alafia because the trails are well marked, and you are never too far from the parking lot. The problem with Alafia is that a new rider could quickly find themselves on a trail above their skill set.

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Re: Trails for 13 year old boys
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2015, 09:49:18 AM »
Hole in the fence across from Trout Creek parking lot would be ideal for newer riders. Would make sure they have a map and know how to read said map. The unfamiliar and/or directionally challenged can get lost easily with all the intersecting trails.

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Re: Trails for 13 year old boys
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2015, 09:58:15 AM »
Take them out to the guided ride tuesday afternoon/eve at flatwoods.

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Re: Trails for 13 year old boys
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2015, 07:44:16 AM »
The Quads, Balm Boyette...

Easy to map, 4 sections, 4 places to regroup, The rocks at red shirt are a cool distraction and 13 year olds will get a kick out of Sasquach.
At that age there's alot of energy to burn so the two mile double track in and out should zap em.

Unlike Flatwoods the quads have no secondary trails to get lost on. And far less roots,,,,

I'd keep em off the SST it being a bit narly underfoot and some narrow two way faster traffic found in there at each end..
« Last Edit: January 31, 2015, 07:47:39 AM by Osco »
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