January 1, 2015
Haven't been here in exactly one year because its almost an hour from home and didn't think last year it was really worth it. Went out again with some friends a couple days ago and wow what a difference a year makes! GREAT work by OMBA crew. Expanded trails, great manicuring of the features, and awesome flow. Runs a little slow because there are many great twists and turns. Its a real test of balance and maneuvering, plus a good leg workout if you crank through without stopping. Its built on the down slope forest area between the civic park and the main road, and its actually quite steep, so as a result there are very few level sections...its all up and down, some being surprisingly steep. Florida Flo (med)and Helter Skelter (hard) are where its at. Helter Skelter has been renovated to be a smoother ride but is still very tight and technical, a good challenge similar to IMBA Red at Santos, I think a bit harder...and much shorter. Dense forest throughout, you'll smack some branches and duck limbs and dodge tree trunks. Your view is limited in most areas to 20-30ft, some more, some less.
I'd say the trail system length is around 3 miles but you can go around and around all day and won't get bored...it actually gets more fun as you learn the trail and tackle the technical bits better each time.This trail system is right next to the Dog Park in Mt Dora. If you look up the Dog Park in Google maps it'll take you right there.
Santos, Chuck Lennon