August 21, 2009
A pleasant surprise. I rode the "yellow" trail today, aka: Tucker Hill Trailhead. It costs two dollars to ride from this area, paid via a convenient pay box near the ranger's station. The trail was fun and tight, nothing too crazy. Surprisingly good cardio workout due to the natural rolling terrain. Be careful around the north side of the yellow trail, the signs and trail are not marked too well- I ended up backtracking and coming back out on the main road- have no idea where I got turned around! LOL Bring a map with you, and a GPS if you have one- it can get a little confusing on the trail without one. Some areas of sugar sand, but not unrideable. I ate three large banana spiderwebs, almost ran over a snake of some sort, and got pelted with bugs galore. Just another fun day out on the trail. I'll definitely come back here; it's closer to me than Santos, and offers a similar riding experience. I was happy with some of the downhill sections, it was a pleasant surprise to have some of those in Florida.
Rode out to Drunken Monkey which is off the rail trail. Getting there was a royal PITA. Sand was terrible, poor signage, and just really boring riding. Drunken monkey was OK, but it really doesn't hold a candle to any of the other trails I have been on close by. Do yourself a favor and stick with Santos, Boyette and Alafia. I slipped out onto the rail trail and rode the paved section back to my car it was that bad.* Review edited 11/2/2010
Alafia, Santos, Boyette