May 6, 2018
I rode the inner loop only. Kinda wonder why they call their two trails the inner loop and the outer loop as one does not surround the other, it's one after another, but what they call these trails is not that important.
In the parking lot as I was unloading a uber wealthy couple (or at least they wanted to look like one), was loading and talking really loudly about the poor conditions of the track. they obviously wanted me to hear them. They were saying things like it was impassible, it was almost completely rutted and where there weren't deep ruts, it was soft sand, almost like quick sand. It seemed really odd the way they were talking, but I figured they were just trying to get me to look at their $15k worth of bicycles and their $60k Porsche SUV and of course all their fancy Lycra. After I got on the trail and saw the conditions of the trail were near perfect I guess they were just trying to talk me into loading my cheap bike back up and leaving "their" MTB trail alone. Maybe I'm just projecting the many wealthy d-bags in Florida with waterfront homes that think it's "their" beach, and their park and their street. But who knows.
I was a busy day when I got there, well the park was busy, the mixed use trail handled the traffic just fine, never once seeming busy. there were only a few walkers but sadly two of them brought dogs, and of course they fought when they saw each other, and this point was the only time the trail was impassible and the peace and quiet gone. But after I moved away from them.
Odd note: This trail has signs that say bikers "always" have right way. That backwards from what other parks say, isn't it?
The trail was impeccably clean, not a scrap of garbage anywhere.
This trail seems to have been designed by someone who didn't really want anyone to use it, at least in the direction I was going (it rotates on different days) of the week. It's Georgia so there were lots and lots of pine roots, no [problem, but there was not one single drop or jump and only the shortest straightaways possible. No going fast here. And somehow they got a wicked witch to cast a spell on this trial make this loop, it IS a loop, uphill the entire way. which seems impossible I know. but besides little downhill section (very little) that are broken up with sharp turns so you can't build speed somehow the entire thing is mostly uphill. that has to be either some kind of magic use or my imagination. I would say the later but others in my small party were mentioning that too.