Roll Call: FL Riders/MTBR’s (North FL, Central FL, South FL)

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    • #86424

      HERE!!!!!!!! 😛
      LP checkin in….Im mainly a cc rider but do luv dh and freeridin too…
      Ride a trek 3900 hardtail, beefed skewers ,rear wheel, pedals, stem and other goodies…looking 4 a fs rig or a 29er in the near future 😃
      Im up in the gainesville area ….Great place to be ,w/a very progressive mtb scene………will get some pics of the rig up for ya soon….
      Ya’ll come ride,ya hear!!!!!!!!!!! 😆 😆 😆

    • #86425

      Representing Ormond Beach (just North of Daytona)! New to the forums as well. Just started riding (seriously) this past November and just can’t get enough of it. Riding a new 08′ Giant Trance x2, also have an old Trek 830 hardtail. Singletracks rocks! Great community, great information, glad to be part of it.

      I posted several trail pics and as soon as I figure out how the heck to get post them here I will.

      Well here she is! Finally got it up. Better late then never.

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    • #86426

      Howdy All:

      Darren here, St. Pete / Tampa. FL area. I post on SWAMP as well as MTBR now, under the same username.

      Active Duty Military, 23 years now… I have made an intro on here before going to the sand box, well I’m finally back and on the bike again.

      Hope to see ya out on the trails!!!

      I flog a 2005 Stumpy S-Works FSR for now… In the market for a new bike. My first choice is a Pivot Mach 5… but with so many options out there, it’s sorta product overload. I frequent Carter, Santos, Alafia, Boyette, Markham and Oleta regularly. Oleta is my least favorite…

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    • #86427

      Déjà vu 😃 Mims, Titusville checking in.

      I should take some pics next time out. I ride every Sunday if anyone wants to go.

    • #86428

      LUTZ, FL here currently in nc but will be returning home next year

      as for the whip i have a 2010 P1 all mountain with
      Mavic Deetracks
      Rockshox Recon Race front fork
      Shimano XT clipless pedals
      Funn platform pedals
      Specialized BG Sport shoes

      and i do have a roadie
      2010 specialized allez sport
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    • #86429

      whats up everybody?

      my name is Brandon and I’m from jax beach but living in the space coast.

      grew up riding motocross until I was about 12 years old and got on a surfboard, forgot about anything with wheels from that point on. Now I’m 25, married, with a son and was looking to get into adventure racing so I bought a trek 3900disc. A friend took me out to fruit trail and I’ve been out there every weekend since (hooked).

      First day out on fruit trail I bent up the seat rails (flattened the seat) and broke the pedals. Upgraded with crank brothers 50/50xx pedals and a WTB Rocket V seat.

      I’m looking to upgrade my handlebars next. Anybody got any good suggestions? My bars have a small rise but I’m thinking more rise could help me get the front of the bike off the ground a little easier. I just dont know if I should go 50mm or 80mm on the rise. I read for width it should be about 4-6 inches wider than my shoulders, right?

      If anybody rides fruit trail or knows of any other good local spots let me know! I’d love to get out there with some guys that really know what they’re doing and learn something. I’m really enjoying getting back into jumping and the freeride aspect too.

      Thanks for the great forum/website/resource and hope to see some of you guys out on the trails.

    • #86430

      Welcome to Singletracks!

      looking to get into adventure racing

      I did my first adventure race last year in Green Cove Springs (near Jax) and had a blast. You should check it out it’s called The Bear. It’s 10 hours of kayaking, mountain biking and running.
      [url:85ylyf2z]http://www.performancemultisports.com/BEARinfo.htm[/url:85ylyf2z]
      You’ll love it.

    • #86431

      My name is Aaron and I’m in Gainesville.I got back into riding toward the end of last year when my friend gave me his old XC style Wal Mart Mongoose and it got me back out on the trails.I had been off a bike for about 8 years prior to that but it’s all starting to come back,haha.

      Here is my current ride,a Mongoose Blackcomb with a new front end.After I swap all the components for quality parts,I’ll swap it all to a nicer frame.

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      I enjoy nice rolling trails through the woods,really anything just as long as I’m riding but have always kinda considered myself as a freerider in the aspect that I don’t like to be locked into a loop.If I come across a fun section I’ll go back and hit it a couple more times with complete disregard for heart rate or anything exercise related,haha.I like jumps,ladder bridges and drops alot,that is where I have the most fun and I’m working my way up to the bigger ones.

    • #86432

      I am in the space coast and my name is aaron.

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    • #86433

      hey chillipepper good meeting up with all of you guys today! Your son was charging! Looking forward to doing more riding together.

    • #86434

      I am also rep’n the Melbourne area. Just getting back into biking ….was a serious bmx’r as a kid from 82-88. Currently on a Specialized Pitch.

      go to my profile for bike pics

    • #86435

      Is that an OH-58 in sheriff department colors? Looks like you have two sweet rides.

    • #86436

      Yup, you know your helicopters.

    • #86437

      Brevard MTB’ers

      it is with extreme disappointment that I let you know, this AM I went to our local trail and literally 95% of the stunt sections have been destroyed. ive seen them destroy certain sections over the past few months, and drop the occasional tree to block a section. This AM most all sections were blocked by log, and every stunt section except the huck w/ steep drop bypass to carpeted DJ has been destroyed. to give you an idea, every section had a red flag sticking out of the ground and had been completely dug out and filled with water.

      if anybody wants to coordinate a day to try and fix some stuff, even if only to get a few more rides in, im down. this trail is what got me loving this sport, it really is a special trail and though ive only been riding it for a few months it really does hurt to see it in such disarray.

    • #86438
      "KiltedRanger" wrote

      Howdy All:

      Darren here, St. Pete / Tampa. FL area. I post on SWAMP as well as MTBR now, under the same username.

      Active Duty Military, 23 years now… I have made an intro on here before going to the sand box, well I’m finally back and on the bike again.

      Hope to see ya out on the trails!!!

      I flog a 2005 Stumpy S-Works FSR for now… In the market for a new bike. My first choice is a Pivot Mach 5… but with so many options out there, it’s sorta product overload. I frequent Carter, Santos, Alafia, Boyette, Markham and Oleta regularly. Oleta is my least favorite…

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      Look out for this guy, he is CRAZY!!! Come on! Look how he spells his name! 😀

    • #86439

      got my fork on, so i cleaned her up and took a pic. if ya see me out and about feel free to say whatsup!

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    • #86440

      i dig the orange as well mike. the fork feels 10x better than the suntour that came on the bike, which bottom out even at the highest compression setting. new fork added a bit of weight to the front but i think that might come in handy, bike rides much smoother. it looks better to, imo. the wife says it doesnt match but looks ‘neat’.

      see ya tomorrow.

    • #86441

      yo chilipepper i had a great time riding with you guys yesterday! thanks for the pointers and my new avatar pic! Hope to see ya saturday!

    • #86442

      New guy here from the Melbourne/Palm Bay area returning to MTB’ing after a long hiatus. I’ll be picking up my first full suspension bike later this week and I’m stoked! I decided on a Haro Sonix which has just about everything I’ve been looking for. Loving this site and looking forward to riding with the locals here soon.

      Take care,
      Jason

    • #86443

      Another new guy here from Melbourne, Florida. I’m a buddy of Jason (reason) and also ordered a Haro Sonix 16â€

    • #86444

      Dave and I were talking about riding GFT this weekend. It’s been a while since I rode, so I’ll probably be taking it easy getting a feel for the new bike, but definitely want to check it out.

    • #86445

      Nope, but I really want to. I’ve seen some pictures and video from the GFT and it looks really fun.

      Take care,
      Dave

    • #86446
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      Do you guys like to do urban assault?

      Used to ride BMX and street skate back in the day before the population explosion. Always down for some urban assault. Guess there’s some good spots around here still?

    • #86447
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      You are more than welcome to join us for a ride if you want bro. There is no set riding skill, just do what you want bro.

      Thanks man! I’d definitely like to meet up with you guys after I pick up the new bike. DTO would be a blast! Going to check out GFT for sure on Saturday, weather permitting.

    • #86448

      As long as the bikes get here on Friday, we’ll be heading getting over there around 9 on Saturday. Do you park at the Church?

    • #86449

      I will be there Saturday AM if you guys wanna ride. Hopefully chilipepper can make it out too. PM me if you guys wanna m eet at the trailhead otherwise i’ll see you out there.

      lookout for my creamsicle (as my wife calls it, or orange and white) hardtail, lol.

      chili I just built the ladder bridge to the top of the 4 & 1/2′ skinny. when you guys wanna come test er out with me? I think my wrist is good as of this AM, or good enough at least.

    • #86450

      yeah she is starting to dig the orange and white! lol

      no worries bro see ya saturday.

    • #86451

      good riding with everyone today. if you guys want to get up for a urban session let me know! I’ve also got a small dirt jump, wooden skinny, and a few other cool sections behind my house if you guys ever want to get in some practice with me.

      let me know what days work I try to ride as much as possible.

    • #86452

      It was nice meeting sevendaysoff and chilipepper today. Thanks for showing us around the trails. 😎

      Take care,
      Dave

    • #86453
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      Wow, what a small world we have tonight. Welcome aboard Singletracks and MTB’ing to you as well bro! Have you guys rode the GFT (Grapefruit or also known as the Fruit trail) yet?

      Was riding the GFT a few weeks ago with a buddy. Did one loop and had a great time. On our second loop we started to hear the engine of heavy machinery. Sure enough, a Tillman Canal worker in a Bobcat was tearing up all the jumps and trails on the south side near the power lines. My buddy (who has a shorter temper than I do) confronted the workers and they said it was state property and they were ordered to take the trails out.

      This was now the second time in about a month that they came out to tear it all up. Major buzzkill too since it is the best riding in the county. The trails were repaired pretty quickly after the first time they were destroyed. Are they back again? (hopefully)

    • #86454

      we rebuilt one section on the eastern upper trail today. the tabletop section , the sandwich drop and another drop section were destroyed. the tabletop has been destroyed for about a month but the other damage was new. such is life.

    • #86455

      I had a blast out there! It had been way too long since I rode. I made some adjustments to the bike when I got home, we’ll see how it rides next weekend. Big thanks to you guys for showing us around GFT and giving me a hand with my bike! Probably check out Turkey Creek next weekend.

      Jason

    • #86456

      hell yeah bro. you guys really need to get up with us for a urban session. its not nearly as physically taxing as the trail and you can go at your own pace. more ya ride the quicker you’ll become comfortable. nice meeting you guys today. chili when we hitting cocoa next?

    • #86457

      back is good. im feeling a little sore but ive landed worse. i told you about the time off that root jump, i had to walk that one off. i only had to shake that one today off! lol.

      actually what wore me out more than anything was that 30 minutes of trail work.

      im down for riding somewhere different also. let me know when you want to do cocoa this week im always down!

      b

    • #86458

      Rode around Wicham park today. Just as chilipepper said there is lots of sugar sand around the Wicham Pavilion and BCC areas. I rode on some decent trails inside the park though. Some still had sugar sand but others were covered in pine needles which made it easier for traction.

      Take care,
      Dave

    • #86459

      been kind of sick all week again. im thinking of riding turkey creek either tomorrow or sunday. anybody down?

    • #86460

      We ALL need to go meet up at Santos once I get my frame together!!!

    • #86461

      I gotta get you guys up this way to ride the SWAMP. Graham Swamp has come a long way in the last few months and just keeps getting better. If you guys want to set-up a date to shoot this way let me know.

    • #86462
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      been kind of sick all week again. im thinking of riding turkey creek either tomorrow or sunday. anybody down?

      Been sick all week here too. Don’t think I’ll be making it out to ride this weekend. 😕

    • #86463

      Im trying to goto Santos mid May (around 10th – 15th). for 1 or 2 nights, but may be mid-week.

      I’ll keep you posted bro.

    • #86464

      We’re having trouble finding a babysitter 😢 . If we can’t get a babysitter I am just going to leave early AM and come back that night. Wifey will stay home. If you and Joco want to ride with me let me know, but we will need a bigger rack for my SUV for all 3 bikes. I’m looking into that right now too though so it may be taken care of.

    • #86465

      checkin’ in!!! The one of the origianal O.C.C. (Old Chuluota Crew) scotkrzy from the big Chuluota present and acounted for! ready to tear up some single track, DH, Xc, urban asault! good call out Chilli. We have a couple remaining in the O.C.C. that still ride hard, ride fast. LBE is our back yard and we enjoy hookin’ up and ridin’ out.

    • #86466

      Yeah, it’s been a bit dry out there lately Chili. This past Monday, however, we had a super hard, hard rain. Unfortunately, it was too much, to fast. It washed a lot of the sugar sand down onto the trail. A lot of those areas were not like that before the rain. The guys we’re working on that Saturday in fact. They’ve also been embedding smaller coquina rock into the trail where it’s regularly soft. That’s been working out really good,

      We should start to see our regular afternoon showers real soon. I’ll let you know when conditions tighten up.

    • #86467

      I was gonna hit you up this morn and see how it went. But you beat me to it. The place does sound like there is some fun to be had there. Many thanks to Joetutt for the advisory and to all those workin on gettin it straight. Sugar sugar is a part of Fla ridin but too much can beatcha down quick!!! Probably hit LBE Sunday a.m. if ya could swing it … or to anyone

    • #86468

      damn chili sounds like a blast. im getting anxious, cant wait to get back out there with you guys. 😢

    • #86469

      😀 😃 😛 pre-ride trail packin’ on the LBE this mornin!!! Got about 45 min of good hard rain. woo hoo

    • #86470

      Hi! My name is Sal. I am from Gainesville, FL (and sometimes Coral Springs, FL). I am very new to mountain biking but I’m pretty darn excited to have started.

      I would love to learn the local trails and get out riding with some cool people (so if anyone from Gainesville reads this, help a newbie out!).

      Aaaaand the bike! Haro Escape 8.3:Image

    • #86471

      I suppose I should introduce myself. My name is Paul, and I ride with GALAXY very often here. I’m in North Central Florida and it’s awesome. I’m a Canadian citizen that has been afforded the opportunity to live in this great country. I married my wife back in 2006, and I love it down here. A 24-case of beer costs only 14 dollars here, 40 dollars back in Canada. I have built my bike down here with the reduced prices only found down here with reduced costs. I look forward to becoming a citizen of this great country. Only time will tell. 😃

    • #86472

      Short Forum Success Story!

      So through this forum, I met up with SaiyanFury and GALAXY and they showed me some trails. Shout out to them and a big thanks for helping out a newbie.

    • #86473

      Snoop Doug here, checking in from Melbourne Fl. I rode riding motocross for most of my life but have gotten away from that in recent years due to a back injury. I havent ridden bicycles for a while, but am getting back into it with the purchase of a Stumpy Elite. Ive notice that I have a six pack protector slowly growing over my stomach and I’m not too fond of it at the ripe age of 23. 😆

      I can’t wait to get out there and ride with some of ya’ll!

    • #86474

      CP my last day of summer semester is saturday and then I’ve got 2 weeks off between semesters. let’s get a couple rides in.

    • #86475

      I’ll be picking up the bike either Thurs. or Friday and down for a ride this weekend. The bike needs an hour or so of love then its ready to rip. CP what time do you usually ride?

    • #86476

      I got it used from a guy who just moved to palm bay from tampa and needs money.

      Ive been jogging and biking between noon and 1:30 for the past few weeks and dont mind the Floida heat. I havent ridden anything in palm bay but have heard some good stroies about it (at least in the past). Im down for anything, anytime.

      Sending you a PM

    • #86477

      I can’t say I have been through downtown melbourne during the day to scope the riding there and the times I have been down there have been late and rather hazy for some reason… no way could it be alcohol induced! 😆

      Whicham park is about the only spot I go, jogging and biking. I have a BRIGHT blue lifted tacoma, its stands out like a sore thumb.
      Used to bicycle and ride pitbikes at the bum trails but the last couple times there it seemed everything was getting plowed down (havent been there in about two years), maybe I’ll go check it out tomorrow morning before work.

      Are the turkey creek trails off Milwakee? I know people used to (maybe they still do) take trucks and motorbikes out there.

    • #86478

      ChilliPepper!

      I’ve always taken Briar Creek to the scrub sanctuary. Ho Chi Man is right off of Port Malabar Road East of the bridge. Hope you like sand and roots.

      I am down for an urban ride, Friday or Saturday evening would be good for me. Just give me a shout.

    • #86479

      yoyoy – my crew will be out on the GFT sunday AM if you guys want to join us. Pretty much out for saturday.
      GFT looks like shit btw, but of course there are still some fun sections.

    • #86480

      i want to be there by 9 at the latest. beat the heat. i should be there @ 8:30 if all goes as planned.

    • #86481

      well everyone bailed on me for this weekend, so i’ll meet you there @ 9.

    • #86482

      Sweet, well I’ll be joining ya’ll for the bikes maiden voyage…

    • #86483

      May just stroll over there for an hour or two Sunday.

    • #86484

      Had a great stroll through Melbourne today CP. I am definitely down for some GFT Sunday if ya’ll go. You know how to get a hold of me.

      BTW, I got the hifi to fit in the front seat of the El Co. Good thing to know 😀

    • #86485

      look at me looking like the slacker! To make a long story short, a bit too much celebrating as saturday was my last final of the summer semester. Left my phone at a buddy’s house and slept most of sunday.

      We definitely should get a planned urban ribe going around here. I’m down. I usually don’t flail like that, ask CP 😼

    • #86486

      CP, it was definately a good time riding this weekend! I wish I could get out Wednsday and ride with ya’ll.

      Hope to get out there and ride again soon!

    • #86487

      CP, I’m still down for Wed this week. Looks like I will be out of town next week. After that I think I will have to move it to Thursdays. Have classes Monday/Wednesday now. I day trip to DTO one weekend doesnt sound bad at all. Give me a couple weeks though, just pulled a honey pass for Santos, don’t want to push my luck.

    • #86488

      what time you guys riding in melbourne tomorrow?

    • #86489

      I will try to make it. i’ll let ya know for sure tomorrow.

    • #86490

      I can be out there around 5:15. I dont get out of work till 5:00 and I am on John Rodes by Eau Gallie.

      Think we should put Snow Hill on the list of day trips too ;)

    • #86491

      I’m down for soilders creek one early weekend day. My next stop will be North Port for sure.

    • #86492

      Speaking of meeting up and riding, anyone planning on riding San Felasco this weekend? I’ve never been and I would love to ride with someone a little more familiar with the place.

    • #86493

      If you guys don’t feel like waiting on my butt just give me a shout. I’ll give you a call when I leave the plant and try to meet up with yall. I can get stuck at the plant after hours on a moments notice so I’ll let you know if it is looking that way.

    • #86494

      Had a blast man! Yeah, just call me Code ‘What stairs?’ Rage 😃 You missed the curb huck to manual. Hahaha, didn’t mean to do it, never done it before, just let the bike do it’s thing and go along for a ride. Causeway was a blast, pretty cool drawing a crowd. And the drops were just awesome! I am going to have to figure out how to explain the new Opie to SWMBO, minor detail….

      Heh, I was so stoked a cop pulled up behind me at the drive through. Bought him dinner. (Man, Cops eat CHEAP!)

      Nor sure if I can roll this weekend. Maybe Sat Evening. Depends on how much trouble I get into at the bike shop…. 😃.

      If I wasnt so tired I’d be bouncing off the walls brother. 😼

      I didn’t know Frt Pierce was open again. Good news.

    • #86495

      Depends on what day I get out of Destin, If I can get home Thursday I don’t think it will be a problem. Definitely going to need the exercise. Eating on the road is baaaad for me.

    • #86496

      hellllooooo…. is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me… 😉

    • #86497
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      hellllooooo…. is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me… 😉

      😆 < thats the closes thing I could find for a nod. 😏 Whats good, neighbor. Where’s the ride this weekend?

    • #86498
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      [quote="sevendaysoff":joi0x7rr]hellllooooo…. is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me… 😉

      I was thinking the same thing since last week, but I thought I would be nice and let everyone keep hibernating. 😆[/quote:joi0x7rr]
      I’m awake 😛

    • #86499
      "scotkrzy" wrote

      [quote="sevendaysoff":16ir1f45]hellllooooo…. is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me… 😉

      😆 < thats the closes thing I could find for a nod. 😏 Whats good, neighbor. Where’s the ride this weekend?[/quote:16ir1f45]

      scotkryz.. your in o-town right? Want to meet up for soldiers creek early SAT?

    • #86500
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      [quote="scotkrzy":2bpbr7nb][quote="sevendaysoff":2bpbr7nb]hellllooooo…. is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me… 😉

      😆 < thats the closes thing I could find for a nod. 😏 Whats good, neighbor. Where’s the ride this weekend?[/quote:2bpbr7nb]

      scotkryz.. your in o-town right? Want to meet up for soldiers creek early SAT?[/quote:2bpbr7nb]
      yes I am (in O-town), SC sounds good, the earlier the better for me I gotta go to work for a couple hrs afterwards. No better way to start the day! You name the time you gotta drive farther. I’ll PM ya my phone # for more direct contact

    • #86501

      see ya sat. bud

    • #86502
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      see ya sat. bud

      sounds fun, See ya then.
      Anyone of you hibernaters 😆 wanna go, well lets ride! 😉 Around 8 Am. Ride On
      SSSEEEEE YYYAAA!!!

    • #86503

      good ride and nice meeting all you guys. thanks for showing me the trails.

    • #86504
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      good ride and nice meeting all you guys. thanks for showing me the trails.

      yessir good fun, thanks for commin over. Now you know the original O.C.C. (Old Chuluota Crew 😆 ), look forward to the next ride! SSSEEEEEE YYYAAA! 😎

    • #86505

      Get well my friend, we definately missed you guys. We did have a blast though, 2 fast laps around SC then across the road for some adventure ridin’, I dubbed it bike moshin’. very fun, took one boardwalk that was so slick it was like ice, tire slid out on ‘Sevendaysoff’ and he spun around like he was break dancin’ 😆 , we were literally ridin’ like 4MPH and that was too fast, then back to SC for another fast lap. Good times. B-dons a good dude and it was great hookin up with him! I think he had a good time.
      I think it awesome that you ride so much with Joco, can’t help ya with the SS though sry.
      Anyway bro, get better and Ride On!
      SSSEEEE YYAA!!! Scott

    • #86506

      yea i had a blast on both trails. is was great meeting up with you guys. CP I tried calling you when I got back in town but got no answer, hope you’re feeling ok.

    • #86507

      Hey Trailheads 😆 any plans for this weekend (8/28-29). Far as I know I’m pretty open, might hafta work a little on Satuday 😠 but thats no big deal. Have bike will travel 😉

    • #86508

      Hey Everyone,
      Jacksonville here. I just thought I’d stop in and introduce myself and see if anyone is looking for someone to ride this area with. I usually ride Hannah,Fort Clinch and do endurance training rides at Baldwin. I’m planning a 4 day weekend to Santos the first week in October. And a two week trip to Dupont SF/ Pisgah October 2011.
      I’m a low intermediate rider and ride a 2011 Giant Revel 2. 😀

      Thanks! see ya on the trails!

    • #86509

      whats up J-ville? I’m in O-town area, we tear it up pretty often down here, got some decent trails locally,Little Big Econ(LBE) is in my back yard and Soldiers Creek is short but SWWEEEET.We hit Santos and Carter rd(Loyce) with glee, always ready to check out new stuff.Keep us posted on the Santos trip, I’m ready to go there again. Anyway good to hear from ya.
      Ride On! Scott(thats me too) 😉

    • #86510

      Whats up Trailheads, just a Quicky besides the usual "Who’s ridin what and where this weekend’. Has anyone been to North Port recently? I wanna go but don’t want to ride 2 hrs to find the place closed down. Thanks
      Ride On
      SSSEEEEEE YYYAAA!!! Scott

    • #86511

      Ok. its near impossible to find people to ride with regularly and its pissing me off. whats everybody doing this weekend in CFL? i wanna get a ride in @ GFT or a good urban session

      chili.. you too cool to hang out with me now or what? 😆 lets get an urban ride together this weekend, or hit GFT. they just finished my swimming pool so you guys should come out and ride & swim! hit me up man i havent seen ya in a while hope all is well.

    • #86512

      Checking in……. Been riding Spruce Creek every weekend and snowhill from time to time to build up my endurance. Snowhill by the way is really good right now, the water is low and the trail is in good shape. Any one up for a trip to Santos in a few weeks. I want to hit the west side of the land bridge. Ive read the blues on the west side are great. Just hit me up if you want to go, I usally ride with 2 others and we are intermediate + riders. Im in North Brevard.

    • #86513
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      Ok. its near impossible to find people to ride with regularly and its pissing me off. whats everybody doing this weekend in CFL? i wanna get a ride in @ GFT or a good urban session

      chili.. you too cool to hang out with me now or what? 😆 lets get an urban ride together this weekend, or hit GFT. they just finished my swimming pool so you guys should come out and ride & swim! hit me up man i havent seen ya in a while hope all is well.

      Alright now don’t forget about the O.C.C.brotha. 😆 We’re still down to eat up some landscape, had some bike troubles lately but got most of that str8, let me know what & where & I’ll bring the who 😉

    • #86514
      "GatorB" wrote

      Checking in……. Been riding Spruce Creek every weekend and snowhill from time to time to build up my endurance. Snowhill by the way is really good right now, the water is low and the trail is in good shape. Any one up for a trip to Santos in a few weeks. I want to hit the west side of the land bridge. Ive read the blues on the west side are great. Just hit me up if you want to go, I usally ride with 2 others and we are intermediate + riders. Im in North Brevard.

      Check, Whats happenin’ man. We gotta hook up for Snow Hill! I live in Chuluota and Snow Hill is literally my backyard. Propably be out there this weekend. Hit me up 😉

    • #86515

      whats everybody doing SAT AM?

    • #86516

      mike just tried to PM you but cant.. said you’re not accepting PM’s. hit me up lets ride this weekend.

    • #86517
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      whats everybody doing SAT AM?

      Um I don’t know, ridin mountain bikes 😉

    • #86518

      scott me & CP are hitting GFT about 9:30. you should come through.

    • #86519
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      [quote="scotkrzy":1wwjo58b][quote="sevendaysoff":1wwjo58b]whats everybody doing SAT AM?

      Um I don’t know, ridin mountain bikes 😉[/quote:1wwjo58b]
      Um, ya sure…. 😆 😆 😆 So Scott, you are coming on down to our neck of the woods?[/quote:1wwjo58b]
      I think I’m gonna have to 😃 as far as I know I gots no other plans that could be near as exciting 😉 😆 😎 I’ll give you a shout Friday to verify. Your # still the same

    • #86520
      "scotkrzy" wrote

      [quote="GatorB":32nocw2r]Checking in……. Been riding Spruce Creek every weekend and snowhill from time to time to build up my endurance. Snowhill by the way is really good right now, the water is low and the trail is in good shape. Any one up for a trip to Santos in a few weeks. I want to hit the west side of the land bridge. Ive read the blues on the west side are great. Just hit me up if you want to go, I usally ride with 2 others and we are intermediate + riders. Im in North Brevard.

      Check, Whats happenin’ man. We gotta hook up for Snow Hill! I live in Chuluota and Snow Hill is literally my backyard. Propably be out there this weekend. Hit me up 😉[/quote:32nocw2r]

      Cant ride this weekend my fork is broke, bent the compression damper. Hoping to do a Santos trip next weekend.

      FYI They are writing tickets lately at snow hill for not having a pass.

    • #86521
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      [quote="GatorB":36astn53]FYI They are writing tickets lately at snow hill for not having a pass.

      As long as you pay the dues at the honor station, then all is good. Just make sure that the ticket is good, they can attempt to match it up with the cash envelope that the ticket came off of in the honor pay box. Its only two dollars, so I do not see why people have to cheat and not pay. One day they may not even have the trail for them to ride id riders do not want to help maintain it. LBE is a very nice trail though the flooding and sugar sand. Great trail to keep alive and healthy. 😉[/quote:36astn53]

      I dont mind paying, its just the fact that no one from the county or state does any work out there so where does the money go? We should not have to pay to use state land that our taxes pay for anyhow. It does not cost the state to have trails there so the money is more of a "dont be a jackass and close our trail payment" than anything. If the money were to go to renting equipment or building features to prevent trail erosion and to maintain the health of the ecosystem than I would gladly pay more to use the trail but its not. That trail system could be really nice with some help from the state or Saint Johns River water management (who Stuarts that land) but then that would reduce the income profits of that property.

    • #86522

      I gladly pay the fees at places where it supports a club or goes to trail upkeep but GatorB is right other than makin parking lots and a trailhead, sorry two, the county/state hasn’t put much effort into LBE. I grew up in Chuluota and the trail that runs along the river has been there FOREVER. we were thirteen travelin that same trail to a tree that has long since decayed away. The other trails are old cow trails or just trails that we (not just me and my buds but many riders) have blazed ourselves. We also (me and my buds) are more than happy to play trail guides to those who don’t know the trails. , it’s always awesome to ride with locals. Anyway my stepdaughter got nailed for not payin by the ranger station 😠 $2.00 to whoever is alot better than $65.00 to the county.
      Ride On
      P.S. thats $65/per person

    • #86523

      I don’t know about this particular case but sometimes trail fees go toward insurance against rider lawsuits.

    • #86524
      "trek7k" wrote

      I don’t know about this particular case but sometimes trail fees go toward insurance against rider lawsuits.

      Good point,don’t know if thats where it goes but county/state hasta CYA for lettin us loonies ride their land 😆

    • #86525

      so how many of you slackers are still meeting me @ GFT tomorrow @ 9:30 ?

    • #86526
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      so how many of you slackers are still meeting me @ GFT tomorrow @ 9:30 ?

      The O.C.C. otter be there 😎 😉

    • #86527
      "scotkrzy" wrote

      [quote="sevendaysoff":1nryhjbj]so how many of you slackers are still meeting me @ GFT tomorrow @ 9:30 ?

      The O.C.C. otter be there 😎 😉[/quote:1nryhjbj]
      Sorry brothers too much work too little time ruined my plans for the ride 😈 . Guess I can’t complain, it’s money 😄
      Ride On & rubber side down

    • #86528

      no worries. we had a good time. did some riding & trail work. i wasnt really feeling it. started off ok but after about 5 miraculous saves I decided to take it easy for the rest of the day. my camera sucks but I got 3 good pics of joco and CP.

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    • #86529

      Nice you look like ya had a good time. I missed out 😢 I slayed ’em at work though 😉 29.2hrs saturday 😄 . definately next time!
      Ride On

    • #86530

      nice pics cp. i got the michael jordan thing goin on with my tounge right there, lol. i can ride urban later on wednesday if ya wanna meet me in cocoa.

      take it easy bro & good riding with you guys

    • #86531
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      [quote="scotkrzy":kvazmv9j]Nice you look like ya had a good time. I missed out 😢 I slayed ’em at work though 😉 29.2hrs saturday 😄 . definately next time!
      Ride On

      Yeah man, you did miss it….LOL! Brandon was all over the place on his landings that we named him "Tree Hugger". 😆 Next time bro![/quote:kvazmv9j]
      😆 too funny. Tree huggin and dirt worshippin can lead to painful experiences in this sport

    • #86532

      Not sure where treehugger came from as I didnt hit any trees ? Came close a few times though. 😆 happy to say though I didnt eat it at all luckily ;)

    • #86533

      well if coming close to them counts then i definitely qualify!

    • #86534

      i figured that would happen! let me know when you wanna ride, i got the camera now and still havent seen ya hit any of those drops at the GFT!

    • #86535

      Any plans for this weekend, I dont care if the world stops, I am not workin Saturday 😉

    • #86536

      yessir im out this weekend CP speaks the truth. CP if you hold out on ft. pierce ill hit it with ya the following weekend. let me know how everybody’s rides go.

    • #86537
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      [quote="scotkrzy":1c6ustcu]Any plans for this weekend, I dont care if the world stops, I am not workin Saturday 😉

      All these local riders here on Singletracks.com and known of them ever chime in here, even from your area bro. Mmmmm?[/quote:1c6ustcu]
      I feel ya bro! This site is such an awesome tool to hook up with other riders, I’ve had invites from dudes in VA, and GA to meet up and swap "tourguidin’" but to find someone local’s few and far between. But yet LBE trailhead is loaded every weekend 😕 I tell everyone I meet on the trail and other places when I see someone with a rig on their car about the site trying to generate more locals. Need to start slappin stickers at trailheads 😆
      I’m glad I’ve met you and Brandon, only hooked up a couple a times but at least the effort is there
      Let me know watcha think ya wanna do
      Later bro Ride On

    • #86538

      Yeah, I’m feelin lazy and relaxed today too, first saturday off in 3 weeks. Enjoy your day Bro. 😉
      Ride On

    • #86539

      Holy crap Bro, wtf is wrong with people! 😠 good luck with that. Try findin somethin to enjoy this weekend bro
      On-on 😉

    • #86540

      Ya know Bro, It’s not really a karma thing I believe in but more of a ‘do unto others’ and ‘love thy neighbors’ kinda deal and things happen for a reason, these or this person will get whats commin to them, as will you but not in the same way, your a good dude and it will come around. Keep your head up and a positive attitude and when the MF gets caught, hold ever charge on him you can. Peace Bro and have a better day tomorrow. I’ll be thinkin bout ya 😉 😃
      on-on

    • #86541

      Good Monday all, sounds like I missed another good GFT day, Hope your not hurtin too bad Bro. Got a good XC ride on LBE sunday. I’m outta shape. 10 miles kick my butt. Later afternoon trail packin(rain) has the LBE SWWWEEEEETTT right now, fast and fun! sugar sand + rain=hardpack trails. Get out there and tear ’em up. River side trail is perfect. Met a girl from your area lookin for peeps to ride with, told her bout the site and you guys out there, hope ya check in Jennifer. Well gotta pretend like I’m workin for an hour or two 😛 . Good luck with the police CP
      Ride on

    • #86542

      What’s up guys? Just wanted to fill you in on a new trail up in the Palm Coast area, not too far from Graham Swamp. It’s called Mala Compra, I just posted it Saturday, http://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/malacompra.html. There’s some really nice sections and definitely worth checking out. If you guys want to make a trip this way, let me know and I’ll try to meet up.

      BTW Chili, the Swamp has been riding real nice. I know last time you were out, it was dry and crazy sugar sand. Our regular showers finally came around and as of last week the sand was virtually gone.

    • #86543

      Good lookin trail Joe. Need to head your way and play 😉 thanks

    • #86544
      "scotkrzy" wrote

      Good lookin trail Joe. Need to head your way and play 😉 thanks

      Ready when you are my man!

    • #86545
      "joetutt" wrote

      [quote="scotkrzy":514qo305]Good lookin trail Joe. Need to head your way and play 😉 thanks

      Ready when you are my man![/quote:514qo305]

      There is a group ride at Mala Compra every Sunday morning at 9:00am with the local club that built the trail. Everyone is welcomed.

    • #86546

      Excellent, ridin with locals who know the flow is the best way to learn new trails. You ride with them rpritt?
      Hey Chilli you see any open Sunday a.m.’s in the near furture? It’d be cool to do a meet ‘n’ mosh over there.
      Ride On

    • #86547

      All this rain Graham and Spruce Creek should be great this weekend. Im going to grind out 3 laps at Spruce Creek Sunday morning if anyone is interested. The weather should be great and the trail will be fast and tight.

    • #86548
      "scotkrzy" wrote

      Excellent, ridin with locals who know the flow is the best way to learn new trails. You ride with them rpritt?
      Hey Chilli you see any open Sunday a.m.’s in the near furture? It’d be cool to do a meet ‘n’ mosh over there.
      Ride On

      Yeah, I rode with them for the first time this past Sunday. There was about 15 people. It definetly helped with learning the trail going with the folks that built it and ride it all the time.

    • #86549

      HERE!

      My name is Cory, I live in Holly Hill and currently ride a wal-mart mongoose.

    • #86550

      ‘sup Trailheads 😎 , Well we drove out to Flagler sunday A.M. got there bout 10:00, found the Mala Compra and tore it up. Like joetutt says there’s some fun stuff out there. A good combo of LBE, Loyce(Carter Park), and red trail Santos !!! Oh yeah I think Mala Compra translates to ‘many palmetto roots" 😆 😆 . I thought LBE had some. wow I lost count about 99. Fortunately there only in one section. I reviewed the trail on it’s page so I won’t repeat myself. One very interesting side note, we went past the parking lot and turned around up the street and found THEE coolest art museum, don’t ask me to pronouce the artist’s name, I already misspoke it I’m sure, Paul Baliker, about 1/4 mile past parking lot for Mala Compra on the left, was free and open on weekends amazing and well worth a stop. Definately amust ride, the trail is young and will only get better. Nice work guys. Well I have babbled enough!
      Ride On brothers SSSSEEEEE YYYYAAAAA!

    • #86551
      "scotkrzy" wrote

      Oh yeah I think Mala Compra translates to ‘many palmetto roots" !

      😆 😆 Hilarious! Yeah the end is like "ENOUGH ALREADY" with these roots!!! Glad you had fun though. The ridge is a really fun section, yes, a lot like some of the Santos reds. Wish there was more of that out there. Right now were putting together a SORBA club to maintain that trail and build others in Palm Coast and Ormond. Working on the front and back of Mala Compra is a priority and will be addresses once the dust settles. If anyone’s interested in joining the club, call Patrick at (386) 931-4388. It’s $30.00. Once we get 50 members, we’ll be sanctioned with SORBA. Plans are already set to do something further with Bulow in Ormond and Princess Place in Palm Coast.

      Anyway, if you’re up this way again, lemme know!

    • #86552
      "joetutt" wrote

      [quote="scotkrzy":3fjmpi6m]Oh yeah I think Mala Compra translates to ‘many palmetto roots" !

      The ridge is a really fun section, yes, a lot like some of the Santos reds. Wish there was more of that out there.

      Anyway, if you’re up this way again, lemme know![/quote:3fjmpi6m]
      Dude, if you like the ridge there you have got to go to Loyce Carter Park in Lakeland!!! The fingers are so cool, youtube and search moutain bike florida, theres a video in there called 2nd&3rd fingers made in ’09 shows a pretty good view of the ride there. I’m dyin to go back out there. I would have gave you a shout and hooked up but ’twas a last minute deal, we went to see a band saturday nite, got home very early… in the morn, my partner was beatin on the a couple (like two) hours later sayin’ "Lets go ride sumthin". I chose Mala so I could sober some on the ride 😏 😆
      I gots no plans for this commin weekend, if ya get a idea shout it out!
      Ride On Bro
      SSSEEE YYYAAA!!

    • #86553
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      Hey guys, sounds like ya had some fun up there. I guess I am going to have to make a trip up there soon, especially now since it has cooled down a bit more. Just gotta wait for the leg to heal a bit more first before anything technical. BTW, all you guys need to do is just make your forks a bit more plush and learn how to load and unload your suspension (FS bikes that is) so you won’t feel the roots as much. Makes the ride so much better. Learned to do that when I was DH racing in the SE. 😆

      what’s up bro ? Hows the limb healin’? We did enjoy Mala, Its like a rolled up ball of LBE,Carter And some Santos, check out the review on the Mala page, you’d enjoy the place.
      My Big Hit has a blown fork and I’ve been lazy bout it so I’m ridin the XC bike, love the acceleration, hate the bumps 😮 😆
      Get bettered up Bro but get all the way bettered up know what i mean the trails will still be there
      On&On Bro

    • #86554

      cool bro I’m in for some low impact stuff, time in the saddle is…well time in the saddle. Don’t forget I got a place to kick back and burn a steak over here, get Joco on a pit bike for a couple laps 😃 , Mi casa… ya know

    • #86555

      Calling in from Oviedo. I ride my ’72 Schwinn Varsity almost everyday to UCF and back, and love to get off-road as often as possible. Mostly I ride the Sandhill Trails in the Econ State Forest on my Trek 3900 since they’re pretty close to my house. I’m always looking for new places to ride, but good spots are hard to come by within a reasonable drive from home. Most of my friends are roadies, but a few hit the trails sometime, but I’d love to ride with some experienced guys to help kick my riding up a notch.

    • #86556
      "UCFbiker" wrote

      Calling in from Oviedo. I ride my ’72 Schwinn Varsity almost everyday to UCF and back, and love to get off-road as often as possible. Mostly I ride the Sandhill Trails in the Econ State Forest on my Trek 3900 since they’re pretty close to my house. I’m always looking for new places to ride, but good spots are hard to come by within a reasonable drive from home. Most of my friends are roadies, but a few hit the trails sometime, but I’d love to ride with some experienced guys to help kick my riding up a notch.

      Whats up HomeBro 😀 ,I’m in Chuluota and we rip it up every weekend!! LBE(Snowhill rd)is home base, lotsa good trails out there to build experience on! Like ChilliPepper said Soldiers Creek (near Winter Springs) is good too. Thats our local stuff, but me & my buds (usually 1or2 others)load up and roll out alot, there’s tons of trails within an hour or two from us. We roll in a big ole F350 so theres usually an extra spot if youre interested.
      Check out the trail review section to see whats around. Shoot me a PM if ya wanna hook up
      Ride On

    • #86557

      Snow hill (LBE) sunday at 9:30 if anyone is interested. We have two maybe 3 going right now.

    • #86558

      hey scott,
      give me some details on that new trail. sounds like you guys had fun. any technical features or all just singletrack?

    • #86559

      just watched video of graham swamp. NICE! That will be the first spot I hit with the new bike!

    • #86560
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      hey scott,
      give me some details on that new trail. sounds like you guys had fun. any technical features or all just singletrack?

      Whatsup B-don, the place is pretty fun like Joetutt said the ride in is singletrack when you get to to ridgeline it changes up, no huck drops or jumps really but a good section of brutally steep climbs and fun decents, a bridge or two. The ride out from there is obnoxiously littered with palmetto roots but that wouldn’t keep me from going again. We didn’t ride Graham, I would go there first cause by the time we got out of the palmetto roots we were done. Needed a kidney belt 😢 , and it has been very dry . I was in no mood to deal with sugar sand 😆, We grabbed some victory beer and headed to the beach. Anyway it was good, probly closer for you guys than us so go check it out.
      Not sure where we’re goin this weekend, the weather supposeto be awesome, I’m dyin to go to Carter Park so maybe there. Might hook up with Gater8 sunday at LBE if we dont go out of town.
      Anyway
      Ride On brothers

    • #86561

      CP,
      I’m down for an urban session in cocoa. let’s do it. im out for tomorrow night and tonight though. what you doing tomorrow during the AM?

    • #86562

      Definately take it easy and heal bro. I wanna get the fork on the Big Hit fixed for Carter anyway. The XCs are light and fast but I’m much more comfortable on the sketchy stuff 😮 on my Big Hit

    • #86563

      CP, how’s sometime between 9 – 10 sound? You let me know you’ve got to drive farther. The earlier the better for me.

    • #86564

      usual spot, 9 or 9:30 ? let me know n ill see ya tomorrow bro!

    • #86565

      if any other locals wnt to join us feel free. cocoa village back parking lot at whatever time CP decides 😀

    • #86566
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      [quote="scotkrzy":2jrita92]Definately take it easy and heal bro. I wanna get the fork on the Big Hit fixed for Carter anyway. The XCs are light and fast but I’m much more comfortable on the sketchy stuff 😮 on my Big Hit

      Damn bro, what size headtube do you have on your Big Hit? Is it a 1-1/8 or a 1.5?[/quote:2jrita92]
      1-1/8

    • #86567

      All good bro, Hey I appreciate that. I resealed the fork cause the right side was leaking and it was good then the seal popped out of the left side 😠! I got real busy at work and just picked up the XC and rode it. I just hafta get the seal back in place and fiqure out how much oil I lost. I’ll probably jump on that this weekend and put Carter off a bit.

    • #86568

      the fork in the waka is a 1.5 steerer tube, so no reducer i dont think. you need a reducer when the headtube is tapered right?

    • #86569

      Kinda wanted to ride out to Balm Boyette today but got workin on a front derailuer on my buds bike and well ’round 12:00 we decided to stay local, we went to Soldiers Creek and ripped it up, SC just ROCKS nothin too crazy but Wide Open Throttle, average speed 13 MPH, fun!!! E-center side is dry and kickin, woopwoop 😀

    • #86570

      Santos, Saturday morning.

      Breaker, breaker moonraker scratch my last over. We are going to do snow hill again.

    • #86571

      sat the 23rd i’m hitting graham swamp. plan to be there by 9:30 or so. anybody want to join?

    • #86572
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      sat the 23rd i’m hitting graham swamp. plan to be there by 9:30 or so. anybody want to join?

      I’ll most likely be there! Let me warn you though, it’s been a bit dry the last couple weeks or so which I don’t mind, but some seem to hate! I’ll keep you posted on conditions, I’ll be out there a few times before the 23rd.

    • #86573

      keep me posted joe. it’d be nice to ride with someone who knows their way around.

    • #86574
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      keep me posted joe. it’d be nice to ride with someone who knows their way around.

      You got it!

    • #86575

      Well, after riding the Swamp yesterday, I would recommend having a plan B. It’s REALLY dry. Lots and lots of sugar sand right now. I was checking out the 10 day forecast and the chances for rain are slim. Like I said earlier, I don’t mind the sand and if you’re still wanting to come this way I’m in. Just be prepared for a Swamp whoopin!

    • #86576

      damn that sucks joe. If you guys are down for a drive meet us up this way and let’s all hit the GFT. Scott, what you doing this weekend? I know CP is always down.

    • #86577

      Very Morning guys 😀 Dont know what the weekend holds yet, our DH bikes are in need of some TLC though, my forks, Dereks brakes, we’ll see what unfolds through the week. We rode The Rock in G-ville saturday, Bad A**!!! trail. Check out my last post in that thread. Fun stuff! 😎 wish it were closer 😢
      Ride On

    • #86578

      @chili: Yeah, it gets sandy and an a** whoopin is what you get when it is. The good thing right now is that it’s not terribly hot. The combination of that boiling heat and the sugar sand is what really kills. Good conditioning though! In a month or so it will clean up and we’ll have our perfect little winter singletrack.


      @sevendaysoff
      : Yeah it sucks, I was looking forward to riding the Swamp with you guys. It’s always nice bringing some new blood out there. I don’t think I’ll be able to travel this weekend. If I can I will, just post where you’re headed for sure. I’m not positive yet, but I may kick off work a bit early Friday and hit Santos for a few hours. We’ll see.

    • #86579

      Wow those stairs look fun! I went to a Predators game a couple months ago, walked up those srairs (well okay staggered 😳) and didn’t even think about what a sweet ride that would be.
      Watchu guys gettin into this weekend?
      We’re ridin sumthin but haven’t decidied where yet. We wanna do another Balm/Alafia/Cater weekend while the weather is sssooo nice. We wimped on Carter last time and that place has been calling, no screaming to me lately.
      I know the Boy wants to go to Santos to break in that new dirt jumper nice and proper too. So many choices. GFT, Mala Compra, ( 😕 heavy sigh) such hard decisions 😏 😆 !
      Holla back
      Ride On

    • #86580

      im out. long story short my bike is ready to go and I have no rear cable and no where around here stocks hayes cables. Im thinking of calling around Orlando to see if anywhere has one. I need a rear cable from HFX-9 caliper. the caliper end comes pre-crimped from hayes so you can only cut the lever ends. My old cable was too short and they dont sell the piece for the caliper end for hfx-9, have to buy a new cable.

      got any ideas where around orlando might have one? I order one from jensonusa but it wont be here anytime soon.

    • #86581
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      im out. long story short my bike is ready to go and I have no rear cable and no where around here stocks hayes cables. Im thinking of calling around Orlando to see if anywhere has one. I need a rear cable from HFX-9 caliper. the caliper end comes pre-crimped from hayes so you can only cut the lever ends. My old cable was too short and they dont sell the piece for the caliper end for hfx-9, have to buy a new cable.

      got any ideas where around orlando might have one? I order one from jensonusa but it wont be here anytime soon.

      Hey B-don those Hayes are hydrolic right, so you need a brake hose?

    • #86582

      yes, but for the HFX-9, the caliper end is precrimped. so I cant use just any hose as the caliper end is not salvagable. I have the compression olives for the top end, but I need a rear hayes cable with the caliper connection still in tact. I have everything I need for the lever/master cyclinder end.

      sucks!

    • #86583
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      yes, but for the HFX-9, the caliper end is precrimped. so I cant use just any hose as the caliper end is not salvagable. I have the compression olives for the top end, but I need a rear hayes cable with the caliper connection still in tact. I have everything I need for the lever/master cyclinder end.

      sucks!

      Cool just checkin before I called around here

    • #86584

      thanks bro i appriceate that! If I can find somewhere that has it i’ll go pick it up for sure.

    • #86585

      hey CP! thanks for the heads up man. good news though, sctkrzy really came through by calling all the bike shops in orlando until he found me the cable. He found me what was probably the last in stock hayes hfx-9 cable in central FL @ Kyle’s bike shop. only 45 mins from the house too! getting it hooked up now then going to bleed the brakes and finish with my derailleur. probably wont make it anywhere until late today. let me know what everybody’s planning on doing.

      thanks again to scott! we onyl rode together once and he went out of his way to call up everywhere he knew to find me the cable. awesome little community we got here for not having any mountains! everybody i’ve met has been extremely helpful for the most part.

    • #86586

      😳 Ya’ll are f-ing nuts 😆 .I’m really stoked about Singletracks! Everyone I’ve met or just chatted with has turned out cool as hell and I’ve no problem lendin a hand if possible. Ya’ll’d do it for me! I’m just glad it worked out like it did for ya B-don. I gotta do some automotive work today so we’re not gonna get far today 😢 but there is always tomorrow!!!
      Ride On

    • #86587

      Hey Chill hows the GFT? We’re tryin to figure out what to do tomorrow. Don’t know if we wanna go east or west. Big Hit is still down, got a new set o’ skins but still waitin on the fork seals but I’m gettin pretty comfy on the XC so ’bout anywhere is open,
      B-don you brakin yet?

    • #86588

      Headin ya’lls way in the A.M. Not sure what time but it’ll be early

    • #86589

      Wow great to see there’s alot of fl riders! Well just checking in. My names Joe and I’m from Orlando. I’m new to the sport but already hooked. A big thanks to chilliPeper for welcoming me. Hope everyone can help me out so I can break into mtb’ing! Thanks guys!-Joe (Pics coming soon)

    • #86590

      Yeh Bro! I can honestly say we had a blast too! I’m a little disappointed in me for not droppin anything but when I get Big Blue up and runnin I’ll have no excuse huh!
      Shayne definately took the Fearless and Mad Skills award yesterday, you should see that kid on a motorcycle 😮!! He was brought up on that stuff, Derek taught him and his brother early on. Dylan (Shaynes bro) is the skater, they had a huge half pipe in the backyard and they were droppin in when they were young.
      Keep me posted on SC, like to rip that up with ya!
      Ride On bro

    • #86591
      "ridehard" wrote

      Wow great to see there’s alot of fl riders! Well just checking in. My names Joe and I’m from Orlando. I’m new to the sport but already hooked. A big thanks to chilliPeper for welcoming me. Hope everyone can help me out so I can break into mtb’ing! Thanks guys!-Joe (Pics coming soon)

      What’s happenin neighbor? Hey man we need to hook up sometime. I live in Chuluota and ride somethin somewhere every weekend. The skills will come as the addiction grows 😆 I’m still learnin and I still fall down. (got the scars to prove it). Chilli’s a good dude. We hook up every once in awhile. We’re gonna ride a place in Winter Springs in a couple weeks so you should come and ride. Soldiers Creek is a good place to work on those skills, mainly SPEED. Anyway don’t be a stranger Joe. We’ll holla
      Ride On

    • #86592

      Awesome awesome awsome , Damn good pics Bro!!! I’ll let Shayne know they’re up. He’s been so stoked since Sunday. I think I’ve heard I wanna go to Santos at least twice a day in the past 2 weeks. I’m gonna get him set up with a profile on here, I’ll let you know who he is when he gets hooked up.
      Thanks again Bro had a lotta fun.
      Oh yeah the seals for my fork came in Woohoo.
      Gonna hit SC after work tonight for a couple laps.
      Ride On

    • #86593

      Shayne has rode with us a few times, he’s more into freestyle and jumpin than the trails. He even said when we go to Santos he’s not leavin the jump park. He’s always rode BMX bikes though so yeah this is first 26"er. Derek could see his skills and about 2 years ago sponsored him on the motocross races, he went to a ridin’ school run by a pro here in Orlando called Ace and his skills on everything he rides have improved greatly and he’s pretty fearless, as you saw.
      Take it easy and get those lungs healthy Bro, I’d like to see you smoke us at SC 😉
      ‘Till then Brother…
      Ride On

    • #86594

      Hey whats this wet stuff fallin from the sky?!?
      Trailpackin’!!!! 😉

    • #86595
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      [quote="scotkrzy":1qgoul80]Hey whats this wet stuff fallin from the sky?!?
      Trailpackin’!!!! 😉

      What wet stuff falling from the sky?? Have not seen any of that stuff in awhile…..😆:lol:

      Hey bro, may be heading over to Alafia to hook with that new Singletracks member ‘ridehard’ this Saturday, but i will know for sure by Thursday night. If I do not go to Alafia, I will be up at SC either Saturday or Sunday. I have not been to Alafia in a year, so I am looking forward to it if it happens. I luv ripping up North Creek, Bridges, Rabbit Ears and Rollercoaster! Never been on Moonscape, and been on Gatorback once. Gator is tough bro! TTYL!

      On-On[/quote:1qgoul80]
      Very cool Bro, let me know what you decide, I’m up for Alafia, sure I can talk Derek into it, of course there’s always Balm Boyette 6mi. from there.
      We road Moonscape once, its’ a black diamond cause it goes up, and up, and up, and then you climb ,and climb, and climb. Tough on a XC bike, hated on a FR/BH bike 😠. I can’t ever remember the trail names out there.
      Either way bro…
      Ride-On

    • #86596

      Bro those DJ’s look alot smoother, good job! So Joco nailed the step up eh! thats cool. Man we got a soaker rain yesterday, it musta rained from noon til 6:30. We rode SC after work and it was a blast, mudboggin! 😃. You know I’ve rode that trail for awhile and never took that little half mile off shoot on the back side, always looked at it and stay right along the creek and up to 419 and the parking lot. Well we finally turned left last night and found some cool stuff in that little loop. I don’t know who made that stuff but they are talented in the carpentry dept. Very cool! Well babbled enough for now, See ya
      Ride on

    • #86597

      Hey Chiil, you get wet yet? 😆 Alafia still in your plans for Saturday?

    • #86598

      Shayne hittin the new backyard treedrop
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    • #86599

      What up bro, the lead in’s about 20′, they built up the landing with wood (probably so my scrared **s would try it 😆 ) so that can be taken off and "raise" the drop a few more feet.
      SC should be really good tomorrow, it was fun when we mudbogged it. Is Michelle commin with ya? I wanna get my girl out there but she doesn’t want to ‘slow me down’ 😆
      cool Bro TTYL
      Ride On

    • #86600

      Sry forgot to add that tidbit of info. For now there is a ladder for us and a hoist for the bikes. The lead in is ’bout 20′ long but its made of pallets so its not narrow, you can get up there and stand comfortably, and we have carpet on it. There is a ride up in the plans but we havent got that far yet. 😉 Started with the drop and workin backwards 😆
      Yep I know Derek is ridin tomorrow, never know with Shayne. Muffy will come and pedal around with Michelle. What time you lookin to head over, don’t forget about daylight savings BS 😠, that kills all after work ridin 😈 .
      The invite to the Double OO ranch is always open Bro, we wouldn’t mind doin DTO with you either. Haven’t done it yet so it’ll be good to go with someone who knows the spots.
      Anyway give me a call and we’ll plan up tomorrow.
      Ride On

    • #86601

      All good Bro, we’re not later risers here so don’t worry bout wakin us. It’ll take us bout half hour to 45 min to load up and get over there so call when you hit the road.
      My girls actual name is Leslie but she’s been Muffy since she was 6mo. old, after lil miss muffet, her dad gave it to her and it stuck so…
      Anyway we’re up for whatever happens, until tomorrow Bro…
      Ride On

    • #86602

      JSF

      Hey guys, I had a blast meeting up and riding with all of you and your families today at SC! You’re all class-acts and great riders. I gotta say, today was the most fun I’ve had mountain biking since I started riding about a year ago. Thanks for letting me tag along and learn from you all. Hope we can do it again!

      Here are a few pictures from today…

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    • #86603

      Wow & ow! yesterday was kick**s We really enjoyed the whole day. SC is fast and fun, can’t get enough of that SPEED 😆 but I shoulda stopped before that last ‘just one more time’, I’m breathin like Chilli this mornin! 😮. Muffy said she had a blast and thanks to Michelle for comin and ridin with her, I think Muffy got a good taste of the MTB fever yesterday.
      Awesome pics JSF! thats a good camera and a bad **s set up for ridin pics, glad you came and enjoyed the day too. I”ll PM you my # and we will hook up again!
      Thanks for comin out to the Double 00 ranch Chilli that was a good end to a fun day, you guys are welcome anytime your in town!
      Anyway watch out for low flying Tijuana umbrellas and keep it rubber side down 😆 😉
      Ride On
      Never A Dull Moment

    • #86604

      Hey, I just came to Florida to visit some family for a few weeks. I’m in Sebastian Florida. I brought my bike down from Long Island so I could ride some trails while I’m here. Last night someone stole my bike out of truck. It is a 2007 Jamis Dakar XC black and blue. It was pretty much all stock parts except I changed the seat to a Bontrager XC type saddle. Also the back tire was a Panaracer tire with blue sidewalls. If anyone in the Space Coast are sees this bike around the trails or for sale can you please let me know. [email protected]

    • #86605
      "jbren505" wrote

      Hey, I just came to Florida to visit some family for a few weeks. I’m in Sebastian Florida. I brought my bike down from Long Island so I could ride some trails while I’m here. Last night someone stole my bike out of truck. It is a 2007 Jamis Dakar XC black and blue. It was pretty much all stock parts except I changed the seat to a Bontrager XC type saddle. Also the back tire was a Panaracer tire with blue sidewalls. If anyone in the Space Coast are sees this bike around the trails or for sale can you please let me know. [email protected]

      Dude, that just flat out sucks, I’m in Orlando area but those blue side walls should stick out 😮 there’s alot of MTB’rs over there, that check in on this site so you got the word out to the right community! they’ll keep their eyes peeled.Welcome to Fl. I was hopin when I started readin you were just lookin for someone to ride with.
      Good luck Bro!

    • #86606

      lots of rain this week. anybody up for graham swamp this saturday?

    • #86607

      jbren.. goto http://www.2ndlight.com and create an account and post in the for sale section. This is the CFL surfing community website and most everyone on there is in brevard/indian river county and are sebastian inlet locals. we’ve had massive problems with theft from sat. beach down to sebastian inlet the past couple years.

    • #86608
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      lots of rain this week. anybody up for graham swamp this saturday?

      Rode the Swamp yesterday and it’s ridin’ sweeeeeeet! Last weeks rain really hooked us up plus the weather kicked ass. It was perfect! It’s supposed to be mid to high 70’s all week so conditions should remain the same through the weekend. Unfortunately I’m working this Saturday till noon. If you guys either go in the afternoon or on Sunday, I’m in.

    • #86609

      joe if no one wants to ride i may wait until sunday AM for you as I’ve never been before and would much rather ride fast and follow than lead myself around somewhere I’ve never ridden 😀

    • #86610

      Thanks for the help. I don’t have any pictures of my bike but I did write down the serial number when I bought it. I filed a police report and gave the police the serial number. I’m really bummed about my bike being stolen. Hopefully, it will turn up somewhere. I’ll keep looking for it.

    • #86611

      jbren, hope you find your bike but you’d be nuts not to take my advice and post on the 2ndlight forum. we have found many stolen bikes & surfboards collectively on that site and the area your bike was stolen from is the central area of locals on that site.

      i’ve given you the #1 tool to find your bike and I dont see any posts over there. If you really want your bike back you’d be smart to take my advice and post your issue in the FOR SALE section of 2ndlight.com, put in the front of the header: Stolen: .

      i wont mention it again but if you’re serious about getting your bike back this is the 1st step, even more helpful than filing a police report. not sure if the cops told you but theft is INSANELY out of hand in that area.

      edit: also make sure to post it in the "NSR" section as well, Non surfing related. "Stolen: Jamis Mountabike [insert area] [insert approx time]"

    • #86612

      Yeah, glad you guys didn’t get hurt either, freak act of nature! Those ‘managers’ were at a loss for what to do, what to say 😕 .
      I’m always up for campin Bro, it’s a lil chilli for me right now but still doable . You gotta clear those lungs first! Can’t be sleepin out doors with pneumonia. Anyway had a blast Sunday
      Ride On

    • #86613

      Happy birthday ChiliPepper. Semper Fi.

    • #86614

      JSF

      Happy Birthday, Chili! 😃

    • #86615

      JSF
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      Thanks guys, but my B-Day is not until March. Though I know i am getting older, but don’t want to jump the gun yet….😆:lol::lol:

      I just figured Gator knew something I didn’t. 😆

    • #86616

      JSF
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      :lol::lol::lol:….No worries bro! After I posted, I then realized he is talking about the 235th USMC B-Day today. Thus the reason….."Semper Fi"

      …oh, of course. 😳

      Happy Veterans Day (a day early)! 😃

    • #86617
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      [quote="scotkrzy":2vhvl39s]Yeah, glad you guys didn’t get hurt either, freak act of nature! Those ‘managers’ were at a loss for what to do, what to say 😕 .
      I’m always up for campin Bro, it’s a lil chilli for me right now but still doable . You gotta clear those lungs first! Can’t be sleepin out doors with pneumonia. Anyway had a blast Sunday
      Ride On

      Hey bud, get some rest and let those ribs heal up so we may ride again! I hope they are feeling better and heal up quickly my friend. On-On…… 😄[/quote:2vhvl39s]
      Thanks Bro, fortunately the ribs are just bruised. Hows the lungs?
      Thanks loads for the tube, gonna try to get the tank rollin’ by this weekend, Derek’s got work over near Brandon so I think we’re gonna load up and do a overnighter, Balm, Alafia and or Carter park! 😃
      Happy Vets day to all military out there! I never served but I appreciate all your dedication and sacrifice!
      Ride On

    • #86618

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      Hey bro check out the Big Hit back on the trails, We went to Carter park after Derek got his tile work done. got a late start so the other trails were eleminated by time, plus we decided not to overnight it. Carter is the technical sketchasarus trail, woopwoop. I left a little ‘red’ on the Big Red trail, we wound up ridin it backwards which puts you goin down all the sketchy narrow climbs 😮 Whole different world WOW!. The place is in top shape and really fun. We got in 12 miles today and only two skinned elbows and a twice skinned knee (all on me) so it was a good day.Finally got back to Carter and it was well worth the wait!
      Muffy sends the Hey You back at Michelle and hopes to hook up on another ride soon. Glad you had a good sessh at the GFT and your lungs are gettin better. Enjoy life and all you have around you bro and always ready too ride with you guys. As Always…

      …Ride On

    • #86619

      JSF
      "ChiliPepper" wrote

      JSF, you gotta make it down here bro to ride the GFT. 😉

      Sounds awesome, Chili!

      I rode SC on Saturday. My lungs are feeling great again, and my cardio is back where it should be. The sesh started off a little rough, but by the end I was riding pretty good.

      That long log on the backside tech offshoot is still too intimidating for me to ride. Who was is that rode that last weekend? Dylan, right? Awesome… he’s fearless.

      Today I put in 14 miles in the sugar sand, roots and stumps at Wekiwa. Nothing very exciting out there, but a great cardio workout (and it confirmed my lungs are 100% again). Last weekend my lungs felt 50% at best. 😢

      How are your lungs doing now? Sounds like they are improving, too…

    • #86620

      its been a while! school has been killing me, and my sons bday was last week. whats everybody doing this weekend?

    • #86621

      yeah i read on facebook. im keeping my eye out for it for sure. keep me posted on when you ride! Might msg joe tutt see if he wants to do graham swamp.

    • #86622

      Whats up Trailheads? 😆 It’s been quiet lately. We haven’t been doin’ much in C-town either. Goin to Daytona with my dad to the carshow saturday but not sure whats up sunday. I think a ride is in order 😉. I’ll post if we decide on a place, sometimes we don’t know where we’re gonna go til the trunk is loaded. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and has a few extra calories to burn off 😆 Oh yeah…
      …Ride On

    • #86623
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      yeah i read on facebook. im keeping my eye out for it for sure. keep me posted on when you ride! Might msg joe tutt see if he wants to do graham swamp.

      I’m definitely hitting the Swamp tomorrow! I’ve been fightin’ this cough for a while and haven’t rode in 2-3 weeks so I’m jonesing for a good ride. Since I haven’t been in a bit I don’t know the conditions, but we did get some rain last week and it hasn’t been too hot…should be good. What time were you thinking of heading over?

    • #86624

      Wat’s up my brother trailheads? I hope all of you got to get out and twist some cranks this weekend! The weather was amazing and the trails were rippin’. We stayed close and rode ’bout 15 miles at the LBE, good times. I took out the blue monster for a good workout, Thought the first mile was gonna kill me (been ridin the XC rig too long) but then the second wind hit and I got the beast up on the plain and Rode On… On-On 😆. I guess its about time to go back to the GFT and get them drops done now. No excuses! How’s life on the Eastsiiieede Chill? 😆 . Hey Bro you still plannin a Santos run this month?
      Any way LBE was great, we ran into some guys new to the sport and showed them some good trail ridin’ quite sure they had a blast. . Dat’s about it for now, as always…
      Ride On
      Whoa check it out 100 posts, woop woop 😉

    • #86625

      Sorry Bro but I’m the biggest cold day wimp! 😆 . I really don’t mind the cold when riding, it’s the campin or in between ride parts I don’t like. Derek is doin some more work in Valrico (sauve’) this week so I’ll probably roll out saturday and ride over there, It’s only 5 miles from Balm & Alafia, 20 miles from Carter. Gee decisions decisions 😏 .The weather this weekend is supposed to be awesome once the cold blows its self out. Glad your gettin some ridin in, hows the lungs & limbs? My ribs are still tender but no where near as bad a they were. Well I gotta get to work Bro, Keep me posted on where you decide to go later this month or if you wanna meet up and ride out west this weekend and
      Ride On

    • #86626
      "scotkrzy" wrote

      I’ll probably roll out saturday and ride over there, It’s only 5 miles from Balm & Alafia, 20 miles from Carter. Gee decisions decisions 😏

      Looks like we’re goin’ west Sunday instead, suppost to rain sumtime 😠 so we’re leavin’ early. um…
      Ride On!

    • #86627

      hittin GFT early thursday (tomorrow) if anybody’s interested!

    • #86628
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      hittin GFT early thursday (tomorrow) if anybody’s interested!

      😠 workin’ 😠 . looks like the east side got the record cold this mornin. 32 was nasty in C-town, you guys were in the teens!!!

    • #86629

      yeah its cold as balls! getting sick of this weather. what you guys doin this weekend* scott? wanna hit up graham swamp? Maybe joe tutt is free to hit is with us.

    • #86630
      "sevendaysoff" wrote

      yeah its cold as balls! getting sick of this weather. what you guys doin this weekend* scott? wanna hit up graham swamp? Maybe joe tutt is free to hit is with us.

      Sounds very possible, we were thinkin about Santos, my son got a new dirt jumper for his birthday in September and has been very patiently waitin to hit the jump track there but it’s suppose to rain late Saturday and early Sunday and I think Santos will be a mud bog.
      I want to ride Graham. I’ll kick it around with Derek and let you know. Stay warm brother and…
      Ride On

    • #86631

      If you guys head up, let me know when, I should be able to make. Went for a night ride last night and Tuesday night, Swamp’s ridin’ pretty nice.

    • #86632
      "joetutt" wrote

      If you guys head up, let me know when, I should be able to make. Went for a night ride last night and Tuesday night, Swamp’s ridin’ pretty nice.

      Still in the thought process, the way the weathers lookin, Saturday mornin looks like the time. Got family Christmas stuff on Sunday afternoon I’ll keep ya posted. I figured Graham was in good shape and I’ve been wantin to ride it ’till then…
      Ride On

    • #86633

      Here’s a few pics from the Swamp…
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    • #86634

      Sweet pics Joe looks fun! still not sure bout the weekend, spose to rain from 11:00 am on, got family stuff sunday afternoon, I’ll keep ya posted, slavin’ on cars right now tryin to wrap up the week. You know what to do…
      Ride On

    • #86635
      "scotkrzy" wrote

      Sweet pics Joe looks fun! still not sure bout the weekend, spose to rain from 11:00 am on, got family stuff sunday afternoon, I’ll keep ya posted, slavin’ on cars right now tryin to wrap up the week. You know what to do…
      Ride On

      Alright guys looks like we’re gonna try for sunday mornin’ if the weather is nice to us. got plans for around 2:30-3:00pm so we’re gonna hit the road early and head your way. That work with you guys? I have your phone number Brandon so I’ll call you when we get close over there.’til then…
      Ride On