So yesterday after I finished writing my blog I loaded up the car and drove to Mt. Dora to check out some brand new trails there. As I was arriving a very light rain was falling, and this rain made the leaves on the ground very slick. Also, because this is a new trail and we’ve not had any rain for over a month, the trail is still pretty sandy in spots. The light rain combined with the sand made for very slippery conditions. I was able to get some decent speed in spots, but I was not able to really attack the corners as aggressively as I wanted to.
This trail is possibly the most cardio-intensive trail I’ve ever ridden. There are several challenging uphills that seem to go on forever, and the sand and wet leaves made the climbs even more difficult. My heart rate was pegged through much of the ride. The trail is not very technical, but there are a couple of nice downhills, some sharp turns and some tight handlebar-width squeezes.
A few pictures and a video…
I think this trail has a lot of potential. As people continue to ride the ground will harden and the trail will certainly become much faster. I’m going to do my part: I plan to ride this trail quite a bit! Hopefully some more technical stuff will be added as well.