Excellent ride at Wekiwa State Park yesterday; Cut starts tomorrow!
I like doing MTB training rides at Wekiwa State Park, but during the rainy season many of the trails are under water and not very rideable (although I’ve done it!)
With the rainy season behind us, I thought I’d head over to Wekiwa yesterday for a ride. My last ride at Wekiwa was all the way back in April 2013, so I was looking forward to seeing the park again…
The trails were in about the shape I expected: no standing water, but the low-lying areas (which never really dry out) were muddy with slick, tricky roots. The rest of the trails were extremely sandy.
I rode 33 kilometers, and pretty much hit up all of the biking trails and a few of the remote hiking trails (those are the trails that flood).
One of the things I like best about riding at Wekiwa State Park is its beauty. The scenery and wildlife are absolutely amazing!
Yesterday I saw a few deer, some squirrels and lots of birds, but no black bears this time. 🙁 In addition to deer and black bears, I’ve also seen alligators, wild turkeys, fox squirrels, turtles, tortoises, owls, hawks, more birds than I could possibly name and river otters. Lisa once saw a coyote as she was driving by, but I’ve not spotted one of those on a ride yet!
There’s not much elevation at this trail, but it’s a much tougher ride than one would expect. All the sand, roots and mud make for a very tough workout. My average heart rate was 169 BPM over the nearly 2 hour riding time (a 123 “Tough” SufferScore). Here’s the entire ride on Strava.
Okay, it’s almost game time: my cut starts tomorrow! One last day of splurge meals and then it’s down to business. I’m ready.