• 01-08-2013
    ProEdgeBiker
    Balm Boyette Sidewinder Extension Trail
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  • 01-08-2013
    akaBrowntown
    Sweet vid, im heading out there tomorrow.
  • 01-09-2013
    jayjudy13
    Sorry for the threadjack but is Ridgeline currently open?
  • 01-09-2013
    Mitch1171
    sweet vid man as always! makes me want to quit work!!!!!
  • 01-09-2013
    ejreyes6
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jayjudy13 View Post
    Sorry for the threadjack but is Ridgeline currently open?

    yes and it's in great shape.
  • 01-09-2013
    ejreyes6
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jayjudy13 View Post
    Sorry for the threadjack but is Ridgeline currently open?

    yes and it's in great shape.
  • 01-09-2013
    Surfdog93
    Nice Trail....and Rage is ideal for pre-ride
  • 01-10-2013
    Krunk_Kracker
    Been wanting to get out to this one!
  • 01-13-2013
    jayjudy13
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ejreyes6 View Post
    yes and it's in great shape.

    Rode there yesterday, did 22 miles or so of just the black and blue trails. Place is in amazing shape, I had a great time. :thumbsup:
  • 01-13-2013
    akaBrowntown
    Was out there yesterday as well, and it was beautiful out. Probably be back out there Wednesday.
  • 01-18-2013
    ProEdgeBiker
    Balm is a great place to ride
  • 01-18-2013
    akaBrowntown
    Im not sure if it was anyone you know but he was wearing a Pro.E jersey when we went out Wednesday. He was riding a Rocky Mountain of some sort. Asked him about a pair of shades some one mightve left in the restroom, seemed like a nice dude.

    We rode swamp thing instead of the extension Sunday, but Wednesday we rode the extension. Thats the way ill be going from now on, I found it had much more flow than swamp thing.
  • 01-29-2013
    rekibtm
    Going to Boyette Friday, does anyone have a link to the most u to date map and a suggestion of loops to hit in a particular order. I have only been there once maybe 4- 6 years ago
  • 01-29-2013
    Scottesq
    Great Vid
    Great Video, just reflective of the fact that I love Boyette.
  • 01-29-2013
    akaBrowntown
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rekibtm View Post
    Going to Boyette Friday, does anyone have a link to the most u to date map and a suggestion of loops to hit in a particular order. I have only been there once maybe 4- 6 years ago

    FL Trails | Florida Mountain Bike Trails: Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve Trail

    The map doesnt have Sidewinder Ext on it, but it shoots left at the beginning of Swamp Thing and rides close to the bypass, around Gary's Loop and then dumps you where Swamp Thing/Gary's Loop/Woods Trail come together.

    Depending on your mood/skill level.

    If im only doing blues:
    Hop on Loch Ness, then on to Upper Loch Ness into Randy's Trail, then into Spider Berm (quick loop, doesnt appear as a circle on the map), then back to Gator Pit, and into Golf Cart, after that ride back to Canyon, and then double track out to Sidewinder, then onto Woods Trail, and take it back to Spider Berm and then singletrack bypass lochness and return to parking lot. Its roughly a 13 mile ride. Sidewinder is easily my favorite trail on this list, especially the extension.

    Substitute Pandemonium/North Abyss in as of lately instead of Golf/Cart Canyon if im doing some black diamonds.




    Im heading out tomorrow and going to do a different route to see if I like it more.
  • 01-31-2013
    rekibtm
    thanks akabrownto, what about ridgeline?
  • 01-31-2013
    akaBrowntown
    Ridgeline was open Wed. and swamp recently did trail maintenance, so all the trails are in great condition.

    I did a different loop in the beginning and didnt really care for it.
  • 02-01-2013
    mevadus
    I miss riding Balm Boyette, and I really miss Ridgeline. I used to ride four times a week there, until I had to move to Alaska, and could ride out from the parking lot, do Ridgeline twice, and ride back to the parking lot without putting a foot on the ground. Riding in the mountains here is fun, but I'll be back in 2015 because Florida trails are great and can be ridden year round. Right now I am stuck commuting with studded tires to work on icey gravel roads, praying I dont run into any bears.
  • 02-23-2013
    ProEdgeBiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mevadus View Post
    praying I dont run into any bears.

    That would be my fear!
  • 02-23-2013
    joboy
    love the vids PEB. what happened to the jimmy cotton trail vid? that was your best one
  • 02-24-2013
    ProEdgeBiker
    Balm Boyette Sidewinder Extension Trail
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joboy View Post
    love the vids PEB. what happened to the jimmy cotton trail vid? that was your best one

    http://proedgebiker.com/mountain-bik...jimmy-cottons/
  • 02-24-2013
    joboy
    thanks. great vids!!
  • 03-06-2013
    Beachtyme
    Gotta make it out and ride this set of trails, have yet to make it over and it's one of the closer ones for me.