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    Croom Freeride

    Is the Croom freeride section still open? I haven't seen anyone post about it in a vert long time. I haven't seen a video of that section in a couple years either. Is it still open?

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    It is. However with the frequent rains, it is not always in ride able condition. I see the dirt jump crew working on them most weeks repairing the severe erosion. May be hit or miss for the next few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy66 View Post
    It is. However with the frequent rains, it is not always in ride able condition. I see the dirt jump crew working on them most weeks repairing the severe erosion. May be hit or miss for the next few months.
    Thanks for the info Jonesy!

    I don't plan to be back down there until Fall anyway. We've had a ton of rain turning our trails to slop up in the Panhandle too. I'll be sure to bring my shovel when I come down.

    Thanks again.

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    Are there still jumps at the croom bike trails? Was there a few years back. Started riding again and croom is a lot closer than santos.

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    Better than ever, they are between the 10 and 14 mile bailouts

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    Awesome! what is the fastest way to access them?

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    Found the trail map and my answer haha

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    Heading to croom Sunday if weather holds off

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    Checked it out. Some nice step ups built since my last visit. Unfortunately the rain has everything muddy and trashed. Needs a little shovel work and some dry weather. Definitely going out there again. If anyone knows of a future work party I'm in.

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    I'd love to see some current pics for a future road trip if ya can. Thanks

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    How do I post pics from my phone to here lol

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    I am transitioning from dirt bikes to mountain biking. For the past few months I have been hitting croom couple times a week, bailout 10 to 14 are the areas I ride most of the time. I saw a dark colored truck parked at bailout 10, any chance that was you? I rarely see people out there riding. Definitely a fun spot!

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    Swamp club does evening rides out there just about every week. You can find out dates , here.

    https://www.facebook.com/swampclub?fref=nf

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    I was there in a white Kia that has pink eyelashes on it. My girlfriend's whip lol. I parked right at the 14mile bailout. That is my usual spot. I did see a Toyota Tacoma parked at the fire road entrance between the 10 and 14 mile spots

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    If the monsoon rain stops this week I'll be heading to santos next weekend. I figure croom will be wet for a while. Once it starts to dry up I plan on fixing the rain damage on whatever I can. I really want to hit the step ups out there and try to get some of my tricks back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blwn99x View Post
    If the monsoon rain stops this week I'll be heading to santos next weekend. I figure croom will be wet for a while. Once it starts to dry up I plan on fixing the rain damage on whatever I can. I really want to hit the step ups out there and try to get some of my tricks back.
    I've been wanting to get involved with trail maintenance. Any tips for a first timer?

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    Rode 10-14 yesterday, was wet but doable if you're desperate to ride. Was gonna do both directions, but the weather turned bad.

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    Just got home, rode everything except 10-14. Even with all the rain, croom is riding great. 10-14 is some of the best trail in the state.

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    Anthem1, did you ride with the guys from swamp that meet on tues?

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    No, I got started a little earlier so I could get it all in before dark/rain. Hoping to get out again tomorrow for some more. That is a great group to ride with tho.

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    Looks like a great trail to check out. How far from Santos and Alaffia is it?
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    I rode again this afternoon, North yellow from tucker hill to red connector to blue CW.
    I rode 14 thru 10 and it was in pretty good condition other than the rollers on either side of Heart Break Hill which are clay and slick as snot.
    The remaining 30+ miles of trail (with the exception of drunken monkey, lots of clay)are in great condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biohazard74 View Post
    Looks like a great trail to check out. How far from Santos and Alaffia is it?
    Exit 301 off I-75 HWY 50. About an hour north of Alafia, 30 minutes South of Santos.

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    Thanks! Going to check it out.
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    Joined the Thursday night group for this first time tonight and had fun. Really cool people!

    I recommend joining the short group ride if you can but also recommend hitting the trails on your own and taking your time. There are nearly 50 miles of trail out there. I usually start at the trail head along the Withlacoochee Trail, and ride north on the blue trail doing a counter clockwise loop. I stash water at the 14 mile bail out and refill again when I get to the fire-tower.

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