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    Markham Park Lap Times

    Another MTB milestone for me. I was able to complete my first full non stop lap at Markham on Tuesday. I did not officially time myself but it took approx 55 minutes (based on the time I left my car and got back to my car). Cleaned every climb along the way and no bypassing in case you are wondering.

    My goal now is to drop official times. Just wanted to know the times that are being put down by some of you. (Warm up trail included) to see where I stand so far.
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    I never time myself at Markham because I still to this day don't know the trails well. So I do them in sparatic order. Sometimes repeating some trails. I need to go there a bit more and learn the flow a bit better.
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    i've not timed myself on a complete lap either, however i know of several others that have. i believe some are in the mid to low 40 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biohazard74
    I never time myself at Markham because I still to this day don't know the trails well. So I do them in sparatic order. Sometimes repeating some trails. I need to go there a bit more and learn the flow a bit better.

    Hit me up one weekend - I'll take you through the linear route.


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    both.

    there are a few weekend warriors out there that are over 50 and ride 2-3 laps back to back each weekend. it's impossible NOT to get fast doing that.
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    Damn 2-3 non stop laps. I'm not there yet, but i'll make it my goal after I drop my single lap. down substancially. The biggest energy sapper are the technical climbs.
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    I have a couple of friends that race and don't do Markham that fast btw. I think they might be doing those times cutting something out.
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    Drift I go there about once a month. When is the next time you are going?
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    I just asked and a good time to do all of Markham in is 50 min to 1 hr and 5 min. This is coming from people that race it. And ride it often. Like 2 to 3 days a week.
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    I ride it every weekend (live around the corner), so just say when. This sat I'm in doing Boyette so early Sunday and maybe monday ill be free.
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    i'll check with a few guys to see what they say...

    if you guys want a good way to practice getting faster come up to quiet waters and do a few fast non-stop laps.

    ever ride there?


    edit - 46 minute lap confirmed, and that's by a guy in his mid 40's
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    I rode QW twice.. Its hot as hell there!
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    markham times

    There are expert racers who pull low 40s there. Sport guys routinely do mid- 40 mins. and I was doing it in 55 mins. as a Base Clydedale - 40 lbs. ago. No shortcuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordDRIFT
    I rode QW twice.. Its hot as hell there!
    only if you slow down! average 10-12mph and you actually stay decently cool. let me know when you want to ride QW..
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordDRIFT
    I rode QW twice.. Its hot as hell there!
    Now I haven't been down there in a while, but last I saw of that area the trails may have been fixed post hurricane Wilma, but they haven't gotten any trees back there. It must be brutal without any cover.

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    it's summer in south florida - everywhere is brutal. honestly, i feel like the trees of markham hold the humidity in and don't allow for breeze. QW has water and some openness so the breeze comes through. i ride after 5pm during the week and it's not too bad.
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    I went to Quiet Waters a year ago and i loved it. Except for the heat of there being no trees the trails flowed nicely. I suggest going only in the cooler months since there aren't many trees i almost over heated a few times. As far as the trails go though? Like i said, they were great
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    I hear Bob McCarty can do a lap in the 30's range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darty
    i ride after 5pm during the week and it's not too bad.
    That's the key. Works up here in Gainesville, where we're too far inland to get any kind of breeze.

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    where is Quiet Waters? I'm new here.

    Thanks.

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    ... and if we just ...

    A few new things have been added to some trails. Warm-up loop has a bridge feature now as well. Access to Route 66 has been changed too.
    I finally can do most of the trails in one go, except some of the steeper climbs that I have issues with.. Speed is one issue...but I am still learning..
    I love the trails at Markham though and it is only 5 minutes away from home..
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    beginning of rock garden now goes into reverse deep dark forest and then finishes with reverse of rock garden

    i kinda like the changes

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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW
    A few new things have been added to some trails. Warm-up loop has a bridge feature now as well. Access to Route 66 has been changed too.
    I finally can do most of the trails in one go, except some of the steeper climbs that I have issues with.. Speed is one issue...but I am still learning..
    I love the trails at Markham though and it is only 5 minutes away from home..

    New River Circle?
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by LordDRIFT
    New River Circle?
    Could be..I don't know the name or if a trail has been renamed. I'll find out if they changed the trailmap tomorrow, as I need my fix...
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