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    Moving to Florida by next fall

    Gonna relocate the family to Florida next year and I will be transferring to either Tampa or Orlando office in my company. I know the MTBing won't be close to what's up here which is a bummer. Which area would you guys pic that would be better for MTBing. I'd like to be close to the coast as well but I understand that Orlando is about 45-60 minutes away.

    The good is I love to saltwater fish and it will be interesting to catch some different species.

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    Well you won't have to worry about ice or snow! Visit the FLA forum and get the scoop on what's out there. Personally, I'd stay near the ocean. Hot down there when you're inland. There is probably some good stuff to be had.
    My name is Chris and I ride a Ripmo now.

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    Tampa has alot of riding relatively close. Interstate driving there moves along, generally.
    Nearby:
    Alafia
    Boyette Balm Preserve
    Croom
    Carter Park
    Wilderness Trails
    Santos (about an hour)
    These clubs are great:
    http://www.swampclub.org/
    http://omba.org/

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    The riding in Florida probably isnt as bad as you may think. Sure we dont have climbs or decents that go for miles, but we still do have some climbing to do. Most of the good trails here are made in old quarry's so there is rock. Santos has a good amount of it. If you move to Tampa you will be real close to Alafia which is supposed to be extremely good. With all Florida trails though you do have to deal with some sugar sand. I have been riding Santos for over 2 years now but have yet to try Alafia, although I think I'm signing up for a 50 miler in Febuary so I probably should get out there. At Santos there is enough trail to ride over 60 miles and never ride the same trail twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkbikes4life
    The riding in Florida probably isnt as bad as you may think. Sure we dont have climbs or decents that go for miles, but we still do have some climbing to do. Most of the good trails here are made in old quarry's so there is rock. Santos has a good amount of it. If you move to Tampa you will be real close to Alafia which is supposed to be extremely good. With all Florida trails though you do have to deal with some sugar sand. I have been riding Santos for over 2 years now but have yet to try Alafia, although I think I'm signing up for a 50 miler in Febuary so I probably should get out there. At Santos there is enough trail to ride over 60 miles and never ride the same trail twice.
    Cool All is good Stevo...best of luck !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiz
    Cool All is good Stevo...best of luck !


    Very cool and makes me smile. I saw some video's on youtube and I believe there was one trail in Boyette that has been known to have gators on the trail.

    This trail looks nice

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRoyUlNczpQ


    gator encounter whoa Nelly!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGyMe6YIAs8

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