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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
Your trails look fucking awesome. Next time I'm roadtripping to Florida, the MTB is coming with me.
To the left is a very wide section of trail that cars use to drive in and out of the pit area on race days. It's a pretty smooth slope, though. No drops anywhere on it.
They're not all like that. That's the roughest section of the Vortex trail, which is considered the most difficult trail at Santos.
Yeah - I'm also going by the other youtube links you've posted here. They seem like a blast!
They are. Santos wouldn't be IMBA-ranked, if it weren't.
OK. That's a different place, from what I was thinking.
With any luck and some strategic money-stashing, I'll be back in Tampa sometime in May. Hopefully our riding can take us back to Santos this time. Alafia is okay and Boyette is marginally better, but neither compare to Santos' system of trails.
Same here...although most of the time my head and helmet closely follow said shoulder into the tree...LOL
Good to know. It will save me a long drive out there.
I lost my blinky light somewhere on the road tonite. I *think* I know which road. May have to ride back out Fri and take a looksee.
3-ish hrs of gravel and pavement tonite. Mostly gravel. Fresh gravel that is! Thank doG for 32c semi-slick tubulars!
eh, blinky lights are cheap.
this one looks cute, tho... has laser 'lane markers' :-O
Here's a video of the recent 12 Hours of Santos race, showing that wide trail. It's the one all the riders are lined up on, waiting for the race to start. The camera pans around to give you an idea of where it is relative to the Vortex pit.
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I guess, I don't remember exactly where that's at, as it was 2yrs ago and there are too many miles of trail.
Damn guess I need to get my arse up to Santos sometime soon. I absolutely love Balm Boyette .
Boyette is really nice and I love riding there when I get down to Tampa. Ridgeline always rocks and is nicer now that it's re-opened. Upper and lower spider berm are my two favorites as well as golf cart. It's a good mix of riding for the area and much less technically demanding as Alafia.
I would say Santos offers a blend of Alafia and Boyette with much longer runs and a bit more climbing.
Interesting concept. I guess the width of the lane would be determined by how high up you mount the light.
that vendor, superbrightleds.com, is totally legit. fast service, good products, good customer support, great prices. I've replaced the dim dome lights in my 20 year old volvo with their drop-in compatible LEDs, they rock.
Interesting that lights come up now...i am looking at several cree xm-l t6 bike lights on ebay right now....LOL
Good to know. Thanks, pierce.
I'll keep them in mind when it comes time to replace bulbs in my car/truck/bike.
I have one of those, a cheap copy of a Magicshine (looks like it was bounced out the back door of the same factory hah!). the advertised brightness is ridiculous, but its so damn bright at half that that it really doesn't matter. the beam was too focused and round stock, so I put the horizontal diffuser that actionled's sells (meant for the real magicshine) on it, this required a different thickness o-ring which I've not yet 100% sorted out.
anyways, this light on LOW is too damn bright to use in town, its like a car low beam but without the clean cut-off so there's tons of glare. would be awesome for doing stupid things like bombing mountain downhills solo in total darkness.
the rechargable battery it comes with lasts for some ridiculously long number of hours on the low setting, and way plenty long on high.
if I was using this on a commuter bike, I'd want an alternate less bright light like a 130lumen for not blinding people.
I don't remember if you ordered yours first or if I did. BRIGHT light. Low is plenty for off-roading at night. (thinking about it, I think you got yours first)
I got mine for $40 + shipping from china. Its probably not the best thing on the market, but for what I do with it (cross rides on gravel roads at night) its more than adequate.