Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cross Florida individual Time Trial CFiTT 2015 Bikepacking Florida

 
ALL 2015 CFiTT Photos Here:


2015 CFiTT Cross Florida individual Time Trial
Friday 1pm Left my Vehicle and Caught the Shuttle from The Finish of the Cross Florida individual Time Trial at the Western Terminus of the Withlacoochee Trail on the Gulf of Mexico. Lucked out and got to ride Shotgun on the Bike /Gear Truck instead of the packed Passenger Van to the Start of the Cross Florida individual Time Trial at New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Checked in to the Sea Vista Hotel room 25. The Room was better than anticipated. I brought coffee and filters  for the rooms auto-drip machine. Scooped my Spot tracker from Karlos at the Sea Vista Tiki Bar. Took some Pictures gat all my gear on the bike and set. Ate Shrimp and Grits at the Upper Deck Restaurant across the street from the Start of the Cross Florida individual Time Trial.


2015 CFiTT Cross Florida individual Time Trial Day 1
Slept well got up and made coffee and carried a cup down to the Start at the beach. Got the Rear wheel Dip Checkpoint Photo in the Atlantic Ocean. Made good time over the causeway and through the woods behind the college. One small wrong turn in Cow Creek. Cruized on to the the I-95 over pass and stopped for a short break. Eased down Maytown road and got the check point selfie at the Osteen BikePath Bridge. Rolled on to the Publix/Subway on the Spring to Spring Trail before Gemini Springs. Got some Batteries for my Garmin Dakota 20 at the Publix ate at the subway then Ralley on to the turn north up Shell rd.  Made it to DeLeon and the Store for Restock jus outside Chuck Lennon Trail. Soaked up the fun singletrack then pedaled to Astor and Ate at the Restaurant just off route. I had Two Fried Chicken Breast Mashed Potatoes and Green beans with Coke. Sloshed onward North and Made camp at the Lake George Conservation Area Group Camping Area. The Campground was packed with Hunters so we set up off away from the Pavilion. I had a Hand made felt Sleep bag 2 emergency bags and a plastic Table cloth tarp cover.  Slept good even though Lota Snoring going on!


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2015 CFiTT Cross Florida individual Time Trial Day 2
Broke camp with hot coffee. Caught the Fort Gates Ferry crossing the St Johns River on the Cross Florida individual Time Trial at ~8am. Forest Double track to the 88 store and Checkpoint Selfie in the Ocala National Forest. Riding Beautiful Sandy Florida Trail thru the Forest. Very tough Trails with no cell service. Popped out on Pavement hit the Snappy Tomato south of the Ocala National Forest had a Warm Hoagie and coke. Round the corner for the Checkpoint at the Ocklawaha Bridge before entering Marshal Swamp beginning the Cross Florida GreenWay to Santos. Got a Room at the Microtel down the road from Santos LAndbridge. Shower then meet others for dinner at Cracker Barrell. Chicken n dumplings, corn, hasbrown casserole, 3 biscuits n jam, pecan pie a la mode, coke. Crashed early with devices on charge.

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2015 CFiTT Cross Florida individual Time Trial Day 3
5am Early Push thru the landbridge trails. Hit the Bob Evens Restaurant on 200 for coffee before entering the preserve and Pruitt Memorial. Grassy Double Track before hitting long stretch of blacktop to the RailTrail in Dunnellon, Florida. Crossing the rainbow river and stopping at the store for restock before hitting the rural neighborhoods with sugar sand. Quick photo shoot at the Withlacoochee Overlook then on to the finish at the Gulf and the Wheel Dip Photo!



All my equipment performed well. No Flats No Mechanicals.
Great Fun Ride Huge Thank you to Singletrack Samurai Productions!

Pre-Race Prep:

Officially registered for the 2015 CFiTT!
Bicycle Race from Atlantic ocean at New Smyrna Beach, Florida to the Gulf of Mexico at Inglis, Florida across central Florida mostly off-road. ~250 miles
December 5th   

Parking My Car at the Finish near the Withlacoochee Trail on the Gulf;  I will take a Shuttle with all my Gear to the Start of the 2015 Cross Florida individual Time Trial CFiTT bicycle race in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Staring on the Beach in New Smyrna Saturday Dec. 5 at 5am Racing South West to Cow Creek then onto Osteen Via Maytown Road then Spring to spring trail to Gemini spring turning north heading to Blue Spring State Park on up to De leon Springs further north to Astor, Florida up to The Fort Gates Ferry Crossing the St, John's River. Entering the Ocala National Forest Riding West to the 88 Store crossing the ONF Popping out Near the Ocklawaha River then to Santos crossing the Landbridge riding to Dunnellon crossing the Rain Bow River with more Rail Trail then deep sugar sand thru rural neiborhoods to the Withlacooche Trail leading to the Gulf of Mexico Finish.

I will have a GPS tracker unit with me. You can see my Location during the Cross Florida individual Time Trial at http://trackleaders.com/
TrackLeaders

Figuring out what gear to take along the 2015 Cross Florida individual Time Trial CFiTT. I plan on going Minimal and sourcing along the  2015 Cross Florida individual Time Trial CFiTT route any supplies.

2015 Cross Florida individual Time Trial CFiTT Preliminary Gear List:
Spot Locator
GPS
Water Bladder
Rain Jacket
Light –Blinkie
Extra Batteries GPS/Phone
Bivy
Brake Pads
Deraileur Hanger
Chain Tool, pin, link
Multi Tool, Hex, Torq
Knife
Spoke Wrench
Lube
4 tubes
Patch kit
Co2 Kit Levers
Pump
Duct tape, zip ties
Zip lock bag
Bug spray
Butt Butter
Sock Hat
Socks/shorts/shirt
Perpetuem, gels, enduralytes
Ibuprophen
Sun & clear glasses
 
List of Gear I use:
2013 Cross Florida individual Time Trial CFiTT Photos & Video Here:
http://floridamtb.blogspot.com/2013/05/cross-florida-individual-time-trial.html

 
 
 

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fried Green 50 Bicycle Ride 2015

Fried Green 50 (Ride) on Sunday Nov 1. #GRAVELGRINDER
www.sorbaomba.org
Juliette, Georgia
Piedmont Wildlife Area
 
 
 
 Starting at the boat ramp near the intersection of Juliette Road and McCrackin Street
50 miles of gravel roads in the piedmont wildlife refuge.  Beautiful forest roads with creek crossings. Several SAG stops will be spaced along the 50 mile gravelgrinder. Not a race but a relaxing day on the bike to enjoy the outdoors. 
Mountainbikes recommended cross bikes will work. Be prepared and self sufficient with tubes, pump, tools for any unfortunate situation that may arise. 
Fried Green 50 GravelGrinder 2015 Bicycle Ride

Friday, September 25, 2015

St Johns River River To Sea Loop Bike Packing Florida 2015

St Johns River to Sea Loop BikePacking Florida 2015  River To Sea Loop east central Florida.  Bikepacking from Ponce De Leon Springs to New Smyrna to St Augustine to Welaka to Ponce De Leon 
 
Night 1 New Smyrna Beach, http://www.beachcamp.net/
 
Day 2 catch the Water Taxi http://watertaxiexpress.com/
 
Lunch will be here, http://www.goldenlioncafe.us/
 
Night 2 St Augustine campsites reserved here, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Anastasia
 
Day 3 Welaka for a Spring Swim



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Day 2.....................................................................






Day 3.......................................................






All Photos: River to Sea Loop Photos

St Johns River to Sea Loop BikePacking Florida 2015
 

 
Here is my Preliminary  Gear list:
Under Seat Bag: Phantom Packs SIC pack
http://floridamtb.blogspot.com/2015/09/phantom-packs-sic-pack-bikepacking.html

Tubless Tires:http://floridamtb.blogspot.com/2013/10/specialized-2bliss-tire.html

Handlebar Bag:http://floridamtb.blogspot.com/2013/08/axiom-handle-bar-bag.html

Bivy Set up:http://floridamtb.blogspot.com/2013/09/emergency-bivy.html

GPS unit:http://floridamtb.blogspot.com/2013/09/garmin-dakota-20-gps.html

Light –Blinkie
Extra Batteries GPS/Phone + Charger
Chain Tool, pin, link
Multi Tool, Hex, Torq
Knife
Spoke Wrench
Lube
2 tubes Patch kit Tire Levers  Pump
Duct tape, zip ties Zip lock bag
Bug spray
Butt Butter
Sock Hat Socks/shorts/shirt ,Rain Jacket
Flip Flops for Public shower, towel, shampoo
2 water bottles
Hammer Perpetuem, gels, enduralytes
Ibuprophen, small first aid kit
Sun & clear glasses
St Johns River to Sea Loop BikePacking Florida 2015
River To Sea Loop east central Florida.  Bikepacking from Ponce De Leon Springs to New Smyrna to St Augustine to Welaka to Ponce De Leon

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nite Nationals 12/6 hr MTB race Chewacla 2015


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Nite Nationals 12/6 hr MTB race Chewacla Alabama 2015 Stopped at 12 am due to Heavy Rain
 
Nite Nationals 12/6 hr MTB race Chewacla 2015
 
Nite Nationals 12/6 hr MTB race Chewacla 2015

www.chainbusterracing.com
 

Nite Nationals 12/6 hr MTB race Chewacla 2015

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Grant Park Crit 2015 Beginner's Race

Grant Park Crit 2015 #Atlanta Beginner's Race GrantParkCrit Grant Park

Grant Park Crit



Beginners Race



Grant Park Crit 2015 Atlanta Beginner's Race GrantParkCrit Grant Park Bicycle Race


Grant Park Crit 2015 Atlanta Beginner's Race GrantParkCrit Grant Park Bicycle Race





Grant Park Crit 2015 Atlanta Beginner's Race GrantParkCrit Grant Park Bicycle Race

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

2015 GSC SERC MTB Race Unicoi Trail Helen Georgia

Unicoi Lodge Trail Georgia State MTB Championship Series (GSC)  South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) Mountain Bike Race Series Unicoi State Park Helen, Georgia



Unicoi Lodge Trail #Georgia State #MTB Championship Series (GSC)  South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) Unicoi Trail www.goneriding.com  Mountain Bike Race Series


Unicoi Lodge Trail #Georgia State MTB Championship Series (GSC)  & South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) Unicoi Trail



Unicoi Lodge Trail Georgia State MTB Championship Series (GSC)  & South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) Mountain Bike Race Series Unicoi State Park Helen, Georgia


www.GeorgiaMTB.com







Unicoi Lodge Trail Georgia State MTB Championship Series (GSC)  South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) Mountain Bike Race Series Unicoi State Park Helen, Georgia



2015 Georgia State MTB Championship Series (GSC)  South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) Mountain Bike Race Series
 

2015 Georgia State MTB Championship Series (GSC)  South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) Mountain Bike Race Series
 

Georgia State MTB Championship Series (GSC)  & South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) Mountain Bike Race Series

Georgia State MTB Championship Series (GSC)  & South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) Mountain Bike Race Series





2015 Georgia State MTB Championship Series (GSC)  South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) Mountain Bike Race Series

www.GeorgiaMTB.com


Monday, August 3, 2015

Cool River Tubing Chattahoochee River Helen, Georgia

Cool River Tubing Chattahoochee River Helen, Georgia

Cool River Tubing Chattahoochee River Helen, Georgia



Cool River Tubing Chattahoochee River Helen, Georgia

Cool River Tubing Chattahoochee River Helen, Georgia

Alpine Helen, GA
www.GeorgiaMTB.com

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tour de Peach Century Bicycle ride

Free group ride touring the nation's peach capital. In Middle Georgia.
All Photos Tour De Peach Century Ride on Flickr







 

https://www.facebook.com/events/806791839428345/
Tour de peach Warner Robins Georgia




Tour de Peach Century Bicycle ride Georgia Made stops at 4 Different Peach Farm Markets
Dickey Farms Peaches
Pearson Farm Peach Market
Brown Peach Farms Market
Lanes Peach Farm

 
Tour de Peach Century Bicycle ride Georgia Made stops at 4 Different Peach Farm Markets
Dickey Farms Peaches
Pearson Farm Peach Market
Brown Peach Farms Market
Lanes Peach Farm 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2015 Zombie Apocalypse 12/6 hr MTB Race Conyers GA

2015 Zombie Apocalypse 12/6 hr MTB Race Georgia International Horse Park MountainBike Trails Conyers Georgia 1st race of the Dark Night series sponsored by NiteRider technical lighting systems. 12hr race was from 6pm til 6am

It poured rain before the race start. The trail was very muddy and my bike was taking a beating! Decided to call it quits after 4 laps and not damage my bike any more. Ended up 1st Place Sport Solo 12 hour cause I was the only entrant in that catagory. My bike will live to race another day! Huge thanks to www.Chainbusterracing.com for putting on such a great event.

2015 Zombie Apocalypse 12/6 hr MTB Race Georgia International Horse Park MountainBike Trails Conyers Georgia

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

GSC 5 MTB Race Flat Rock 2015

2015 Georgia State Championship Series (GSC) MountainBike Race #5 Flat Rock Trail Columbus Georgia
Yellow Wave Video: 

 
  
Www.GoneRiding.com    Georgia State Championship Series (GSC) MTB Race #5 Flat Rock Trail Columbus Georgia 
 
 
 
 
2015 Georgia State Championship Series (GSC) MountainBike Race #5 Flat Rock Trail Columbus Georgia
 
 

Monday, May 25, 2015

GSC SERC MTB race at Dauset Trails 2015

Georgia State #MTB Championship Series (GSC) #4 & South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) #5 races at Dauset Trails May 2015. Put on by www.goneriding.com

Yellow Wave VIDEO



Georgia State mountainbike Championship Series (GSC) #4 & South Eastern Regional Championship MTB Series (SERC) #5 races at Dauset Trails www.GeorgiaMTB.com

ALL Photos:  .flickr- GSC4 SERC5 MTB Race Dauset 2015

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tour Of Southern Rural Vistas Ride 

Tour Of Southern Rural Vistas ride Event by http://www.singletracksamurai.com/
Singletrack Samurai
FaceBook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1592281484319232/
2 day ride May 16 2015.

Day 1 route. From Cairo Georgia to Chehaw park in Albany Georgia Camp overnight.






Day 2 route






Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GSC SERC MTB Race Ft Yargo 2015

SERC and GSC MTB Race Fort Yargo State Park Georgia www.goneriding,com




All Photos on Flickr    GeorgiaMTB: GSC SERC FT Yargo Race 2015 Photos
SERC and GSC MTB Race Fort Yargo State Park Georgia
 

Athens Twighlight Criterium 2015


Athens Twighlight Criterium 2015 #AOCtwilight Athens, Georgia Road Criterium bike race



Athens Twighlight Criterium 2015 #AOCtwilight Athens, Georgia Road Criterium bike race

All Photos on Flickr GeorgiaMTB: Athens Twilight 2015 Photos





Sunday, April 19, 2015

Big Creek Quick Six Enduro MTB Race 2015 Roswell, Georgia

Big Creek Quick Six Enduro MTB Race 2015 Roswell, Georgia Big Creek MTB Trail
Sponsored by Fresh Bike Service freshbikeservice.com  
Roswell-Alpharetta Mountain Bike Organization (RAMBO)  http://www.rambo-mtb.org/





All Photos on Flickr Here: Big Creek Quick Six Enduro MTB Race Photos



Big Creek Quick Six Enduro MTB Race 2015 Roswell, Georgia