Hello new to the forum and riding in Jacksonville. Anybody riding Osceola tomorrow? I know its supposed to rain, like I said I am new to riding here and dont know how well those trails hold up with a little rain? I am also trying to figure out how to ride the lease. I have looked on the river city riders website and this forum but can seem to find to much on it. I am probably just dumb though and missing it. Thanks!
You will need to join RCDR before you can ride the lease. We have a meeting Tuesday Feb 11th that you can come to and check us out. Details are on the front page of the website regarding the meeting.
We always have rides all over the place from the property to Ocala National Forest on both weekdays and weekends. Be sure and come see us Tuesday-----
Awesome I will be at the meeting tomorrow, not to far from my place. Do you guys meet outside or how do I know whos who in the zoo? lol
Post by queenofslow on Apr 16, 2017 23:36:21 GMT -5
We rode on Saturday April 15 on the west side: Ocean Pond to West Tower to Gum Swamp and down to Cobb and the west side of the battlefield. It is drying up a bit, but my favorite trails are still underwater or with huge unpassable water holes. I had a hard time stitching together 50 miles of trails and we had to ride a bit of pavement and more forest roads than I wanted... but it beats dogpaddling in the sands of Ocala.
The forest service has changed the trails west of Ocean Pond toward Mt. Carrie and 215. Delightful twisty trails are now regular highways- depressing. That is 4-wheeler country now.
Overall it is amazing how wet Osceola is considering we are in a drought.
On the positive side, I am becoming very fond of the 505 although I am using only a fraction of its power...
We left Cobb camp and made our way up to 17 mile camp, with a few turn-arounds. You could tell the water level was going down, and alot of puddles were undisturbed and clear so you could see bottom. This whole week is predicted dry and warm. It's definitely worth going back this Sat. or Sun. before it rains!!! Tagged riders interested--CALL ME--904-465-2013 ahead of time!!! Mind your manners on forest roads, the younger Fed. is watching.
Trails were in really great shape. Water receded 6 to 8 inches, and dried up almost every where. May be going back this Saturday, depending on next front moving thru about Thursday. CALL ME if interested--904-465-2013.
Last weekend ,the trails were --AMAZING!!! Logging going on near Hog Pen Landing area, ruined a few trails which have been converted to elevated ,dusty log roads. Made our way up to West Tower and back. Not too many turnarounds, and not much debris. Anyone looking to ride Thursday, Friday ,Saturday(rain maybe) or Sunday---CALL ME -904-465-2013. p.s. must be tagged to really enjoy all Osceola has to offer!
WOOHOO!!!! Talk about "abnormally dry". Few muckholes, not much debris, grass growing pretty high. Clearcutting near 17 mile camp, woods maintenance in areas. All in all an A minus for trail conditions! Yellow flies in season! Any one wants to go one day, Thursday or Saturday or Sunday or Monday, CALL ME 904-465-2013. Get out EARLY ride til lunch.
Scouted more trails, getting drier every day. Alot of forestry and road work has been done. Yellow flies weren't as bad. Don't get the idea to start riding mid-morning, it was 95 by 12;30 Monday! What I could see from the roads, the designated trails south of I-10, are being well ridden--sandy, dusty and wide. The doubletrack on the north side are -PRIMO!
Post by johnnyb300 on Jun 14, 2019 13:34:06 GMT -5
I took a ride there today. I don't know the trails at all, but the ones I did get on at the north end were great. This is from a guy who's afraid to get his sissy-white drz dirty. The worst standing water I saw was typical of the beginning of the 202A trail, a small puddle. Mundy, sorry for not calling you. My original plan was to stay on the pavement, but I couldn't resist the trails.