Do you live by Tampa/Croom or is it a drive for you. I think the place is great durning the week when it's not crowded but too far a drive for me except once in a while. But if I didn't have to work I'd think about it.
Yamamoto - see my reply to your reply at Ocala - Are you going to be at Croom all weekend? I'd consider going there on Sat. if you were still going to be there -but, is Croom as busy and overused as I've heard?
I,'ve only been there once, and with no bike! I walked a little, didn't like what I saw. Do the trails get better away from the camping area?
I've never been to Croom on a weekend. My son and I camped there Mid June durning the week and I would say there were a dozen people there total, we had a great time. We would just head off through the trails randomly until we hit a trail we couldn't navigate or found an end to the property then we would head back to the campsite for sports drink and a rest, then do it again. Other than at the riding spots right next to the road we only saw three guys on quads riding togeather and one lone bike in two days. Of course there were the uninformed that kept racing around the camping area, and yes it is posted against it.
Crooms had a fair number of morons in the pit by area one today. I ride the trails, so it doesn't bother me. The only reason I know this is because some of the guys were complaining. The only problem I had was when some guy in a motorhome parked in front of me and blocked me. He moved when I pointed it out to him...so no biggie.:think
A spodefestive in the Ocala Forest would be a great idea. I've been meaning to get over there and check it out.:cool:
Well I didn't know there were others on DRN that frequented Crooms. I've been going there for the last 14 years. I'll be game for a DRN meeting. Labor day weekend coming up will be a mad house and would not be good. We should target a date in November through March when it is not so blasted humid.
During those months, me and the family camp almost every weekend. A weekday ride is the best but hard to organize since most of us have jobs :).
Just got my wife a TTR125L and am thinking of going up for a day ride with her and leave junior with the neighbor. We will probably go one day during the (ugh) Labor day weekend. We ride deep in the singletrack trails mostly to stay away from the quads and crowds.
1 How about a weekend that leads into a mon. and tues. riding, that way eveyone will be happy.
I can take 2 days off if I plan for it.
I am already thinking that I will show up at (Hmmmm) on Friday night and stay till tues. eve. that way anyone who can only be there on weekends can take part as well, and as Mon and Tues. rolls in anyone who wanted weekdays will be happy as well.
Now the area and the Month and day still need to be worked out.
:D I always ride Crooms on Sunday morning. Usually I'm there between 8:30 and 9:00. That is perfect time to arrive and avoid most of the crowd. Most of the time I stick around til 1ish. Count me in, however it would be interesting to organize a spodefest in the Ocala Forest sometime. ;)
I have not been able to get out there in the last month because of problems at the house (renovations and repairs). I am going to try and get there this Sunday early, I usually park in the second day area behind the picnic area. Look for my bike (click sig to see pic)
Thanksgiving weekend everyone is off Thur & Fri. but camping spots will be hard to find unless you get there early. I probably will be camping there then.
I would like to go on a weekend were I can camp but going for a day ride is not a problem either as long as it's not on a Sunday the Bucs are playing at home (can't miss a home game :) )
im up for a drn/croom gathering,i dont like to go to croom on the weekends,i like riden in the 1st pit,i cant trail ride there cause i go there bymyself,im usually at croom on tusdays and fridays,if i must i will
September 18, Tuesday could be a good day for me to go to Croom. I'll have to convince my wife to let my son take the day off from school, it is an early release day for him anyway. I'll give it a try and let you know.