Behind K-mart Retrospective - Trail, WPB, Florida

Behind K-mart Retrospective - Trail, WPB, Florida

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Please state your favorite k-mart moment. Here are a few of mine: every 7am backward lap I ever did. Dennis face planting in the mud that left a head print that lasted for weeks. Gary Brown riding over Mike. 95deg lunch rides with Joe. Flying into 4 feet of water after the flood. Learning clipless pedals, ouch! Everyone in the Sunday AM crew that taught me how to MtB.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 23, 2009]
futska
Weekend Warrior

I'm surprised this trail is still listed. It's a Toys R' Us now. This was one of the best trails around. I believe we estimated an 8 mile loop with lots of alternate trails in between.

My best memory was riding after work and finding a stolen car submerged in a pond with its lights still on. We called the Sheriff's Dept. and escorted the cops to the car. They had trouble navigating because the area was so large.

Customer Service

Developed. The trails no longer exist :(

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5
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4
[Feb 21, 2001]
Ian

I'll miss this place.

Customer Service

it's gone

Similar Products Used:

JDSP, The Dump

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5
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[Feb 24, 2001]
KEN PRATHER

The best times on my Mtn.Bike were here.Now just the memories.... of chasing Joby and that damn coon tail on the back of his helmet,trying not to be a "victim" of the one and only Gary Brown,all the guys that came and went...Bj,Eddie,Joe Thomas,Eric,Dave&WildBill,Fred,Dan Maybe,Phil Rosso,Peck....the list goes on.I will miss all the lies that we all told on "the log" and the jokes that we told ,why did it always come down to the poopy talk?!The time Dennis put me over the bars,and Gary clean off the bike (for no good reason,just cause I was there) Auggies header into the tree! The Bridges,why did they come so late?!The old K-Mart will be missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Customer Service

To the bathroom for a Kleenex....'cause it will be gone VERY soon.

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looks like the I'll have to dust off the road bike!

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5
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[Feb 28, 2001]
Steve Shreve

Where else can you get a quick ride before or after work. (Other than dixie highway...Stan)
Hikers, Dog Walkers(?), Dirt Jumping BMXers, Motocross maniacs, Crazy Mud Boggin' Rednecks, and of course the Paint Ball commandos. Everybody sharing the same trails, and I have never seen a problem.

Some of my best memories:
1) Crazy bunch of spanish riders riding off a bridge into the water on very pricey bikes...over and over again after their buddy accidentally fell in.

2) I cought a lap with a "big boned cartman-type" teenager and a friend on a walmart fs bike. He ripped the entire a$$ out his jeans on one of the stunts. Good thing he had shorts underneath. Those who relocated the bridges might have seen his jeans still on the tail. I saw them (kids) a couple of more times, good fun.

3) Watching a paint ball commando creeping very carefully into the woods and then getting lit up by no less than 15 "enemy" commandos a few seconds later in a small clearing.

4) Peer pressuring an unnamed friend (Pro-Dynamix) to do a really gnarly drop and then watching as he half-a$$ed it, hung off of a nasty and pointed dead tree, and spills at the bottom, chain completely off the ring, one shoe came off. It sounded like someone threw a rolled up carpet off the drop. Whuuump.

4) This was my first MTB trail. So my favorite memories from here are any time I cleaned a new section or stunt, or I learned a new skill, better line, technique, etc.

Customer Service

Take Southern Blvd. west to 441 (SR7), turn right (north), K-mart is on your left....DON'T TURN, JUST KEEP DRIVING! YOU'RE TOO LATE. Now check your watch to see if you have time to drive north to JDSP or south to Quiet Waters.

Similar Products Used:

Volunteer for JDSP Camp Murphy trail, the red-headed stepchild of K-mart or buy some urban tires and ride with the cars. www.clubscrub.com

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5
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[Mar 01, 2001]
Big Ryan

Clearcut land, soon to be developed. I discovered this trail five years ago, after coming down here for college. I'll truly miss it. One of my fondest memories involved a spectacular nose-wheelie to endo on one of the first stick built bridges. I uprooted a small tree on the way to the ground. It was fantastic. Thanks to everyone who helped keep these trais fresh and fun.

Customer Service

It's gone baby gone.

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5
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[Mar 04, 2001]
Bill Klausmeyer

http://www.bearklawranch.com/Singletrack%20Trails/K-Mart%20Lives.htm

Customer Service

http://www.bearklawranch.com/Singletrack%20Trails/K-Mart%20Lives.htm

Similar Products Used:

JDSp

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5
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[Mar 08, 2001]
Greg Tayon

This is the where I learned to ride and the same place I took my older brother so he could learn to ride. I remember having permanent knots on my shins from trying to "clean" the various ridges and the satisfaction when I did "clean" a ridge. I also remember going to various trails around S. Florida that were "must rides" and coming back to K-Mart thinking that we had the best trail in the area. I remember riding K-Mart with my neighbors Craig and Sean the day after some hurricane dumped a few feet of rain on it and riding over everything because we were floating. We also had to carry our bikes over our heads on parts because the water was past our waists. I remember the bad condition K-Mart was in after that hurricane and the bad news that it was going to be developed. Then came the bridges. It was like taking a dog that was about to be put to sleep to the dog groomers for an overhaul and what an overhaul K-Mart received. I cannot remember the trail ever being as busy before the bridges were built or being ridden by so many riders from Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. I remember being on my 12th ride ever and hooking up with Frank and his female friend, who raced all over the country. I asked how technical K-Mart was as compared to other trails and Frank's friend said that if I could ride K-Mart clean I could ride anywhere. Well, future riders will never have the chance to test the accuracy of that statement but at least I had the chance. Thanks for all the rides!

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5
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[Mar 11, 2001]
Daryn Wilder

I began riding this trail as a beginner, and although it wasn't the most technical, or hard trail to ride, it was our trail. Now it is disappearing and all of us in the area are going to miss it, because we really don't have anywhere elso to go reasonably. We will all remember the great times we had there. Early Sunday AM rides, the thursday night rides and any ride that brings someone new to the trail. Most of us enjoyed the bridges that were created out there. No where else in the state coulb you find the network of bridges that were construced there by mostly one man. He carried the material in by hand by himself and built them by himself for the enjoyment of others. No one knew him really well, but his selfless bridge construction should not go unnoticed and unappreciated. He recently lost his life, although no-one know the actual cause, and we will miss Mike and his contributions to the area. Most of the bridges were recently taken to Jonathan Dickinson State Park for further use. I believe one went to Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. I'm going to miss this trail since I "grew up" there, and I'm going miss regular seeing the riders I've come to know by their bikes and their faces. Good-bye to K-Mart it's been a great ride.

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4
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[Mar 16, 2001]
Dave Watson

When I first moved to Florida some 6 or 7 years ago now, a friend of mine took me there. It was out in the middle of nowhere. I remember one of the only landmarks then, was a KMart Plaza.. where the shoppers where coming from, I did not know. It became a 'secret' riding spot for me... regardless that there were usually 10 other cars with bike racks in the parking lot. It was like.... 'Hey.. surprise, you found the trail... you ARE a real Mt. Biker... you are my friend now...' That kind of thing. And ever since my first rides out there I've heard rumor after rumor about the inevidable closing of KMart (the trail). This is a sad day my friends. Some people complain about Mt. Bikers... say they are numb to environmental issues. We destroy trails, scare hikers, horses, and other animals. I guess they've never been to South Florida where the Developers destroy prime riding spots, as well as all of the memories, laughs, crashes, etc. that you will read about this fine trail. All in the name of Money. One Nation Under God (money), indivisible (well, I can break a 10... I'll give you a 5 and... well, I'll just give you a 5... the rest I'll tax), with Liberty and Justice (14 year old gets LIFE in prison), for All (if you're White Anglo Saxon Male), Amen.
Sorry to be so long winded.. just pissed off.
Favorite moments at KMart
Fell pretty hard- was purple for a few weeks
Night ride with Jim, Jennifer, Joe, Lonnie, Chris... etc.. Jennifer fell pretty hard.. I was right behind her. She fell sideways off a narrow pass... it was like a cartoon. Not funny at the time... we had to help her out of the trail.
Thanks everybody for letting me share this.
I will see you somewhere soon, I'm sure

Customer Service

Get off the turnpike on Lake Worth Rd., head west to St Rd. 7, head north to Southern Blvd, turn left into the KMart Plaza.

Similar Products Used:

Cholee... around the Corner

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5
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[Mar 16, 2001]
Erik Dr. Pimper

What fun, total freedom just do what you want. I remember years and years ago just going up there in the morning and riding the very badly marked trail and getting lost and finding more trail, the good thing is no matter where I was I could always find the cannal that would lead me right back to 441. My only MTB racing expierence is at that trial. The 1994 underground race series, of course it was underground we are talking the K mart trail here, it was great I was a 14 year old first time racer a total novice and was late for the beginner class race and decided to race the sport class man it was great I got creamed but still managed to finish the race DEAD LAST but still that was 13th place out of 33racers. Man I'm gonna miss that place.

Customer Service

Florida's Turn Pike to Lake Worth west. North on 441 to Souther Blvd.

Similar Products Used:

If you are anywhere in the South Florida area you have to ride Markham Park in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

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4
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