overall the trails have problably stayed the same length. some old trails are closed but some new ones have opened up. also, some nice sections have been added to the old trails. you should come down, markham park is fun to ride. i usually ride it twice a week and never get bored of it.Dirtman said:I live in Orlando. Have not been down to Markham since last hurricane season (after which it was closed for a bit). It certainly looks in good shape now, and I do not remember the first pic. Is that the Crime Scene drop? Is the trail the same length or shorter/longer after the trail crew did their thing? I have been hemmin and hawing after driving down after I heard it reopened. I think I may have to pay a visit!
yeah for sure. just pm me before you come down and i can meet you guys at the park. i am not a big fan of Oleta but its good to ride for a change of pace.BillT said:I live in Orlando as well and I try to get down there at least once a year to do some riding. I think we are going to do a day trip to Oleta and Markham around November/Thanksgiving if you are interested in going.
There really isn't a best place to ride in Orlando as the local rides are marginal at best. However, we do have 5 great choices within a 1 - 1.5 hour drive - Carter Road, TOE, Alafia, Santos, and Razorback. I used to live down in S. Florida (in Davie between Oleta and Markham) and really liked having hte parks close, but the choices were limited. In Orlando, we don't have anything super close, but plenty of choices with a little drive time.papsmagu said:what is the best park to ride in Orlando? i have a cousin up there and have been wanting to go up there to visit him and ride.
Yeah its definetly steeper then it looks in the pic and theres a few others a bit more intimidating than those; just stay behind the saddle and control the flow:thumbsup:Cyclopod said:Wow, I'm going to assume that that drop is way steeper than it looks in the pics. How far down do they go. They look awesome.