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Woodpecker Trail at Big Shoals

Biking the Woodpecker Trail

The sign along the Woodpecker Trail said "Coming soon! Turkeys, gopher tortoises, and quail!" It said nothing about the flooded places that we'd Read More

Tubing the Ichetucknee

Tubing the Ichetucknee

It is a slow and sinuous dance we take, drifting through a corridor of green. First I twirl, then he twirls, and I end up stuck against a wall of Read More

Gilchrist Blue Springs

Paddling the Santa Fe River

I had never been on the Santa Fe before, so I was not sure what the river would be like. The folks at Rum 138 Outfitters were great, taking the time Read More

John on bike

Biking north from Titusville

In 2011, I was working part-time at a friend's bicycle shop. We were excited to hear that they would soon begin building a bike trail across Florida Read More

TREK X600 Navigator

What to ride on the C2C?

It's great to see the response to my posts about connecting the completed pieces of the Coast to Coast Connector. Several people have asked: what's a Read More