I often ship our books from the Osteen post office, so I can check on the progress of the C2C. The post office is right beside the ECRRT bike path as it continues toward the East Coast and Titusville. On my last drive along Maytown Road, I noticed that the path had finally been paved.
I parked at the newly opened trailhead under the SR 415 bridge in Osteen and began my ride to the east. In a few places, the path is within view of the road, or just short distance from the road. It looks like agreements were made with a handful of property owners because the path makes four 90 degree turns and crosses several driveways.
About 2 miles into my ride, a white-tailed deer strolled out on the path. It took me by so much surprise that I didn’t even get a photo of it, despite having the camera in my hand. Farther along the path, I came across another woodland creature. This one was moving slow enough that I took advantage of the photo opportunity. Sometimes you just have to stop and admire the turtles.
At the 3 mile point, I reached the dreaded “Trail Ends” sign at Guise Road (Hickory Bluff Preserve is at the end of this road) and I turned around. Arriving back at the SR 415 bridge I rode over it to take a video. Of course, I forgot that I would not be able to shift gears while going over the bridge with a camera in my hand.
A 6-mile round-trip from the new Osteen Bridge trailhead to Guise Road and return.