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I did Ocala 70.3 in March and have kinda taken it easy over the summer.

Trying to get back into serious training again. 

2013-08-29 7:46 PM
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How is the bike course. I know the route through Starkey Park and back on SR54, but in Starkey Park how much are you on the winding park of the bike trail. Thinking it would be hard to keep up a good speed or pass until it gets the more open road bike portion in the park.
2013-08-30 10:54 AM
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It goes straight through from to the Suncoast. I've ridden it a few times and it winds a bit.. For most of the distance definitely wide enough to pass someone. 

Map of Starkey Park 

The orange dotted line is the bike path.

2013-08-31 9:53 AM
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Except for the part near the entrance, the trail is 12 feet wide the entire way. It's possible to go 5-wide if all riders are paying attention. You'll have no issues passing or keeping up your speed. There are only two turns that can't be taken at speeds above 22 mph.
2013-09-02 4:33 PM
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Ok so rode the course today.

Starting the bike route do you ride on Starkey Road or the sidewalk heading to the park?

When you enter Starkey Park about 1/4 mile in starts a bike trail that is wide, but does wind in and out of trees where you sometimes cannot see around the curve for oncoming traffic or walkers. Do you ride on the road or on that before you get on the more out in the open bike trail about 3/4 of a mile from the entrance?

Also is there a volunteer at the point where you exit the park and get on the Suncoast trail? Hard to see oncoming traffic there also without almost stopping.

I got 21.7 miles for the route on my bike calculator and wondering does that sound right? Not complaining, but thought it was longer.

Thanks!


2013-09-04 8:43 AM
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Originally posted by Tripleplay44 Ok so rode the course today. Starting the bike route do you ride on Starkey Road or the sidewalk heading to the park? When you enter Starkey Park about 1/4 mile in starts a bike trail that is wide, but does wind in and out of trees where you sometimes cannot see around the curve for oncoming traffic or walkers. Do you ride on the road or on that before you get on the more out in the open bike trail about 3/4 of a mile from the entrance? Also is there a volunteer at the point where you exit the park and get on the Suncoast trail? Hard to see oncoming traffic there also without almost stopping. I got 21.7 miles for the route on my bike calculator and wondering does that sound right? Not complaining, but thought it was longer. Thanks!

The race is listed as 37K which would put it at 22.9miles, not sure if it is an exact 37K so your close on the mileage.

Doing the race this year for the first time, finally no conflict looking forward to it.

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