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Behind K-mart Retrospective

Average Rating:    (4.68 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 28

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.
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Latitude
26.725986812271756
Longitude
-80.17822265625
Trail Directions
go to six lane road turn right go to eight lane road turn left go to concrete spral and puke
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
WPB
   


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Review Date
October 23, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: futska ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Developed. The trails no longer exist :(



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Review Date
April 13, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: RaveOn , from WPB

Summary:
This is the track I popped my MTB cherry. I bought my first MTB because of this place. I rode there at least 4 out of 7 days. I remember seeing 150 people on Sunday mornings. One could spend 30 minuted in the parking lot talking shop. I rode there so many times and keept time and distance logs on every ride. If some of you remember I had etched my best lap time on the right tree as soon as you roll over the very first sand ramp (near parking). While I (we) knew this place was going to be eliminated, it was a shock to drive by SR-7 and watch them level that fantastic place with the bull-dozers. After the elimination of K-mart and Okeeheele trail, I gave up ridding all together. I remember when they closed the "Mud-Flats" off of Okeechobee Blvd (it was off-road heven) and gave up ridding my 250R. Is nothing sacred...why do corporations always win...why did the chicken cross the road...Arggg...

Recommended Route:
Counterclockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
J.D Park, Pinehurst.



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Review Date
March 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: PK , from RPB, FL

Summary:
It's been two years since the trail has been removed. Personally this was a great place for my family to ride. To this day we still talk about what has been lost, but with the loss of Kmart,and Chollee, other similar trails with similar issues have arrived. As it stands about 200 feet of the original trail still exists, the very back section along the canal that runs into the Blair Witch section and last time I was there the very first section of bridge by the orange grove was there. It lives like a memorial with no name and it's purpose known only by those that knew it's true meaning. As for it's loss, although I never road it, the trail prior to Kmart was even better, and like Kmart it's now gone but not totaly forgotten. The entire ten years I rode Kmart we all knew the day would come, so most enjoyed what they had while they were able to use it, and hoped that we would find a suitable replacement. There are some good local trails, but I still don't think that Kmart has been replaced.
PK

Recommended Route:
Down the street, thru the park, across the canal

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pinehurst, JD, Dyer, Quiet Waters, THE LEVI, Ft.P, ...



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Review Date
March 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Allen , from Davie, FL, USA

Summary:
I'd drive up every few months to see what was new...
BEST MEMORY.... after a real hard ride in July, exploring a thin trail before the forest...and finding an orange grove. Picking a ripe one right off the tree, and it was perfect ! Had to ride out with sticky hands, but it was unforgettable.

Recommended Route:
Just word of mouth...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none compare.



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Review Date
December 6, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: rob , from olathe, kansas (bwo wpb)

Summary:
You know how good a trail is, or was, when it has been gone for two years and people are still writing reviews on it. I learned how to ride here. I learned what it was like to fall face first off the top of wooden bridges. And it was all good.

Recommended Route:
through the shoe section of tj max then back down around where the dumpsters are and over the toilet of apartment 32a.



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