The Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest in Central Florida is known for its challenging single-track trails and big hills.
If you enjoy these things, you’re in luck: The 2013 Dirthead Off-Road Duathlon is coming up on Sunday, Dec. 8, and kicks off at the Tucker Hill Trailhead near Brooksville.
Ready to get dirty? I thought so.
Choose from three distances: Xtreme Duathlon (10-mile bike, 11-mile run and 26-mile bike), Middle Earth Duathlon (10-mile bike, 7-mile run and 13-mile bike) or Sprint Duathlon (10-mile bike and 3.8-mile run). There will be a few water stops and a big post-race feast waiting for you when you’re done.
Space is limited. Go to www.thedirthead.com for more information and directions to the event.