it's dumping snow in ohio as i am soaking up some early season rays in florida - next up, the 12 hours of santos.
pre-rode the vortex - first section felt like a twisty vortex as you flowed with speed through the santos trails. roughly 40 minutes in, you hit what is dubbed the 'red' trails and you are in for a lot of steep ups and downs, rocks and some other silliness. reminds me a lot of the old trails at mikey's in ohio, only 5 times more packed with short steep climbs.
roughly 55 minutes or so at a moderate pace - guessing around 40-45 minutes at race pace.
check out flickr for some more pics.