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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in Beachwalk/Nocatee). Cycling suggestions. [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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There is no JAX Running Company. They closed a long time ago. I would recommend Bicycles Etc out in Nocatee and the owner, Mike Scarbrough.
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in St Johns/Nocatee/Ponte Vedra). Cycling suggestions. [JaxGator80] [ In reply to ]
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JaxGator80 wrote:
If you have lunch around Nocatee, Memphis Jax (Barbecue), Cantina Louie (Mexican) or M-Shack (burgers and shakes) are the places you want to go.

And Timoti's Seafood Shack.
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in Beachwalk/Nocatee). Cycling suggestions. [skgunn] [ In reply to ]
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They were still open late 2016. Hadn’t followed up since I rarely go to jax. But either way 2 years ago at most isn’t quite a long time ago.

Unless you’re 8yo ;)
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in St Johns/Nocatee/Ponte Vedra). Cycling suggestions. [The GMAN] [ In reply to ]
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I wouldn’t want to live in nocatee if you paid me!

I live in San Marco. Pool 5 min away - I think 4 options at least. Bike out my front door in double wide bike lane. Can run lots of great places including the bridges.

Walk to restaurants and kids school. But I like historic over new. Been in Jax since 2008.

Spent lots of time biking and running where you’re looking but no way I’d live there.

If you want to check out my neck of the woods I’d be happy to show you around.

My in-laws have a “beachfront “ townhome in that beachwalk thing. Haven’t seen it yet. Glad I can go visit. No way I’d ever live there.

Contrary to comment above, I’ve heard the prices have been climbing like crazy due to demand. I think my in-laws home is now being sold for ~1.5x what they paid.
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in St Johns/Nocatee/Ponte Vedra). Cycling suggestions. [The GMAN] [ In reply to ]
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I live north of Jax in Fernandina. I'm selling my home and moving just over the GA border because of the recent sticker shock. The Nocatee/St.Johns areas are booming the last few years. Even north of Jax is absurd. We made over 20% on our house in under 3 years. The crazy influx of people has made the riding tough, up here at least. I know they (velobrew) do rides on saturday's from Jax Beach roughly 60-80 miles but they like to throw down pretty hard, Jax running company is no more, but Owen is still in the Jax area.
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in St Johns/Nocatee/Ponte Vedra area). Cycling and swimming suggestions. [The GMAN] [ In reply to ]
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Believe it or not your best bet is either to head south on US1 or make your way over to A1A and ride south. With that said, I wouldn't do a ton of riding in the area. The roads are just too busy anymore.
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in St Johns/Nocatee/Ponte Vedra). Cycling suggestions. [The GMAN] [ In reply to ]
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Bought a home in Twenty Mile. If that helps with further advice and counsel as to training, etc.

2018 Races:
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Favorite Gear: Dimond Bikes | Desoto Sport | Hoka One One
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in St Johns/Nocatee/Ponte Vedra). Cycling suggestions. [The GMAN] [ In reply to ]
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You are in a great spot for training.

You have access to the Nocatee swim club, which is very convenient. There are 8 lanes and it’s open 5a-10p every day but Monday. The youth team practices after school til about 8 but they leave a lane or two open. Any other time you won’t have to share a lane. There are also 3 lanes in the pool at Twenty Mile Park but that pool isn’t heated and doesn’t have lights.

You can bike and run from your house. There are bike lanes all over Nocatee and traffic isn’t very heavy. It’s big enough that you can get a long ride in without seeing the same thing over and over. I do a 25 mile route without leaving Nocatee or going the same direction on the same road twice.

There are golf cart paths and sidewalks all over Nocatee. You can get a long run in without having to cross any major intersections and they are all well lit.

Twenty Mile is very close to the Palm Valley Bridge if you need some hills. Depending on where in twenty mile it’s as close as 1-3 miles.

It’s basically perfect for a triathlete.
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in St Johns/Nocatee/Ponte Vedra). Cycling suggestions. [sjctri] [ In reply to ]
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Not to revive a dead thread but are there any public access long course pools? Moved to Jax recently from Vancouver BC and surprised by the lack of long course.
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in St Johns/Nocatee/Ponte Vedra). Cycling suggestions. [BGildenstern] [ In reply to ]
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Episcopal high school has a masters class that is long course from April to August. That's pretty much the only one.

And for the original poster, Longleaf/210/13 South of Roberts Rd, 16 and any of the side roads back there are all good riding areas.
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in St Johns/Nocatee/Ponte Vedra). Cycling suggestions. [BGildenstern] [ In reply to ]
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DuPont YMCA has LCM. not public tho and not sure how to get access. Not a typical YMCA. Only time I swam there was w a swim team years ago.

Come swim with me at LA fitness. Pool always empty and always open (even when it should be closed for some reason or another!)
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in St Johns/Nocatee/Ponte Vedra area). Cycling and swimming suggestions. [The GMAN] [ In reply to ]
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Just moved in on Thursday. Moving sucks.

Now just need to lose 20 pounds my injured ass gained the last year.

2018 Races:
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Favorite Gear: Dimond Bikes | Desoto Sport | Hoka One One
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Re: Relocating to Jacksonville, FL area (likely home in St Johns/Nocatee/Ponte Vedra area). Cycling and swimming suggestions. [The GMAN] [ In reply to ]
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I have lived in Ponte Vedra last 20 years. We ride every Saturday morning inside gated communities with little traffic. Happy to introduce you to the locals who do Iron distance races. 2x on meeting Owen.
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