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Sugarloaf Mountain Clermont Bike Ride on Thanksgiving Day

Sugarloaf mountain is the toughest bike ride in Florida , we did only 32 mile on sugarloaf , it was more challenging than 58 mile on vanfleet trail .






Sugarloaf Mountain in Clermont was a real challenge!
If you want to practice biking for an upcoming Ironman - the highest elevation in Central Fla. is here. Start on 561 (not 561a) and Sugarloaf Mountain Road. Make sure to have plenty of water, proper nutrition, good,motivating company and a spare tire. 
At 312 feet, Sugarloaf is the highest point on the Florida peninsula. Located on the western shore of Lake Apopka,  Sugarloaf affords the vantage point of incredible views of the lake and surrounding valley.









Start (or end) in Apopka, FL which is a few miles northwest of Orlando. From there head northwest on US 441 and look for when it meets County Road (CR) 448 and take a left (head west) on CR 448. Take 448 until it runs into CR 561 and take a left (head south) all the way till it intersects with CR 455 at Howey Height. Take a left (head ea…
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Be thankful

You can't win a race if you keep looking back at the starting line, you have to look at the finish line. Don't worry about the failures & what you did in the past. Look to the future with great hope. 











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What is your goal in life ? purpose of life

All Praise is due to Alláh, We praise Him and we seek help from Him. We ask forgiveness from Him. We repent to Him; and we seek refuge in Him from our own evils and our own bad deeds. Anyone who is guided by Alláh, he is indeed guided; and anyone who has been left astray, will find no one to guide him. I bear witness that there is no god but Alláh, the Only One without any partner; and I bear witness that Muhammad, sws, is His servant, and His messenger.
What is your goal in life ?
My respected Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Soccer or Football  fever is all around us these days. And those who know the game will tell you that it’s all about scoring goals. Our khutbah today is also about goals, but goals of a different kind. I want us to think about the goals we all strive for, throughout life: our lifetime goals.

we all have short term, medium or long-term goals, which we hope to achieve before our life is over. The difference from soccer is that in real life, no one knows when the final whi…