June 10, 2014
Singletracks reviewers don't lie! I thought the intermediate tech rating on this trail might be a bit overblown but after riding, I can confirm these trails are tight, rooty, and NOT beginner friendly. In fact, Leah and I brought the kids (one on the Tyke Toter, the other on a trail-a-bike) and decided to stick to the doubletrack--and it's a good thing we did!
Now, the other thing I failed to pay attention to in the reviews is the mention of spiders. They were EVERYWHERE! So bad, in fact, that I cut my ride short after getting covered in webs. For a bit I rode with a stick in hand, waving it like Harry Potter's wand in front of me, hoping to snag the webs ahead and make the spiders disappear. It didn't work. Basically anywhere two trees were less than 4 feet apart had a huge web between them. Which pretty much meant the entire trail. I can still feel the sticky webs on my skin days later.