September 11, 2016
There are some really fun, fast, flowy trail sections at Watters Smith, but unfortunately the spiders have taken over. I typically go riding first thing in the morning and being the first person on the trail, I can typically expect to clear out 4-7 webs (typically with my face). But my ride yesterday was borderline obnoxious. I'd say at least 40-50 webs across the trail. It was really hard to get into a good rhythm when you're getting a face full of webs and spiders. It was the entire park too, not just sections of trail. It's really unfortunate because I would have really had a blast here.
I know this wasn't a single incident either. The guy who recommended me here warned me about the webs across the trail saying they were bad there, but I didn't think they would be this bad. I don't have a fear of spiders, but after blasting through my 30th web of the day, if I had the option I would have dropped napalm on the entire forest. I would have killed for a closed face helmet.
Ride with caution.