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    I was attacked by Freeriders this morning!

    I woke up around 4:45 for some gawd aweful reason and couldn't get back to sleep. I decided to buss out the XLT and hit it. I got to the trail head at 5:20 and saw a sign that said that park hours are from 6am to 11pm. I sat there unitl 5:35, but couldn't wait any longer. I hopped on the trail and started climbing. The sun wasn't up yet, the trail was barely visible. I started my descent much slower than normal because I didn't have my light charged up. (I haven't done a night ride in a while)

    I finished my first descent, second climb, and started my second descent. I got back to a pretty gnarly section and SMACK!!! Freakin' freeriders! Blatent disregard for what I was doing! I was just smokin' along and there they were hanging there in their webs...trying to catch a "free ride". Eight-legged monsters. All in all after about an hour, I think I ate 10-12 of the little hitch hikers before I decided to call it quits. I got home and still had one of the nasty little losers hanging on to my head tube.

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    Interesting choice of activity at 5 in the morning. Mine was to go watch some videos and go to sleep.
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    I had to read your post like 4 times. I kept thinking you meant freerider, as in freeride mtn biking.

    I hate spiders too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    I had to read your post like 4 times. I kept thinking you meant freerider, as in freeride mtn biking.

    I hate spiders too.
    I tried to maintain the illusion as long as possible

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    heh interesting way of spending your morning

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    My count for this morning was 1 spider that I saw about 25 webs and 2 bee stings.
    "Lions and tigers and bears oh my!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    I had to read your post like 4 times. I kept thinking you meant freerider, as in freeride mtn biking.

    I hate spiders too.
    me too.

    me too.
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    Freeriders suck, but they do have a lot of protien in them.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Webs seem to zap my hydration...give me cotton mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Webs seem to zap my hydration...give me cotton mouth.
    Yeah....it's a trade off.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Wait wait wait....... there's a 4:45 in the morning now? I thought there was only one 4:45 a day, Jesus what else have I wmissed out on?
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    Well, someone has to be the web-buster. To bad we can't train the deer to do this for us ;-)

    Somewhere on the "inter-webs" there are some posts that go like this:


    Poster: Orbweaver68
    Subject: Flyway Destruction

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    So I'm out this morning minding my own business and waiting for a little food to fly by. They always said you can get too much of a big thing. Then this MONSTER running insect comes barelling down the flyway. It had to be 3 time bigger then my business establishment and bigger then anything I've ever seen.

    Of course, I'm waiting dead in the center for some foot and then me and my entire business are storming down the flyway. Then my neighbor from down the way and then his neighbor. It was a massacre. It took me all the way to climb back up to my territory after the ferocious dumb beast knocked me to the ground with it's clumsy appendage.

    I heard about one of these things from a few of my sisters once but I never believed it. Someone has to do something about these creatures tearing up the flyway and destroying honest wholesome bug trapping businesses.

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    Hey Ed, We are planning on being out there about 8:00 Tommorrow, Do you think you can get out there early and do your thing again? Or if you want to join us, I'll take the lead this time!

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    Not sure...on call this wknd. I'll most likely be at the 'spital.

    I was there for 3.5 hrs tonight though. Nobody from the Cru except Ellesworth. (that dude's strong on his ExCal)

    If I'm not there, eat one for me!

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    OK I took care of em this morning! Even got one to crawl around in my helmet for a while. I think my biggest irritation from the little buggers is getting the webs off my glasses!

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    I like to ride early in the morning. I also ride on trails near my house that are not used very much (Seven Lakes State Park). As such I encouter webs quite frequently. I've learned to ride with my mouth shut.
    The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    I tried to maintain the illusion as long as possible
    Me too
    I'm fat,you are ugly.I CAN diet!

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    Loll I Tought all the time that you were relly talking about freeriders UNTIL they jumpes on youi I was like What the F*ck I'll never ride in this area

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