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.