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    What are these spiders that build webs across trails right about face level? I ride N.Ga, Tn, NC, Al, and I bet I have ridden through 100 webs in the past week. Riding Tanasi yesterday, I was literally cussing because of these things. I kept getting these webs right in my face, and sometimes, it's difficult to get a free hand up to wipe them away. A couple of times recently, I have gotten something down my shirt that bites/stings, and was wondering if it is these spiders. Do they bite/sting? What are these annoying creatures ??

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    don't be first


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    We have the same problem in Arizona with Rattlesnakes.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
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    Man that's whats wild about these bastards. I can see many of these trails had been ridden on the same day, and no way to dodge some of these they are rebuilding these webs between riders ! It's a mass conspiracy I tell ya !

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    We got em here in SC and NC, too. He who rides first, cleans first. Although, I have gone through the same section of trail to have some webs back up shortly after taking them down on the first pass. They're non-venemous, for the most part, so just ride with your mouth closed and you'll be fine. :-l

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    Get a helmet with a good visor and ride with your head down slightly. Doesn't get all of them but definitely helps. I commute twice a week via trails and am on them a few hours before everyone else I get a lot of spiders. When I mess up and wear my XC racing helmet in the morning vs my Bell Super with visor I can really tell a difference in the webs across the face.

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    Old facebook status of mine:
    "It was one of those magical outdoor moments. Blue skies with big, puffy clouds, sunlight filtering through the trees, a nice breeze making it feel cooler than it was, and the bike almost cruising along of its own accord on an easy, flowy section of trail. One of those surreal moments when everything comes together perfectly. When time literally seems to stand still, so that just ahead, impossible as it seems, even the falling leaves are suspended in midair.
    'Course that's because you're about to go through a giant spider web..."

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