Riding in Spider Kingdom

What makes anyone think naming a trail Spider Kingdom is a good idea? And yes, a banana spider hung from its web next to the sign. But since we were determined to ride, we continued from the Landbridge Trailhead through Spider Kingdom, and fortunately, didn’t see another spider on our eleven mile ride.

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Butterflies and flowers outnumbered spiders on the shady, single track trail, part of the Cross Florida Greenway. Am I the only one who thinks Butterfly Kingdom would be a more appealing name for the path?

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We rode over trails with pine needles hiding roots, stumps, limbs, rocks and pinecones. This was a test of my ability to maneuver tight turns and obstacles.

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We even had to lift our bikes over downed trees in more than one location.

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All in all Spider Kingdom proved to be an enjoyable trail and one that provided some new challenges…without getting lost…unlike another couple we met in the parking lot.

We’re planning a repeat trip, but next time adding a little more distance riding from the Landbridge to Santos, hopefully without spiders.