Sunday, August 28, 2011
Mountain Biking Kansas City area
I visited my family last weekend and rode a pretty good mountain biking trail. I would definitely do it again. This was the Smithville Lake trail. One reason to do it is that my sister and brother-in-law like to take their fishing boat there so I can ride while they fish, which is what we did. Actually it was kind of humorous: we went for a ride in the boat, then realized the mountain biking trails were in another place, so we put the bike in the boat and went to a dock close to the trails (sailboat cove). Here's a link to the biking map:
I rode most of it except for lakeside speedway which was closed because it was too wet. One irritating thing that I suppose you could say was amusing in retrospect was that I was the first one on some of the trails in a 2 days probably because of the big rains they had (2 days previous), and I got "attacked" by spider webs. oh my god, it was awful. giant spider webs. Obviously I ran into them but it felt like an attack. Then this guy passed me and I said, "oh good, you get to eat the spider webs now!" and sure enough, my attacks ceased, for a little while anyway, then he must have veared onto another path.
We also drove to Stocksdale park in Liberty, which I would like to try next time. It is not too far from my parents or my sister's house.
Here is a link to the trails in the area: