Mt. Bike Celeb Sightings

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by herzalot, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Did we do this thread already? Oh well - if we did, Mikie can merge them.

    I stood in line to place my lunch order at La Sirena today, and there was a fit chick in front of me wearing a Red Bull cap who looked quite familiar. Then, I saw she was with a dude in a Fox t-shirt who also looked familiar. Then, another guy I recognized in a Pearl Izumi sweatshirt. None of them was in riding gear, but I knew it was Jill Kintner, Bryn Atkinson and Brian Lopes. When I heard Bryn speak, that confirmed it - Aussie accent. It's fun living in Laguna.

    I didn't say anything, 'cuz I didn't wanna be a creeper. But while I was waiting for my food, I heard a bit of their conversation. They were talking about their last ride. What crazy trail were they talking about riding? The Luge. I was shocked that they would even bother with such a trail.

    Anyway, no pics, so I guess it didn't happen. Take my word for it - or don't.

    Okay okay -here's one in Laguna:

    AtkinsonKintner.jpg
     
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  2. Daddy Dirtbag

    Daddy Dirtbag Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Jeff Johansen
    Current Bike:
    2016 Trek Stache 9 29+
    Did we do this already?

    Probably, but thanks for sharing anyways!
     
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  3. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I saw one today in the mirror when I got out of the shower. Impressive!
     
  4. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Hung like a baby bird in a nest????

    I did see Herzalot from the lift at Big Bear once.....
     
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  5. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Saying hi because you recognizing them seems a lot less creepy than saying nothing, listening in on their convo and then going home to post about on the internet. Just sayin'!
     
  6. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Mountain biking has celebrities?
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    No doubt flopping the jumps instead of jumping them...
     
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  8. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Well.....you were actually going around them but I wasn't gonna say anything. Hey Ohhhhh! :Roflmao
     
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  9. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Perris
    Name:
    Dan Vu
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)
    Didn't even know what Bryn Atkinson looked like, but I know how he rides. He's the first that comes to mind when I think about trying a cuttie.

     
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  10. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    CrazyBear Xavier sighting! He's @ the bar in Chili's in La Verne right now! He had a Webb Canyon session today.image.jpegThis totally counts!
     
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  11. MCB2K

    MCB2K Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Castle Rock, CO
    Name:
    Brian Kiggins
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc
    Eastern Utah, circa 2015... Rock Stars.
    IMG_0748.JPG
     
  12. oldschoolpl510

    oldschoolpl510 Active Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Name:
    Jason
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD3
    Living in So Cal is awesome, Orange County especially. I've seen so many pros on the local trails over the years. And with Snow Summit being a post season destination, I've been lucky enough to follow some of the greats down the hill. It is pretty cool that this worldwide sport is still a small community.
     
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  13. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    I saw Phil Collins at the Supergo in Santa Monica back in the day...not sure if that counts.
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    The only one I would recognize by sight is Tinker, and I've seen him a few times. Most recently, he passed me as I was walking out of GMR a few weeks ago- almost back to the parking lot. He flew by me, went through the back of the parking lot, and down the embankment to the forest service office below.
     
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  15. riiz

    riiz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Heckler/Killmaleon
    You'll see pros if you spend enough time at Snow Summit or SouthRidge in Fontana.
     
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  16. Danimal

    Danimal MTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    I with Faust, only one I think I'd recognize is Tinker. Saw him on STT once.
    Thought I saw Lopes at LCWP once, but I also thought I saw santa clause as a kid.
     
  17. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I am a huge fan of the sport at the top level, so I know a bunch of names and faces. They are like rock stars to me - only more so, because of what they can do. I geek out on magazines, race and event coverage, Pinkbike, etc. DH first, then Enduro, Rampagers..even some XC guys/gals (ahem - Emily Batty - cough). I'm not a huge Slopestyle fan because I can't relate at all - but I am amazed by what they can do.

    I guess it's par for the course for me - I spend more time admiring other people's riding than actually doing it myself. :oops:
     
  18. Mr. Hand

    Mr. Hand New Member

    Name:
    Markus
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB95C
    I've seen Hans Rey twice: Once at Cocktail Rock (San Juan Trail) and another time at El Moro where I spoke with him a little. Cool guy.
     
  19. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    True that...

    I snapped this photo of Gee Atherton and Eric Carter while standing in line to register at Fontana. I then noticed I was standing with Rachel Atherton and Melissa Buhl. Rach had a wrist injury at the time. Dan Atherton and Danny MacAskill were there too. Gee won. I was 35 seconds behind. Danny broke his collar bone on a 2' drop.
    GeeandEric.jpg

    Of course, Doublewide was nearly 10 seconds faster than me. That was one of the few races that all classes ran the same (lame) course.

    http://www.arenamtn-x.com/results_dh_1_24_10.php
     
  20. skyungjae

    skyungjae Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton, CA
    Name:
    Kyung Jae
    Current Bike:
    2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C
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  21. Mike.the.Spike

    Mike.the.Spike Active Member

    Location:
    North Orange County
    Name:
    Mike.the.Spike
    I was heading out to Old Camp at Whiting and guess who was returning from Old Camp? Tour de France rider Mark Cavendish.
     
  22. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Was he on Mark Renshaw's wheel?
     
  23. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    I met Tinker at the Ridgecrest Desert Classic three years ago. Great guy. Very humble.

    IMG_3501 - Copy.jpg
     
  24. rojomas

    rojomas Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Kookamongus
    Name:
    Oxx
    Current Bike:
    Carbon Intense Tracer 275
    Awe come on! Saying you had celebrity cyclist sighting at the races is like saying I ran into Steven Tyler at an Aerosmith concert.

    Living in SoCal I've had my fair share of Tinker sightings. One time I saw him riding his road bike through Running Springs. Ran into Lopes on Telonics. Saw Kyle Strait at SS. April Lawyer on San Juan. Leigh Donovan all over the place. Hans Rey in Laguna. Toby Henderson on Mt. Wilson. And actually rode PCE with Richard Cunningham. I've probably have had many more than that but just didn't recognize em.
     
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  25. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Being serenaded by Jacquie Phelan is pretty rad!
    23411223009_32ac7daf31_b.jpg
     
  26. rojomas

    rojomas Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Kookamongus
    Name:
    Oxx
    Current Bike:
    Carbon Intense Tracer 275
  27. rojomas

    rojomas Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Kookamongus
    Name:
    Oxx
    Current Bike:
    Carbon Intense Tracer 275
    How about celebrities that aren't famous mountain bikers, like Duff McKagen of Guns n Roses at SS, Elton John at Supergo Santa Monica or Will Farrell at San Juan?
     
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  28. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I shook Muhammad Ali's hand in front of the Biltmore Hotel in DTLA in 1990. A mountain bike was nearby....
     
  29. Makoto

    Makoto Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    I run into Curtis Keene from time to time in the SM mtns during his off-season. He has always been friendly and easy to converse with. He even tipped me off to some trails I was unfamiliar with.
     
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  30. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I ran into Seann William Scott a few months ago at JRA. Super cool dude. BTW he was on his road bike.
     
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