New Guy

Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by ChrisCrash, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. ChrisCrash

    ChrisCrash Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Christopher Newell
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower LT
    Hi guys, another new member here. I recently discovered this forum, very cool place for SoCal riders. Finally decided to make a profile yesterday.

    I started riding a little over a year now, and after an expensive mishap on my first ever ride (shattered elbow, surgery, the whole 9 yards), I was back on the bike in June of last year. Almost immediately became addicted to the sport, not totally sure how it happened but I'm glad it did. Bought myself a Hightower LT and I ride in the South OC area 2-3 times a week. Typically Aliso/Laguna and the Luge, but also Summit, SkyPark & Santiago Oaks.

    I don't have many friends who ride often, so I'd love to meet more local riders. Thanks All!
     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Welcome aboard.....

    We have all kinds here.

    Ride lots....post lots....don’t be a lurker.

    Join in on some rides.

    :thumbsup:
     
  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Welcome, you're in good company, this is OC central.
     
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Hey Christopher!
    A sincere welcome to imtbtrails Brothah! I see you are a Cruz Brothah as well. Check that box!:thumbsup: (Take THAT imtbtrails! :rolleyes:)

    I assume you actually want your screen name to be ChrisCrash (I like it) and not your real name. I can fix that for you. Just remember the screen name when you ever need to re-log in.
    Like @mtnbikej said, don't be a stranger to the site Brothah. Everyone has something to contribute, even if it is "Liking" what someone said!
    Ridiculously friendly bunch. We have a big Club Meet up in Wrightwood this Saturday and I would like to personally invite you to join in!
    http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/imtbtrails-members-wrightwood-invite.7422/

    It's a ride and Barbecue afterwards. Don't worry about fitness, we will have all levels of riding. Bring something to grill and spend some time with great people!

    Enjoy the site!
    Hope to see you there!

    Mikie
    imtbtrails
     
  5. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Wasn't there a discussion earlier that there was no room for any more mountain bikers? :Roflmao:p:D:gag:









    Welcome Chris!
     
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  6. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Welcome aboard, @ChrisCrash! Try not to live up to your username. :whistling:
     
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  7. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Another OC rider with a SC what are the odds o_O

    Welcome from the northern LA contingent
     
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    @ChrisCrash ! Pay no attention to this guy...:rolleyes:
    Be aware of ANYONE that claims to ride a Big Black 29'er! :eek: Just gives me the heebee Geebees! :cautious:
     
  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Hope you're able to find someone to ride with in OC... the pickings are sparse down there!
     
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  10. ChrisCrash

    ChrisCrash Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Christopher Newell
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower LT
    Thanks all! Very happy I decided to make an account.

    @Mikie You are correct - I initially just wrote in my name and realized my mistake soon after. Please change it to ChrisCrash if at all possible.
    Funny story, the name was actually given to me by some of the people at work after I missed a day about 2 months ago due to a pretty big crash.

    As I found out that day, breaking a fall with your head is not medically advisable.

    I'll try and make it out there on Saturday, but if not I will definitely make the next one. Thanks for the invite!!

    @Runs with Scissors you and me both! :laugh:
     
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  11. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    I dig the spirit, most people would sell their bike after an inaugural ride like you had.
     
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  12. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Woohoo another Cruz brothah, welcome @ChrisCrash. That's quite a story you've got for your intro, glad you stuck with it. Ride, post & repeat. I'm sure with your stoke we will share some dirt together.:thumbsup:

    Oh and a quick piece of advice. Put up an avatar picture cause umm one might be posted for you...:Roflmao
     
  13. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Welcome... I’m glad you signed up. I also ride in south OC quite a bit. Usually on a single speed Chameleon. And sometimes with an IMtB Jersey... Feel free to yell if we run into each other out there. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Or throw it into a ditch o_O
    True story, saw a friend do that at Chesebro
     
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  15. ChrisCrash

    ChrisCrash Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Christopher Newell
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower LT
    @MrGreedom That would probably have been the cheapest option...

    @Voodoo Tom - Thanks for the tip I'll get one up now.
     
  16. Danimal

    Danimal MTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Welcome CC! You'll like it around here even if most of us are a little crazy.
    I ride whiting and luge often, well mostly, so we can join up for a ride..
    Sometimes after work, most every sat and sun.
     
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  17. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster MTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Welcome CC. Your screen name reminds me of the old (beautiful) wooden boats. And that people named Chris just tend to crash allot (cc: @herzalot ) Hope to run into you sometime!
     
  18. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Whoa whoa whoa there buddy. First, you stole my intro. Second, I don't crash often, just well. :confused: :bang:

    So now I have to try another intro...
     
  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Day late and a dollar short...????:whistling:
     
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  20. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    A Santa Cruz Hightower? Really? (facepalm) You were destined for this site. Seems you have to ride a Santa Cruz to get an IMTB account now, preferably a Hightower or a Chameleon - or both. I was grandfathered in and now have to re-apply for an annual permit to ride a non Santa Cruz.

    Seriously though, welcome. :thumbsup: Looks like you got over your unfortunate initiation and now like to hit the good stuff (i.e. stuff that goes downhill and has rocks and bumps and things). Along with being your name sake, we may be kindred spirits in riding style. Let's go crash in Aliso when it re-opens. :cool:
     
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  21. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    He rides a Santa Cruz Hightower... special circumstances like this allow for a new member. I think it is rule #178513??

    Welcome to the club @ChrisCrash!

    SC FOR LIFE!:thumbsup::sneaky:
     
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  22. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Really? You climbed down into the ditch to score the bike, right? I mean, we can never have enough bikes...
     
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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Best kind of friends to ride with!
     
  24. ChrisCrash

    ChrisCrash Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Christopher Newell
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower LT
    That would be great! Let me know.
     
  25. ChrisCrash

    ChrisCrash Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Christopher Newell
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower LT
    @herzalot Let's make it happen! Hopefully it's not closed for too long. Seems like it was a pretty small fire in the scheme of things.
     
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  26. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    @ChrisCrash welcome to the freak show. No doubt you'll be thoroughly entertained on this site and by the characters that dwell here. I live and ride in Laguna. Once I am healed up I'll let ya know when I can meet up if you would like.

    Pro Tip: don't trust anyone with a username that ends with "alot"... :whistling:
     
  27. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Tenacity!!!!!! A good sign, @ChrisCrash :cool::thumbsup: You'll have to battle it out with @sir crashalot for Crash Supremacy :eek::p

    You in the hood with @Faust29, @Danimal, @knucklebuster and a few other CNF foothillers like me (when I'm around). If yer into dawn patrol, any Santa Anas trail is do-able. Big climbs, big descents....size matters :geek: I could use some fresh blood. I'll be hammering until later this month. U want a primer, let's fire it this WE or late-day Thu or Fri. If not hope to share dirt soon.

    Welcome!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:


     
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  28. ChrisCrash

    ChrisCrash Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Christopher Newell
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower LT
    @tbarnesarc I will be moving to Aliso in about a month so i'll be right there as well. let's ride!

    @mike Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) I work M-F 8-5 so weekends or quick after work rides are my best options.
     
  29. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    It's open... :thumbsup: