Aliso and lcwp to test bike-only one-way designations

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  1. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Oaks.. two days in a row...
    Hawk.. chutes.. legal peralta...some waterdfall...feeling good...
    Trails r fun as heck... Getting loose but not fall oaks loose.. no puff clouds of 2inch dust powder yet..
    Met some old friends....
    Good to c still riding
     
  2. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Whoops wrong thread...
     
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  3. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    So rode TnA today.

    Super nice quiet afternoon out there.

    1st) they should put the 1way sign at the bottom telling people not hike up I've had two people hiking up they did not know until they got to the top and it seemed genuine.

    2) Bit of a close one was moving along and that final drop that @herzalot has been crushing his real wheel on. I was going fast I came around the right corner bounced off the left pushing me more to the right on that and it was farther, bigger drop and hit that edge ...hard... I think I was lucky I had suspension dialed (used it all) tires right and think I was tired and loose I came all the way down and nearly touched my chin on the bar and said oof but came out in one piece.

    Also @herzalot that section you were talking about where you like to go on the tougher line up to the right... is it high right or middle right?

    Little buddy today

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  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    High right - up on a slab. It's the second left after the crux.

    And there is a sign at the bottom telling folks it's bike only, DH only. People don't read signs or choose to ignore them.
     
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  5. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Ohhh I didn't see the bottom sign...heart was pounding from the near miss.. I'll look next time.

    Thx for the line I'll need to take a look, I like my lines but it's good to learn / experience new ones.
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Ohhhh, you mean ebikers and dog walkers. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
  8. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
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  9. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Did the article mention all the hikers we’ve seen on the now bike-only trailS?
     
  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Yep….I have yet to go down TnA since this program started that I haven’t run into hikers. A few times with dogs. Yeah, complain about us all they want.
     
  11. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    Do you call them out? I don't ride TnA much, but I have "informed" three hikers so far on the top half of Chutes Ridgeline. I am nice about it, except once, but many times they do not read the tiny little signs. The parks could do a much better job with signage, IMO.
     
  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    I agree that OC Parks bears a lot of the responsibility as the signs are not very clear, in fact they are pretty confusing.

    And yes, I call people out for doing all kinds of sh*t......but no, I'm not the warm and fuzzy kinda guy.
     
  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Hikers have the upper hand in this battle, so I do as little as I can to irritate them. And as soon as I obey all of the park rules myself, I will call out the others for violating park rules. I am uncomfortable with making exceptions for myself regarding speed limits.

    But I think this sign is pretty clear:

    New T and A Trail Sign.JPG
    If not the words, then the picture of the hiker with the line through it should be understood.
     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    The problem is some trails it's DH for bikes only, but Hikers can still be on it.
     
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  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Not in Aliso or LCWP. Cholla is uphill only for bikes - but hikers are allowed on it either direction. Lynx and T and A are DH bikes only - no hikers. Maybe I'm wrong.

    But yes, it's confusing, especially if you don't want to know. Plausible deniability.
     
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  16. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    Perhaps ... if your brightly colored bike was propped right next to the sign. When is the last time you looked at a trail sign on a trail you have been riding for years? I never read them. Why would hikers? I am on our side, but make them bright red or something.
     
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  17. FizzyCola

    FizzyCola Member

    Location:
    The soda aisle.
    Name:
    Dr. Thunder
    How many adhere to the 10mph speed limit for bikes on the OC Parks trails?
     
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  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Maybe the problem is that the sign doesn't say that trail is Laguna Ridge?

    Just more reason not to bother if it's so crowded this becomes necesssary.
     
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  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    I rarely saw people on Laguna Ridge - before the designation, and almost no-one since. But hey, you keep believing that everything about this area sucks and you wouldn't like it. Much better than actually trying it for yourself! :confused:
     
  20. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Yup certainly do not go ride TnA late on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon... nothing to see there...
     
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  21. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Urg t n a!! The day before the designation change.. I was having a pr run...having a great time!! Finally recovering from broken thumb surgery!! Back 100 percent!! Flying!! Almost at end.. turn corner two hikers right in the rock garden... Broken wrist out... Now back.. almost 100... But no mas for t n a... Had to make some promises to wife... She threatened to sell the bike!!!
     
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  22. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Dang.. no mas t n a.. art ..mentally.. car wreck... Dang...
     
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  23. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Does she know what you rode down Lightning Gulch? :whistling:
     
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  24. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Your lack of interest in the area has had a frustrating effect on some. :geek: Honestly, knowing the riding you gravitate toward makes me think you're making a fair call. I'm still a Floop virgin, too. It's all good as long as one is enjoying the ride. :)
     
  25. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Just me. I hate prejudice. And I hate the FLoop, even though I've never ridden there.

    What...
     
  26. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Saw this at bottom of cholla this morning:
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    Well, it was sorta nice while it lasted I guess. Not sure if this is good or bad news, or what’s coming next
     
  27. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    Wasn't it like a study by some students in Utah?
    They probably need a year to sort their data.
     
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  28. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    "I like my lines but it's good to learn / experience new ones." Try riding them at night. In the parts with chunk you will take lines that you never would have during daylight.
    "How many adhere to the 10mph speed limit for bikes on the OC Parks trails?". excellent statement
     
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