Anyone know this guy?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cornholio, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I’m wrong and certain trails are “on the map” now but if not than maybe the names of the trails on his videos should be masked/changed/not shown on social media.

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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Don't know him.....but I bet it is all about the subscribers. The more I have, the more popular I am.

    I have more to say.....but I'll refrain.

    Unfortunately, this will always be a problem with social networks.
     
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  3. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

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    Nope. But I actually saw one of his vids the other day on YouTube where he's naming Bong Drop..... Some people just don't know the struggle or can't keep their social media mouth shut!
     
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  4. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

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    gary fishman
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    Yeah I’ve seen those. Even seen that group out in aliso. Kinda blatant disregard.
     
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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    West Anaheim
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    Mark Whitaker
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    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I don't k ow the guy, but maybe he's just clueless.:rolleyes: Could happen! :whistling:
     
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  6. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

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    Mike
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    I know what you guys are saying and I don't ride in Laguna (never been a fan) so it's not relevant to me but he has tons of Mt Wilson related videos and since he actually mentions the trail names, it's been great for us when we plan our rides up there. I guess I see the flip side in that if nobody ever mentioned a trail name, you'd have to be "a good ol' boy" in "the club" to know about the good stuff. I don't think my life would be the same if somebody didn't tell me about ___________ in Murrieta. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    Mike, aka "Snake"
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    My favorite trails in the ________________ area are: _____________, _______________, ______________, and _____________.

    But I also like the other side where you can hit ___________, and then you climb a short ways and make a left onto _____-_______, and then end it on _______________ which dumps you out in the _________ parking lot.
     
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  8. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

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    Huntington Beach
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    Sharone
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    I'm not a mind reader (nor do I ride Laguna much), but the issue with his particular post is that not all trails are equal.
    Some trail should be receiving less social media attention.
     
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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    Mark Whitaker
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    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Mtb MadLibs. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Sort of. Many trails are actually illegal - or unauthorized - thus should never appear by name on social media. They were built and maintained by locals and have enjoyed fight-club rules for decades. Those charged with enforcement have not done so for a multitude of reasons, but one being that the good riders maintain the trails, keep them hidden and don't populate the legal multi-use trails. Social media has blown that to hell. The trails are now easy to find, 15-20 feet wide and named constantly on STRAVA, YouTube and elsewhere.
     
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  11. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    The trails in Murrieta aren't illegal. They are named trails with signs.
     
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  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I believe - I hope - that's the case. Which means if someone told him not to do that, maybe he would listen. I am going to create a flier to put on people's cars that has a few basic responsibilities spelled out so that we do not lose access to our trails. Doubt it will help, but doing nothing isn't working.
     
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  13. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

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    Mike
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    Like I said, I don't ride there so I didn't realize that they were technically "not legal" trails. The fact that many of them are 20 feet wide is why I'm not a fan. Once they are on STRAVA, it's pretty much over.
     
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  14. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

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    Wink Wink... Funny thing is they are kinda illegal ;) being on private property and all.
     
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  15. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

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    They are absolutely NOT technically legal. This same issue comes up about ____ ____ in Murrieta every time somebody mentions it on MTBR. The problem is, when you Google "Best MTB Trails in Murrieta", it's all over the web. Google isn't going away anytime soon. I'm seriously not being argumentative but us being in SoCal doesn't help since they are 15 billion people so nothing stays secret for long.
     
  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
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    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Oh. I see.... Well, if they are on private property by permission of the owner, it's not illegal, right?

    That said, I will take down all of my Instagram, STRAVA, Facebook and YouTube postings I made about the place. Sorry about that.

    (there were none)

    I did take down the one mention of the name of the place in my post.
     
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  17. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    I didn’t start this to figure out if a trail is/was/will be legal. Would just prefer the dude not post videos on YT and was wondering if the folks here knew him before I talked some Sh!t.
     
  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    SC Chameleon SS

    The guy rides enough, he knows what he is doing.
     
  19. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I have a question. What if somebody here does know him?
     
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  20. doublewide

    doublewide Well-Known Member

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    I agree.
     
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  21. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    I’d hope that they would tell him to take his videos down and quit trying to be an Instahoe.
     
  22. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Call him out and ask for him not to post any names and locations any more. We can all marvel at his extreme talent without having to know the name of the trails.
     
  23. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

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    Mark Whitaker
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    I think the technical term for what happened here is "derail." :p
     
  24. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    F-me... didn’t want to turn this into a pissing match. Just not a fan of the dudes like in my OP who BLATANTLY put trail names out there for their own social media likes.

    Now that I know you guys aren’t friends with Captain Enduro I’ll flame away.
     
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  25. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Even if I did know him.....flame away. :thumbsup:
     
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  26. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

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    Covina
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    Derek Allison
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    2012 Rockhopper 29
    He's been featured on BKXC mt.Wilson videos. The latest one from about a month ago drinking some strong stuff while tearing down mt. Wilson (darkside ithink)
     
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  27. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    What’s that have to do with posting videos with labels of trails that shouldn’t be put out on the web?
     
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  28. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

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    Covina
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    Derek Allison
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    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Woah now, I didn't realize the responses in this post were being so tightly regulated between the lines.

    Anyway, for more clarification

    Simply that based on that, he might be of the careless variety. Maybe cut from the same cloth as guys (or gals) that make other trail users feel that they are going to get run down on the trail. Or that post trails so that herds of fellow bros can congregate there.

    but, no, do not know him as a person.

    (Edit)Buttt, I believe there is private messaging on YouTube, maybe send him an informative message voicing your concern?
     
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  29. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

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    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
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    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Although I don’t agree with him throwing names. I do enjoy watching his videos occasionally. Especially the ones of trails “that don’t really exist.” Take them down, leave them up, it don’t matter. The damage is done, it’ll be hard to exploit all the “hidden” trails anymore than they already are. And, the very large majority of them are (probably) still open.

    Oh yeah, I’ve seen him & his “crew” on the trail several times. They roll deep! :laugh: Always seem to be having a great time.
     
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  30. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

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    Crescenta Valley
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    Mike, aka "Snake"
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    Can't you guys just tell him that on the social media sites? If he hears it enough, he should get the point.
     
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