Forum etiquette question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by buggravy, Oct 25, 2018.



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  1. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    So on flyfishing forums that I'm on, and to a lesser extent snow forums, people tend to not name their honey holes, or secret powder stashes by name, for obvious reasons. With mountain biking everything seems to be pretty well documented, and trail names seem to flow freely on here and other forums. That said, I assume some are sacrificial lambs, and others are closely guarded secrets. Safe assumption, or is all that discussed pretty openly? Not that I'm privy to all the goods just yet, but also wouldn't want to blow up somebody's favorite spot inadvertently.
     
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  2. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Oh here we go...
     
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  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    If trails are legal and approved, feel free to mention them by name. If they are not, please don't.

    Knowing which is which may be a little tricky. In my neck of the woods, if it's named on the official park map and/or it has a named trail sign, it's a legal and approved trail. If not, it's not.

    Thank you for your discretion. Push has come to shove down in my 'hood.
     
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  4. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    In all seriousness, this post answers my question completely.
     
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  5. Oaken

    Oaken Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    CeeJay
    and along with not mentioning them, don’t Strava them either
     
  6. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Really? I had no idea. It's funny how every hobby has their top secret ish. That's annoying sometimes.
     
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  7. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    I don't know anyone that wouldn't be happy to show you the goods when you are on a ride with them.

    Like hrz said, it's not about secret trails, just legality when talking about it on social media.
     
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  8. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    A ha. I just see a lot of instances I'll end up lost. Never thought about being on an illegal trail. :eek:
     
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  9. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    I don’t doubt it. Seems like there’s a lot of camaraderie among members here. Really the reason for my post was that in my recent intro thread I responded to someone who said they are close to me by rattling off a few trails I’ve been riding. It occurred to me after I posted that that could frowned upon. I mean, they were all trails that I found through internet searching, but one in particular (that was my fave) was one that I had completely to myself on a beautiful Saturday. Anyway, discretion being the better part of valor I went back and edited out trail names.
     
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  10. shawndoh

    shawndoh Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    I ride all the bikes!
    A shameless plug for my podcast... this episode talks about trail etiquette and the current state of access. https://www.freehubpodcast.com/episode-15-aliso-woods-laguna-coast-trail-access/
     
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  11. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
  12. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    If you're unsure about a trail, you can always PM someone who's familiar with the area... I'd bet that @Luis , @UPSed , and @bigringrider101 could answer most questions about the trails up there.
     
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