I need to brag a little....hope you guys don't mind.

Discussion in 'Gravity Junkies' started by Ricekrispyota, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Ricekrispyota

    Ricekrispyota Member

    Name:
    Dana Weinberg
    So, I don't get to do a lot of riding with my 12 year son because of the massive load of extra curricular activities he does. This weekend,we had some free time and he wanted to do some gravity stuff. "Uhhhh, Ok, lets go. I know some places."

    Yesterday we hit up Snow Summit and ran in @Cornholio at the lifts while getting ready for our second run. He was cool and lead out on "Going Green" and my boy tried to keep his pace. We all did a second run down turtle trail and as mentioned in the snow summit 2107 thread, my boy took a good digger OTB.
    While my boy and I were sitting at lunch, he said "I like him. He was really nice and waited for me when I got really far behind." So to @Cornholio , thank you for riding with my son and I and thank you for leaving such a great impression on him. I hope to see you and you son up there peddlin when he get old enough.

    We did a total of 7 runs yesterday, including one run down Westridge/Party Wave. My son was very nervous on that trail just cuz it was new, so he rolled all of it. Then my son fell asleep in the car on the way home.

    Today, we went to a secret spot my buddy has and it was like someone kicked the bird out of the nest and said, "Well, you better learn to fly." My son surprised me more than ever and made me one proud papa. I hope you guys don't mind me sharing some quick video. He ain't perfect, but I'm afraid I'm gonna have to make sure my insurance policy is paid up.





     
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  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Treasure the time with the offspring...it may change when he's into girls. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Dang... 12 years old and he's hitting the lifts, sending the jumps and spending quality time with his pops. Good job Dana, you should be bragging.
     
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  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Liked, VERY much! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  5. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Fantastic. :thumbsup: :cool: Where were those wood features?

    Cool to see your son hittin it like a pro. :)
     
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  6. Ricekrispyota

    Ricekrispyota Member

    Name:
    Dana Weinberg
    I'm not allowed to say just yet as the area is working on some stuff. Once all that gets worked out (probably in the next couple weeks) I'll put it on blast. My buddy owns the property and doesn't want to poke the beehive until some things get cleared up.

    I'll just say, the trails are good for everyone who wants to push themselves a bit.
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Giddy with excitment! :) :sneaky: :thumbsup: :cool:
     
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  8. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Congrats on a fun day with your son.
     
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  9. Cornholio

    Cornholio Well-Known Member

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    Awesome video clips! It made my day seeing how much fun your son was having at Snow Summit, he was on my heels in some sections. I think I was talking to my wife more about my two runs with you guys than any of my solo runs telling her how cool it was to see a dad and son having a blast out there together. You've raised a nice young man, sir!
     
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  10. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    It's only bragging if you're talking about yourself! You can gush about how your kid is doing awesome and exceeding all expectation. You can state how inherently awesome Cornholio is. Hell, you can even say that you get to take a little credit for your progeny turning out as well as he did. No bragging there, just a reasonable assessment ;):)

    I have to brag about getting chicked by the wife yesterday... Wait, what? On the climb up! And for someone so deep in the books, she crushed the chunk going down. Sorry for the coattailing...sometimes ya just hafta brag! :cool::thumbsup:
     
  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Nothing wrong this this, not one bit!!!
     
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  12. brian1031

    brian1031 Newbie with Hope!

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    Santa Clara CA
    Name:
    Brian Clive
    That's great! Elated to know that your son enjoyed it.
     
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  13. riiz

    riiz Member

    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Heckler/Killmaleon
    There are a few videos of the place on youtube already, I thought the builders released those.
     
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  14. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

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    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    winning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  15. Ricekrispyota

    Ricekrispyota Member

    Name:
    Dana Weinberg
    Yeah, those vids were put up by the owners about a year ago using the kids from the local mountain bike team. The park has some different features now. At the time, the trails weren't open to the public. The trails are open now and a ripping good time if you are willing to do a short pedal to the top.
     
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  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Hah! That is awesome! Great to see this. I hope he liked seeing the vids on the web!
     
  17. Varaxis

    Varaxis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Perris
    Name:
    Dan Vu
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5c ('16 Yellow v1)
    SkyPark at Santa's Village (Big Bear), I'm guessing, based on all the clues. If so, is it some marketing strategy to tell people to not say the location's name?

    I like how your son took the initiative, and how you responded. Too bad once he's done with junior high/middle school and high school, it'll be a miracle if he has any real curiosity left.
     
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