New guy here

Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by Albertg, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Albertg

    Albertg Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Long Beach
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    2017 YT Jeffsy 29
    Hi all. Just getting back into mtn biking after about 15 years. A lot has changed! I decided to get a new bike to get with the times and bought my first full suspension bike (yt jeffsy 29). I am 40 and can definitely appreciate the plush ride. I am hailing from Long Beach and have recently been visiting the Floop, Del Cerro Park, Santiago Oaks and Altadena.
     
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  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Welcome Albert! :thumbsup:
     
    Danmtchl, Mikie, Old&InTheWay and 4 others like this.
  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Welcome @Albertg from the other LBC!

    A Jeffsy is a nice way to "ease" back into the sport :eek: :cool:! A lot has changed in 15 years, but it's every bit as fun as it was then, if not more so. I am one of a few on here who LOVES the progress of full suspension bikes. You will find many of our hardcore dudes love torture machines with minimal suspension and three gears (sit, stand, walk) eschewing all progress over those 15 years.

    I am glad you are sane! :thumbsup:

    This is a great place. Thanks for joining the zoo. Ride a lot. Write a lot, and if you ever wanna go OG in the MtB LB, let me know.
     
    Danmtchl, Jurven240z, Mikie and 9 others like this.
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Don’t you have a creak to fix? Or is it a knock? :p

    Welcome Albert! We don’t bite and most of us have had our shots. Feel free to jump in anywhere.
     
    Danmtchl, Mikie, Old&InTheWay and 7 others like this.
  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Sounds like a nice bike! Go get some mileage in the hills this weekend!
     
    Danmtchl, Mikie, Old&InTheWay and 4 others like this.
  6. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Great bike choice! Welcome
     
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  7. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Funniest comment all month. Cheers to you sir!
     
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  8. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Hey Albert, welcome! Congrats on the re-entry...you’re psyched!!!!!! Hope to share some dirt sooner or later :thumbsup: Until then, here we are :cool:
     
    Danmtchl, Mikie, Old&InTheWay and 3 others like this.
  9. Albertg

    Albertg Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Long Beach
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    2017 YT Jeffsy 29
    Thanks all!

    I'd like to take you up on that but may need to build up to it. I was never a DH guy and would only ride to be active. After watching vids of Laguna (telonics, sewer drop) I'm not sure what I would be getting into. haha

    creaking? I think I did read something about that haha. But I wouldn't know if its happening anyway as I'm too focused on just trying to stay on the trail.

    Thanks guys. A completely different machine to my old 26in hardtail. I can't say that I'm used to it yet. It feels big and tall and laid back. I love how it rolls over everything.
     
    Danmtchl, Mikie, Old&InTheWay and 8 others like this.
  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I remember that same feeling coming from a 26" Bridgestone to a 29" Karate Monkey... wow!
     
    Danmtchl, Faust29, Mikie and 3 others like this.
  11. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Welcome! Plenty to ride in Laguna that isn’t the off menu stuff you mentioned. Lots of fun to be had.
     
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  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Welcome Albert.....one of the said minimal suspension and (sit/stand/walk) guys here.

    15 years away and you came back.....jump right back in....it’s as easy as riding a bike.

    We cater to all kinds here. Join in on a ride, or post one up yourself.

    All we ask is that you ride lots and write lots. Participation is key.

    Oaks is my backyard ride....I’m there alllll the time.
     
    MrGreedom, Danmtchl, Faust29 and 5 others like this.
  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    He was referring to me. I have a knocking sound I am chasing, and he is one of those who rides the 3-spd torture machine that I described.
     
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  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Welcome! I have no idea what a Jeffsy is....but I'll bet it can climb and descend Monroe Truck Trail.
     
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  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I told you it was your knee...:whistling:
     
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  16. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=YT+Jeffsy+29
     
  17. Albertg

    Albertg Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Long Beach
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    2017 YT Jeffsy 29
    I'll definitely be looking out for group rides.

    I'm going to try to ride oaks more and cut my teeth there. I recently bought a regional park pass so I'd like to use it more. Any favorite loops? I only went there once - ladders, deer, cactus, chutes. It was fun. I'll incorporate bumblebee/hawk into that loop as well next time.
     
    MrGreedom, Danmtchl, Faust29 and 4 others like this.
  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I ride there enough.....I constantly mix up the loops. Everything is accessible, so no reason to do the same loop every time.
     
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  19. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Welcome @Albertg !
    How come all yoos guys live in the OC?
    None the less, this is a pretty fun place to hang out at. Bunch of hooligans that we are.
    Hope to hit some hero dirt with you sometime soon!

    ;)Mikie of Frazier Park
     
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  20. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    welcome @Albertg . I am in nearby Cypress, hit me up if you ever want to ride w/ someone.
     
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