New Here -From Huntington Beach

Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by RusPix, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. RusPix

    RusPix Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Russ
    Current Bike:
    Specialized Stumpjumper
    New here. I just got a mountain bike 2 weeks ago. Trying to get into shape. I have just been going on 8 mile loops through Fairview park to get into it. I rode a little before but nothing serious. Looking forward to checking out more trails after my endurance gets better. Found a few jumps to go off.

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  2. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Welcome!! You're going to love it here!!:D
     
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  3. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Welcome.

    Fairview Park is a good local spot to dial-in some fitness and skills.
    When you feel like moving up to the "next level" I can point you in the right directions.
    HB is home for many dirt riders, and if you are looking for a group to ride with ask around the local shops.

    I would like to give you kudos because you bought a bike that is capable to handle additional skills and fitness. You could continue riding it for many more years.
    Keep it fun.
    Stick with it.
    Find like-minded people to ride with, and don't get discouraged when you run out of skills (and luck).

    Be safe.
     
  4. Torrent77

    Torrent77 Member

    Name:
    Dave
    Welcome Rus!
     
  5. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Welcome! Stay connected to this site and you'll be just fine. Just keep pedaling.
     
  6. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Trying to get is shape? You've come to the right place. :thumbsup: But be careful, because you might have so much fun you forget that it's good for you. :cool: Welcome!
     
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  7. skyungjae

    skyungjae Member

    Location:
    Fullerton, CA
    Name:
    Kyung Jae
    Current Bike:
    2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C
    Welcome. Nice whip.
     
  8. RusPix

    RusPix Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Russ
    Current Bike:
    Specialized Stumpjumper
    My old bike was quite dated.

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  9. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Welcome Russ!
    Glad you “jumped” on. Yeah, see what I did there? Yeah, I did that...
    Anyway I hope you enjoy this place and meet some great people...

    ;)Mikie of Frazier Park

    Oh! The moderator loves to give question mark avatars like yours, “bestowed” avatars on his made up game called: A.V.A.T.A.R. ! So beware!
    https://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/who-will-be-the-next-contestant-on-a-v-a-t-a-r.4644/
    :eek: Oh wait! I’m the moderator!
    He’s on to you...
     
  10. RusPix

    RusPix Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Russ
    Current Bike:
    Specialized Stumpjumper
    What is the best shop in the Huntington Beach area?
     
  11. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Many of us are partial to The Path Bike Shop in Tustin and Trabuco Canyon. :geek:
     
  12. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Wow! You made quite the upgrade. Welcome aboard.
     
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  13. Torrent77

    Torrent77 Member

    Name:
    Dave
    If you're by fairview park then definitely look up pro bike supply. Otherwise I recommend Roam Cycles off of goldenwest.
     
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  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Hey @RusPix - welcome to the best little mtb forum west of the Mississippi - and probably east of the Mississippi too.

    Nice bike - it will serve you well.

    Don't let the local hooligans on this site convince you to eliminate your derailleur or shame you into doing 7000' of climbing in one day. :confused: They are awesome peeps to ride with and they love nurturing newer riders.

    Ride a lot. Write a lot. :thumbsup:

    Oh and yes - Pro Bike Supply on Newport Ave near Hoag is a good group of guys to work with, but they don't keep much stock. For that, you must hit The Path.
     
  15. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Welcome, welcome, WELCOME!!!
     
  16. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I know that HB Velo and HB cyclery have organized road ride. I’m not sure about off road. Two Wheel One Planet in Costa Mesa have a regular Sunday shop ride in El Moro.
    The Specialized Shop have a few rides posted on FB regularly.

    I’m not sure what’s the criteria for”best shop”.
    I’m not a big LBS advocate.
    Jenson is my go to for parts.
    I have a friend who does all the basic maintenance for me (let me know if you need his info).

    Where did you get your new bike?
     
  17. RusPix

    RusPix Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Russ
    Current Bike:
    Specialized Stumpjumper
    I just got it used off Craigslist. Thank you for the info! I’m looking forward to riding something new this weekend. Any ideas where I should go?
     
  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Fullerton Loop FTW!!
     
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  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Did you mean to type FML?
     
  20. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Welcome!
     
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  21. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
  22. RusPix

    RusPix Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Russ
    Current Bike:
    Specialized Stumpjumper
    How is the Buck Gully trail in Newport? I’m thinking of something new this weekend.
     
  23. Andy

    Andy Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Depends...
    LOTS of locals walk/hike (& run) this trail. I've seen some very senior seniors out there... You can carry some real speed from the San Joaquin Hills entrance. Some blind corners. Make sure you have a bell. Its not a destination trail, IMHO, you'd be better off carrying on to LCWP/IROS/Crystal Cove
     
  24. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    There is a good jump park right next to Fairview Park if you want to try some much bigger jumps. Just exit on the river trail at the south end (heading towards the beach), go under the overpass, first left and then a quick right onto the dirt and go in a bit. Ride around in there and you will find it.
     
  25. RusPix

    RusPix Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Russ
    Current Bike:
    Specialized Stumpjumper
    Sheep Hills! I used to go there with my BMX bike in the 80s and 90s. As soon as I get more confident I might go check it out.
     
  26. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Welcome to the mad house
     
  27. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    It is a "good" option if you are looking to mix in some moderate climbing.
    It's an out and back trail. climb from CDM to Newport coast and down on the way back.
    Keep your down hill speed in check, and watch out for hikers.

    I think cruising Bommer Ridge (from Ridge park to the top of Boat) is a better option.
    Safer trail, and better views.
     
  28. RusPix

    RusPix Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Russ
    Current Bike:
    Specialized Stumpjumper
    Thank you! I think I will check out Ridge Park this weekend.
     
  29. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
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  30. SingleTrackJB

    SingleTrackJB Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    SingleTrackRider
    A good loop would be to start near Oasis senior centre in CDM. Climb Buck Gully to San Joaquin Hills, climb Newport Ridge, enter Crystal Cove Park, then follow the fireroad parallel to the toll road. On a quiet time in the day enter Fenceline single track from the west, otherwise if it is busier carry on Bommer Ridge, turn right on Moro ridge and follow it all the way down to the ocean, where the last part of the trail is a semi-single track called BFI. Then turn left into parking lot, climb out towards the main entrance, turn left to PCH. Turn right on PCH, then cross PCH into Crystal Cove State Park on the ocean side of PCH, follow bike path all the way to CDM, back to Oasis.

    The climbing of this route is easy, either pavement or Buck gully and the descent to ocean is very scenic. An easy way to get a lot of miles in..
     
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