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Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by Fernando Gomez, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Fernando Gomez

    Fernando Gomez Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    corona ca
    Name:
    Fernando Gomez
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Hey guys,

    My name is Fernando I live in corona, ca I’ve been riding bikes for only About 6 months. I came across your page today and thought I’d give this a try. I don’t know many people who ride mountain bikes so I thought I’d give this forum a shot to meet and ride with new friends !

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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    You'll fit in just fine......but you gotta lose the gears off that bike......it's against the law to put gears on a Chameleon.

    I ride the Oaks all the time....in fact I was there this afternoon.
     
  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Welcome Fernando - but I am afraid you now have to leave. There are no Santa Cruz bikes allowed on this forum - especially a Chameleon. :eek:

    Oh who am I kidding! Welcome aboard. The opposite is true - there are about 62 Chameleon owners here and at least 350 Hightower owners. For a while it looked like SC bikes were actually required for membership! I may be exaggerating here a little.

    Kidding aside, you will find a great group of guys and gals on this site who love mt bikes of all kinds (well, all non-motorized kinds). Moreover, there is a community feel and commitment on this site that makes it very real.

    Glad you joined us. Ride a lot, write a lot! :thumbsup:

    PS: Don't listen to @mtnbikej. He's not well...:confused:
     
  4. Fernando Gomez

    Fernando Gomez Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    corona ca
    Name:
    Fernando Gomez
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Thanks! I was at Santiago oaks this afternoon as well!
     
  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Oh (insert favored deity), another Chameleon????

    Welcome aboard. As others have said, ride a lot, write lots about riding a lot, check out the Trailhead forum and the Ride Reports. Feel free to jump in on any rides posted out there. Maybe we'll see you at Beeks! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    That's a fine looking bike you have there, Fernando!
     
  7. Fernando Gomez

    Fernando Gomez Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    corona ca
    Name:
    Fernando Gomez
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Thanks ! I hope I can make some of the posted rides also
     
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Don’t panic @Fernando Gomez !
    Those two are our Walmart Greeters.
    If you can get past them you got it made! :)

    Seriously if you have been lurking our site like about 300,000 do you already realize that fun razzing is our style. Never take any of these hooligans serious unless they are giving you solid advice as these guys are some of the best, and I mean that!

    We always say it!
    Ride lots, Write lots.
    Even the fun and simple posts are a welcome contribution. You will meet tons of great riders at all levels of our fantastic sport.

    So welcome to imtbtrails!
    Oh... and yes it is a requirement to own a Santa Cruz on imtbtrails. :rolleyes:

    :)Mikie of Frazier Park
    Santa Cruz Hightower
     
  9. Fernando Gomez

    Fernando Gomez Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    corona ca
    Name:
    Fernando Gomez
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Haha thanks ! Looks like I need to step up and get a Hightower now
     
  10. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    AND!
    You already have an Avatar... you make a moderator proud...;)
     
  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Depends on how many broken bones you have had... For me, I’m starting to lose count...o_O
     
  12. Fernando Gomez

    Fernando Gomez Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    corona ca
    Name:
    Fernando Gomez
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Never broken anything but I’ve wiped out several times pretty bad haha. I guess when your new to mountain biking that happens !
     
  13. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Apparently you don’t know my 25+ year history...:coffee:
    Right now I’m recovering from two fractures to my pelvis.:whistling:

    Hitting the hay!
    See you on the trails!
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Yeah... No Chameleon's allowed on this forum! :stop: :D

    As the first Chameleon owner here, henceforth known as Chameleon Prime, I bid you a hearty welcome from the other side of your mountain. I'm in RSM, and can usually be found somewhere in the Santa Anas. Or on the road at 2:00 in the morning. :D


    Santiago Peak- The Day Before the Jackass lit it on Fire. :thumbsdown:
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  15. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
  16. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Always a good idea to have a second bike ready, never know when one of them will be out of service for an extended period of time. I have my wife convinced I need (3) and after riding in Whistler last month, I may need a DH bike now :whistling:
     
  17. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Welcome Fernando. You're going to fit in just fine here. You have all the prerequisites, and an avatar right out of the gate... @Mikie already loves:inlove: you! Hope to see you on the trails, Oaks is my go to.
     
  18. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    What's wrong with that seat on that front bike? :inlove:
     
  19. kazlx

    kazlx Member

    Location:
    Tustin, CA
    Name:
    Joe
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Spitfire
    X2, Welcome. I'm at Oaks all the time too. I live right down the street.
     
  20. kazlx

    kazlx Member

    Location:
    Tustin, CA
    Name:
    Joe
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Spitfire
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  21. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Welcome, Fernando. Glad to have another psyched rider on the board! :thumbsup: I hope to share some dirt somewhere with ya...


    One thing to clear up, tho...if you crash with no hospital time, it's not a "bad" crash ;) That would be a good crash. :cool:
     
  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    The seat is fine. It's the rider's parts that are questionable.
     
  23. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    I'd run while you still can Fernando. There's nothing but a bunch of crazies posting on here:Roflmao... Just kidding, welcome man. Nice job picking up such a keeper of a bike to start mountain biking. There's at least a couple guys on here that do some pretty good damage on board Chameleon's. Heck I wouldn't mind having one myself to go with my arsenal.
     
  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    It’s been 5.5 months and I haven’t broken the frame.....yet.
     
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  25. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    You better...

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  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Needs more purple!
     
  27. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Unknown
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Oh, you MUST have at least one XC style bike and one enduro style bike, and a bike that can straddle the two in case one or the other breaks!

    I guess I should be done crashing any day now...right?

    Good news! The longer you ride mountain bikes, the more spectacular your crashes! Instead of falling off 1' rocks, you fall flat on your face while trying to clear large gap jumps!
     
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  28. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Welcome from the owner of a Santa Cruz Jet 9 RDO. :D
     
  29. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Welcome to the nut house amigo:cool:
     
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  30. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
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