Really new

Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by 45acpManny, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. 45acpManny

    45acpManny Member

    Location:
    Downey
    Name:
    Manny
    Current Bike:
    Mountain bike
    whats up group! I’m very new to riding and very motivated to make this my new hobby! Cheers!
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Welcome.

    What kinda mtn bike are you riding?

    Where are you riding?

    Gotta give us something.

    All we ask is that you participate. Don't be a lurker.

    Ride lots....post lots.

    We have something here for everyone.
     
  3. 45acpManny

    45acpManny Member

    Location:
    Downey
    Name:
    Manny
    Current Bike:
    Mountain bike
    I just bought my bike a week ago I’m still working on it, like maintenance and a few upgrades, I have a trek fuel ex8 and I’ll be heading to my first ride this weekend
     
  4. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Welcome!

    What position do you take on stickers?
     
  5. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Welcome from south OC...

    It’s a great sport and easy to get hooked on. Good luck on the maiden voyage. :thumbsup:
     
  6. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Go Trek! :thumbsup:

    (fellow Trek owner here)
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Welcome aboard. Don't be scarce.
     
  8. 45acpManny

    45acpManny Member

    Location:
    Downey
    Name:
    Manny
    Current Bike:
    Mountain bike
  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    @Manny did - So... Where are you headed on the maiden voyage?
     
  10. 45acpManny

    45acpManny Member

    Location:
    Downey
    Name:
    Manny
    Current Bike:
    Mountain bike
    I have Marshall canyon in mind, it looks to be good for beginners?
     
  11. Poofighter

    Poofighter Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Noel
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Shortboy
    Welcome to the madness. You're in Tinkers old hood and close to Turnbull Canyon. I think thats the closest dirt trails to you.
     
  12. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I've only been up that way once, but there are some guys on here who ride there all the time. Hopefully one will chime in, and give you some route pointers on beginner friendly stuff. . @DangerDirtyD - Calling Wolfman. Wolfman, come in.
     
  13. 45acpManny

    45acpManny Member

    Location:
    Downey
    Name:
    Manny
    Current Bike:
    Mountain bike
    Yes all the beginners advice is welcome lol
     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Good beginner advice.....any ride I post up, that may or may not include the word Death March or Quick Spin May be perfect for you. :whistling:
     
  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Don't scare him away before he even gets started. :rolleyes:
     
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  16. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
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  17. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Hey @Manny did !
    Awesome to see the stoke! Don't lose that...
    Stay plugged into these guys, they have been doing it for a while...
    Welcome to the family.
    Now go get some dirt.

    :)Mikie from Frazier Park
     
  18. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    And post a pic of your inaugural ride!
     
  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    And pics from the following E.R. visit are always appreciated as well!
     
  20. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Try NOT to listen to guys like this... :rolleyes: @Manny did !
    No ER action on at least your first ride, okay?
    :)

    Note: @Manny did ! I am SO proud of you! You put up an avatar! Your like the son I never had. Way to go! :coffee:
     
  21. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Unknown
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Rule #1 Don't follow Josh.
    Rule #2 Don't follow Jason?
     
  22. kazlx

    kazlx Member

    Location:
    Tustin, CA
    Name:
    Joe
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Spitfire
    Welcome. My piece of advice is don't give up. I had some horrible first rides, because I was a) in horrible shape and b) usually had no idea where I was going. I walked up a lot of hills. A lot. I'm still by no means a climb crusher. Just enjoy the ride, stop and smell the roses if you need a break and find enjoyment in small victories. The beauty of riding is it can be a solo and group sport. You can always progress and your limits are only your own, but you can always go out on rides and enjoy them just as much with people above and below your fitness and skill level. When you can, try to ride with people that are faster than you.

    Oh and if you ever want to ride Oaks or Laguna, hit me up.
     
  23. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Perfect. Every new rider should read this.
     
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  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Yeah, nothing wrong with pushing your bike. Seriously, walking your bike up a hill, or down one is 100% okay.
    As long as you get back on it and ride the next day!
     
  25. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    WORD
     
  26. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    @Manny did welcome! Keep the rubber side down!
     
  27. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    What did Manny do anyway??
    Manny did buy a bike
    Manny did join this site
    Lets watch Manny did ride his bike
    Manny did become happy(er)

    Welcome @Manny did :thumbsup:
     
  28. 45acpManny

    45acpManny Member

    Location:
    Downey
    Name:
    Manny
    Current Bike:
    Mountain bike
    Thanks bro
     
  29. 45acpManny

    45acpManny Member

    Location:
    Downey
    Name:
    Manny
    Current Bike:
    Mountain bike
    Thanks! Sure will!
     
  30. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Rule #3 Unless you have a rope tied between your bikes.