Sharing Trails

Discussion in 'Trail Advocacy' started by littlewave, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
  2. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    TFPU, @littlewave. Inspiring, and a really nice production.

    Sounds like civic pride gone amok. Where is the civic pride in SoCal? (Beyond Red Hot Chili Peppers.) Every time I visit CO it makes me wonder how things in SoCal could be as lame as they are. Cutting edge my ass. And I don’t mean to disparage my own home, but by comparison it seems kind of lame…and I rarely ride San Diego Co.! :unsure:

    CO and Durango FTW. I'll be back, pronto.
     
  3. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    That is awesome, wish we had that type of stuff here.
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Bye, Guys... I'm heading north.

    Durango Trails from the Trails 2000 website
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  5. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    I just added Durango to the list of places to consider when we get out of CA.
     
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  6. Fueledbyex8

    Fueledbyex8 Member

    Location:
    BP
    Name:
    Albert
    Current Bike:
    2011Trek Fuel Ex9
    Glad to see Durango Colorado has multi trail use for all, that's the result of people working together and having respect for one another. I'm assuming mtn. bkrs. know not to be hauling ass down hill where they might run into hikers? I know the video mentioned they are building more technical trails for bikes which you prob. won't see to many hikers on. That is one of many problems here in socal" that restricts us from riding certain trails, like the closure of the trailhead in Turnbull " off Orange Grove ave. for the Puma trail! somebody gets hurt by a speeding mtn. biker and it affects the rest of us who are cautious when riding populated trail systems now the trailhead is closed. We live in a big city so the problem here is much bigger, but still possible! for everybody to use the same trails.
     
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  7. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I was in Colorado a few years ago and everyplace I went seemed to call themselves the mountain bike capitol of the State! I didn't have my bike so I couldn't sample the goods, but I did help paint my brother's newly bought Victorian in Georgetown, outside of Denver. Durango definitely looked like a good place to live, but so did everywhere else.

    I checked their population and it was in the 18,000 range. OC by comparison is @ 3,000,000 and LA county is @ ten million. So more pressure on our trails, and we seem to be doing remarkably well at sharing them. I like that lots of them are steep, too.
     
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  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Well kids, let me tell you all about it (prepare for name dropping and tall tales)...

    I lived in D'rano CO from Sept 1981 to Nov. 1986 and again in the summer of 1988. I grajacated from Ft. Lewis Colledge.


    In my freshman year, there was this blond dude with glasses in my dorm who raced motocross. His name was Greg. I owned a road bike then - a bitchin' Miyata that I never rode. Two of my ski racing buddies bought some new-fangled "mt. bikes" but I figured I never rode my road bike, why would I get a mt bike?

    One of my ski racing friends met up with a dude for a road ride starting from my house - the dude was a guy with a bushy mustache and a mole, I think his name was End Overend. I never understood their desire to ride bikes in their underwear. A couple years later, I served that same dude dinner when I was waiting tables at the Red Snapper in D'rano. I was told he was a mt. bike champion. Who knew?

    After I grajacated, I was an assistant coach for the FLC ski team (85-86). At that time there was this dude named Dave Weins who was attempting to be a ski racer. He showed some pretty good potential, actually. However, he returned to Gunnison after about a year in D'rano. I think he started riding mt. bikes or something.

    When I returned to visit my buddy in about 1990, I too had purchased a mt. bicycle and was just getting into the sport. My buddy that I was visiting had another friend that would drop by occasionally. A John Tarmac or something like that. Seems he liked those mt. bicycles too.

    99.87% of the above is actually true. Durango has turned out to be quite the mtb paradise since - or maybe because of - those days.
     
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  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    isn't that a lil more east than North of here?
     
  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Which part of the remaining .13% is untrue?
     
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  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
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  12. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    But if you only go east, you'll end up in South Carolina! :p
     
  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I may have spelled some names wrong....
     
  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    You wouldn't like it. All the trails are too short without enough climbing. Well, except Kennebec Pass and the Colorado Trail.
     
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  15. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
  16. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
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  17. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    There are nuts in every state, but point taken: Get ready to whip some ass when encountering other users.

    JK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p
     
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