sup dudes

Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by floyd, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. floyd

    floyd Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    anaheim
    Name:
    garret
    Current Bike:
    Jeffsy 29, Meta AM 4.2, Fargo
    Another new guy here. Pretty cool site!
    I've been riding less than a year. Bought my first mtb maybe 10 months ago mostly as a fun way to get in shape. Dirt biking has always been my main thing.. "advanced" trail riding and long adventure type rides. Since getting the mtb though I haven't ridden the motorcycles much. It's so much easier to load up a bicycle and get to the trailhead :) I try to ride Floop or santiago oaks at least once during the week, and try to do at least one longer ride on the weekends. Fitness is still my weakness though.. I can get up the mountain, just not very fast :)
    Recently i've done skypark a few times and just got a season pass for snow summit, so i'm gonna try to get the most out of that.
    Looking forward to joining some of the rides on here eventually!
     
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Welcome aboard, @floyd ! Jump in with both feet. Sounds like your mtb start is about the same as mine.

    Don't wait to join. Feel free to get in on posted rides, and if you fall off the back you'll likely be riding with me. :oops:

    Ride lots, and write lots. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Welcome @floyd... I'm an ex dirt biker myself and your right that it's way easier to load up and hit the trails with your MTB. I still have an old 2004 KTM that only has 40 hours on the clock. Fact is I ride my mountain bike that much in a month and I have more fun. Stick with it, the fitness will be there.:thumbsup:
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I can't keep up with all the new signups! :confused: :p :thumbsup:

    Welcome... Fitness comes fast, but we're a pretty understanding crowd and we don't leave people behind. Well, there was that one guy... :whistling: There's a group ride in Wrightwood this weekend. Our fearless leader, @Mikie, has planned it so that all fitness levels will be able to enjoy the trails. A nice central meeting location with access to out and backs, loops, etc... Every now and then he has a good idea. :D

    It also sounds like it's time for me to throw up the Maple to Motorway no-drop ride and see if we can get some of the new forum members up into the mountains. :thumbsup:
     
  5. ChrisCrash

    ChrisCrash Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Christopher Newell
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower LT
    I just signed up as well @floyd (literally yesterday) - I ride Santiago Oaks from time to time.
    Mostly Aliso Woods/Laguna though, so if you're ever in the area let me know! Oh, and of course the luge.
     
  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    I'm at the Oaks several times a week.....my backyard.

    Only rules to follow.....Ride Lots....Post Lots. Participation is key.

    We have all kinds here.

    Everything from Flooper's to Epic Death Marches and everything in between.

    Don't be a lurker.
     
  7. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Hey @floyd , welcome to crazy town!
     
  8. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    sup' @floyd! Welcome aboard. Lots of moto guys realizing its easier to prep and ride a mtb bike than a moto.

    What part of Anacrime? I'm in Cypress and pedal at the Oaks more than anywhere else. Throw it out there if you ever want a tag-along.
     
  9. floyd

    floyd Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    anaheim
    Name:
    garret
    Current Bike:
    Jeffsy 29, Meta AM 4.2, Fargo
    Aliso/Laguna is on my short list of places to ride for sure. I've only been there once but it was great. Too gnarly of a drive for me to get there during the week though.. at least during daylight hours.
     
  10. floyd

    floyd Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    anaheim
    Name:
    garret
    Current Bike:
    Jeffsy 29, Meta AM 4.2, Fargo
    Yep! There's just a lot more that goes into motos. Usually a much longer drive to get to the trails. It's much more challenging to find like minded/skilled riding partners as well. I usually found myself riding in a group where I was way over my head getting my ass kicked or the ride would end up too slow/short/boring. I sold my main 4stroke and am just down to my ktm 300 which sucks for long rides due to fuel range.. Someday i'll get another 4stroke though.

    I'm near the packing house off lincoln. The oaks is my goto as well, but am currently working in long beach so I've been taking my bike to work and just head there afterwords.
     
  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Outstanding Fellers!
    Welcome @floyd!
    Way to jump in there @ChrisCrash!!!!

    Guys, come to Wrightwood on Saturday!
    Bring something to crisp on the grill and your favorite beverage. Rides of all levels.

    Meet awesome people, mountain bikers at all kinds.
    Hey you will even drive away with an Oh-ficial imtbtrails sticker! Dam! Showing up for just THAT is worth it!
    (I cant believe I said that with straight face..)
    :) Mikie
    imtbtrails
     
  12. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Another new victim...uh um member.
    Welcome to the best little forum around! Yes there are all types here, I'm sure you'll fit right in.
     
  13. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Fitness comes (and goes) so incredibly quickly... a solid week will do wonders! Technical skill comes over time, but it's really just about taking your hands off the brakes and pointing the bike in the right direction. I have a feeling that you new guys that have been riding a year or so are probably just fine for both. Give group riding a shot and see how it goes!!!
     
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  14. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Welcome Floyd. One thing every newcomer has to explain, is why their screen name is Floyd but the name in their profile is Garret.o_O

    So like, Baja 1000 kinda thing? Cool!
     
  15. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Uh, yea, sup doods? Where u guys been? Well, Chris and floyd, yer here now and that’s what matters. Welcome!

    Ride like ya stole it and post up. Looking forward to sharing some dirt. Or even Santa Anas choss. :cool:
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Howdy @floyd!

    Looks like our two new guys both like them there DH runs. Probably like jumps too. Looking forward to riding with Floyd and Chris - but what is it with you Anaheim guys who think that Aliso and LCWP is on another planet? It's a 25-30 minute drive to three of the main trailheads (Ridge Park, Willow and Canyon Vistas).

    Let's do this! :thumbsup:

    EDIT: I re-read Floyd's / Garret's statement. Yes, driving from Long Beach to a trailhead near Laguna after work would be a challenge. Depends on where in Long Beach and which trailhead in LCWP. 405 to 73 will get you to the trails mach schnell.
     
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  17. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'm just southeast of Knott's and often commute by bike to downtown Long Beach...hitting the FLoop after work is more realistic for me than Santiago Oaks, or LCWP.
     
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  19. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Howdy! Welcome to the group. If you ever want to check out the San Gab Valley riding scene, I ride nearly every morning. You are more than welcome to come along. Not great like some other places, but fun and uncrowded.
     
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  20. floyd

    floyd Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    anaheim
    Name:
    garret
    Current Bike:
    Jeffsy 29, Meta AM 4.2, Fargo
    Just my screen name of choice since i was a little computer nerd kid on bbs/irc. I liked the andy griffith show haha.

    Hehe not quite that gnarly. 150-200 mile rides each day are normal though.. Which can be quite a lot depending how much single track is involved.
     
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  21. floyd

    floyd Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    anaheim
    Name:
    garret
    Current Bike:
    Jeffsy 29, Meta AM 4.2, Fargo
    Yep I love the DH. I bought an enduro bike first because I knew i'd wanna go to the bike parks and go fast down gnarly stuff. I've done snow summit twice now and am just starting to get the hang of the jumps.. Still kinda intimidating but in a fun way. I've since bought a trail bike since the enduro is a bit much for local trails. I don't regret that at all.. it definitely made regular trail riding more exciting.

    Yeah I probably should suck it up and make the trek to aliso. I know it'd be worth it. Lots of daylight after work these days too.
     
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  22. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    Please do Steve. I'm looking forward to time off for this loop with you guys. Thanks
     
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  23. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    I work up the street from the packing house, la palma & anaheim.

    If you are into it, I could possibly meet you at the oaks after work on a weekday. Just let me know so I can bring my to work with me.


    HAPPY TRAILS!!!
     
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