The 1st Annual imtbtrails Floop Ride!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by Mikie, Aug 17, 2019.



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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Yup!
    It happened!

    I have been lied to...:gotnothing:
    The Floopers have been lying, yup! I said it.
    Oh they talk about Hobos, I didn’t see uh one.
    They show videos of wide paseo’s and intersections, and sidewalks, and cars, and parks, and all that is true. They defend the FLOOP as if it is the most Epic trail in the universe, and to be honest? I can’t tell if they are joking or not! On the other hand, Floopers will crack jokes about the FLOOP and laugh and I don't know whether to take it serious... or not!

    So... after several beers at a Big Bear Social I dropped the gauntlet and said that imtbtrails is coming to the FLOOP; and we did!

    We met in downtown Fullerton. I had never been to Fullerton. To be honest, it was pretty nice! At least the area we drove through. We met at a Fullerton Court System parking lot. It was a huge parking lot and I’m thinking, “Where in the world do we... FLOOP at?”

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    When we pulled into the parking lot, it was huge, and people and bikes were EVERYWHERE!

    We saw many familiar faces, some we ride with a lot, some we had not yet met, and some from our past who we missed very much!

    We were doing an imtbtrails FLOOP Social. First one ever.
    I think someone said that 21 Hooligans showed.
    Vince the Trail Slayer led the day. He did an outstanding job.

    I was more focused on having fun, talking to the Hooligans, making fun of the FLOOP as we rode it in a fun kinda way. So I can’t give you the segment by segment details of what we actually did.

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    But all in all, I can tell you this
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    I thoroughly had a fantastic time!
    Who would have thought? See I think the Floopers have undersold the FLOOP by not mentioning just how much cool Singletrack there really is, or the climb to the water tank. And we didn’t even do a section called Panorama. There were some nice technical climbs, technical descents, and even some serious drops with some tech, and some fun pop ups and jumps!

    So here are some pics. When I get the chance I will add names to these faces. As always, I try to get everyone, but often blow it.

    He says He is smiling, ready for the "Serious" Floop.
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    I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride, but once again I have to really contribute that to the Hooligans. imtbtrails Hooligans are just the best!

    We had multiple dabs, a couple of crashes, and one mechanical if you consider @driffter33 the new Warren’s demolished rear tire flat one of our mechanicals.

    I guess the FLOOP truly does demand a blood sacrifice!

    When it was all said and done we did finally head to the Secret Floopburger location. We were all blindfolded (which makes driving in the city really hard).
    Once inside it was like the Disney Christmas parade of lights and it was a huge place and practically standing room only. We had a table of nearly 20+ and we grubbed like there was no tomorrow!

    I got “The Burger” and I ate that whole beeeeeotch!

    I think all had an amazing time. The imtbtrails Hooligans are nothing but fun. Never any drama. I love that about this family.

    When the eating was done and the food Comatose kicked in, we waited for the bill to show. I’m not sure if I want to put out the full details but the entire tab was picked up by someone. Holy smokes!

    The generosity of our family blows my mind and I continue to be humbled by the people of imtbtrails.

    Was the Fullerton Loop worth the drive down? Hell yeah! Not because of the trail itself, but because of the company it kept today. This world is currently in total polarization, and the people of imtbtrails... the Hooligans... are what ground me, help me to keep my sanity, give me a real sense of belonging, and a indescribable purpose to continue to drive and maintain our little world we call imtbtrails. Keep this special everyone as this little world is everything to me.

    I can only hope, that we have the fortitude to grow it and keep it that way!

    :thumbsup:Mikie


    I’ll post what Igot for pics when I have the chance but I had to put this out there.
    Please! Everyone that was there post up your thoughts and experiences of the day!

    Bike on!
     
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  2. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    How's that drive going boys? I'm going back to sleep. Someone wake me at 8:55
     
  3. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I’m here... And I don’t see anyone else. Pretty sure I was punked.

    :cautious:
     
  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    And we're off....
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  5. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    I want pics of you holding hands crossing the street
     
  6. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG The Smash, Ibis DV9
    #trailhead
     
  7. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
  8. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    #MikieDietStartsTomorrow

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  10. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Apres ride...
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    My burger...
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  11. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    Who's the chick with her boob hanging out?

    Oh and thanks for giving away the location... :mad: No more secret FLoopBurger.
     
  12. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    #SlowingDown #RealMenFinish

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  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Holy Sh!t. He finished.
     
  14. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Sacajawea, their guide through the many twist and turns
     
  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    @Grego is the man... seriously.
     
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  16. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    *
    Name:
    *
    It happened, I had a great time with y’all. Thanks guys and gals!

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  17. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    The Floop works in mysterious and unexplainable ways...
     
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  18. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Vince The TrailSlayer can ride anything.
     
  19. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    What the heck just happened?

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    IMTBtrails invades the Floop.:cool:
     
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  20. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I ❤️ The Floop.

    :inlove:
     
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  21. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    It is safe. I can't read backwards
     
  22. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Grego is the man x2
     
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  23. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I came....

    I saw.....

    I FLoop'd
     
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  24. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Mikie finished one..
    I just took a picture and ate his fries...
    This hamburger is not just big it's tasty!
    Good to meet n ride w u all!
    Fully loop the most dangerous ride in scal..
    Just don't get hit by a car

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  25. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    *
    Name:
    *
    Here’s the pics I posted in the other thread:

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  26. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Best oj is on the floop

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  27. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    I was honored to provide some sacrificial blood to the " Gawdz " today on the " 1 st annual imtbtrails Floop Ride. Was going down a twisting singletrtack when my wheels found an embedded section of 2 inch steel pipe. Not a big deal. Think I ripped off the scab from a previous spill.
    Was pleased to be part of todays ride. Very Very Very good vibes out there today. It was great to see the Fullertonians get some of the love they deserve along with all the teasing they take.
    The Flooop itself, not that bad, it has its features.

    :) :thumbsup:
     
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  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    Thanks again to @Grego for treating all of us to a wonderful day. :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    I had a great time! :)
     
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  29. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    I :inlove: @Grego
     
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  30. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    You've left your mark. It will be our turn to leave some for the next one.

    #FLoopannualrideforeveryone@imtbtrails.com
     
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