Trying to Get Out of My Comfort Zone

Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by Graham, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Graham

    Graham Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Graham
    Current Bike:
    Felt Decree
    Hello, forum people. New member here. I've been riding for about the past 3 years, mostly squeezing in solo rides while my little ones are napping. Fitness is good, skills are descent... But lately, I've been riding like a <place trump grabs>. My friends all suck so I need some people to ride with/find new trails/do dumb stuff with. Stoked to ride!
     
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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    @Graham ,
    I am confident you could NOT find a better place and people to do dumb stuff with.

    I think your Title was meant to read "Trying to get OUT of my Comfort Zone" if that is true, I can feeex it for you...

    Welcome Bud!
    You have come to the right place.
    We do have all ride types all though lately I'm getting the impression that many here think we just do big rides. Contrary to popular belief, we do all kinds of rides, many of which are really AWESOME!

    Stick around, stay positive. Don't be a <place where Trump Grabs :stop:> :Roflmao and get in the mix. You just surrounded yourself with cool passionate mountain bikers!

    I hope to see you soon on the trail. Check out our invite for the Wrightwood event this Saturday!

    Mikie
    imtbtrails
     
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  3. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    50 miles and 10k! That will get you out of your comfort zone! Go Big or Go Home! :gag:


    Welcome @Graham!
     
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  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Welcome @Graham! Glad to read you are interested in pushing your limits. Around here, though, we ride only for fun and fitness and to explore nature. If you want to go big, you might have to keep it on the down low because trump has a hold of ours, and we kinda like the way that feels...All safe and secure; slow and steady; moderate and mediocre.

    I ride about once a month these days. But when I do, it’s mild sauce on my burrito baby!

    We have other riders here who are the habanero kind. Some shred, some fly, and some hammer. The rest just like to stop and smell the flowers here and there.

    Checkout the trailhead feature for rides; there’s one in Wrightwood this Saturday (I won’t be there). Lots of others popping up all the time.

    Finally, thank you for joining.
     
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  5. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 Times SC, Oh My.
    So, Neighbor... Where are you riding? I'm in RSM. when I'm short on time, I do the occasional loops around Tijeras Creek, Arroyo Trail, and Bell View to Caspers. More often, though, I'm up in the mountains. Like last night... We did our (almost) weekly Maple to Motorway ride. We also frequent Holy Jim, Old Camp, Trabuco, Eagle, etc...

    Ya had to go there... :D:p
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Welcome semi-newb.

    Contrary to popular beliefs.....we do have a flavor for every taste.

    MV puts you kinda in the middle of a lot of trails.

    All we ask is that you ride lots, and post lots. Participation is key. Don’t be a lurker.

    Keep an eye on the Trailhead forum for ride invites.
     
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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
  8. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Welcome @Graham !!!

    Comfort zone limit pushing to take place the next two weekends.... Wrightwood this weekend and Skypark next weekend. Come on out, great opportunity to meet some members and share the stoke. I'm sure you could probably even hitch a ride if need be.

    keep pushin' the pedals!
     
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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Welcome aboard, @Graham . What ^^^ they all said. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
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  11. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Ohhhh, you are in trouble!!!!

    But @Graham , you're kinda' in a good position: Get a Burley trailer and pull the kids EVERYWHERE! You will get some huge fitness gains from that!

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  13. Graham

    Graham Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Graham
    Current Bike:
    Felt Decree
    You're right, OUT of my comfort zonse...Posting before my 3rd cup of coffee is never a good idea.
     
  14. Graham

    Graham Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Graham
    Current Bike:
    Felt Decree
    Sounds great. Let me know about those weekly Motorway rides!
     
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  15. Graham

    Graham Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Graham
    Current Bike:
    Felt Decree
    Dude for real! Pulling a trailer up hill is rough.
     
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  16. Graham

    Graham Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Graham
    Current Bike:
    Felt Decree
    Skypark looks so rad, been meaning to check it out. I'll try to make that ride for sure.
     
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  17. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    @Graham, welcome!

    Discomfort, doubt and fear are where it’s at. 100-proof living. Moderation = mediocrity. All the Sh!t we’ve been arguing about arguing about all week...

    Get some pads if you don’t have em. Hope to share dirt!
     
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  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Getting out of your comfort zone.....would big mileage/big elevation rides be considered getting out of your comfort zone? It is for many riders here.

    This is where the Death Marches kick in. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
  20. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    What's your comfort zone exactly? Do you want to start getting in more tech? More mileage? Climbing up long, boring fire roads?
     
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  21. Graham

    Graham Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Graham
    Current Bike:
    Felt Decree
    More tech and/or bigger rides up and down.
     
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  22. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Exploration Trail.
     
  23. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Greer Ranch for tech on seriously excellent, actually singletrack (for the time being) trails. If you do the Enduro Tour with Mt Wilson shuttles, you’ll be exposed to more tech as well w/o crazy amounts of “work” to access the trails.

    I’m sure you can get those “bigger” rides in by climbing in those mountains just to your East. I’ve done them in a past life and while it’s definitely a great workout, the fun factor for me is minimal. I prefer to be on singletrack in the trees if possible. SART in Big Bear is a good example of that and Exploration looks fun. I haven’t ridden Wrightwood yet myself but the videos posted by other members look promising.
     
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  24. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Welcome Graham! :)
     
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  25. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Welcome @Graham! I am the resident <place where Trump grabs 'em>. I like medium rides on mediocre terrain. I ride an average bike. I don't drink IPAs. I have no tattoos. I don't own a pitbull, lifted truck or a gun. I don't even have a garage. When people say "Go Big or Go Home" I go home. I don't ride at night. The sorting hat put me in Hufflepuff. I use Harry Potter references. I don't handle snakes. I get enraged when people use apostrophes for plurals.

    But I still may be able to push you out of your comfort zone here or there. :sneaky: Mt. biking, of course.
     
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  26. SingleTrackJB

    SingleTrackJB Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    SingleTrackRider
    Welcome Graham! I recognize the riding when little one is sleeping! :thumbsup:
    I still have to make one of the group rides too. :unsure:

    It is a lot fun here, it is so good to see people having fun with bikes. :):thumbsup:
     
  27. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    G-dude, I’m your huckleberry. Your back yard awaits. Starting this weekend, with you or not. :sneaky::thumbsup:
     
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  28. Graham

    Graham Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Graham
    Current Bike:
    Felt Decree
    Haha. Hell yeah! Let's shred.
     
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