What trails r considered advance or expert in oc?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by konakc, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Who knows?
     
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  2. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

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    Newport Beach
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    Brett
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    Ibis Ripley LS
    Floop?
     
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  3. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

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    Rocky
    Heeeck yeah!!! :laugh:
     
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  4. Jmsracer

    Jmsracer Newbie with Hope!

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    John
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    Depends on how fast you’re going
     
  5. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

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    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    In a nutshell... illegal non-sanctioned trails are always a good bet regardless of area. Most illegal trails are GNAR!!!
     
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  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Haha, trick question. Advanced ≠ expert.
     
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  7. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

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    Sylmar
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    Luis
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    Big Black 29er
    Doesn’t rule 1 & 2 of Fight Club apply here?
     
  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

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    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Whose on first?
     
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  9. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

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    kc
    Im just trying to see if captain ahab black diamond is like any of our local trails...u yahoos...
     
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  10. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

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    Crescenta Valley
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    Mike, aka "Snake"
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    From what I have seen of it, no.
     
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  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

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    Mark Whitaker
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    That's Double Black Diamond right there! ;)
     
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  12. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

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    Dan
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    Ah yes, nice to see we stay true to the forum! No real info yet...lol .
     
  13. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

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    Brett
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    Whoops!
     
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  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    J M
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    You'll be fine....it is not that difficult.
     
  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    The hardest stuff in OC is harder than Captain Ahab.
     
  16. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Well-Known Member

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    Steve Boudreaux
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    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    Mmmm… I think I have to agree with @ Jmracer… In the mean time please excuse me while I go and ice my knee and try to figure out how to hide it from the Mrs.
     
  17. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

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    Sylmar
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    Luis
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    :eek::eek::eek::whistling:
     
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  18. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

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    cagey
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    what about that one that plunges into the cyn from Aliso? Some dude got really hurt a while back on that one
    Happy off the back of the saddle drops
     
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  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    That was Telonics. Tame compared to other off menu trails that also drop into the canyon from Aliso.
     
  20. vinosteep

    vinosteep Newbie with Hope!

    Name:
    vino
    OC is doing bad right now, all the good riding (expert-advanced) is off the menu right now. Most of the Santana's trails are closed due to the fires, Trabuco,Holy jim, Cold Water, West and East horse thief,Bell ridge etc.... In Laguna all the gnar is being well patrolled by ranger and rider are being ticketed...
     
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  21. Stubborn Approach

    Stubborn Approach Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Tony
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad 3
    What trail rating is expert level riding required for?
    How many of those show up on Trail Forks or whatever?
    Is it possible these sanctioned trails may have a/some feature(s) that have these expert lines, but most of our fellow riders take the safe/simpler line?
    Maybe I am not jaded in the saddle enough, but I see features on sanctioned trails in OC I have yet to hit like an expert would, but that is just my opinion, and how I currently look at riding. With the fire closure, I spend most of my time in Aliso/Laguna challenging myself, but occasionally head to Oaks to session Hawk/Chutes & features.
     
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  22. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

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    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Expert-level skills are not needed for any trail.

    Maybe it's just too uncool to walk your bike down something necky, but I don't get this ethos about staying off a trail until you can come close to sending it. How can you ever improve if you don't see where you're going? People make way too much of this difficulty stuff. It's not like a mountain climb where you can be truly hosed if you don't have the chops. Dismount – problem solved. Clean it next time, or never, it doesn't matter. (Be ready to fall on your ass getting down steep bits.) Go get some fresh views and F anybody that doesn't like it.
     
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  23. vinosteep

    vinosteep Newbie with Hope!

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    vino
    Smash Face, is on my list, it will be happening very soon...
     
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  24. skyungjae

    skyungjae Member

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    Fullerton, CA
    Name:
    Kyung Jae
    Current Bike:
    2015 Santa Cruz Bronson C
    Fullerton "The Widow Maker" Loop
     
  25. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

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    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    That's one I'd like to try... Even if I walk bits. And if you compare the elevation profile to Biscuits and Gravy, it looks relatively tame. :Roflmao That one will not be on my to do list... :oops:
     
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  26. vinosteep

    vinosteep Newbie with Hope!

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    vino
    Just let the good times roll...;)
     
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  27. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    I got off my bike and walked two sections of a trail I was riding blind this week. Both brakes full locked and still falling down a super loose chute. Hardly could walk down. No shame in my game! If it was uncool then so be it, however I will still try trails despite my level of coolness. Thanks Mike
     
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