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    Fullerton Loop

    hey guys well decided to bring my bike down to So Cal when I take the family down to Disney land this week (will be leaving tomorrow and staying all week) so I'm thinking since it's the closest thing I can find to Disneyland I'll give the Fullerton Loop a run. is there anything I should know before I ride ? and where is the best parking at the trail head ? I've downloaded a GPX file of the loop so I shouldn't have a hard time getting around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoffroad
    is there anything I should know before I ride ?
    Besides the fact that it sucks? J/K. It's really a personal preference. But, seriously, I'd rather do Peters Canyon a hundred times before wasting a day at Fullerton.

    What surprises me most is how the Fullerton loop is the closest trail to Anaheim. That doesn't sound right.

    For starters, Anaheim is within a hop, skip, and a jump from the 55 freeway. The 55 will plug you into such majestic trails as Irvine Regional Park and Santiago Oaks.

    I think you and your rig would be much happier frolicking in those territories.

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    I was at the Loop today and its a great ride!Alot of guys on here dog the place but there is always alot of people there?If you are a real good agressive rider,it may not be the place for you.Alot of the better riders consider that place a "recovery" ride.It really has alot to offer,some climbing,pretty fast downhill,some jumps etc.Take Harbor off the 91,go north to Berkely and make a left,parking is at the courthouse,thats the easiest parking to find!

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    Well I'm not totaly mind set on the Fully loop. But I just want to put in a ride, and not waste a bunch of time driving arround since my wife is letting me take some time to myself to ride while she has the kids at Disneyland. So if there is something " better" and close by then post up trails so I can look into them. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoffroad
    Well I'm not totaly mind set on the Fully loop. But I just want to put in a ride, and not waste a bunch of time driving arround since my wife is letting me take some time to myself to ride while she has the kids at Disneyland. So if there is something " better" and close by then post up trails so I can look into them. Thanks
    you have aliso & woods canyon about 30 min south off of the 5 fwy, el morro just north of laguna beach on PCH.. most of the trails are about 30 min drive from anaheim if traffic is not heavy. i sent you a pm.

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    Hey, Danny.

    All the cool kids park at the Fullerton Courthouse. But let me warn you, route finding is not obvious. You'll hear a lot of self proclaimed experts complain that Fully is not challenging enough. To them I ask, why don't you just ride faster?

    Fully is a relatively easy route without much commitment: you can bail at any time and take streets back to your truck. If you're looking for a little more adventure, Aliso is a good option because it's close, routefinding is simple, and it's not too remote. It's a better bet if you're looking for a quick taste of SoCal.

    Also, bring some warm clothes. This morning's ride began at 39 degrees, but it eventually warms to the 60's.

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    fully loop is not a real mountian bike ride by any stretch of the imagination. hit up santiago oaks, way way better to actually get some mountian biking in.

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    fully loop is fun

    But it's not the easiest trailsystem to find you're way around. I'd do Santiago Oaks if I had one ride to do close to Anaheim. Oaks is under 7 miles but can be expanded by riding down some alternate DHs with the same climb more than once. PM me if you'd like a guide at Oaks Mon-Wed.

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    hey guys thanks for the input...I just got settled in down here at the RV park in Anaheim and I'm still not sure exactly what day I'm going to be able to ride

    slowrider I wont be able to do Mon but let you know about Wed thanks

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    fully loop is a network of local hiking/horse trails connected by pavement/paved bike paths and city parks. I believe the loop is about 10 miles long...

    Its a good place if you live and/or work nearby so you can get a work-out and as we all know, we have to ride wherever we can......if you have a single-speed or a 1X9 it would definitely make it more interesting.....

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    Some pics of Fully loop for your enjoyment.

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    I don't recommend fully for your first time without a guide. the loop is not connected and is a conglomerate of differents inner city trails, You can easily miss the connecting trails heads and spend a lot of time finding them. I believe one of the local bike shops does a weekly ride. Its not technical, but does have some pretty good climbs and descents in the middle of the loop.

    I tried it for the first time with out a guide and got lost several times. It was fun because it was new. Make sure you take lots of water!!

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    I Say Ride It !!

    anyone who say's it sucks is the one or ones with all the armor on with a full face helmet and a 50lb - 8 " travel slug , i roll thru this place at a complete time of 43 min average on my cross bike !! you know who i am because you all cant beleive how fast i went by you !! EVEN on the downhill sections -

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceline
    anyone who say's it sucks is the one or ones with all the armor on with a full face helmet and a 50lb - 8 " travel slug , i roll thru this place at a complete time of 43 min average on my cross bike !! you know who i am because you all cant beleive how fast i went by you !! EVEN on the downhill sections -
    sounds like you would want more challenge then? fully loop is a total joke, it is not mountian biking at all (no mountains, barely singletrack). yea, you can get a workout in, same as the gym! just don't fool yourself in thinking its mountain biking, cause it aint.

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    well I've gotten a hold of slorider and hopefully he gets back to me again and I'll hit up santiago with him in the morning

    thanks for all your guys input !!

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    slowrider thanks again for the ride in the nontypical so-cal weather this morning !!

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    Anytime

    We snuck that ride in under a light mist but I'm glad we manged at least a short ride. If you make it down again we could ride San Juan trail, much more to that one and it's one of the more well known O.C trails.

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    Speaking of typical/non-typical socal, you guys feel that quake this morning? Or did yall's travel eat it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceline
    anyone who say's it sucks is the one or ones with all the armor on with a full face helmet and a 50lb - 8 " travel slug , i roll thru this place at a complete time of 43 min average on my cross bike !! you know who i am because you all cant beleive how fast i went by you !! EVEN on the downhill sections -

    The fact that this loop can be ridden on a cross bike should tell you something......IMHO a cross-bike, SS, or fully rigid is way more fun on this loop.......but if your 6 inch. AM bike is your only rig, I guess that's OK too.......

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    slorider I'll be sure to look you up next time I'm down this way .

    no didn't feel any shaking.

    like mentioned above I had a good little ride out at Santiago Oaks. maby next time when I have a little more than one morning free to ride I'll give it a try, but yea if cross bike can blow thru the trail then I think I had a better time out at Santiago Oaks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by osmarandsara
    The fact that this loop can be ridden on a cross bike should tell you something......IMHO a cross-bike, SS, or fully rigid is way more fun on this loop.......but if your 6 inch. AM bike is your only rig, I guess that's OK too.......


    exactly, the loop can be ridden on a ten speed. its anything but mountian biking.

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    dft,lets see you out there on a 10 speed,thats just stupid.Guys like you that talk alot are the ones playing catch up all day.Get real,you already dissed the loop,move on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX
    dft,lets see you out there on a 10 speed,thats just stupid.Guys like you that talk alot are the ones playing catch up all day.Get real,you already dissed the loop,move on...
    How does going super fast on the loop in any way, shape, or form prove that it is a true mountain bike park?

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    Ha,you self proclaimed "experts",just dont go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX
    Ha,you self proclaimed "experts",just dont go!
    Uh, right…I found this post of yours in another thread started by someone who was asking for opinions on OC trails.

    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX
    Im not from O.C. and dont know the other trails but do know the Loop in Fullerton is not "urban riding".It is a trail system that does cross a few intersections that may be on a sidewalk for a few SECONDS the rest is all dirt with some decent climbing and intermediate decends,its that popular for a reason.I guess I need to try the others on the list as well! The loop is just another option,and yes a must try if you are in the area!!!!
    Here is the actual post

    So lemme get this right…you’re not from the OC and you haven’t ridden any of the trails around here except for Fullerton? Yet you feel like recommending that trail and defending it when people say it sucks?

    I think there’s a word for that, and that word is “trolling.” And never mind the fact that you could’ve potentially wasted the OP’s limited time in the OC with ur b.s. posts. If I was the OP and I had listened to your opinion, I would’ve been pissed after learning the truth. Luckily he was smarter than that. Then again, it doesn't take a genius to figure that one out.

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    hey sponger. i have about 30 friends in OC and pretty much everyone one of them would put fully loop dead last (out of like 50 trails).

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    All I got to say is Dont hate on the loop, sure is not as fun as San Juan, but it sure is one more to do around here, I do it at least once a week, at night.
    Considering where it is located, I think this trail is great to get your HR up a bit, if you ride at a decent pace that is.

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    If the loop is close go for it but not without a guide. I would have been beyond lost without one since I did a night ride out there.

    You have to cross a few streets and such but the hills are fun to climb and they reward you with a quick decent. My guide took me on some little drops, jibs off to the side. Road it on a 6" AM no problems. Except that barbed wire fence after this one downhill section about half a mile to the finish (court house), that scared me a bit.

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    Took my cousin on Saturday and on the same down hill about had a friendly run in with a cactus

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    i did it for my first time yesterday i am new to mtn biking so i dont really have much to compare. only really been to bonelli and fullerton loop. I would say for super begginers that dont have at least a decent fitness level fullerton loop would be considered hard. If you have a decent/good fitness level the loop would just be enough to get a good workout. for people that have a long mtn biking exp then this course would be considered easy. I had my girlfriend ride it with me she is in decent fitness level and at the big climbs she couldnt do it and had to walk her bike. For me it was a fun exp and would love to do the loop again. I am not looking for huge jumps or ever going to compete in a race if thats what you do i would look elseware but for a fun weekend ride with friends or your gf fullerton loop is a great place.

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    I can get a decent workout by doing jumping jacks in the living room. I don’t mean to “hate” on the loop, but I don’t see how the fact that it’s great for exercising is in any way relevant to the subject of mountain biking. Sorry.

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    Too bad more people like yourself don't stay home and do jumping jacks and leave Fullerton Loop for me to enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sponger
    I can get a decent workout by doing jumping jacks in the living room. I don’t mean to “hate” on the loop, but I don’t see how the fact that it’s great for exercising is in any way relevant to the subject of mountain biking. Sorry.
    he missed the whole point as to what MB is. if i need to explain it to him then thats why he thinks the way he does.

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    I enjoy Fully loop every saturday morning, its a great ride just to get out and use ur bike, i may not be JPL or some other awsome trail but for a quick ride. not bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by sponger
    I can get a decent workout by doing jumping jacks in the living room. I don’t mean to “hate” on the loop, but I don’t see how the fact that it’s great for exercising is in any way relevant to the subject of mountain biking. Sorry.
    "I DONT MEAN TO HATE ON THE LOOP"?You keep coming back to this thread?Oh wait,sponger is too COOL for Fullerton,so everyone else stay away!

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    Enjoy the loop! Our local trail was closed down for several months you don't know what you have until it's no longer there.

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    did anyone on here ride the loop this weekend? how bad was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04silverex
    did anyone on here ride the loop this weekend? how bad was it?

    yeah was wonderin this too how is the condition of the trail?

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    I might go Friday,im sure the whole thing will not be rideable!

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    Did you see the pictures someone took last week? Turns out the "tunnels" by the golf course tee box are culverts. The shot shows said culverts full of rushing water about 4' high.

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    Are you serious, i was planning to go friday

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    Im still going!Like I said,I probably will not be able to ride the whole thing,just want to try the new SC Nomad!

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    I'm serious, can't upload the pics cause they're bmps and I'm dumb. socalMX give us a ride report. Nomad...suhweet

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    check it out, I figured out how to convert it.

    http://cdmmtb.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/fully1.jpg

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    Wow,to think I went through that a couple days before the rain.Big repairs needed?

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