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    Planning on heading up to Irvine regional park tomorrow around 1 ish. If anyone wants to come along or has a better ride suggestion and can ride I'm up for anything really! Just want to get a ride in after school.

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    looking to start a biker gang in glendale ca 818

    not really, but I'd love to go riding with local peeps. anyone living in glendale?

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    I'm looking to get a weekly night ride started in the Santa Monica's. Say, Wednesday nights with an 8pm start time with a route of up Westridge down Sully's or some similar variation. Sound interesting to any of you??? This should go without saying, but we will need to be courteous to the residents. I'm definitely open to input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by losangeleshardtail View Post
    not really, but I'd love to go riding with local peeps. anyone living in glendale?
    I'm in Glendale. I'm down for a biking group to go on rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makoto View Post
    I'm looking to get a weekly night ride started in the Santa Monica's. Say, Wednesday nights with an 8pm start time with a route of up Westridge down Sully's or some similar variation. Sound interesting to any of you??? This should go without saying, but we will need to be courteous to the residents. I'm definitely open to input.
    Definitely like to give that a try at some point. Need to invest in some lights first though..

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    Riding again this Wednesday in Laguna Coast/ElMo, starting from Ridge Park around 4.
    Friends don't let friends ride e-"bikes" on dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarosam View Post
    I'm in Glendale. I'm down for a biking group to go on rides.
    either going to griffith or brand park tomorrow morning around 730. company welcome

    I'm fairly newbish, but will kill myself to kill up

    looking to get a group going in Glendale, and surrounding towns. pm or friend me

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    Quote Originally Posted by losangeleshardtail View Post
    either going to griffith or brand park tomorrow morning around 730. company welcome

    I'm fairly newbish, but will kill myself to kill up

    looking to get a group going in Glendale, and surrounding towns. pm or friend me
    Is there hilly trails in Griffith or just that flat road ride there?

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    I'm only aware of flat roads at the moment, unfortunately.
    other than the brand park trails, where do you ride that isnt a flat road (very)locally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by losangeleshardtail View Post
    I'm only aware of flat roads at the moment, unfortunately.
    other than the brand park trails, where do you ride that isnt a flat road (very)locally?
    Try Cherry Canyon in La Canada/Flintridge and Lower Brown Mtn/El Prieto for fireroad/singletrack rides.

    You can ride on the other side of the Verdugo Mtns on Beaudry, Whiting Woods and La Tuna for more for fireroads and from the top of La Tuna, go West on the ridge road to catch La Tuna singletrack.

    In Tujunga, up Haines Canyon, there's singletrack you can catch if you climb most of the way up the road.

    There's much more if you want to drive a bit: Santa Monica Mtns, San Gabriel Mtns...

    Use this website to find places to ride:

    Geoladders -- Mountain Biking Routes

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    awesome! thanks a bunch for the advice and tips. I'll be using that site a lot.

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    Nice post, I didn't know there were any single track trails within the Glendale area.
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    Anyone around the chino hills area? Just looking for some good rides.

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    Riding humming bird in simi valley. Meeting at the bottom of hb at 9am. We will try to ride two nore trails in the same area.

    So far it's 4 of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carspidey View Post
    Riding humming bird in simi valley. Meeting at the bottom of hb at 9am. We will try to ride two nore trails in the same area.

    So far it's 4 of us.
    Tomorrow morning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by camarosam View Post
    Tomorrow morning?
    my bad... Saturday 9am...

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    Anybody riding Brown Mnt. tomorrow a.m?

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    Anyone in the chino hills or surrounding area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimphatty View Post
    Anyone in the chino hills or surrounding area?
    Im about 20 minutes or so from there.

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    Quick Cheseboro loop tomorrow morning to build up a T-day appetite . . . leaving West LA around 8:00, hoping to hit dirt by 9:00 a.m. PM if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Quick Cheseboro loop tomorrow morning to build up a T-day appetite . . . leaving West LA around 8:00, hoping to hit dirt by 9:00 a.m. PM if you're interested.
    FYI. Cheseboro needs time to dry out after significant rain. Might still be a bit sticky from Sunday's deluge. If it rains tonight, forget about it. Los Robles is always a good backup plan, though. Handles rain very well, and it's only another 10 minutes or so down the road. Here's a Garmin track for a good quickie loop - Los Padres - Los Robles:
    Los Padres - Los Robles by lamtb65 at Garmin Connect - Details

    Wish I could join you, but I have to cook for six people. Have fun!

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    So today was a awesome day of riding in the Santa Monica Mountains..
    Awesome clear weather got a few pics from the ride






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    ^ looks like you had more fun than I did today!

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    Just ordered my first set of night lights and looking for a group of night riders in the OC to ride with. Always wanted to try it and I know I'm gonna dig it. Anyone??

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    Idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scotthb View Post
    Just ordered my first set of night lights and looking for a group of night riders in the OC to ride with. Always wanted to try it and I know I'm gonna dig it. Anyone??
    I do a couple nite rides a week since the time change... I love em! Gives you a whole new perspective on your favorite trails. Those drop-offs I was so used to seem a little more ominous in the dark. You'll love it.... I had to buy some long sleeve jerseys though, and sometimes I even pack a thermal in my camelback... Strange how it gets cold when the suns not around.
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    It would be great to hook up if you don't mind! A little history for you, used to be hardcore tandem with the wife, been off the bike for 7 years (kids ya know) bought a single bike 6 months ago and i'm at it again, older now and still getting into the groove, but if your game and you wanna talk more, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotthb View Post
    been off the bike for 7 years (kids ya know).
    Yea I hear ya... I just had my first 6 months ago.... Had to ditch the dirt and street motorcycles but it is so worth it.... She's my angel.... Any way, your welcome to join for some night rides, or weekend rides..(anyone else interested as well) were doing chesebro canyon from the sunnycrest trailhead this Sunday at 3... Super fun loop
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    Ooh OC... That's an hour or two out. Might be worth the drive if your into it... Chesebro is pretty fun
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    bummer, looks great, but no can do for Sunday. expecting my lights in a week, how about next Saturday?

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    I'll be interested in some night rides at CheeseBurrito once I get my lights . . . which should happen on or around 12/25

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    buddy bailed on me, heading out to Whiting Ranch tomorrow, will be there at 7a, anyone care to join?

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    Hi, looking to ride in the south bay area, (PV) mostly road/ hard trails.

    I like this thread idea. so ill subscribe. Im a noob to off road, just picked up a Giant Anthem X 29er 2. Great bike so far. Looking to hook up with peps who know some trails in my area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwksti View Post
    Hi, looking to ride in the south bay area, (PV) mostly road/ hard trails.

    I like this thread idea. so ill subscribe. Im a noob to off road, just picked up a Giant Anthem X 29er 2. Great bike so far. Looking to hook up with peps who know some trails in my area.

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    Great bike . . . keep it off the pavement

    (I'm looking to get an STI in the near future too . . . as soon as the least on my FXT is up)

    I'd be happy to show you some trails up in the SM mountains. I ride with some good folks on 29ers as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Great bike . . . keep it off the pavement

    (I'm looking to get an STI in the near future too . . . as soon as the least on my FXT is up)

    I'd be happy to show you some trails up in the SM mountains. I ride with some good folks on 29ers as well.
    cool ide be down for some trails in the SM mountains. pm me when you go, ill try to make it. Good luck on getting an STi, ill show you some lines at the track when you get yours.

    i love mine...


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    Hawkeye FTW . . . pretty sure I've seen your ride on NASIOC. I am going to hold out until I hear for sure what this "next gen" STI/WRX is . . . if its as potent as the rumors, I'll be waiting for sure. Not too interested in the BRZ though. I need 4 doors.

    And yeah, I pretty much ride every saturday and sunday. I'll hit you up.

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    hey guys i just join the site recently and i live in the down town los angeles area, im looking for some riding friends, im not familiar with any trails around here i know there is a few up in Pasadena but i never been there before, anyways im all mountain rider still beginner stage, i can go anywhere to ride and anytime i got nothing but time! thanks

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    Hey blueibis, join us for the Turtle ride this Saturday at Blackstar, huge ride, very slow paced probably a few hundred riders, perfect time to meet riders. Wife and I will be on a yellow cannondale tandem. I also ride a single bike solo every weekend on a variety of trails, welcome to join me.

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    Last I saw there are going to be 100 riders?!!!???
    Thats insane. Where is everyone going to park?
    If I organized that ride I'd charge $5 and have the
    money got to the OC Food Bank or someplace like that.
    Blackstar is nice but not with 100 riders all in your face
    unless it was an organized charity ride IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueibis View Post
    hey guys i just join the site recently and i live in the down town los angeles area, im looking for some riding friends, im not familiar with any trails around here i know there is a few up in Pasadena but i never been there before, anyways im all mountain rider still beginner stage, i can go anywhere to ride and anytime i got nothing but time! thanks

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    I ride all over, mostly in the SM mountains on the weekends and hopefully soon during the week with some lights. I ride with a few folks from the boards here and you are welcome to join.

    Our pace is mixed . . . everyone waits for me though on the up hills, but I can hold my own on the downhill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotthb View Post
    Hey blueibis, join us for the Turtle ride this Saturday at Blackstar, huge ride, very slow paced probably a few hundred riders, perfect time to meet riders. Wife and I will be on a yellow cannondale tandem. I also ride a single bike solo every weekend on a variety of trails, welcome to join me.
    cool scotthb i will be there ill pm you to get more details ! thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I ride all over, mostly in the SM mountains on the weekends and hopefully soon during the week with some lights. I ride with a few folks from the boards here and you are welcome to join.

    Our pace is mixed . . . everyone waits for me though on the up hills, but I can hold my own on the downhill
    i want to join im looking to ride a least 4 times a week i need to work on my cardio and on loosing a few lbs , ill pm you to get more detail and meeting time, i just bought the 5 ten sam hills and i cant wait to use them lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I ride all over, mostly in the SM mountains on the weekends and hopefully soon during the week with some lights.
    I do some night rides on occasion during the week at Pt Mugu. Trying to make the time to do one night ride a week, usually Wednesdays.

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    Anyone up for the Luge in OC on Sunday am? Blueibis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdiff View Post
    I do some night rides on occasion during the week at Pt Mugu. Trying to make the time to do one night ride a week, usually Wednesdays.
    Pt. Mugu is pretty far for me on a Wednesday. I wouldn't be able to hit dirt until like 8:30-9:00, which is pretty late . . . but if I ever can make it, I'll be sure to let you know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdiff View Post
    I do some night rides on occasion during the week at Pt Mugu. Trying to make the time to do one night ride a week, usually Wednesdays.
    A small Wednesday night ride has recently formed and is gaining some traction. We meet at the Sullivan Canyon trailhead (Bayliss & Queensferry) at 7:00 PM. So far it's just been a short 11 mile loop up Westridge and down Sullivan Canyon. If anyone is interested, PM me and I'll point you to where you can keep up with weekly developments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimN View Post
    A small Wednesday night ride has recently formed and is gaining some traction. We meet at the Sullivan Canyon trailhead (Bayliss & Queensferry) at 7:00 PM. So far it's just been a short 11 mile loop up Westridge and down Sullivan Canyon. If anyone is interested, PM me and I'll point you to where you can keep up with weekly developments.
    Thanks. It sounds fun and much closer than Mugu. PM sent.

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    [QUOTE=Scotthb;8822978]Hey blueibis, join us for the Turtle ride this Saturday at Blackstar, huge ride, very slow paced probably a few hundred riders, perfect time to meet riders. Wife and I will be on a yellow cannondale tandem. I also ride a single bike solo every weekend on a variety of trails, welcome to join me.

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    Night Street Riding

    Montrose to Tujunga Borderline Loop.
    OceanView & Foothill Bl. start, ends
    Lowell & Foothill Bl.
    Turn around and go back. Ride on your mtn. bike.

    Last night was pretty chilly. Saw 2 old guys walking dogs
    they asked me if it was cold. Only 52 I said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    Montrose to Tujunga Borderline Loop.
    OceanView & Foothill Bl. start, ends
    Lowell & Foothill Bl.
    Turn around and go back. Ride on your mtn. bike.

    Last night was pretty chilly. Saw 2 old guys walking dogs
    they asked me if it was cold. Only 52 I said.
    Riding most weeknights and week end nights.
    Brrrr! Too cold at night for my wimpy, beat up bones, LOL! I'm gonna be doing
    Honolulu X La Crescenta to and through CV Park for a while as soon as I can get back in the saddle. Through the back behind CV Park is about all the "trail riding" I'm gonna be any good for until I am healed up. What a sad world it has been for me. Not being able to ride is like being a race horse kept in the barn 24/7! It SUCKS!!! But I am having fun with my new bike build!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Brrrr! Too cold at night for my wimpy, beat up bones, LOL! I'm gonna be doing
    Honolulu X La Crescenta to and through CV Park for a while as soon as I can get back in the saddle. Through the back behind CV Park is about all the "trail riding" I'm gonna be any good for until I am healed up. What a sad world it has been for me. Not being able to ride is like being a race horse kept in the barn 24/7! It SUCKS!!! But I am having fun with my new bike build!!!
    Hmmm...methinks u can do it. I work nights until 9 so when I get home around 945 I take a crap, drink water, get my helmet on and wipe my assss (not in that order) & ride up to the bike lane on Foothill. On the way home there is a donut shop open 24-7. If anyone wants to do this dangerous night ride, let me know and I will spring for a donut. Don't fear riding on the street. Remember what FDR said. "Fear not what you can do for your country, ask what fear can do for you" Cheers and happy whatever.
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    pv ride

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    Hi, looking to ride in the south bay area, (PV) mostly road/ hard trails.

    I like this thread idea. so ill subscribe. Im a noob to off road, just picked up a Giant Anthem X 29er 2. Great bike so far. Looking to hook up with peps who know some trails in my area.

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    ride pv often in the dark
    pm me, i can show you the trails
    thanks

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    Anyone want to hit Aliso or El Morro today at around noon?

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    Anyone wanna shuttle up GMR today??

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    New question here. confusion

    hi there guys, new member here, im just confuse of buying a new mtb, i found a giant tranx x with the following specs/set-up

    giant trance x frame
    giant *connect handlebar
    kinda nevegal wire bead 26x2.10m
    shimano shifter alivio
    rock shox tora front susp
    shimano disc break*
    giant s-xc2 etrto : 559x19/erd:534
    shimano HG chain*
    shimano plate 3 speed front
    shimano hyperglide HG 9 speed rare

    now the confusion is this bike is worth 11,000 hongkong dollar
    is it cheap and how is it?

    now as i describe my self, i like jump around stairs and street gutters, like drive fast as well,
    i like long road too while listening to my music...

    just need advice guys, if i should but this, since is cheap? or should i stay
    first in hard tail cross country?

    need advice here...

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    Going to be riding Whiting ranch tomorrow around 130-2. Let me know if anyone is interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfinger View Post
    hi there guys, new member here, im just confuse of buying a new mtb, i found a giant tranx x with the following specs/set-up

    giant trance x frame
    giant *connect handlebar
    kinda nevegal wire bead 26x2.10m
    shimano shifter alivio
    rock shox tora front susp
    shimano disc break*
    giant s-xc2 etrto : 559x19/erd:534
    shimano HG chain*
    shimano plate 3 speed front
    shimano hyperglide HG 9 speed rare

    now the confusion is this bike is worth 11,000 hongkong dollar
    is it cheap and how is it?

    now as i describe my self, i like jump around stairs and street gutters, like drive fast as well,
    i like long road too while listening to my music...

    just need advice guys, if i should but this, since is cheap? or should i stay
    first in hard tail cross country?

    need advice here...
    warfinger, youre in the wrong thread!

    so you're not entirely turned away from this forum:

    11,000 hkd = 1400 USD (I was curious so I looked it up with google)

    and

    i googled the bike under the 'shopping' ability. this model goes for 1400 online, new.
    if everything is stock and new it doesnt seem to be too crazy price.

    when asking for advice its best to put in your own time first. others will be more apt to pay attention to you

    happy riding!

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    Late notice: There's an STR ride starting at Blackstar tomorrow morning. Most people (I think) are going up B*, down TLD/Skyline, up Skyline, across the Main Divide, and down Motorway--36miles, 6200 climbing.

    Most people are starting at 7, but my g/f and I are starting at 8. Should be "fun"!

    *** Now we're starting at 10:30 (letting the drizzle stop), and the g/f is "just" going over to Skyline and back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slimphatty View Post
    Anyone wanna shuttle up GMR today??


    I always try to get a few buddies (and trucks) together so we can leave 2+ trucks at the bottom that way we can do several runs. I can fit 5 riders/bikes in my Tacoma. Hit me up on here or text me 626-975-6959 (since I don't have 10 posts yet). I live down the street from turnbull canyon if you wanna try that out too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altsurfryan View Post
    Going to be riding Whiting ranch tomorrow around 130-2. Let me know if anyone is interested
    Is whiting ranch good for DH bikes? I've heard of a lot of people going...I just don't know if they went on DH bikes.

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    stupid question: is GMR the same as MTT? or is there some other variation around there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    stupid question: is GMR the same as MTT? or is there some other variation around there?
    MTT? That stands for Monroe truck trail right? Lower Monroe road or whatever it's called? That one is a longer and more mellow ride than the one I usually go to. The one I go to is like half way up and you ride on a road and you turn off of it and go up a grass hill. At the top there is a concrete platform and that's where the trail beings. It's shorter but more intense with some pretty big jumps throughout the first section and with some nice switch backs at the end.


    Edit: so yeah you go up Glendora mountain road and park in front of the Glendora ridge mtwy entrance. You follow Glendora ridge for a bit and on the left hand side you'll see a grass hill, so just head up that and you'll see the concrete pad if you're interested in going, let's get a group together!

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    Ah ok cool. Yeah I've ridden monroe truck trail, but wasn't sure if that was the same. Definitely down to hit up the other trail sometime! I'll have to find some time in the next few weeks to head out there.

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    would the GMR be a good tril to bring my Enduro out to? myself and a couple friends all ride enduros actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Juicen View Post
    would the GMR be a good tril to bring my Enduro out to? myself and a couple friends all ride enduros actually.
    Enduro mtn bike, YES... Enduro motorcycle, NO (illegal). For Enduro mtn bikers, it's a shuttle run. Too steep and long of a climb for an Enduro mtn bike, IMO. Unless you are into pushing your bike uphill for miles... or, you are in professional athletic condition.

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    Yes enduro bicycle, the specialized Enduro. I dont mind it being a shuttle run, just want to ride some fun new trails!

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    Anyone available tomorrow to escort a loop through Whiting / The Luge? Pretty sure I've done both of these years ago, just nothing lately and don't want to get lost or end up doing some 50 mile suffer fest.

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    Anyone down for a San Juan Trail (Down Only) ride? I'm available all next week and one of my buddies might join too.
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    Any rides this weekend? I'm in Camarillo, but I'm willing to make a little bit of a drive. Riding style is AM/XC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickSilverZ View Post
    Any rides this weekend? I'm in Camarillo, but I'm willing to make a little bit of a drive. Riding style is AM/XC.

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    Was thinking about heading out to Cheseboro or possibly Space mountain this weekend if you are interested.
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    I'd be interested in riding either of those... I'll PM you.

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    There's a ride going out to Space Mountain this Saturday morning, probably hit dirt around 9:30. So far I've got myself, PerfectZero, QuicksilverZ and cfrea going. Anyone else interested, send me a PM before Saturday.
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    Mt. Wilson

    Thinking about riding up Lower Sam Merrill, on over to the fireroad, and up to Wilson from there. Maybe stop at inspiration point on the way, Then either return through Middle Sam Merril or down Mt Wilson Trail into Sierra Madre. Anyhow, anybody interested in rolling?

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    I'm gonna be shuttling mt. wilson/mt. lowe tomorrow. Starting around 9:30am. Definitely gonna be hitting up inspiration point for a cool off. Don't know the trail names too well but last time we hit mt. lowe, mt. disappointment, sunset trail and parts of sam merril. If you want we could somehow get in touch and see if we cross paths.

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    Sounds good! I'll PM you my # text or call if you get reception and maybe we'll hook up. I plan to leave at 7 so should have no problem being at wilson by 9 - 930.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimphatty View Post
    I'm gonna be shuttling mt. wilson/mt. lowe tomorrow. Starting around 9:30am. Definitely gonna be hitting up inspiration point for a cool off. Don't know the trail names too well but last time we hit mt. lowe, mt. disappointment, sunset trail and parts of sam merril. If you want we could somehow get in touch and see if we cross paths.
    I am also riding Mt Wilson tomorrow at 830 via the shuttle maybe we can bomb down together?

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    hey guys i want in, can someone please call me with directions
    im in long beach, if i leave now, can i still make it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
    hey guys i want in, can someone please call me with directions
    im in long beach, if i leave now, can i still make it?
    702-493-9100
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    Go to shuttle-run.com and join that way you can rsvp for a spot in the van and then you can get directions through the site and meet other members hope to see you on the shuttle soon.

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    anyone shuttling wilson on saturday or sunday at 8:30am? Looking to go since all my friends bailed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimphatty View Post
    anyone shuttling wilson on saturday or sunday at 8:30am? Looking to go since all my friends bailed.
    Hey slimphatty,I am doing the 630 sat shuttle,try to make it.

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    any one up for el morro or pacific ridge tomorrow at 8am?
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    Visiting from Houston

    Hi all,
    I am going to be in LA for the weekend and none of the friends I know that live there ride regularly. I usually ride around 100+ miles a week, and race in the cat2 mtb races (finishing in the mid pack) but I train in the flat lands of Houston.

    I would like to ride some real mountain bike trails (for once).

    I will bring my pedals/shoes/helmet/gear just in case someone replies. I'll be staying at my friends place in Marina Del Rey, and am not sure about the logistics of getting to/from the trails, but I figured I would at least try to see if anyone on here would be willing to take me on a cool trail.

    Also: if anyone knows of a bike shop that rents decent bikes, please let me know and I will reserve one


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    I checked out the website Shuttle-Run.com and that looks like the Saturday shuttle is about 10miles away from where I am staying and my friend said he will take me to the shuttle. Going to rent a bike from "the path" bike shop located in Tustin. Cant wait!
    Last edited by aus10m; 02-22-2012 at 09:25 AM.

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    I think the path rents santa cruz bikes so you are sure to get a nice rental bike. Hey sign up for the 630am shuttle to mt wilson this saturday. It's a bit early but we want to get done before noon if possible. Intermediate riders here.

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    Nice, well if you change your mind on location there's some nice riding down in Orange County as well (the Path is in OC). While I'm not 100% up to speed on LA's scene, I'd imagine you're probably limited to where your friend can drive you, which makes that shuttle that much more attractive.

    As it's a local site you might not know about it, but you can check out a number of local rides on:
    Geoladders -- Mountain Biking Routes

    Or there is a googlemap of many local/regional trail heads:
    TinyURL.com - shorten that long URL into a tiny URL

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimphatty View Post
    I think the path rents santa cruz bikes so you are sure to get a nice rental bike. Hey sign up for the 630am shuttle to mt wilson this saturday. It's a bit early but we want to get done before noon if possible. Intermediate riders here.
    Ok! I RSVP'd for the 630 Shuttle, hope I can manage to keep up with you all on the climbs though. I think I am going to try rent a Epic 29 Expert, or the Comp.

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    Hi! I'm from Ontario, Canada, and I'm going to be in Palm Springs from March 14 to March 22, and will have 2 or 3 opportunities to go out riding, if anyone wants to show me around. I haven't been able to hit the trails since October, but have been commuting through what has been a pretty mild and dry winter for us. I should be able to keep up with most people from a cardiovascular point of view, technical skills... maybe not as much. I really look forward to hearing from some people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aus10m View Post
    Ok! I RSVP'd for the 630 Shuttle, hope I can manage to keep up with you all on the climbs though. I think I am going to try rent a Epic 29 Expert, or the Comp.
    There is some climbing but we usually just walk it. We save all our energy for the downhills

    Send me a pm so we can be sure to meet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aus10m View Post
    Ok! I RSVP'd for the 630 Shuttle, hope I can manage to keep up with you all on the climbs though. I think I am going to try rent a Epic 29 Expert, or the Comp.
    Hey Aus10m with the bike you are renting the few climbs that you will encounter sat on the shuttle you should have no problem. I will also be on the 630 shuttle feel free to call me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimphatty View Post
    I think the path rents santa cruz bikes so you are sure to get a nice rental bike. Hey sign up for the 630am shuttle to mt wilson this saturday. It's a bit early but we want to get done before noon if possible. Intermediate riders here.
    Hey slimphatty I will be on the 630 shuttle feel free to call me out

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    You definitely want to check out Palm Canyon Epic while you are in town.
    You can get the trail info at MTB Bill's website.

    The Palm Canyon Epic

    Post a thread on the SoCal board once you figure out which days you are available to ride. This route does require a shuttle vehicle though.

    Quote Originally Posted by thesickfits View Post
    Hi! I'm from Ontario, Canada, and I'm going to be in Palm Springs from March 14 to March 22, and will have 2 or 3 opportunities to go out riding, if anyone wants to show me around. I haven't been able to hit the trails since October, but have been commuting through what has been a pretty mild and dry winter for us. I should be able to keep up with most people from a cardiovascular point of view, technical skills... maybe not as much. I really look forward to hearing from some people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lead-Sled View Post
    You definitely want to check out Palm Canyon Epic while you are in town.
    You can get the trail info at MTB Bill's website.

    Post a thread on the SoCal board once you figure out which days you are available to ride. This route does require a shuttle vehicle though.
    Thanks for the great information! I'll definitely check that out. I'm really hoping that I can hook up with some folks to ride with, and possibly borrow a bike... Cash is available for a "borrowing fee" of course ... and possibly hitch a ride as well...

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    anybody down for mt.wilson saturday in the afternoon?
    My backyard is the mountains..

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    Quote Originally Posted by squishi1993 View Post
    anybody down for mt.wilson saturday in the afternoon?
    Are you riding up? What route? I was planning on riding up in the morning but may be able to switch it to the afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigherc View Post
    Are you riding up? What route? I was planning on riding up in the morning but may be able to switch it to the afternoon.
    no driving up.
    My backyard is the mountains..

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    Show me your best trails.

    Originally from Santa Clarita Valley California (9 years ago), now living in Utah. Will be in San Fernando / SCV from March 16th - 19th. Looking for someone to ride with that can keep a fair pace. Technical trails, and climbing won't slow me down. Planning on bringing HT 29er but can bring 6" travel 26er if the terrain truly calls for it. I don't huck or do gaps and don't normally do shuttles. I do xc, trail, or anything else where your wheels stay less than 3.5' off the ground. As far as distance - as far as you want but nothing too short - Any takers? Who knows the best trails?

    Trails I used to enjoy Chumash, Pinetos, Towsley, Viper, 5 dear, G-out, but would love to try some new stuff.

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    Show me your best trails.

    Originally from Santa Clarita Valley California (9 years ago), now living in Utah. Will be in San Fernando / SCV from March 16th - 19th. Looking for someone to ride with that can keep a fair pace. Technical trails, and climbing won't slow me down. Planning on bringing HT 29er but can bring 6" travel 26er if the terrain truly calls for it. I don't huck or do gaps and don't normally do shuttles. I do xc, trail, or anything else where your wheels stay less than 3.5' off the ground. As far as distance - as far as you want but nothing too short - Any takers? Who knows the best trails?

    Trails I used to enjoy Chumash, Pinetos, Towsley, Viper, 5 dear, G-out, but would love to try some new stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScabFace View Post
    Originally from Santa Clarita Valley California (9 years ago), now living in Utah. Will be in San Fernando / SCV from March 16th - 19th. Looking for someone to ride with that can keep a fair pace. Technical trails, and climbing won't slow me down. Planning on bringing HT 29er but can bring 6" travel 26er if the terrain truly calls for it. I don't huck or do gaps and don't normally do shuttles. I do xc, trail, or anything else where your wheels stay less than 3.5' off the ground. As far as distance - as far as you want but nothing too short - Any takers? Who knows the best trails?

    Trails I used to enjoy Chumash, Pinetos, Towsley, Viper, 5 dear, G-out, but would love to try some new stuff.
    If you make it to the San Gabriel Valley hit me up, I think I could fit the bill

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    A possibility. I MAY end up making a trip down to Fullerton. I'll hit you back when I know for sure. THANKS

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    Palm Canyon Epic: Does anyone want to ride this Friday, March 9? I have never done this before.

    If not, if someone wants to join me I will be doing the Cathedral City thing, up Dunne Rd to HBV to Wild Horse and so forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lead-Sled View Post
    Post a thread on the SoCal board once you figure out which days you are available to ride. This route does require a shuttle vehicle though.
    I'll be able to ride on the 16, 17, 18 or 19th. Anybody who wants to ride, let me know.

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    Any rides this weekend? I'm in camarillo, but willing to drive a little bit. XC/AM riding style..

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