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    Visiting family in Laguna and finally get to bring my bike

    Hello, heading to the Laguna area with my Evil Wreckoning and was wondering what gear I should bring. I will be riding the Aliso Wood trails one day and another system on a different day. Recommendations? I usually ride maxxis minion dhf and dhr rear not sure if those will work on the terrain. I have ran the trails with my wife several times and they seem to be sandy hardpack. Should I be concerned with mountain lions while riding alone? Air horn? I will probably be riding around 9am-1pm or so. Do most of you ride full face/ goggles? I will be riding to the trail head from Crown Valley Pkwy about a half mile north of PCH. I will be there from the 9th-17th.

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    Its mostly safe, no mountain lions when we did our little loop of the Rooster Trail Section. You'll be fine.

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    Don't worry about Mtn Lions. Maxxis DHF/DHR work great there. That's what I run. Can't say that a full face is needed. I've never run one and I can't say that I've seen many with them. If you're riding the off-the-menu trails solo, then it's some insurance I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKDjEdi View Post
    Its mostly safe, no mountain lions when we did our little loop of the Rooster Trail Section. You'll be fine.

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    OP is referring to Laguna Wilderness (Orange County)...you are referring to Mt Laguna area (San Diego County).

    It's ok...I made that mistake one time a long time ago (early 90s)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTSO2112 View Post
    OP is referring to Laguna Wilderness (Orange County)...you are referring to Mt Laguna area (San Diego County).

    It's ok...I made that mistake one time a long time ago (early 90s)!
    Oops...lol..k, disregard my previous post.

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    You haven't mentioned where you're from or what your ability level is... but if you stick to the mapped trails, you'll have a lot of fun without the gnar. If you want to be challenged a bit more, perhaps you can catch up with people who can show you around. Plenty of riders out there with varying interests/abilities.

    Your easiest access to Aliso Woods is probably taking Crown Valley inland, Left on Alicia Pkwy, Left into park before Alicia/Aliso Creek Rd intersection.

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    There's going to be a lot of peddling from where you want to start and to get to the goods at Aliso. Full face is gonna be overkill. If you're willing to drive, park at Canyon View park so you can spend less time peddling and more time on the fun trails. I haven't heard of mountain lions at Aliso, but coyotes come out after dark.

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    There is a lot of climbing at Laguna and Aliso and it has been hot, full face would probably be overkill. I sometimes wear Soft pads. Mountain lions Should not be a big concern where you are riding (one spotted recently at The Luge trail near mission Viejo). Mainly occasional rattlesnakes on the trails when hot and coyotes in early morning and night.

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    In Laguna, I'd be more concerned about Cougars than Mountain Lions.
    Last edited by DIRTJUNKIE; 09-02-2016 at 06:35 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    In Laguna, I'd be more concerned about Cougars than Mountain Lions.
    Aren't they sorta one n the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikingScott View Post
    Aren't they sorta one n the same thing?
    One usually only hunts young bulls, the other a variety of prey... typically deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikingScott View Post
    Aren't they sorta one n the same thing?
    Sounds like he's talking about the two legged Cougar. They usually roam the beach cities in all types of weather and conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicane32 View Post
    Sounds like he's talking about the two legged Cougar. They usually roam the beach cities in all types of weather and conditions.
    They're all around Laguna. Keep your eyes peeled next time. Warning: Can be very dangerous if there's another protective Tomcat in the vicinity.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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