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I'll start. My primary ride is a 2006 Foes FXR with 6" travel front and rear. this is my poser shot in mammoth last year, which is also my favorite trail.
 

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Wow... where to start?

My current rides are an Intense 5.5 (got a tour of the place when I bought it) and a Zion Single Speed build. The SS gets more saddle time...


Favorite trails are right down the street from me in Aliso Woods as I get to ride them whenever, bad day at the office...out the garage make a right and into the park. However I go on a trip every year with a group of friends with Rim Tours. We have been to Moab (3 day and 1 day White Rim), Bend (5 day), and have done the Colorado Trail (5 day) which was no vacation... Rim Tours does a great job of leading, cooking and taking care of you, though you are "on your own" at times.

Pic of me and my old Chuck CR-FS at 12,500


Pic of my old Intense Tracer in Bend, Or


We have a condo in Mammoth and intend on doing a "FJ" Dirt 2x (FJ & Bike) this year when the season opens for riding.
 

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well.. i got a bike. That nifty little Kona Kikapu you guys probably saw on here.


I have no favorite trail yet, since i don't know of any except whiting ranch and fully loop.
 

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I ride and compete on a Marin Mount Vision Pro. Still cannot post pics.

Favorite trail in SoCal, is the Santa Ana River Trail, Angeles Oaks up past Glass road and on to the ampitheather an down to Mentone Beach.

Best trail out of state boils down to three. Colorado trail out of Durango. Virgin River Rim Trail, Navajo Lake, Utah, Rainbow Rim Trail, North Rim of Grand Canyon.

I spend at least 2 weeks on the Virgin River Rim and Rainbow Rim trails every year. No one ever there. Virgin River Rim is at 10,000 and the Rainbow near 6,000.

Gooseberry mesa near Saint George is a small Moab. A lot closer and better weather in the winter months.

Sedon has some fantastic trails also will be doing some of them after the Sedonafest this year.
 

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Boboso, i make a left out of my garage and i am at aliso/wood canyon. Are you off the ranger station side or the cholla side?
 

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Boboso, i make a left out of my garage and i am at aliso/wood canyon. Are you off the ranger station side or the cholla side?
I am over by Canyon Vista park (otherwise known as MILF Park) - so I am by the Cholla side...
 

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got it, I'm on the church side. you may see me at the top of Cholla puking next to my 35 pound foes because i thought it was a good idea to clean the trail in my 32 ring.
 

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we got some mellow stuff in OC. Aliso Creek/ wood canyon has many options from cruising a service road to some good single track, to rock gardens.
 

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my favorite trail is the Santiago truck trail to the luge. otherwise known as simply "The Luge"
You park your car at cooks corner and head up to the trail head about 2 miles away..

The climb is nice but the downhill is fast singletrack. It is by far the best downhill in southern OC – besides of course the san juan and chiquito trails off Ortega…

IMO a more “novice” but very fun trail around OC is whiting ranch….off Portola in foothill ranch
 

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we got some mellow stuff in OC. Aliso Creek/ wood canyon has many options from cruising a service road to some good single track, to rock gardens.
Thanks Hans! It's dead smack in the middle at roughly 70 miles for the L.A. and S.D. folks. I found these a page describing these trails:

http://www.biketrails.com/alisowood.html

Are you familiar with the trails mentioned?
 

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luge is fun but that grind up to it sucks. i need to do it again one day.
 

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also check out these websites, they have info on pretty much on all the trails everywhere.

www.geoladders.com --- this one is great, it has all the trails GPSd, miles, elevations etc.

www.mtbr.com


here is my bike..pic attached, yes im flying:biggrin:

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2006 Kona Coiler
Marzocchi fork 66 rc2x - 7 inches of travel
Fox vanilla r rear shock - 6 inches of travel
Custom tubeless Mavic 823 rims powder coated white with Hope Hubs
Shimano Hone crankset and bottom bracket
Juicy Elixir brakes
Sram x9 rear dearailer
 

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also check out these websites, they have info on pretty much on all the trails everywhere.

www.geoladders.com --- this one is great, it has all the trails GPSd, miles, elevations etc.

www.mtbr.com


here is my bike..pic attached, yes im flying:biggrin:

Specs:
2006 Kona Coiler
Marzocchi fork 66 rc2x - 7 inches of travel
Fox vanilla r rear shock - 6 inches of travel
Custom tubeless Mavic 823 rims powder coated white with Hope Hubs
Shimano Hone crankset and bottom bracket
Juicy Elixir brakes
Sram x9 rear dearailer
very nice. mammoth, right? what trail? looks familiar, maybe shockwave.
 

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We did the Cholla/Mathis Loop at Aliso/Wood Canyon on Sunday. It's nice location and with lots of other bikers and hikers. Going up Cholla was too advance for me so I had to walk it. Hopefully, I'll have more experience next time to go up such a trail. Going down hill on Mathis was painful on the arms but fun. We had a good time.

http://www.biketrails.com/awcholmath.html

Thanks for the recommendation Hans.
 

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We did the Cholla/Mathis Loop at Aliso/Wood Canyon on Sunday. It's nice location and with lots of other bikers and hikers. Going up Cholla was too advance for me so I had to walk it. Hopefully, I'll have more experience next time to go up such a trail. Going down hill on Mathis was painful on the arms but fun. We had a good time.

http://www.biketrails.com/awcholmath.html

Thanks for the recommendation Hans.
Crap, you shoulda let me know. i was stilling on ly ass freezing it off, i only live like 100 yards away.
 
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