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    Default Re: For those about to bike, I salute you.

    Anyone know any good trails in South Orange County aside from Whiting Ranch, Aliso Wood, and Chutes (Irvine Park)?

    I just got into the sport few months ago picked up a used dual-suspension Kona. I hear there's some good trials by Ortega Hwy but never been, would love to find out about more trails in the area and link up with fellow Coachellan riders.
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    Default Re: For those about to bike, I salute you.

    Modjeska Canyon, Holy Jim Canyon, Black Star Canyon, El Moro, San Juan Trail . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    Modjeska Canyon, Holy Jim Canyon, Black Star Canyon, El Moro, San Juan Trail . . .
    Good deal, thanks.
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    My buddy's bike sitting under a tree
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    This shit blew my mind. I didn't realize mountain biking had progressed so far.

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    Insane
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    Like jumping from a two story building on to concrete. Snow is one thing I couldnt imagine dirt.

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    There is so much cool stuff out there.

    Yes . . . Dirt does hurt!

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    I went downhill mountain biking for my first time a few years back. A buddy of mine who was pretty serious in mountain biking talked me into it. So we went up to the ski resort and I rent a $3,000 bike. I had no fucking clue what I was doing. He takes me to the top of the advance run. 2 min in I shout at him for pointers. He told me don't use your front brake.....Or it was the other way around....I only have one fucking arm!!!!! I can only control one brake. I have never gone faster in my life! Scariest thing I have ever done. Ended up with many gouges and bruises but only fell once.

    Its an awesome sport.
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    It is an awesome sport. Which arm are you missing? Because I hope it's your left. That is awesome that you managed to control the bike. I can barely do it with 2 arms. I have so many scars.

    We went for a night ride last week and a girlfriend of mine landed face first and split her chin open - 10 stitches. Poor thing.

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    It's the left I have a robot hand now. Always had the prosthetic to hold on the handle bars though. The worst accident I had was when I went off a dirt jump pulled up on the handle bars went for the bunny hop and the post came away from the frame. Shattered my collar bone. But held on to those fucking handle bars until I woke up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post


    What happened to this guy? I went looking for the story only to find a tragic story of a bmx rider that tried a stunt ruined his career and well..... Not so happy ending.

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    Ive gone throught five tubes in two months.Im pissed because i dont wanna spend more money on tubes .Ive look at the lining of my rims and always try to keep my tires at correct air pressure before each ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubesock Shakur View Post
    What happened to this guy? I went looking for the story only to find a tragic story of a bmx rider that tried a stunt ruined his career and well..... Not so happy ending.
    He jacked up his knee. That's about it. He's broken most of his bones in other falls. This time he was really lucky.

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    Out at Vale Lake this weekend


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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    Ive gone throught five tubes in two months.Im pissed because i dont wanna spend more money on tubes .Ive look at the lining of my rims and always try to keep my tires at correct air pressure before each ride.
    If the flats are pinch flats put more air in your tires
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    Just to clarify that is at the end of a super uphill.
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    Near the top of Saddleback, New Year's Eve

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    SoCal endurance challenge, Vale lake
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    Default Re: For those about to bike, I salute you.

    Did you participate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    Did you participate?
    No just went up and took some shots for the local bicycle lighting company, NiteRider
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    Default Re: For those about to bike, I salute you.

    This is how you both stay so svelt. I haven't been on a bike in years.
    Whiskey Sour

    2 oz blended whiskey
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 tsp powdered sugar
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    1/2 slice lemon

    Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

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    SoCal endurance
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    If you're in Arizona and interested in getting a fixed or single speed bike, this looks cool and is inexpensive.


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    That is awesome, and once you have the skills to maintain a fixed or single speed bike you are totally independent. They should do something like this for inner city kids.

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    Default Re: For those about to bike, I salute you.

    So after taking a pretty hard spill which caused this...



    as well as breaking a few components, I've decided to not be such a blockhead, and start using a little safety equipment.

    I bought these and really like them...
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    Serfas-RX-Pro

    and am looking for some opinions on a few other safety items. I need a good helmet ASAP and have never ever worn one. Anyone have a personal favorite? Any tips on getting a better fit? Dealing with helmet head?

    I'm also in the market for a new bike computer. My old Blackburn is not so black and mostly burnt. It works when it wants to now. I tried going the iPhone route, but that kills the battery in no time and I'm trying to keep my bike weight under 26lbs. Anybody have luck with a sub $100 bulletproof unit?

    What other safety equipment have you been using that you'd recommend to others? Lets chat. Go.
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    I'm a reasonable man, get off my case....

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    Default Re: For those about to bike, I salute you.

    So, how do you feel about Lance competing on Strava?

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...255080394.html

    OMG, Kory?!!? How could you be riding without gloves? You silly boy. Hope you are healing well.

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