Visiting OC Sept 9 looking to ride some trails

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  1. Unbreakable

    Unbreakable New Member

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    Hi,
    I am going to be staying in Irvine on business Sept 12-16 and thought I would arrive a few days early to hit some trails on the 9-11
    The only bike shop I am familiar with is the Path in Tustin, I've stopped in to purchase some gear in the past
    Any suggestions on trails to ride would be great. Instead of brining my bike I might just rent one from the Path.I am coming from Austin where there is a lot of rock and technical stuff.
    Thank you
     
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    Santiago Oaks which is close to The Path in Tustin; The Luge which is close to The Path on Live Oak. Plenty of info around on both areas.
     
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    +1 on Oaks. Aliso Woods isn't that far from Irvine too.

    Have a great ride!!
     
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    So you are used to riding in HOT weather! Welcome back to CALI! If you are up for a challenge do the double loop for Whiting + STT + The Luge. :)
    Santiago Oaks is fun also. Have you tried the android app called MTB Project? There are a ton of trails for SoCal listed by geo-location.
     
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    Thank you all for the suggestions, will check out the app.
     
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    I just rode in Sedona AZ using TrailForks and it was easy to use and get around. I should be back in the OC to get a ride in unbreakable. Pm me
     
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    I watched a couple videos of The Luge and I was out of breath just watching the climb. I think I am going to do that on Saturday morning Sept 10. If anyone is riding it that day or nearby hit me up. Thanks Also curious to know what the thoughts are on Santa Cruz Hightower 27.5+ for the Luge?? I am use to a 29er but would really like to see what this Hightower is like since I've heard so much about them.
     
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    @Unbreakable - As I said on another forum, I think the Hightower will be awesome. I am hoping to join you for a Whiting-Luge-Whiting run this Saturday, if I get my wheel back from Stans in time.
     
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    @Unbreakable... Fun to ride with you and the other 5 on W-L-W last Saturday. Sorry 'bout your little get-off, and glad you didn't get hurt. Waiting for the video footage. Like we discussed elsewhere, I think the tire pressure in plus-sized tires is critical - 1 or 2 psi too much and you have a pogo stick. 1 or 2 psi too little and you have a mushy, squirming, folding-over mess. Otherwise you seemed to really enjoy the Hightower!
     
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    Man I can't believe this has been two years. Hello..... Returning to OC for a weekend and was hoping to see if anyone up for a ride on June 30th or July 1st?
     
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    More likely to get a response at IMTBTrails.com. Not that I want people to stop trying here, just reflecting reality.

    Oh, and I cannot ride June 30. Maybe July 1.
     
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