Hello! New rider from Trabuco Canyon

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  1. Mrizzle0311

    Mrizzle0311 New Member

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    Hi there!
    I recently got a "nice" mountain bike for my birthday so I could start riding some good trails and stay active. I just recently ended my 6 years of active service in the Marine Corps, and am currently back in school. I want to find new people to ride with as I don't know too much about all that is involved with making this a sport. I really enjoy outdoor activities, but I just don't go if on my own.
    I hope to meet some new people and ride some more technical trails eventually as I enjoy going fast and enjoying challenges. I just need to get into biking shape. :)

    Mike
     

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    portlypeddler Active Member

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    Welcome Mike,

    Thank you for your military service.
    Although I'm content to ride solo most always, perhaps sometime we can ride together on a day when it's cool and threatening rain, so very tired of being parched.
    I would encourage you to check out The Path Bike Shops' website, they have rides throughout the week and weekends, good people.
    Best wishes regarding school.

    Steve
     
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    Hey, Mrizzle,

    +1 on Steve's comment.

    The true "season" where you live is starting pretty much right now, so you're in a good place, literally and figuratively, to join the activity. I'm doing rides in your back yard most weekends and sometimes during the week, and I often post them as group rides. Check Trailhead at imtbtrails.com forum; that's where several of us OC riders are active. Hope to see ya. Cheers...
     
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    un-kola Just another Homer!

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    Hello mrizzle. Check out the bike shops in your area for beginner rides, usually after work/school and on the weekends. Mr. Dino Brown, (on this site), leads a Sunday morning ride at the Fullerton Loop. A good beginner ride and breakfast afterwards. Good ride to hook-up with other riders. Also check out other bike web sites such as www.imtbtrails.com, mtbr.com, etc. One more thing. Welcome home bro! -Lloyd, U.S.Army '71-'77.
     
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    Thank you for your service Mike!!!

    Also check out:

    http://letsgooutside.org

    Lots of group rides including a MTB Skills Clinic on 10/25 (not saying you need it :). Also hikes, runs...

    You do need to register and sign up for specific events.

    Have fun and happy birthday.
     
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    Mrizzle0311 New Member

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome.
    I will definitely check out the other sites and see what works. I am a newb right now so I don't mind checking out beginner stuff. I'm pretty much "out of" biking shape.
     
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    welcome to STR. i don't live in SoCal anymore but when i did this was a great group to ride with. try the thursday nite Fullerton Loop ride, i think they still do it. you will need lites. live in NorCal now, San Mateo area. let me know if you come this way. this pic is only 30 min from the house
     

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    brparts: My wife is from Cupertino. I will be up there for Christmas and will be bringing my bike, as well as picking up hers. I will keep you in mind when we get up there.
     

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