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Best Trail Name
What's the best trail name you have heard ? Why was it named that ?

My trail is " Happy Trail " . It's a little hairy, a little funky , but all good.

Posted by OCD on 07/25/04

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  • Re: Best Trail Name
    New favorite " Natural Disaster" . It took me down everytime down it.
    Posted by OCD on 07/25/04

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    • Re: Best Trail Name
      There's three names that trick you up. "Three Trees" actually has 5 trees, Five Deer has never had any deer that I've seen and East Canyon actually travels north-south.
      Posted by Steve K a 17 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Mongoose XR-100 from Canyon Country (Santa Clarita), CA on 07/25/04

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  • Re: Best Trail Name
    Valhalla
    Posted by El Jefe on 07/26/04

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    "Monster" - one of toughest, stupidist, off-the hook "I'm gonna die here" trails I've ever had the horrifying experience to ride...and watch a buddy go off a 50' cliff, bike and all...the name says it all...

    Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 07/26/04

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    • Re: Best Trail Name
      I would agree with you on that, except Monster doesn't really do it justice. "The Monster big enough to swallow Dusty Bottoms whole, and spit him out like a piece of chicken grissle" is more like it. :-)
      Posted by El Jefe on 07/26/04

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  • Re: Best Trail Name
    SID's.
    Posted by Endo Verendo riding a Pushed 4-Spot from The Valley on 07/26/04

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  • Re: Best Trail Name
    BFI (Big F@king Incline)

    Posted by Arrkelly on 07/26/04

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    "Art Johnsons", a secret trail.
    Posted by BrahMa riding a 6 Spot on 07/26/04

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  • Re: Best Trail Name
    I rode a piece of trail with my buddy in LA that's reportedly called "The Diner".
    Posted by EBasil riding a Manitou HT from San Diego on 07/26/04

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  • Re: Best Trail Name
    Flying Monkey
    Posted by OPP riding a Spider Bullit on 07/26/04

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    • Re: Best Trail Name
      have I ever told you the history of that name??? ;-) (which btw is right up there with the best)

      (in the voice of Dean) It all began in the 19th century.....
      Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 07/26/04

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      • Re: Best Trail Name
        I thought it was Goodyear launching test monkeys off the mesa, no?

        Posted by OPP riding a Spider Bullit on 07/26/04

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        • Re: Best Trail Name
          I was trying (for Brahma) to be long winded and historical...you know, for the kids...

          and yes, it was what you said....but the actual trail was a wagon road in the 19th Century that had fallen completely into disuse...until Dean & Bender "discovered" it...
          Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 07/26/04

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          I thought it was NASA that launched the monkeys.
          Posted by El Jefe on 07/27/04

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          • Re: Best Trail Name
            was that a joke son?

            Goodyear, under contract with the Air Force built a secret test facility at the top of the mesa that Flying Monkey is on - they used the runway to test various things including ejection seats - which they tested with live monkeys - shooting them off the end of the runway...

            I've never heard of any NASA involvement out there - altough it's always possible with secret organizations running our country ya know?
            Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 07/27/04

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            • Re: Best Trail Name
              Are any remnants of the test facility still up there?
              Posted by El Jefe on 07/27/04

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              • Re: Best Trail Name
                the whole thing is still there! Runway, towers, rocketsled, barbed wire fences, signs with "shoot to kill" orders - guards with M-4's in Humvees - Dean & company jumped the fence with bikes once to explore and got chased by Humvees with a narrow escape (allegedly ;-)
                Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 07/27/04

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  • Re: Best Trail Name
    Just Outstanding near Kernville... pretty soft and sandy on Saturday if anyone is going to ride it any time soon.
    Posted by ScarryFast a 38 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a 2003 Talas Switchblade from Bakersfield on 07/27/04

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  • Re: Best Trail Name
    "What's the best trail name you have heard?"
    Slaughterhouse.

    "Why was it named that?"
    I have no idea, but I think the name is cool.
    Posted by ENDOVEREVODNE on 07/29/04

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      "Slaughterhouse"?...yikes! We have a short run here in Bako called "Anybody Bleedin'?"...self explanatory I think : )
      Posted by ScarryFast a 38 year old riding a 2003 Talas Switchblade from Bakersfield on 07/29/04

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  • Re: Best Trail Name
    Bootleg Canyon out in NV has some really good names.Ginger is a lot harder then say Armaggedean or Elevator shaft though so don't put to much weight in the name of the trail.
    Posted by Pain Freak riding a Surly Turner from The 909 on 08/02/04

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    • Re: Best Trail Name
      Ginger fits in the context of how you approach ridding it.

      Flying Monkey for the first "riders" of that cliff.

      San Juan cause the invaders say so.


      Each trail name may have a story that is not totally obvious. It adds color and myth and adventure to travel riding. You can stare at your heart monitor if you like, but I prefer to see beyond the bike and into the culture of the locale.
      Posted by OCD on 08/02/04

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  • Re: Best Trail Name
    Tom's Smile
    Posted by Mouse jockee a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Cd-1 mouse from Santee, YeeeeeeHaaaaawww!!! on 08/03/04

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    Posted by Happynicky on 12/06/12

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