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Is Aaron Gwin selling his custom SoCal home?

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2/23/2022 10:28 AM

Eisma wrote:

Who cares? This isn't TMZ

Have you seen the "TeaMZ Rumors" thread? tongue

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2/23/2022 11:02 AM

hogfly wrote:

Makes total sense. Being a part of the whole motobro big truck culture (no judgement, I'm a southerner) has to be a little ...more

owl-x wrote:

I would contend Southern California is the galactic HQ of motobro big truck culture.

Oh, yeah. I totally agree with that... but it's also a weird fit for current culture of SoCo. I can see how a lot of those dudes are like 'git me the hell out of here."

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2/23/2022 12:02 PM

Seems like a lot of people are getting out of dodge.
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2/23/2022 1:50 PM

Baby jesus sure does look after his followers.

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2/23/2022 3:13 PM

hogfly wrote:

Makes total sense. Being a part of the whole motobro big truck culture (no judgement, I'm a southerner) has to be a little ...more

owl-x wrote:

I would contend Southern California is the galactic HQ of motobro big truck culture.

hogfly wrote:

Oh, yeah. I totally agree with that... but it's also a weird fit for current culture of SoCo. I can see how a lot of those ...more

ahhhh for sure, I could see that.

all I know is the only time I've seen AG he was all clean, sippin a Starbucks, looking pretty solidly Southern Californian!



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2/23/2022 7:37 PM

Yep. The market is red hot (see: overinflated) and a lot of California residents can no longer resist the offerings, especially if they are hitting retirement age. And there were almost certainly a number of early retirement decisions during covid.

I wonder if Aaron just found out the mansion life isn't all what it's cracked up to be when you're a traveling athlete and technically not spending that much time in a place you put so much money into. Orrr this was the plan all along. Not that he could see Covid happening, but it's not like California property gets devalued by anything short of a total economic collapse. Covid may have just been the tipping point in realizing he didn't want to be in the state with its political climate any longer, plus he could finally justify getting the highest price possible for a place like this.

At the same time, may have missed the bubble of very wealthy east coast and/or foreign investors grabbing tons of houses out here and such. I feel like with the over inflation of CA's housing market that awkward gold rush land grab from wealthy outsiders ship has kinda sailed.

Also I know the area suits him (contrary to the weird comment about not being a good place to bro out, lmao have you been to Murrieta!?) but still Murrieta is kind of an annoying drive to get to the trails he likes (mostly Orange County/Laguna). Maybe Gwinna just had a big flex moment (this was right before proposing was it not?) and the shine has dulled since finishing it. Especially for the price, with his money he could have 2-3 places like this in states that aren't CA.

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Los Angeles // Former Okay BMXer // Over thinking and over biking

2/23/2022 7:47 PM

LePigPen wrote:

Yep. The market is red hot (see: overinflated) and a lot of California residents can no longer resist the offerings, ...more

The “weird comment” is coming from a place where people actually promote mountain biking and don’t have to basically dodge law enforcement and local bird watchers to participate in their hobby. I know California is sick and all, but every time I hear about how riders in California have to basically live underground lifestyles, I am thankful that I live in a place that actually puts millions toward promoting cycling and legal trail development. But maybe being outside the law is part of the allure for motobro MTB culture. Just seems like it would get old to me.

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2/23/2022 8:09 PM

LePigPen wrote:

Yep. The market is red hot (see: overinflated) and a lot of California residents can no longer resist the offerings, ...more

hogfly wrote:

The “weird comment” is coming from a place where people actually promote mountain biking and don’t have to basically dodge law ...more

You mean the one place in Laguna that tickets riders? Yeah, Laguna is lame like that. I don't like that city at all. But there are a million options to MTB in SoCal and they are either legal or they are pirate trails where you really don't have to worry about a park ranger.

That Laguna one just gets a lot of "press" because it has access to some great trails and people willing go to it (avoiding all the other great places to ride) and then have a cry on social media about how they got caught. I dunno, I don't have sympathy to them the same way skaters and BMXers who press their luck get ticketed when they can just ride all the amazing skateparks we have now or just ride less risky illegal spots. These people are seriously leaning over and putting their hand pump through their own spokes and then blaming government/police.

It's push and pull. There was a lot of MTB advocacy groups fighting tooth and nail for trail access 10-20 years ago. Now with all of the MTB legal as well as MTB specific options opening up, including new bike parks and jump/pump tracks, those advocacy groups are dying down and we are losing trail access in affluent areas with upset Karens who live near the trailhead. It is what it is. But SoCal is an AMAZING place for MTBing, MX, BMX, basically all action sports (for rather obvious reasons).

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Los Angeles // Former Okay BMXer // Over thinking and over biking

2/23/2022 8:31 PM

Gwin seems to ride the most by him Rainbow, Greer, Lake Elsinore, Idyllwild, Crestline . I don't see a lot of him riding that trail in Laguna . Also that trail has been "illegal for a long time due to private property and they could instead wait a bottom and arrest for trespassing I will never get why people cry about that.

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2/24/2022 10:50 AM

hogfly wrote:

The “weird comment” is coming from a place where people actually promote mountain biking and don’t have to basically dodge law ...more

This is really only true in SoCal and the SF Bay Area. Other parts of California treat MTB riders like proper stewards of the land.

Where I live, near the Sierra National Forest, we have an MTB club that actively maintains a huge trail network on national forest lands (with permission from USFS), and we were granted access to private property owned by Southern California Edison (utility provider) to build a massive network of legit DH trails like this one...

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SCE literally gave us our own keys to the gate and allowed moto access to quickly reach trail work areas. And a generous donor to the club just bought us a mini excavator to accelerate the trail building process. The next phase starts this summer, and we'll be adding 2 or 3 more new trails.

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2/24/2022 12:27 PM

To be honest. I think this subject, Gwins house, should not be on vitalmtb

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2/24/2022 12:59 PM

mfoga wrote:

Gwin seems to ride the most by him Rainbow, Greer, Lake Elsinore, Idyllwild, Crestline . I don't see a lot of him riding that ...more

Gwin's latest upload... Oof:

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Los Angeles // Former Okay BMXer // Over thinking and over biking

2/25/2022 12:08 AM

Wish I had the money to buy it

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2/25/2022 1:06 AM

MrMean wrote:

If you look closely at a clearly AMAZING bathroom with killer views (I want a home with a southern facing window in the ...more

Anyone remember the "Rob meets" where this was a building site, and Aaron showed off his "throne with a view"

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2/25/2022 8:11 AM

MrMean wrote:

If you look closely at a clearly AMAZING bathroom with killer views (I want a home with a southern facing window in the ...more

Nzdinosaur wrote:

Anyone remember the "Rob meets" where this was a building site, and Aaron showed off his "throne with a view"

The throne with a view is classic haha! Little doubt this is his place now. Hopefully, this thread helps you sell the pad Gwinny! <3

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@shredder_schroeder

3/19/2022 11:05 AM

Maybe she wants someplace with lower taxes better quality of life, safer, better family environment.

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3/21/2022 2:00 AM

Nzdinosaur wrote:

Anyone remember the "Rob meets" where this was a building site, and Aaron showed off his "throne with a view"

IIRC, AG called it his "dumper". cool

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5/9/2022 8:13 AM

gwin sold the crib! now we get to take a tour.

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5/9/2022 9:28 AM

When's the yard sale?

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5/9/2022 9:48 AM

Like many of us he has enough of Cali. After living here my whole life the dystopian and tyrannical government has become untenable. I'm doing the same. Selling the dream house and moving eastward, and at higher elevation.

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5/9/2022 10:05 AM

I wonder if this means something is happening with Intense and/or Gwin's involvement at WindRock? Aaron had said before his house was only 10 minutes from Intense HQ. If you wanted to be really involved in the company I'd think that would be ideal location, unless the company was willing to follow you...maybe somewhere you could ride custom-built DH trails right out your back door?

Gwin is a SoCal native, born and raised. For him to move to Tennessee? That seems like a business decisions, not a "I love Tennessee it just warms my heart" kind of decision.

Lauren is from Montana, so here again, hard to see the Tennessee draw.

The only angle I can figure out is that she wants to be a SAHM and Gwin would need some seriously steady income to pay for the place in California, where as in Tennessee he could probably pay all cash for a place and let some investments cover the taxes. Then again, he probably would've done that in California, too.

I always love watching Aaron's success and he's a consummate businessman so I'm sure he's positioning for new adventures.

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5/9/2022 10:35 AM

Wonder what it sold for. He it accurate that there are not a lot of contemporary homes in Temecula/San Diego.

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5/9/2022 10:55 AM

chasejj wrote:

Like many of us he has enough of Cali. After living here my whole life the dystopian and tyrannical government has become ...more

holy shit I guess I need to call my family in California and see if they're on the run I had no idea

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5/9/2022 10:55 AM

Salespunk wrote:

Wonder what it sold for. He it accurate that there are not a lot of contemporary homes in Temecula/San Diego.

Listed for 4M, sold for 4.6M

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just hanging out with the bros, feeding off of each other

5/9/2022 12:03 PM

chasejj wrote:

Like many of us he has enough of Cali. After living here my whole life the dystopian and tyrannical government has become ...more

Nothing new, it's been happening since the 80's.
To quote Chris Herting of Yeti Cycles on their move from SoCal to Colorado;

"All I need is one trip back to Cali to realize how shitty it is there and how great it is here.” tongue

Make some money in Ca; then bail somewhere that is cheaper, less crowded, and leaves you alone.
Best decision I have ever made.

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5/9/2022 12:03 PM

chasejj wrote:

Like many of us he has enough of Cali. After living here my whole life the dystopian and tyrannical government has become ...more

My wife and I (and our kid) are not loving California, well, So-Cal...none of it has to do with 'government'. I see that often enough and chuckle, like the govt has that much hold over your life it is quite possible you are doing something wrong. We've traveled enough in the world to know the locations we would rather be in, hope we get there-wish you the same luck in your eastward move.

As for this Gwinny pad, man, what a primo spot. My wife and I owned 5 acres down the street from his spot, we were going to build our dream house too (2004-2005?) as La cresta is unrivaled for its beauty and serenity (for being in so cal) we ended up stopping right before we broke ground, but always love visiting friends in La Cresta and knowing exactly where Gwin built, its safe to say that place is the crown jewel of the community. Well done to you Gwin on building such a gorgeous home and doing what you want/need to do.

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5/9/2022 12:49 PM

pheller wrote:

I wonder if this means something is happening with Intense and/or Gwin's involvement at WindRock? Aaron had said before his ...more

He literally laid it all out in video a while back. The commutes were getting to be too much to go anywhere.
The craziness of SoCal during the pandemic really stuck with him.

He can have a place in Montana & in Knoxville for way cheaper and all of it be way less stressful than SoCal.

The amount of stress that the multiplication of humans in my small corner of the world has created is nuts. Can't imagine what that kind of human expansion would do to my nerves in a place like where he is.

A 100 acre lot just sold for $250k that backs up to Windrock and a group of bros snagged it up and live nowhere near it.

The place they bought is near nothing. It's probably got 100 years of shady mining operations done in and around it. It's not far from the nuclear plant.

But...you can use all your toys, see no one, answer to no one and have an off grid good time.

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Trouble Maker. Here to spit truth in the form of sarcasm.

5/9/2022 12:50 PM

Poleczechy wrote:

Seems like a lot of people are getting out of dodge.
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They weren't sold to no one. There are people moving in to those purcahses.

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Trouble Maker. Here to spit truth in the form of sarcasm.

5/9/2022 12:51 PM

chasejj wrote:

Like many of us he has enough of Cali. After living here my whole life the dystopian and tyrannical government has become ...more

Stiksandstones wrote:

My wife and I (and our kid) are not loving California, well, So-Cal...none of it has to do with 'government'. I see that often ...more

Well you know where to go. Do it while the little lady is still young enough. You won't regret it.

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Trouble Maker. Here to spit truth in the form of sarcasm.

5/9/2022 1:24 PM

okay this just in: my elderly mother is holed up in her beach house, operating a pirate radio station for the resistance...at least that's what I take it to mean when she reported "oh, just trying to learn this ipad mini." My brother and his family report that they're "having a normal day" on the west side of LA...which probably means that they have a soccer practice or two after school and will probably grill in the backyard for dinner...yeah, sounds like they've been swallowed up by the tyrannical government too.

thank you for your vigilance, soldier!

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