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Old 02-22-2011, 11:15 PM   #61
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My backyard retaining wall started failing about 3 or 4 years ago. After dreaming about what I could do to fix it this is even better than what I imagined. I haven't even ridden on it yet!
Now all I need is a modern trials bike!
Sweet!! Now don't ruin it and plant grass on it!!

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Old 02-22-2011, 11:21 PM   #62
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Sweet!! Now don't ruin it and plant grass on it!!


what are you talking about grass is sooooooooooo much nicer to crash in.

you havent ridden Gordys block of death yet have you
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:50 AM   #63
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:00 AM   #64
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No...the only time he invites me down to ride is when there is 4" of snow in his yard.

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Old 02-23-2011, 09:38 AM   #65
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No...the only time he invites me down to ride is when there is 4" of snow in his yard.


that will only make the landing a little softer
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:46 PM   #66
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Now all I need is a modern trials bike!
We've got a spare.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:36 PM   #67
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Yeah, Ben. Once the weather gets a little better I figure you and the family will need to come over for BBQ and riding!
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:59 AM   #68
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Yeah, Ben. Once the weather gets a little better I figure you and the family will need to come over for BBQ and riding!
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:48 PM   #69
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I took the TLM for a little spin on the new 'wall' today. Wow does that thing suck! I totally need to win the lottery or find a rich girl friend who will buy me a new bike!
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:33 AM   #70
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What a cool thread.

When all my ducks are in a row and I have a job and permission from the wife to buy a mono, I would like to build a very small backyard setup here, as there is only so much space.
But then I have only once spent about 15 minutes on a trials bike..... last week, now I want one.

I am also way overweight at the moment, and should lose at least 10kg before really buying a bike..... and I will have to get fit.

This was me getting hooked on something I have always wanted to do.



Not sure the wife will let me use the lawn, but behind the bush there is a bit of concrete that has been opened up now, and could keep a couple of small beginners obstacles.





All these things have been removed since we moved here. Pic was taken when previous owner still lived here.



Currently looks like this, except that I moved the firewood for the coming winter to behind the garage to dry out over summer.

I would hope to just do figure eights, a couple of log ramps and a pallet etc.

If I can get the local farmers permission to build a few obstacles, and maybe pay him a yearly fee, or per entry, I would love to get into the small wood in the distance behind the first pic, it also has a stream that runs through there, and a foot/tractor path.... so perfect. If the farmer agrees.


This is the current status of the concrete in front of the garage

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Old 02-25-2011, 06:26 AM   #71
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ohhh. Lots of potential in there!
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:16 AM   #72
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I took the TLM for a little spin on the new 'wall' today. Wow does that thing suck! I totally need to win the lottery or find a rich girl friend who will buy me a new bike!
Mark, you can borrow one of our bikes as price of admission.

We just ordered a trials bicycle and I'm sure Ben will fall instantly in love with it when it arrives. We both really want to come down to play on your wall.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:17 PM   #73
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When are you coming?

PM on it's way....
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:31 PM   #74
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Cobbed this together today from remnants of an old kids play set.

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Old 04-06-2011, 10:39 AM   #75
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Cracklist Strikes Again!!!

Found these on Craigslist $20 each.

Oops... how to get them out without the seller's backhoe.
Caveman technology to the rescue.




Next one was easier.

Action shot.

Out.

A few other pieces I found for free.

I'll post again when the mad plan is all in place.
Cheers,
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