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Old 11-06-2014, 08:12 AM   #1
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Laugh Help designing a course in my yard?

So I live in a residential area with neighbors pretty close by. That is not going to stop me from learning trials riding though!

My yard is a big "L" shape yard and I'm looking to install some obstacles; logs, rocks, stuff...

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To start with I do have one log that I will be securing to the ground... or is it better for it to be able to roll/loose?

Also I was thinking to put a thin long piece of wood down that I will have to ride along the entire length of.

Should I setup tape and make some tight turns?

Let's hear all your ideas!
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:53 AM   #2
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Great idea for a thread! I have a 20' by 40' area that I'm trying to layout now. You have, what I don't have...space. Somewhere in this trials forum is a thread on this topic. Secure the log and yes, lay a beam on the ground and let the workout begin.
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=498211

Here you go! Now you can design it yourself...good luck!
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:13 PM   #4
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Look around where another development is being built nearby. Be-friend the general contractor or better yet the guy running the excavator. Sooner or later he will dig up a boulder or large rock that they have to get rid of to dig a foundation or put in a lawn. They might just be able to deliver it to your house and dump it off where you want it. The wife might not like it, but you can turn it in to part of the landscape.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:07 PM   #5
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I`d use railroad ties. Make them 6x6 square. Make them one high, two high etc. Fill the higher ones full of dirt. Spaced nicely around the property. Tell everyone they are planters. Just never plant anything
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:36 PM   #6
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I'd set up some splatter ramps...to get you up on the roof. Give the neighbors something to talk about!
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:43 AM   #7
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=498211

Here you go! Now you can design it yourself...good luck!
thanks that gives me some ideas!

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I`d use railroad ties. Make them 6x6 square. Make them one high, two high etc. Fill the higher ones full of dirt. Spaced nicely around the property. Tell everyone they are planters. Just never plant anything
dude, great idea!

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I'd set up some splatter ramps...to get you up on the roof. Give the neighbors something to talk about!
you don't know how many times i've looked at the slope on that roof
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:45 AM   #8
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The wife might not like it
no wife here to slow me down!
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:03 PM   #9
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Congrats on being single, wish we could all say that and still have the life a good wife brings. (which is pretty much everything even if annoying)
Anyway, the area where the dish was looks concealed enough to put a excavator tire and a big rock with RR tie build ups. Use your imagination. You don't have to bury anything and could sod the area if you move or get married.
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