your backyard trials setups?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by fiep, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    Just wait until you get into bicycles too, road bike, cross bike, mtn bike, downhill bike, fat tire bike, urban bike......
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    Yes I know... I pick up my '17 Specialized Roubaix Comp this weekend. I just put the fat bike away for the season and going for a MTB ride this morning.
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  2. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer

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    I'm in a similar boat, 2 2t trailie / Enduros which need a fair bit of space, chew the crap out of the garden and need trailering to wide open and challenging spaces. But I do have a wee trials bike, too. I ride it a lot at home, even if it's just for 30 minutes to practice something or to test out my latest "landscape" project. It leaves no trace other than the occasional soiled pair of pants. I prefer the trials bike for testing out new hard enduro tracks, it prevents heart attacks. Check out B1's offerings, he has a host of trials vids, too. That's how the cross training vids came about. Go little, you won't regret it.
  3. Greebe

    Greebe Been here awhile

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    I meet guy through a friend that has a logging business, and he has half a dozen 6ft tall by 2.5ft to 3 ft wide tires he is going to let me have free to get them off his hands. Cool, now I just need to figure where to put them.
  4. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    Buying a load of logs from him, might be better in the long run, than the tires....
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  5. Greebe

    Greebe Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Yeah a big tire like that might be hard to get rid down the road.
  6. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    That's why he is so eager to let you have them!:D
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  7. alpineboard

    alpineboard Been here awhile

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    Another beautiful day in the woods with my favorite set of loppers. Time to go ride it.
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  8. alpineboard

    alpineboard Been here awhile

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    Went to the dump today, and came home with this. Just when you least expect it. That's a nice 8x8 beam, should be able to do something with this. PHOT0537.JPG
  9. ZippyGasGas

    ZippyGasGas Been here awhile

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    replace boulder with 8x8

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  10. Hydrofoiler

    Hydrofoiler n00b

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    Some new obstacles I made out of some cable spools, they work great just a little slick. I might try a rubber mat, I've seen expanded metal used for traction but it seems like it would be a little hard on the tires.
  11. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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  12. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    If you look at the small spool in the background, we left gaps between the boards and that provided plenty of grip. Photo circa 1991.
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  13. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Moved railroad ties and phone poles around the pit yesterday, and stopped here because it looked like a nice little air log obstacle! :D

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  14. Hydrofoiler

    Hydrofoiler n00b

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    Funny place to be doing a pushup, I tried some carpet and it didn't help much. I might try spacing them out next.

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  15. MT 007

    MT 007 Adventurer

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    You can hardly tell my backyard is a trials practice area...

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    but if you look a little closer it is more obvious...

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  16. Gordy

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    I'm in the middle'of an on-going expanding home remodel and had to take a break yesterday.

  17. Yard Sale

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    My yard is on a hill that would make for some nice off-camber uphill and downhill turns. Free cable spools are available on craigslist and I suppose I could get some RR ties to build a splat wall.

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    It's more overgrown with weeds than this 2.5 yr old photo. I'm only a short ride from a decent practice area so I'm wondering if it's worth it to rent some equipment to remove the weeds and build up a backyard area.
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  18. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    My vote... do both! You can never have to many places to ride... So, use the close by riding as often as possible and do the yard work in small bits over time to get focused practice near the house for the quick riding sessions during times when heat or cold would be prohibitive for longer riding...
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  19. alpineboard

    alpineboard Been here awhile

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    PHOT0550.JPG just messing around. getting there slowly. Have got a sharp 4 footer done, just hold a little pressure. They only look scary.

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  20. alpineboard

    alpineboard Been here awhile

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    Need to keep a little speed and pressure for the top, just enough to get over it, but do not stop and get hung up. Almost went over the bars.

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