your backyard trials setups?

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

  1. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    This could be a bicycle trials paradise. :clap

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  2. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    I like this thread. Gives me all kinds of ideas.
  3. Wyobrew

    Wyobrew Missed it by that mu

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    I am just beginning in trials and love the various ideas you all have shown. I have begun to set up some obsticles for endurocross and trials practice as well...

    I got these right before the snow hit.

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  4. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    Beginner setup, as I figure out this whole balance and slow thing..

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    4' wall, almost vertical. Plenty of natural terrain here in NH that's fun to ride on. Rocks everywhere, trees naturally down in the woods, etc.. Today might be our last 60deg day for quite a while

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  5. BigSkyDabber

    BigSkyDabber Adventurer

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    Took a road trip Saturday to our Montana Beta dealers place for some riding . :clap Dan at Mossy Rock Trials has set up about the ultimate practice site I've seen ... all "natural" but on land thats got little to offer "naturally" for trials practice . He's hauled in rocks & BIG cottonwood logs & done a bang-up job of making incrediable sections . We were having so much fun I missed getting pics of the rock sections . I'll post more of the story & pics on the " what I did today " thread .


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    Dan again :eek1
  6. motojunky

    motojunky Professional Idiot

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    I have been very tempted to get a trials bicycle. Mainly it's a budget thing. The list of things to do with that next spare hunk of $$ is very long. :D
  7. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Thanks to Hong Kong dealers, complete new bikes with a warranty have become very cheap. Used complete bikes are also suffering and going down in price. If your ever serious about a bicycle, let me know. A driveway workout is very easy to do.

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  8. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Been here awhile

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    I have a nice backyard set up for trials. Half an acre of stuff. A car, wrapped in logs. Tires and tons of logs, old picnic tables, pallets. 55 gal barrels, teder toder, Built structures and ramps, lots of dirt piles. I have been draging stuff home for years. we rearrange stuff all the time. make it easy with ramps and then start practicing. you can always remove the ramps as you get better. we dug out dirt from under the car and now you can stand up under the car. I also cut a section out of the floorboard so you can climb up inside the car. It is a cool fort for the kids. windows were painted black on the inside so you can't see in. that part of the yard looks like a dump. [kind of] but everyone that come over is fascinated, and wished they had a back yard like it. tree forts very high with poles to slide down on. platforms ect ect. I will try to get a few pictures. i also have a group of random post set to practice turns. I could put on a full trials in that half acre. Road the last two days. while the DS sits in the Garage.
  9. EvilClown

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  10. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    pics pics :tb
  11. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Pics or it didn't happen. :evil Please advise when you have your event, I'll be there unless your in England or something.
  12. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Been here awhile

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    I see all these pictures, but I thought it was backyard pictures you want.
    Lets see if I can send a shot of my backyard.
    Here is a little portion.
    Like I said in an earlier post, three grown men can walk down under that car and stand upright. then you can also crawl up inside through a hole I cut in the floorboard and sit in the back seat. cool fort even for a grown man. Note the tree fort and fireman's pole to slid down.

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    It is a short video of my backyard . just over one minute.
    hop-Sing
  13. Hop-Sing

    Hop-Sing Been here awhile

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    One other shot we took yesterday in the Backyard.

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    Was not thinking about trying to capture the obstacles. much more but that's all for now.
    I use tennis balls or golf balls to make perimeter lines, and then tighten them up as I master each section.

    The log with the tire at the end, is called the Lollipop. {its the one my son is hopping over to after riding the length of the log he is coming off.
  14. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Very cool-thanks
  15. grizzzly

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  16. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider Got Snow?

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    I've been checking in on this thread since December when I picked up my 1980 Cota 200 to try some vintage competition. I have about 14 acres but it is mostly a field that a local farmer hays so we don't have to mow it. I cut some trees for my father in law the past two weekends and today decided to put the spoils to use... nothing crazy just a little practice area near the house for now...

    all of these obstacles are around the perimeter of the same patch of trees so I can enter/exit different ways.

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    Built this balance beam out of the straightest trunk I had...

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    Darryl the trials cat gives the beam a run... damn he is good!... a natural:D

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    At the back of this field there is about an acre of woods... I cut trails through for the enduro bikes and so my wife can get in with the golf cart to harvest the wild blackberries. When I get time and bored with the current set up I'll cut some side trails and drop some trees for some new practice areas.

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    Monte on the back trails...

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    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    bump:D
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  20. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider Got Snow?

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    Some video of my vintage practice area... this is the compact set up close to the house... I have and am cutting more sections at the back of my 14 acre field in the woods.

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