your backyard trials setups?

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

  1. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Put a nice dent in my dads truck when moving that one. Strap busted and the metal end went flying. Quite glad it didn't aim up and hit the windshield :huh

    Another object I need to make another of (I hopped it on my woods bike a few too many times & exploded it :lol3):
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    I'm planning to buy some 6" x 6" x 20' & make a base for it that puts it about 2-3' off the ground. One end would have a ramp leading up it, the other would just be the blunt face. Only issue is finding a permanent home for it as it'd weigh 250-300# all said n done. I might end up going with a 10' setup so I can move it around when not in use.

    Andrew
  2. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Did someone say rock? We don't have those smooth soft rocks, like those S.W. guys have.:D

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  3. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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    whew yeah 2whlr, that's a rock!!!!!
    we just dont have them local to us here.
    originally rode in upstate NY where we had a lot of rock creekbeds, but none here.
  4. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Well these rocks are probably about 4 hours away from you.

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  5. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I want a rock like that! ... :cry
  6. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    That`s a pebble. We show you our easy rocks.(The ones we don`t have to clean out) We are like any of the rockies that have walls 100` plus tall! And yes we have the green slime rocks also. Can you say Taos ski valley? We start at above 9000ft. Bring a chain saw, then try riding at 10000 ft plus on `real rocks!
  7. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    10K feet? What's the air like down there?:D

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  8. amcross

    amcross Career Rookie/Novice

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    Yeah -- there are rocks at about every danged contest we go to .... but nothing near home to practice regularly :(

  9. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Great pic! I can remember ridig the ute cup at Fairplay CO and we had a section on the edge of something similiar to that! The section was stupid easy but the mental factor was unreal.
  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I have never ridden the Ute cup. I need to do that, before they quit holding it. That's American Flag mountain north of the Taylor Park area. We rode our big heavy pigs up there. I was gonna say we splattered up the East wall, but I don't think anybody would have believed me.:D
  11. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    were there any rocks in there?

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    riding on rocks is half the fun of messing around with rocks....
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  12. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    American Flag Mountain outside of Crested Butte! Nice shot!! Sipapu area can get pretty close to that elevation, but not quite! :deal
  13. ejtv

    ejtv Per ipsum

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    Just started building a noob course on the banks of the Mississippi. Hope nobody finds it!

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  14. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    now i just need get the bike put back togather so i can ride it:lol3
  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Hey, I'm just up river from you!
  16. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    1974 my first UTE CUP on Ossa MAR
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    12000 ft and still climbing, Sheep mountain, Fairplay .Co. (PS not much of a trail that far above tree line!:D)
  17. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I've been going out CO for that last 8 years to ride, but always on regular dirt bikes. I need to take my trials bike and do the UTE sometime.
  18. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Yes, I need to take my son before too long. Ridden it 20+ times myself. Always a great event!
  19. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Just got a dozen pallets, any ideas on set up? I was thinking a-frames and platform.

    Any pics out there?

    Thanks
  20. DerViking

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    Pull any and all loose nails. Will chew the shit out of sidewalls. I'd recommend filling the gaps, or only crossing against the grain, even the edge of the planks could rip a sidewall if you drop into it. Probably wont stand up to any hits from the skidplate, so I think you're on the right track. Might build the platform so that you can fill it with rocks or dirt so it's stable.

    For that matter, just toss them out randomly on your yard, and practice floating or hopping the tire onto them etc. You could build an expert section if you put the ribbon in tight.