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Discussion in 'Trials' started by fiep, Aug 20, 2009.
Ask the neighbors to donate some yard.
He's retired now.... time to move further out and get some land!
Speaking of room... With the planning beginning to utilize a bunch of those poles I posted last week, I decided I need to move the practice area to my back property. Problem with that is always having to open and close the gate. Not a fan so...
...I built a bridge. We have invisible fence around the front property so the dogs will get zapped if they try to use it just as they would if they tried to go out the gate.
The LAST thing I need is more land right now, I only have one manicured acre that keeps me busy and satisfied. We enjoy it, the trials “corner” can keep me riding for hours and there are some scary lines in there that’s I will never attempt.
If I was younger (and richer) I’d have land and heavy equipment much like Blake Bagget has going for him and move dirt in my ‘down time’.
NEAT!!! All fences should have these!
After going to another ride area that had Intermediate sections, hopping required,(not me yet). Got home and decided to get some tight areas taped and ridden. A few years back, when this area was being cleaned , a good decision was made to not cut these little trees, as someday it may be ridden, well that some day is today. Left it open as a free ride style and learn as you go skill build. Kind of a figure 8, with lots of options. The easier one is the one I had been doing, thinking it was a big thing. Up view/down view of the new one.
I always like to leave in as many trees as possible - mother nature always seems to know best
I have finally completed resetting up Zippy's Backyard Trials Playground after mother nature used large amounts of water to move things around a bit.
Not a whole lot different than in my previous post https://advrider.com/f/threads/your-backyard-trials-setups.498211/page-96#post-40865823
Secured most of the logs, and set up a few more. Oh hell, just look at the pictures of the completed mess.
Hopefully in the next week or two I will have video of some of the lines being ridden.
"Aerial" view (2nd floor window)
Rock garden and long log that's fun to ride the length of.
The previously posted "Wheelbase logs" and one of our dogs, Brownie........................... We may have been a bit simple with his name.
This should be fun for tight practice.
These are the 4 sides of the big logs, added some front tire catch logs to keep the over the bars to a minimum. So many different lines to ride on this Z - shape, including riding the length of the logs (just gotta get up the ends)
Different view of the rock garden and "quad" logs - stump at the end of the rock garden can be surprisingly difficult, because of rolly polly rocks before it. Tends to throw the rear wheel off a little.
I know there is no Karen for scale, but this log up is considerable. Not tremendous but difficult. there is about a bike and quarter to bike and a third distance between the small humped log and the big log up.
Back side is a freekin' paved highway for the down. (the "flat" logs have been replaced with a much safer set of round logs)
And that is the current configuration of Zippy's Backyard Trials Playground. Should be fun to ride until the snow flies and then the Spring flood moves everything again
(really need to not live next to a river........................ )
Holy freaking aspirations for myself. I can't ride 1/10th of that zippy. Awesome.
That set up is awesome Zippy!
and truth be told I will take many dabs trying these obstacles.
I have yet to try hitting one of these stumps. hopefully someday I get the guts to try. The ramp currently sitting on top of the stump is to make the down a bit more possible.
You should name that section Stumped then...
That’s incredible Zip! Master all of that and you WILL be Log-God”.
I have been Stumped on what to call that, but you have a good idea of getting back to the roots of it all.
Better to be Log-God of the trials playground, then to be the Log-God of the restroom.
(Side note: them logs is very very slippery when wet. Cottonwood bark don't stay on long once dead)
When you say "slippery when wet", you should really be specific as to which of the above log types you're handling
@unospeeder has applied some geometry skillz and created some new configurations to the turn section. We need some moisture, it's LOOOOOOSE!
What bike is that? Is that your new '20 Beta Factory?