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    The Backyard Pump Track

    It is here. Folks thought I was screwing around the whole time. Little did I know that I was working.

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    Read it and comment so I can screw around some more.

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    Francis: "Honey, I'm doing research for an series of articles. I need to tear up the yard."

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    Good article, Francis. Mainstream (rider and especially local govt.) acceptance of pump tracks will be as good for cyclists as trail access. Just like children should have free playgrounds in their neighborhoods in addition to natural resources (like hiking, swimming) tucked farther out in more wild places. There is a clear synergy between the two, and fighting for one doesn't pull resources away from the other, but rather strengthens the general principle (play is valuable, riding is valuable) and builds the community, whether we're talking about getting kids outside or getting rad on bikes.

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    Nice post. Pump tracks are great for everyone regardless of skill level. There is a certain art to building them correctly so they have flow. I need to look at my yard to see what is possible.

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    You have a good life "working" I'm biased, but I do like the article and shared it amongst my little world.
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    Now I want to ride a pump track, but don't have a yard to build one in. Are there any public accessable pump tracks in the bay area?

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    Where do get the extra dirt for the berms?

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    Good poll about pump tracks

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    The Backyard Pump Track

    I just moved to a new house on an acre... And it needs some "landscaping".... I gotta do this!
    I hope you have a big trunk... cause I'm gonna put my bike in it!

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    All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
    You'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet
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    Super cool article...thanks!

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    he is pumped!
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    this track belongs to a very special/lucky person. (name witheld for privacy)
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    So yesterday I did my routine again. Drive to SC and ride for four hours, go home, eat bacon, take nap and drive my kid to SC to do some pump track til sunset. It was grueling but so worth it.

    He is happy and we get good conversation. 12-year old said he will lay out a project plan for our own pump track now that he's convinced mom it is a good idea. He said he will list our play structure for free in Craigslist and he will pay $50 of his own money for dirt.
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