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    Muaaaahhh It's ALIVE!!!

    And it's in my garage - at least until tomorrow after work.
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    The ramp that is - my HT is just for perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    And it's in my garage - at least until tomorrow after work.
    I wanna make one with wheels that I can pull with my bike, trailer style. I'll call it the porta-booter.


    you realize we'll be needing action pics.

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    Ah yes - pictures. Hopefully I'll be getting some tommorrow. I have had the sides to this monster in my garage for a year and a half now , and tonight I got the inspiration to finish it (strange - since it took all of 20 minutes to do so)

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Ah yes - pictures. Hopefully I'll be getting some tommorrow. I have had the sides to this monster in my garage for a year and a half now , and tonight I got the inspiration to finish it (strange - since it took all of 20 minutes to do so)
    Can you make me one????

    well not for me for the land, so everyone can use it ya know

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    Thats pretty cool lookin josh. Think you'll be takin it up to todd's land or what?
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    Thanks - I won't be taking it up to Todd's land - only because I'm not sure where there would be room / transition enough to hit it (I'm sure you noticed that I built it to send you way the hell out - not SO much way up). Fortunately I have at least 4 good spots within 1/4 mile of my house to hit it (35-40 degree hills, 200 feet long, tons of runout) You guys are welcome to hit it anytime - plus, to answer Todd's question I'd be more than happy to build a ramp (or 4) for everyone - I like building stuff. Just tell me what kind of transition, and what size we want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    I wanna make one with wheels that I can pull with my bike, trailer style. I'll call it the porta-booter.


    you realize we'll be needing action pics.
    build a porta booter then buy a radio flyer and attach the flyer to your bike and the booter on top of the flyer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Thanks - I won't be taking it up to Todd's land - only because I'm not sure where there would be room / transition enough to hit it. Fortunately I have at least 4 good spots within 1/4 mile of my house to hit it (35-40 degree hills, 200 feet long, tons of runout) You guys are welcome to hit it anytime - plus, to answer Todd's question I'd be more than happy to build a ramp (or 4) for everyone - I like building stuff. Just tell me what kind of transition, and what size we want.
    On fri we will discuss a jump like that for the "land" i would def love to have a porta booter up there so as we get better it can be moved

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    Check out your post count for that last post Todd.

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    Sounds good - I can build a few, it only takes about 45 minutes apiece.

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    Just a quick invite. We (Wes and myself and anyone else who wants to join us) are going to be hitting this beast by my house (Roxborough- south of Chatfield - 12 minutes from Higlands Ranch) at 5:30 this afternoon. I know that this doesn't give us a TON of time before dark - but I think that, given the task at hand, we should have more than enough time. We're gonna set it up on top of a hill with a perfect transition and more runout than you could ever use. My # is 720.219.9342 if'n you're interested...

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Just a quick invite. We (Wes and myself and anyone else who wants to join us) are going to be hitting this beast by my house (Roxborough- south of Chatfield - 12 minutes from Higlands Ranch) at 5:30 this afternoon. I know that this doesn't give us a TON of time before dark - but I think that, given the task at hand, we should have more than enough time. We're gonna set it up on top of a hill with a perfect transition and more runout than you could ever use. My # is 720.219.9342 if'n you're interested...
    Josh, seeing as how you like building stuff so much and said it doesnt take much time for you to make these. Do you think you could make a small one for me? I could possibly pay you a bit if you want, something thats fairly small but of decent size, like 3.5-4ft tall with a lip that isnt very steep at all?
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    I could do that - the one in the pic is 40" tall, with the tranny chopped flat at about the midway point (I figure it will send us plenty high enough how it is - you should've seen it before I chopped the tranny, it would've sent you WAY the hell up and out) - it's also 8' long so you might want to consider how portable you want it to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    I could do that - the one in the pic is 40" tall, with the tranny chopped flat at about the midway point (I figure it will send us plenty high enough how it is - you should've seen it before I chopped the tranny, it would've sent you WAY the hell up and out) - it's also 8' long so you might want to consider how portable you want it to be.
    That has Snowskilz MTB Park Written all over it...
    I like it alot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    I could do that - the one in the pic is 40" tall, with the tranny chopped flat at about the midway point (I figure it will send us plenty high enough how it is - you should've seen it before I chopped the tranny, it would've sent you WAY the hell up and out) - it's also 8' long so you might want to consider how portable you want it to be.
    How about small enough that it can fit into the back of my dad's tahoe? So like....6-7ft long with a 3ft lip? Would that be real steep? Keep in mind I'll be hitting it on my V10.
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    That shouldn't be a problem - how's $20 bucks sound? That's less than the wood would cost - but enough to make it worth my gas (since it's not a community project, that is), etc... I'll try to build it with a fairly open transition, so it'll send you, but not into the stratosphere.

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    That's awesome. Thanks Josh. Think that I'd be able to pick it up or something this weekend?
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    Well, the good news is that the ramp sends you nicely. The bad news is that the pictures I took with my ghetto camera phone are bad enough that they are barely worth posting, and I think I may have busted something between my heel and ankle - I'll know in an hour or three
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    Owww

    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Well, the good news is that the ramp sends you nicely. The bad news is that the pictures I took with my ghetto camera phone are bad enough that they are barely worth posting, and I think I may have busted something between my heel and ankle - I'll know in an hour or three
    Ahh, that sucks. You do that on a wreck or just going too big?
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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    I think I may have busted something between my heel and ankle
    Ohhhh, not good. You might have to give that contraption a nickname and then get a stencil like this



    and paint one on every time it takes out a rider.

    Hope the injury isn't serious. I'm still dealing with whiplash and a bad rotator cuff from the digger I took back in June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz
    Ohhhh, not good. You might have to give that contraption a nickname and then get a stencil like this



    and paint one on every time it takes out a rider.

    Hope the injury isn't serious. I'm still dealing with whiplash and a bad rotator cuff from the digger I took back in June.
    Well - I just now got back from the ER (don't go to Littleton Hospital unless you don't mind 6 hour ER visits). I am supposed to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic doc for Monday to have my foot further checked. The doctor and the radiologist who checked out my x-rays are not absolutely certain, but they believe that my foot is not broken. I got a bit off balance while about 5 feet off the ground and made the mistake of sticking my right foot out. Somehow I landed with my leg straight, and the heel of my foot took most of my weight when I came down - needless to say - everything transferred up (down?) through my straight leg and into my foot / ankle. It was seriously the most pain I can remember having felt anytime (though I'm feeling just fine now - with the help of a few Vicodin ) Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I'll be riding within the next couple weeks at least. I might try to drop by on Sunday though - I'll have to see how things are going. Right now they've got me in a splint w/ crutches. I hurt the same heel doing the exact same thing about 2.5 years ago in the Clement skatepark - but never got it checked out because I didn't have insurance at the time - I suspect that this played a part in today's ordeal. Anyhow - enough drug induced rambling.

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    Oh yeah

    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Well - I just now got back from the ER (don't go to Littleton Hospital unless you don't mind 6 hour ER visits). I am supposed to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic doc for Monday to have my foot further checked. The doctor and the radiologist who checked out my x-rays are not absolutely certain, but they believe that my foot is not broken. I got a bit off balance while about 5 feet off the ground and made the mistake of sticking my right foot out. Somehow I landed with my leg straight, and the heel of my foot took most of my weight when I came down - needless to say - everything transferred up (down?) through my straight leg and into my foot / ankle. It was seriously the most pain I can remember having felt anytime (though I'm feeling just fine now - with the help of a few Vicodin ) Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I'll be riding within the next couple weeks at least. I might try to drop by on Sunday though - I'll have to see how things are going. Right now they've got me in a splint w/ crutches. I hurt the same heel doing the exact same thing about 2.5 years ago in the Clement skatepark - but never got it checked out because I didn't have insurance at the time - I suspect that this played a part in today's ordeal. Anyhow - enough drug induced rambling.
    That was my 2nd (3rd?) guess. Back when I partially tore my ACL bmxing, I had a habit of doing that on dead sailors. That was the worst pain I've ever experienced - each time would tear the ACL a little more. But then 5 minutes later it would feel ok, so I would think I was good to go again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Well - I just now got back from the ER (don't go to Littleton Hospital unless you don't mind 6 hour ER visits). I am supposed to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic doc for Monday to have my foot further checked. The doctor and the radiologist who checked out my x-rays are not absolutely certain, but they believe that my foot is not broken. I got a bit off balance while about 5 feet off the ground and made the mistake of sticking my right foot out. Somehow I landed with my leg straight, and the heel of my foot took most of my weight when I came down - needless to say - everything transferred up (down?) through my straight leg and into my foot / ankle. It was seriously the most pain I can remember having felt anytime (though I'm feeling just fine now - with the help of a few Vicodin ) Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I'll be riding within the next couple weeks at least. I might try to drop by on Sunday though - I'll have to see how things are going. Right now they've got me in a splint w/ crutches. I hurt the same heel doing the exact same thing about 2.5 years ago in the Clement skatepark - but never got it checked out because I didn't have insurance at the time - I suspect that this played a part in today's ordeal. Anyhow - enough drug induced rambling.
    i hope you have a fast recovery

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    DUDE, that sucks! Good luck at the specialist and heal quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    DUDE, that sucks! Good luck at the specialist and heal quick!
    Yeah - it does suck, big time. Oh well - I have a suspicion that it won't take too long if it turns out that my foot is not fractured, which appears to be a possibility. The funny thing is that it is my ribs that hurt like hell, my damned crutches are rubbing them raw already. I told Todd that we can haul the ramp up to his property - I think that it will work out up there better than I suspected, it's steep enough that it would probably be perfect for launching the tool pit. I'm hoping that I'll be able to come up and hang out for a few on Sunday - I'm pissed, I've been looking forward to getting back up there since last Sunday. If nothing else maybe I can help build, I'll have to see how things shape up between now and then.

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    Not to make light of your sitch, but maybe you have some scientific data to add to this thread... here

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    Make light? Yeah right - my chick started laughing when I told her that I was at the hospital last night - she knows me too well. I think that you hit the nail on the head with the link you posted, come to think of it "deadsailor" would've been a great screen - name, I wonder if I can change mine... I was just up at Todd's looking around during lunch - they are making progress up there today - the gap to brisge over the tool pit is done, nobody had hit it yet when I left though.

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    Thats' awesome! Sadly I cant even make it up there on Sunday. My dad decided he had too much goin on in the day with trick-o-treatin wiht my brother that night that it was too much to go up despite me telling him it'll probably be the last time before its snowed in....unless its still not bad next weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Thats' awesome! Sadly I cant even make it up there on Sunday. My dad decided he had too much goin on in the day with trick-o-treatin wiht my brother that night that it was too much to go up despite me telling him it'll probably be the last time before its snowed in....unless its still not bad next weekend.
    I'll still build you a ramp if'n yer wantin' - just give me a few days to get used to being 4 legged for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    Not to make light of your sitch, but maybe you have some scientific data to add to this thread... here
    You inspired me to create a custom title for myself - hopefully I don't sound too pretentious with the "Master" part...

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    You inspired me to create a custom title for myself - hopefully I don't sound too pretentious with the "Master" part...
    hehe, no way, that's GREAT!

    And DeadSailor would be the coolest screen name ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    I'll still build you a ramp if'n yer wantin' - just give me a few days to get used to being 4 legged for awhile.
    Yea thatd be cool if you did.

    Good luck on the recovery, hope its not bad enough to keep you off too long.
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    nice avatar

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    hehe, no way, that's GREAT!

    And DeadSailor would be the coolest screen name ever.

    Where'd ya get it? Any other Toddland videos uploaded yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    Where'd ya get it? Any other Toddland videos uploaded yet?

    Thnx

    I made it a few minutes ago. Quality could be better, but low res is all I had to work with...

    Seems like there was some talk of more vids yesterday... Tony?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    Thnx

    I made it a few minutes ago. Quality could be better, but low res is all I had to work with...

    Seems like there was some talk of more vids yesterday... Tony?
    I completely forgot last night. Currently I'm at my dads house and all the vids are at my moms, and i'll be there later tonight so I'll be sure to email them to Billy or post them somehow. Anybody know if its possible to convert .mov files to.gif?
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Anybody know if its possible to convert .mov files to.gif?
    Wasn't that what the other vid was?

    <------ gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    Wasn't that what the other vid was?

    <------ gif
    That looks like frames taken and compiled into a Gif file. I suppose if I download a gif animator it might work.... guess I'll find out in a few hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    That looks like frames taken and compiled into a Gif file. I suppose if I download a gif animator it might work.... guess I'll find out in a few hours.
    Gif Construction Set Pro will do it (what I have), but you'll have to remove frames and reduce the heII out of it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    Thnx

    I made it a few minutes ago. Quality could be better, but low res is all I had to work with...

    Seems like there was some talk of more vids yesterday... Tony?
    Hey Kw, I like the Gif...
    I was thinking of doing something similar since my gif is currently out dated...LOL
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