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    Backyard log ride

    I decided that I needed to practice some technical riding, so I built a log ride in my backyard. Here are a couple of shots of my bother riding it. I don't have any pics of me on it yet.

    It is about 30 feet long, goes from 9 1\2 inches wide to 5 1\2 inches wide, and is a little over 2 feet high at the end.

    This one also shows the studio that I am building for my wife.

    When I am comfortable riding it fast enough to drop the end, I will get rid of the cheater ramp at the end. With all the construction debris from the studio that I am building, I will have material for more fun stuff to ride.

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    Awesome work! And the studio is nice too

    Seriously, that studio looks like a huge undertaking. You doing all the work yourself?

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    Thanks, I had a couple of guys help me do the footers, framing, and set the ridge, the rest I did pretty much on weekends and evenings.

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    Awesome work

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    Very Cool!

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    I've been thinkin of a log ride for my yard too. Cool setup!

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    Very nice!

    We will call it the Bandominium when we visit!

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    ideas...

    Quote Originally Posted by delnorte
    I've been thinkin of a log ride for my yard too. Cool setup!
    I was looking for ideas and found the interwebs

    pics: http://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listco...?threadid=4391

    ideas: http://www.dieselbikes.com/tech/tech...re_gallery.htm

    More stuff: http://fttrc.org/beacon-parkwork08.htm

    and a list of things to build: http://fttrc.org/park-plans.htm
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    Materials

    I have about 6ea 2x6's that we could use to build jumps sim-u-log rides and whatever...interested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Very nice!

    We will call it the Bandominium when we visit!
    Cool! I hope to have more stuff built soon. I have an acre with a pretty deep ravine. The only real drawback is that I have no dirt. Everything up here is popcorn pumice. Does not pack for jumps, so everything that I build will have to be wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustus
    , so everything that I build will have to be wood.
    Good thing you got skills. As a carpenter, this would make it easier. Workin' with dirt is back breaking labor. There is nothing like the smell of a lumber package in the morning!

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