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    Trail building Passion.. Show some Love.. Check it out

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    That looks kinda sketch

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    Nice. Looks very steep man.

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    looks great
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    No offence, and good on you for doing the work, but I prefer my trails a little more 'naturel'!
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    wow. I'd bring a parachute. Nice work.
    Can wait to see a video of someone riding it.
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    I commend your passion. Bridges and skinnies seem to work best to solve a trail problem. Build the trail and then build a bridge to address a creek or mud bog. nice thing about the bridge over water is water makes a bit of a cushion.
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    Well to reply to all of you at the same time, it definitely will be a bit scetch for some people including me.. however a few of my buddies would make this look very easy... its actually not that steep just looks steep from this angle of pic.. there is a lot of naturalness to the trail as well it just doesn't photograph as well i find.. i do try and keep it as natural as i can but if i find a place thats super boring ill try and spice it up a bit.. and yea a parachute might help in some places thanks for all the support people.. and i still encourage you to go like my page cause if i can its all only gonna get better..

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    heres another pic of part of the building process
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    And another
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    Sweet

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    ... and if we just ...

    Dont forget to check out that link
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    That's really cool, but I gotta admit that the height scares the bejesus out of me...
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    Generally I don't understand this sort of thing. If the thing that makes it exciting is that it is high then it is just the danger or harming oneself. Not super exciting to me. It seems like a side walk up high. Anyway it is fine that you are doing it and I hope you enjoy it I actually love building trails myself, but the part I like is setting the line scoping out how to work with the natural environment. I don't mind using a mattock either and so forth.

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    Yea, what PA said. I'm all for whacked out ramps and such, but holy crap!

    Good for you for building it - it looks incredible.

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    Thanks everyone this ramp in particular started out as nothing really and it just ended up being super high.. my first plans were to build a corkscrew with the ramp and when i got to a certain point on it i decided it was gonna be to much work. thats when i built the big down ramp part.. i grew up riding these type of ramps on the island and they are very addicting once you learn the tricks in riding them.. and height means nothing you just half to put it out of your head completely.. it teaches you to focus and know where every inch of your bike is and forces you to become a better rider because the consequences can be severe.. no one wants to fall off but when your done riding a huge line it just gets you stoked.. and again there are lots of great natural parts to the trail as well i only use the ramps to spice up a boring piece of trail.. i outweigh many options in my head before deciding what to do.. there will be riding pics on all the stunts on that facebook page by next summer and by the way bungee jumping helps with the heights issue ive bin 3 times and keep my eyes open during the jump its fantastic.. and i almost died once riding my bike as well did a 20 ft drop and ended up in ICU with a busted in half leg.. that sucked but it made me learn a lot

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    To the left in this pic is an 18ft drop.. a drop that if you do you better know your gonna land cause if you dont its gonna hurt.. maybe even a hospital trip.. to the right down the ramp is the run in for an 18ft hip gap go to this page to get updates on way more
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    side angle, showing landing for 18 ft drop (still needs work)
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    That looks terrible.

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    Oh yea.. Why does it look terrible ?

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    I would likely break something important.

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    ok i can accept that no doubt this ramp is for someone that knows he can do it.. there cant be any doubts in your mind..

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    Go check out this page and "like" to show support for trail building and theirs lots more updates to be shown there https://www.facebook.com/#/Clearwate...gTrailBuilding
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    Support trail building and give this page a
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    Very nice, I would ride that in a heart beat

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    go to the fb page and like it mtberNick theres lots more where that came from and your welcome to come ride

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    Another view Go check it out https://www.facebook.com/#/Clearwate...gTrailBuilding
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    Now that's a ramp!
    It's on land that you own, yes? Or, if not, you got permission to build, yes? Then have fun and make sure your insurance is up to date.

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    Where is the trail?

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    Most of the ramps are on my friends property that i live on.. the trail drops right into my yard but starts on crown land.. if you want to find out where it is and have a chance to see it or ride it one day you need to go like the facebook page to find out.. and keep track of things.. Please like to show support https://www.facebook.com/ClearwaterD...gTrailBuilding

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    I have been helping build/repair/modify single track here in Wyoming in Curt Gowdy State Park. Rated "Epic" by IMBA.
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    Right on !! Looks good guys.. looks like a very nice scene you got going..

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    Hope its pressure treated wood or ceder so it lasts a long time, a little higher then i like to be but looks like some sick west coast stuff.
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    its not no but i will be taking care of it.. and will make repairs as i half to.. i think itll last a while it doesn't see much traffic at all yet.. and if i half to rebuild one day so be it.. it only took me a week to build the one thats there so if i get 10 years out of it ill be more than happy..

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    Support this with a https://www.facebook.com/ClearwaterD...gTrailBuilding
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    Can you post the link one more time for me?

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    Pretty cool. If only there was someplace on the internet I could go to support or like it.
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    Thats a whole lot of time and expense to be building with wood that will rot out within 5 years. B4 you purchase any more lumber or fastners you should consider investing in a book on deck construction, or do some searching online.

    Your spans are waaaaay long, your materials are not ground contact rated or of an appropriate dimension for the weight they are bearing. The strength of your structure should not be dependant on the shear strength of the fasteners either.

    The 18 foot drop is not the biggest danger I see in those pics. I have built my fair share of both trails and structures and it really sucks to build stuff that you love to ride, only to have the fun eclipsed by the constant maintenence required to keep it rideable because the materials/ techniques used were not sustainable. It looks like you have a lot of passion for what youre doing. Make sure youre building it to last!
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    hello all, in the future i will be trying to build all ramps out of hand milled wood from around me, so its more sustainable to weather, there is not much cedar around so I think im using mainly Fir i am however looking for cedar to build with anyways cause it is the best, I built this ramp out of lumber quickly just so id have something to play on in my backyard.. and i like building things as well i find it fun and i try to challenge myself. i realized when i built this ramp that it would probably rot within a few years but it gives me time to get materials to make a more sustainable one when the time comes.. its still holding very strong.. and is not quite finished there will be more bracing and things added to make it even stronger.. it is more than strong enough to hold a lot of weight as it is and when your riding a bike across it your on it for very minimal time and its highly unlikely that anything would give out.. i did work in construction of houses for about 5 years, i trust that its strong and know that it will rot one day unless i can do something to prevent it.. and as for the 18 ft drop of coarse its dangerous i almost died off a drop very similar.. the landing will be made steeper yet as well for those that wanna try doing it but its recommended for pros only.. im not sure that ill ever even drop it but i know someone will.. this trail is intended for a movie shoot one day in the future..the link again is https://www.facebook.com/ClearwaterD...gTrailBuilding please go and show your support

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    I assure everyone that this ramp is strong, and if it weakens at all it will be made stronger.. Show your support at that page everyone, im gonna grow tired of updating this page often, id rather be out building or riding..
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    This is getting like that Tioga pedal thread...
    Personally I don't get it... I like to work in the dirt myself... and I like to ride in the dirt.
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    Trail work passion is awesome, although I don't know that I've seen any trail work here, looks more like feature building to my eye. As others have said, cool that you have the passion for riding and trail building. I'm glad that the feature is on private property as public lands where I live would likely shut the entire trail system for building such features w/out permission. While I'm no expert, I'd suggest furthering your passion with some trail building schools. IMBA and your local advocacy group should have plenty of trail building sessions for free, and often will have the IMBA guide to trail building book for you to borrow if your trail building passion. Of course there's always the interwebs

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    Cool that you're building fun trails for you and your friends. Keep up the passion and refine your skills!

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    Theirs lots of dirt if people would go to the right page of viewing.. dirt trail is what connects all the stunts since i am only one person it is easier building out of wood rather than dirt for everything.. there is lots of dirt features they just don't photograph well and they will after there is some actual riding footage to show on them.. I've ridden lots of trails just like this all over BC and will continue building more no matter what bad feedback i get from it cause for every bad comment theirs a 100 good ones..

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    Built using IMBA guidance and will last!


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    OK the reason why the ramp on this page was not made of cedar, it would have costed about a $1000 to build out of milled cedar.. i dont have that kind of money and there is no cedar that i know of yet that i can mill my own with close by.. there is not much of it that grows in the area and if it is it is way to Big to cut down..

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    You know what would be cool? If you set up a facebook page and we could all go "like" it.

    I'm just bustin' balls.

    Looks a little nuts to me. So, I guess I'd be riding the B!tch line. But, if you dig it, enjoy!

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