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    Idaho Velopark and moving kiosk..

    A couple years ago some people had a dream of having a xc-bike/freeride/road cycling facility in the Boise, Idaho area. The first phase of that dream is coming to completion. After months of work we now have 1 pump track, three jump lines(beg, int, adv), the longest 4x course in the country, and a dual slalom course that is almost done. Plus around 5 miles of xc-trails and the beginning of the parking lot and buildings for the velodrome.

    Check out this video that shows some of our hard work...
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    Now a question. How would you move this size kiosk 1/4 mile up a hill. It looks too big for an ATV since it is around 800lbs and won't fit on any trailer or the bed of a pickup truck that would also fit up the old road. So my though was to put a chain around the top and drag it up the hill with my toyota pickup which fits on the old road. Any more thoughs????

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    Nice work!! What about a towing dolly or smething like that?? Too Wide?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    Now a question. How would you move this size kiosk 1/4 mile up a hill. It looks too big for an ATV since it is around 800lbs and won't fit on any trailer or the bed of a pickup truck that would also fit up the old road. So my though was to put a chain around the top and drag it up the hill with my toyota pickup which fits on the old road. Any more thoughs????

    Chris
    Nice mountain bike park! I wish I would've known about that last fall while I was working at Tamarack! I might just be in Boise in June, so I hope I can hit it up then!

    As fas as moving that kiosk, I didn't see a picture in your post or see one in the video, so I don't know what size you're referring to, but does your club have money to rent a fork lift to move it? Or maybe rent a flat bed truck from somewhere to move it? Yeah, I know you have to get it on the truck somehow.

    Like mtb777 asked, could you tow it? Maybe build a sled out of logs or something?

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    Here is what the kiosk looks like.
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    Chris,

    You might consider taking it apart, hauling it up in pieces, and then re-assembling it.
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    That thing weighs 800 lbs? Is that including the footings? I thought you were talking about a building, not a big sign!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    Chris,

    You might consider taking it apart, hauling it up in pieces, and then re-assembling it.
    It is welded toegther and has a lot of it below ground. I wish they made these things out of aluminum not heavy steel...
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    for a quarter mile, seems like you could hang it from the bucket of a tractor with chains. How tall will it be when uprooted?
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    Chris,

    Since it is welded, see if you can get a hold of a Kawaski Mule 3010 4x4, or something similar. The load capacity of the mule is 803 lbs for its bed and a 1200lbs towing capacity. Hopefully, the 57-58 width will work out for you. If that doesn't work, there are bigger models.

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    I don't think the golf cart can pull that up... Does anyone have a winch on a 4X4?

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    use four or five small logs and roll it on them. I can help.
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