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    My Backyard Ride Area

    Still a work in progress, but figured I would start a thread with our backyard ride area. My 17 year-old son planted the idea in my head at the start of Summer. Spent a few weeks cutting berry vines and clearing everything out... then the build began. Currently working on the landing for the big drop in the last few pictures. Still a lot of features to be done, but it's coming along.
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    Holy ****. That is awesome! Mad props

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    You are going to be a very popular Dad. Nice work!
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    Holy hell that's sick dude, great work

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    Thanks for the cool comments, I appreciate it. Future plans include a 20' long table or maybe a gap jump down the middle (need something big to throw some style), extending the wood ride around the next corner with a better drop into series of doubles/rollers to jump or manual. Also wanting to use the side hill a bit with some skinny's and drops back into the main area. Who knows, might even end up with a pump track intermixed with all the big stuff. Anyway, it has been a way cool project to build with my son!!

    Found one more on my phone that shows the run-in that we have.
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    dude thats sick fine work!!

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    Very nice i wish i had the supplies to make this bridges for my trails

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    If I had that slope on my property I'd use it as a landing rather than a run. Maybe the big drop would lead to a small trail and another small jump up onto the bridge. I can't wait to own my own property...

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    Love the landscaping.

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    hmmm...I've got 4 days off next week, an abundance of fallen timber, and a 300' loop in the backyard...

    I have been inspired!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaintPeelinPbody View Post
    If I had that slope on my property I'd use it as a landing rather than a run. Maybe the big drop would lead to a small trail and another small jump up onto the bridge. I can't wait to own my own property...
    Considered just that, but the grade is much steeper than it appears and with a semi-limited run out area, this was the best alternative. Will most likely add an additional run down the steep section for something "different". Plus, my formal yard landscaping is at the top of the hill, so gotta keep the wife happy and not tear up the flower beds

    We are maybe only 25% completed with all the plans... if that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
    hmmm...I've got 4 days off next week, an abundance of fallen timber, and a 300' loop in the backyard...

    I have been inspired!
    Make it happen!!... with pics of course.

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    You just created "the spot". Better stock up on pop and chips. All the neighborhood kids will be hanging out at your place.

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    Wow, wish my dad was this cool... Awesome set up!

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    You're just bragging Jeff...it's supposed to be dry Thursday...just sayin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaKlyde View Post
    You're just bragging Jeff...it's supposed to be dry Thursday...just sayin'.

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    That obvious huh?

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    Awesome! Really though, totally awesome.

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    I have a picture/ideas thread going over here:
    http://www.bikemojo.com/speak/showth...gt-inspiration

    And your yard reminds me of some things I've seen that could be possibilities there.

    I can visualize that left-turn platform thing having a bank/slant extension like these! :





    maybe something like this:




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    Great ideas and pics CMC... also a great thread on bikemojo. I can definitely see us adding some extension/wall ride to the wood ride we have now. With our present jump line, the way it is setup works, since we are not carrying a lot of speed. We do plan on adding additional lines leading into the elevated section and we will end up over the fence if we don't add some height.

    Thanks for sharing and the inspiration to build... build... build!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgjeff View Post
    Great ideas and pics CMC... also a great thread on bikemojo. I can definitely see us adding some extension/wall ride to the wood ride we have now. With our present jump line, the way it is setup works, since we are not carrying a lot of speed. We do plan on adding additional lines leading into the elevated section and we will end up over the fence if we don't add some height.

    Thanks for sharing and the inspiration to build... build... build!!
    I know this isn't quite relevant to the style y'all are probably going for, but check out this video from the Odyssey Texas Toast jam that just happened here in Austin.
    1. Notice the mix of lumber features and dirt.
    2. Note the speed required for roughly 12-14 foot dirt jump doubles (I paced the length)
    3. Note how the 180 berm/wood wallride is actually curve to flat bank to curve. If you did do extensions on your platform thing, I could see another turn at the end so that the landing ramp points back upgrade.

    ... That's mall I got for now. ... Wish I had a huge yard !


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    This Spring, we are going to extend the wood ride down around the next corner and into a nice drop. This way we can carry speed into a set of rollers/doubles coming back. Lot's of plans, just need the time (and for the Oregon rain to stop), to make it happen.

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    Found this "before" pic on my phone. This was probably taken in March.
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    Try benching in some jumps or more drops in to the hill side that would lead in to the drop. Could give you some more lines.
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    Wow! Nice work!

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