Holy cow, I just looked at a video of Bend, OR that billt put up here someplace, sweeeeet!!
I have a serious question, can we build the type of jumps they have in that video?? Maybe even a set if we can find the right spot? They are not really jumps, there is no lip, there is absolutely no issue riding over them. It is basically that jump into the "skidding turn jump" only someplace where we can have a nice run out. There is even one already built on gatorback, just in an inconvenient spot. The jump part is only 16" high or so, and almost no one jumps it because it there is a tough off camber section preceding it. Seriously, there is minimal fixing to to this workday, lets do something cool. The section on bridges is treacherous, but you can ride it as 3 rhythm jumps if you carry enough speed at the top. It makes perfect sense that we could duplicate something already found in the park in a safer spot.
So whats up Art? Can we have a preview of next week? Any clue what we are gonna do? If nothing else, that other thread about skidding has me all excited about Decembers workday. Is that crazy? Seriously Art, get nice and mellow, drink a couple beers and then figure out if we can put some rollers in here or there. If you have to run it by park people, feed 'em some magic brownies first or something. I really think this would be a harmless addition that the everyone would enjoy and could ride easily, and there are even a number of sections in the park that it would almost duplicate. I built a little section like this at my NJ trails as my 6 year old nephew's little trail, but the grownups started doubling it up after it was ridden in. It was a ton of fun!! Hopefully this idea will get some support. See everyone next weekend!!