Featured Rode and Cleared My First Gap Jump 1-2 Foot (Small Victory)

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking' started by rynoman03, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. rynoman03

    rynoman03 Moderator Mod Team Tavern Member

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    I've got some bmx type dirt jumps near my home off the beaten path of a paved trail. These jumps have tempted and frightened me for quite awhile. However, lately I went down to these jumps out of pure boredom to give them another try.

    I have a really blurry picture and a somewhat blurry video but i'll share them anyways.

    The camera angle is terrible i realize but it's a cell phone on a gorilla pod.

    I'm psyched out hitting the same jump in reverse for some reason though.
     

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  2. Marna_Kazmaier

    Marna_Kazmaier Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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    YAAAAAA WHOOOOOO! GOOD FOR YOU!

    It was a post from you and a wooded jump that got me thinking......could I do this too? Now. I am out working on a Single Track here on our place....and Deron is going to build us a Jump kinda like you built! THANKS FOR THAT!

    Here's what we are kinda doing.....
    http://doesmybuttlookbiginthesaddle.com/?id=704
     

  3. Marna_Kazmaier

    Marna_Kazmaier Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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    Please keep posting updates and sending photos!
     
  4. rynoman03

    rynoman03 Moderator Mod Team Tavern Member

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    There is a foot or 2 gap and about a foot and half deep between them.

    Check out this link for ideas and plans on the jumps and trails

    https://www.pinterest.com/kiestikas/jump-ramp/?lp=true

    Check out the picture below for berm building ideas.
     

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  5. rynoman03

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    Here's a video of me jumping.

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg18GjLIJR4[/ame]
     
  6. rynoman03

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    Here's the plans I used for that wood feature. I found out after I built it that I can't use it on a trail due to the way I built it and material used.

    Lesson learned.

    Use 2x6 pressure treated or cedar for the stringers.

    All legs must be in the ground 16" minimum and set in concrete.

    2x6 or 2x12 for the top of the ladder \ slats.
     

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  7. longjohn

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    I haven't jumped a bicycle since I was a kid. I did have a lot of jumps when I raced motorcycle. Foot pegs that don't move around on you are probably a plus. I don't have any bikes with suspension anymore and I'm old so probably my jumping days are over.
     
  8. rynoman03

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    Yeah, that's one thing I've been having some small issues with is my feet moving on the pedals. I started riding flats again in April. I've got Raceface Chester's with FiveTen MTB shoes. The shoes have made a huge difference. I just feel more confident and comfortable on flats. All the times I've hurt myself I've been clipped in.
     
  9. TruElvis

    TruElvis Two "Slow" Spoke Tavern Member

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    Good for you Ryan :thumbsup:...as long as you don't end up like this dude :D:eek:
     

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  10. rynoman03

    rynoman03 Moderator Mod Team Tavern Member

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    ^^ Been there, done that.
     
  11. longjohn

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    All the times I've hurt myself I've been clipped in but I always ride clipped in so that's understandable.
     
  12. rynoman03

    rynoman03 Moderator Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Haha I hear you there.
     
  13. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    lol
     

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  14. rynoman03

    rynoman03 Moderator Mod Team Tavern Member

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    I think we've all been there.
     
  15. rynoman03

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    For the record. I've fractured my left elbow, and chipped a piece of bone out of my right shoulder while riding clipless. I like clipless fine for road and gravel, but I'm done using them for MTB.
     
  16. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Pft.. you've got a lot of catching up to do :D
     
  17. cwtch

    cwtch Well-Known Member

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    Way to go ! Awesome job Ryno.
     
  18. rynoman03

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    Thanks! I'm trying to up my skills. It's hard around here when everything is cross-country style of riding. I have to drive an hour before I get any type of jumps, drops, or wood features.
     
  19. Marna_Kazmaier

    Marna_Kazmaier Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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    <whispers> Shhhh! Shhhh! Shhhhh! I am closer to 61 than 60! But Dang It Looook Like Fun!
     
  20. longjohn

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    It does look like fun but I used to crash, get up and go. Now I crash, get up and go (to the ER).. I’m still recovering from April 6 th crash.