Woke unusually early for me this Sun morning and was gonna settle for a tame Park-Connector Ride. PSI climbed again so we aborted... but an old friend pop into my FB status and ask if I was interested in building a couple of ramps for beginners... little would I expect the "find"...and its literally right at my doorstep... I pass it everyday but never ventured in thinking there would be nothing beyond the treeline.
And my respect to the HOOT gang.. All retro ti bikes tricked out or era specific to the hilt.
Finally Frankie showed up after I told him in my excitement of today's find and off we went further into the trail(s) which I had partially ridden out earlier...
Looks tame from here.. but a tad tricky esp in this dry dusty weather..
Then looping in reverse to roll down the ones you push up and vice versa.
And the finished product.. Looks a bit like a kicker from approach but it won't. So you have to loft a little and roll the wrist back to get nice air and land slightly front down on the slope in front that plays out perfectly as a tranny receiver. No pics.. too cooked under the sun bty 3:20 pm and all the juice in our phone batt is too low to even allow taking a pic...
Some test jumps and a couple of riders that pop out of nowhere had a pop on it too Yes and its solid enough to even take a MX weight ramping over it... Gotta love solid wood.
I haven't had this shit-eating ear to ear grin in a long time. Not since I hacked my own " off-camber flow trail" right in front of my old place but just so barely ever away and unnoticeable from anyone within 5 meters of it.
Let's hope everything won't be destroyed by next week when we are back... There's really nothing more I hate seeing than deliberate destruction of props that's harming no one...
For the record -- nothing's illegal as we came across no posted signboards asking people to backoff. There are a lot of other trail users of one form or another here. So all those internet trail police out there, please don't start knocking on my blog. eh ;)