Monday, November 19, 2012

Rockburn Skills Park

For the 3 people that still look at this blog, here are a few videos from yesterday to help entice you to try this park out.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

forked again



The 1st sounds i heard after "I'm gonna try a pass on your left" were plastic and Styrofoam crunching into the trail. I stood up to hammer a move in the tall weeds and my front wheel found a big hole. Front flatted and flipped onto my helmet as the bike sailed 10 yds away. Took inventory as i started walking out and realized i was somehow unscathed, and had tubes and a pump. Took it easy the rest of the race, and had to let those fun rock jumps go by. Was getting toe overlap about 10 times/lap, which i've never had before. Turns out my fork has less rake now.

Fork shopping again now, not sure if I feel right asking IF for a third warranty.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thursday, June 07, 2012

growing dirt

blurry dude who'd like more laps here on his own bike

the local pump track is off and growing on it's own.
seems every day or two there is a significant change led by BrettD with some reluctant help from the middle school rippers.
the track was seriously resurrected last Fall by Jessee and Daron and their equipment and dirt.
Their center tabletop jump raised the bar for the regulars and brought back the attention of the serious local BMX riders.  One of the best things about that was that it was not my idea.  So cool that someone else took it and ran with it.
Brett has ramped that up another level with several new step-ups and jumps and smoother berms.  He was still out there working.at 9:30 last night.
After many years of posting signs for April and October workdays and pinging local mtn bikers for help and having no one show up, it's great to see others now taking the initiative themselves.  These guys are far more creative than I, and the track and bike community have benefited from that.
I've seen a lot of new BMX bikes and helmets at the track, purchased from the shop down the street, whose owner was pretty skeptical about the track when we were building it.  Nice to see him reaping some sales.