Mountain Biking - north shore plans
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02-18-03, 07:56 PM
is there a site that has plans or anything for building good sturdy north shore stuff or do i just have to figure it out
02-18-03, 09:00 PM
Otherwise the best way it to watch the movies. You can usually see all of the different techniques involved. :)
02-18-03, 09:01 PM
Its really just a matter of understanding basic geometry.
I want to do something like that on my land. This fall, maybe. Man, if I only didn't have to work, sleep, or eat there might be time to do everything I want to do heheh..
02-19-03, 10:13 AM
Nice...a lot of potential there. I can imagine quite a bit of fun going in there...skinny over the water, teeter on this cide of the water landing on that log near the stump. Across the river have a switchback built around that tree and snaking down the side of the other side...hmmmm
Another pic. This waterfall has about a 12' drop. This is just above the first pic.
And one more. The hill behind this is about 600' higher at it's peak, with terrain like this in varying steepness all the way down (about 3/4 mile as the crow flies). Lots of big rocks and cliffs to fall off of if that's your thing. This is close to Ft. Smith, AR and I've been trying to gather interest (and help) in making this a freeride paradise. If anybody knows someone in this area that might want a cool place to ride, refer them to me. My problem is that it's a 2 hour drive from my house, and it's a big job to do something like this myself. The more, the merrier, I always say...
Oh yeah, back to the topic. Most electrical utilities have a yard where they keep their old utility poles. You can usually go and buy them very cheap, and they will last forever. I have quite a stock that I have gathered to use on my place...
02-19-03, 10:43 AM
Nice...a lot of potential there.
Wow, I'd say that's an understatement. :) My polaski would be swinging nightly.
02-19-03, 10:56 AM
My brain is going wild. That looks like an awesome spot for developing. I would start a little club and get some help. That could be a very cool lil shore :)
WNCbiker is this going to be on your land or do you have permission? Unauthorized construction has closed of a LOT of acreage to us mountain bikers.
02-19-03, 05:55 PM
my friend has about 50 acres of 4 wheelin trails in his back yards many creek crossings big boulders natural berms.
02-20-03, 01:35 PM
CRAP!!! MikeOK is all that on your property?!! That would a sweeet place to build. I wanted to do some North Shore construction at my house but we have some small problems like way too many trees and cruddy underbrush.
02-20-03, 03:19 PM
You don't think the shore was a bunch of premade paths do you ;)...it was some guys going up there with hatchets, machetes and chainsaws and a series of other tools. They just used natural trails (you know those openings that look like they should be trails but really aren't) and kept building using anythign they saw to build. They also made sure to not affect natural water runoff too much by building ladders and such to go over the natural runoff area to help keep the enviro nice and clean.
Chop that underbrush and use the trees for obstacles and suspension bridges :)...
WNCBiker sounds like you are going to have some good dirty fun ahead of you :)
02-20-03, 05:51 PM
I knew they weren't paths, sometimes I see forests that have absolutely no underbrush and its naturally that way. So whenever I see a pic of a "clean" forest I get somewhat jealous.:)
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