I have 120 acres of land on the edge of the Ozarks, and want to build a downhill course. I'm an old XC rider/ racer, and have wanted to get into DH for awhile now. On this land there is a big hill, about 400' of drop, with varying steepness and terrain. In short, an excellent place to build a downhill track. There are also several cliffs and rocks and things to do big drops off of (not sure at my age if I want that or not, but it would be cool to watch OTHERS do it). So I'm asking your opinions on several things.
-I need info on buliding a track. Possibly a 4X or dual slalom course. Anything on the net?
-I need opinions on downhill specific bikes. I'll probably start with a frameset and build from there.
-And lastly, who sanctions these events?
The part of the country I live in has a surprisingly large bike communty, and I am on good terms with the local bike shops (they have a big part of my disposable cash heheh). I'm just not sure yet if I will do this for local riding buds or go bigger and hold events. Thanks in advance...