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    Anybody got Pump Track Pix?

    I was handed one of the latest editions of Mountain Bike Action, and there was actually an article that has inspired me. they were talking about pump tracks. Anybody build one? Anybody got pix of their local pump track?
    I've did find this http://www.leelikesbikes.com/build-y...ump-track.html on blue prints.

    My wife's grandmother has given me permission to build a trail on her farm. I'm thinking that a pump track would make a fun addition. Kinda thinking of a start to the trail. Build up all that speed, have a couple of bail options... right to the trail.

    Oh and here is a vid I found on youtube. I think its all the same session they used in that MBAction article. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiH3C...h=pump%20track

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    Mark Weir is such a badass! That pump track looks like a freaking blast too. What I gathered from the article is to just grab a shovel and start digging. Get creative.

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    Mike, there's one in Sugar Land, TX, Right by where my parents live. It's in Lost Creek Park. I noticed it last year when riding the paved trails with my brother. I nearly shat myself when I realized that this mound of dirt was actually a track! It's more bmx, but the space between rollers is big enough for 26". It just may be a bmx track though, I haven't ridden it in about a year, so I can't remember if it was a loop or not.

    I'm gonna have to visit you with a case of beer if you intend on doing this. I'll even bring my MC 29er (if I get around to ordering the frame).
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    Quote Originally Posted by noriel
    Mike, there's one in Sugar Land, TX, Right by where my parents live. It's in Lost Creek Park. I noticed it last year when riding the paved trails with my brother. I nearly shat myself when I realized that this mound of dirt was actually a track! It's more bmx, but the space between rollers is big enough for 26". It just may be a bmx track though, I haven't ridden it in about a year, so I can't remember if it was a loop or not.

    I'm gonna have to visit you with a case of beer if you intend on doing this. I'll even bring my MC 29er (if I get around to ordering the frame).

    I've only been to Sugarland to watch the Aeros practice. Guess there is another reason.

    Yeah if you were to head out there, it would be BYOB. And don't rush your building/ordering. Its not like I'll get the trails done overnight. Orikal is slowly building up a SS mtb right now, and also is interested in riding out there. I have a few people even offering to help in the building process/riding process. And all this is really close to Bluff Creek Ranch (Warda) and Rocky Hill so boredom would be out of the question.

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    Yeah, consider this an offer to help build.
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    that looks awsome! i want to make one for bmx now, i doubt il get it done though lol

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    Other than it being a closed loop, what is the difference between this and a bmx track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine
    Other than it being a closed loop, what is the difference between this and a bmx track?
    You usually pedal on a bmx track.

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