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Old 07-19-07, 02:30 PM   #1
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Trail build

so me and my brother got bored and decided to start building our own little trail. so far we have a run in and a berm which took us about five hours to build. Its pretty hard to get the work done with two people.

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after the berm there is a down hill section, will have lots of space to build


any idea's of what to build??
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get a tractor with a box scraper to clear the trail out initially, then it's really easy.
that's what i did, but i'm from south carolina, where tractors abound like water.
so you might not have a tractor sitting in your backyard.
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just a forest behind my house, its never been used for anything in 16 years that iv been here so i thought, why not
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get a tractor with a box scraper to clear the trail out initially, then it's really easy.
that's what i did, but i'm from south carolina, where tractors abound like water.
so you might not have a tractor sitting in your backyard.

lol, no. i live in scotland and i think i would get shafted if i did that
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any ideas of what to build??
DON'T build a wall-ride on the side of that high-tension tower, however tempting it may be.
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il try to restrain myself
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Just a forest behind my house, its never been used for anything in 16 years that I've been here so I thought, why not
Ahh but it isn't your land is it? You can get in some serious **** for building trails on someone else's turf. By the look of things its a section owned by the power company.
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Ahh but it isn't your land is it? You can get in some serious **** for building trails on someone else's turf. By the look of things its a section owned by the power company.

if i get in sh*t then i get in sh*t.
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Here in virginia the power company doesn't actually own it but they have right of way across your land should they need acess to their power lines. It may be privately owned. Good news is unless they catch you in the act of building they can't do anything except get you for trespasing. Bad thing is they will tear it down for sure.

Why not build some jumps on the downhill? Perfect grade for a few nice jumps.
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Here in virginia the power company doesn't actually own it but they have right of way across your land should they need acess to their power lines. It may be privately owned.
That is the way it is with most utility companies; they have construction/upgrade/ingress-egress easements over private land to construct and maintain a power line (my REA even had to get an easement from me to build a line and service drop onto my property for my house). So you can assume that the land that power line crosses is private property, whether it's been "used in the last 16 years" or not - - and that it would be best to seek out the landowner and get permission before getting too carried away.
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if i get in sh*t then i get in sh*t.
Ahh the farcical logic of youth. "I can do whatever I want and nothing bad will happen" Yeah right.
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Ahh the farcical logic of youth. "I can do whatever I want and nothing bad will happen" Yeah right.

i never said nothing bad would happen....

i basically said il take the risk and if i get cought then its my own fault...
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He can do anythign he wants to do as long as he is willing to deal with the consequences of his actions. That one might cost him a great deal of money but probably no jail time.
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He can do anythign he wants to do as long as he is willing to deal with the consequences of his actions. That one might cost him a great deal of money but probably no jail time.
That is if they don't go after his parents seeing as how he's a minor.
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That is if they don't go after his parents seeing as how he's apparently a minor
Any decent parent would make him pay the debt. Sixteen is old enough to work.
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Any decent parent would make him pay the debt. Sixteen is old enough to work.
Any decent parent would, that's true. However, it's become fairly common practice to go after the parent for damages caused by the child. The parent then has to make the arrangements for retribution
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He can do anythign he wants to do as long as he is willing to deal with the consequences of his actions.
You never know the repercussions it can cause. Not trying to make a mountain out of a molehill here; but the landowner may have other holdings. Maybe there are trails on other parcels that he's allowed but now decides he's fed up and wants mountain bikers off all of his (or her) land. Then it affects the entire local mountain biking community. Always best to ask permission.
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You never know the repercussions it can cause. Not trying to make a mountain out of a molehill here; but the landowner may have other holdings. Maybe there are trails on other parcels that he's allowed but now decides he's fed up and wants mountain bikers off all of his (or her) land. Then it affects the entire local mountain biking community. Always best to ask permission.
I would personally ask too. If it really hasn't been used in 16 years the chances of them saying no is pretty small.

Anyways how about those jumps?
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can this thread just stop?

its just ended up with an argument which is pretty pointless.
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can this thread just stop?

its just ended up with an argument which is pretty pointless.
No.

There's no argument here. We're all pretty much of the opinion that if you don't have the land owner's OK you don't need to be building anything.
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Looks fun, I say just build what ever you want, no one will find out. People never go out to these sorts of places around here. Last week I explored for 4 hours in a government no trespassing zone, then a private land lot for another hour, they're all deserted..(and sometimes you find some really neat things, I found a blown up washing machine and a car from the 30's with original paint still on it!! )

Seems like a good incline to build some small jumps, I'd have a lot of fun biking up and down there hitting jumps on the way down.
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Appleman44 be really careful on government land (read "stay the hell off it"). A kid that lives near my died from a land-mine when he was trespassing on an old army base/training area.
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^that sounds like fort ord?

build a small pump track in the area you've already started. just try to keep everything under control wherever you're digging away.
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No it was Fort Devens in Central MA.
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