I've recently moved back out to my parents place who have a 2.5 acre acreage. They are sick of mowing so much grass so they have let the back half to go wild and are going to plant some random trees. I have approached them about building a dirt track out back for my bike. Thankfully they have agreed :-)
Now i need to figure out how to build this and what is going to be best for the space i have. I joked that i was going to get the niebour to bring over his bobcat, but in all seriousness that is an option :-p I've done a wack of investigating and done allot of reading on IMBA but most information is trail building out in the woods. I'm NOT wanting a BMX oval but something that will have some good rhythm sections, a drop, and what have you, but in a looping fashion, pretty much single track.
So i have a good idea on HOW to build it, what materials to use and the best methods to do it. What i don't know is the best formula for an effective track. The land is pretty flat with a slight grade down on the one side, and only a small area is treed. I will post some pics.
I've tried to find some sites that talk about the theory of track building but haven't found anything that answered my questions. I hope what i'm trying to do was conveyed here lol i can get a little wordy at times.