Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ONT
Bikes: Road: Trek 1.5 (2007). Mountain: Santa Cruz Chameleon (2008). Beater: Peugeot Recorde du Monde (1850)
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Teeter Totter Time
Decided to go out for a "clean-up" ride with my buddy yesterday. You know, clean up the trees that the beavers and the storms take down.
We took a break at a construction site (the trail originally ran under the freeway, and there's construction happening there now), and played 'round on the jumps in the area.
Afterwards we decided to build a teeter-totter with all the wood lying around. I called up another buddy, and the three of us got to it.
The fulcrum is simply a large PVC pipe with a 2x6 running through it. Originally the plan was to attach the boards to the pipe itself. That didn't work out too well, so we built a box 'round the PVC pipe to keep everything together.
the pic of me riding it isn't all that great. the timer has a 10 sec max of it. doesn't give you a lot of time to push the button, hop on the bike, ride back, turn 'round and ride up the damn thing.
i hadn't ridden a teeter-totter before; this is my first. i guess i made it too easy to ride. 'bout 20' long and 10" wide.
what do you think?