Possibly Moving (Sort of Unrelated but Mods please read before moving)
Hey, I'm possibly moving. Not out of my town but over to the other side. I just found out this morning when I woke up. This has to do with mountain biking because i'm mad. I'm mad because I just spent the last week building up stuff on the 17 acres I have out here. And now were selling it. Of course there is always the chance I won't move but thats probably not happening. The new house is at least 2x as big. And a better location. Did I mention it's on the top of a mountain. I'm deffinatly making some DH trails and some nice singletrack. That'll be sick. Although i'm going from 17 acres to 10 acres its still cool. Just thought I'd let you know. Any tips on making new DH or singletrack in the woods?
Sucks i'm loosing all the jumps I built in the woods
Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
Jumps are temporary...mountain are forever...sounds like an upgrade to me. Don't be pissed look forward to it.
Tips are simply. Walk everything and everything. dOn't just start building. Try you build with the flow of the area. Switchbacks make short mountains seem longer and long mountains seem like a godsend. Use natural rock faces and fallen logs for obstacles and if you have to build stunts, try using deadwood and try not to use nails into trees. Work WITH your environment not against it. Your trails will feel really nice. I also recommend walking the area in the rain and look for water shoots and runoffs. Try not to put trails into those spots, and if you HAVE to make a laddar over the runoff(how the shore started) so you don't disturb the the way water runs (which is REALLY important to the ecosystem of your area)...
But look at this way. Would you rather have 10 acres of land or the 1/16 of an acre backyard that we have here in glendale, az? Nice houses but no backyard...But then again I live right by a mountain with some nice trails so its all good
Have fun building your new trails if you do end up moving!