NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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Start with a small dirt mound landing to flat. Then build a landing mound, but lay a piece of plywood across both. Once you're comfortable landing all the way across, remove the plywood. Then just add more dirt to the take-off and move the landing mound further away!
Your Costco bike will eventually die! The frame material is inexpensive and thus not strong as other materials. However, learing to jump is very abusive regardless of what bike you have! Better to destroy a $200 p.o.s. bike, learn technique and then buy a decent bike once you learn to land smoothly!
Always wear a helmet, wear shin guards, ....blah, blah, blah!
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger