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March 2016 I bought my first motorbike

A CRF50

May 2016 I moved to a 2.5acre block and started creating jumps for my level of riding

I really tried to make the most of the natural features that were hidden beneath the grass/weeds
but I really just ended up adding to a worm line that we constantly rode
and added lip to sections that we saw fit.

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Straight / last corner

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Sandy burm

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Exit burm, minor woops into second jump

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Second Jump followed by small burm

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Small lip into into uneven decent into the last burm/beginning

Perhaps this is a good start for a youngster on his/her first bike

I failed to mention that I was born in 1995.

This track was fun to start with but it was not long until this simply wasn't enough

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I started to build this line which opposed the direction of the original track.
But the idea was to jump this, hit the small burm and then go onto hit a big jump..
But I got distracted by what I accidentally created.

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A little dodgy I know, this is the creation of when you can no longer be bothered digging and use random items to fill the gaps.

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Imagining is a great thing to do and to visualize is even better ! I took photos of my jumps and drawn on them with my smart phone.
Little did I know this was going to be the most crashed jump of my life (so far)

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20160705_173047.jpgThis was the beginning of my laziest effort. Pallet down ramp.

These are pretty great if done well.

-Level the area for stable stacking of pallets
-Use pallets to fill most of desired down ramp space.
-Then put any type of thick wood on top (helps spread the load and not crack pallets)
-Then carpet so soil doesn't fall through the cracks
-Last add soil/clay and lots of it !

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I learnt the hard way

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(not the greatest effort on the jump but it puts the size in perspective a little)

This jump quickly became our favourite

And the little track quickly got forgotten and over grown.

My lust for a bigger and greater jump and had clouded my mind...

And with bigger jumps you soon require a bigger bike

and this is when I upgraded to the KLX110L 2016

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My stupidness resulted in this creation

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It stood at about 6ft

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And shook in the breeze

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After the result of poor pallet down ramp I realised making these sketchy jumps is dangerous and requires a lot of maintenance.

So I contacted a lot of earth moving companies. And tried finding companies that were working on clay sites.

This was free for me and should be for you. Each load of dirt 15-20t costs roughly $450 to dump in some parts of Australia.

So I offered free dumping within my yard, I get dirt for jumps and they save a lot of money, win win.

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My first load arrived, roughly 17t of dirt.... it sounds like a lot but it really is not.

I got these big crate boxes from work and screwed a door across the top of them to help spread the load.

The crates are only there to try and save anybody that is lacking the correct speed.

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Progress was slow, but I needed to move this first load up against the crates as much as possible to allow the track to back in closer to the pallets.

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When I cant be bothered digging or don't have the dirt. I like to visualize what it will be like in the end

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Finally destroyed the old ramp and created a new one with the most desired material.

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That's what 4 days afterwork of my digging looks like (4 hours a night),

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worth the giant blisters

This is about 22-26ft jump which is a good/fun size I believe.

 

This is currently where I am at but I do think my plans are pretty great

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This is the plan for the future
Apologies for not numbering the above photo

The yellow jump with the 16 beside it is my pallet jump which is jump #1

And the second large jump of 21ft is the orange one that follows and that is jump #2

From now I ask that you use your imagination and hopefully can figure out which ones are which in regards to the following images.

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This one is Jump # 3
Note the burm will not swing around the tree and go to the left.
This will be a bit of a hip and send you into a right hand turn quickly followed by a left as shown on the birds eye view.

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#4 is going to be a pretty hectic step down that I am already scared of the idea !

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#5 is going to be a 25ft hip

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#6 is going to be roughly a 20ft triple (rollable)

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#7 will be a 17-18ft tabletop

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#8 and #9 need to swap as I think double-table-double would flow a lot nicer rhythm wise....

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#11 a good sized triple roughly 18ft

Into a hopefully very vertical burm

Then into a +20ft hip to finish it off through the trees

 

Hope you've enjoyed this read so far.

I will keep you updated with the progression of the rest of the track.

Please feel free to give me tips (other than spelling) in regards to the track and ideas.

Cheers

Jackson

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It was so sketchy at the beginning, I was scared. Glad you ended up using dirt, much better. Pretty cool set up you have going. Before you go too far tho, are you going to get a bigger bike or stick with a kids bike? If you stick with a small bike your plan will be good but if you end up with a full size bike, everything is too small and you'll have to redo just about everything.

Also at the risk of sounding like a parent, wear a helmet (i'm assuming you don't from that one picture).. won't be able to enjoy the track that you put all this effort into if your face is broken or your brain is swollen. Even a cheap shitty helmet is better than nothing. Trust me, I've hit my head hard in the past, I love helmets. I probably wouldn't be typing this if I didn't have a helmet on about 5 years ago, wicked wreck that was totally unexpected, broke the jaw bar and cracked the back of the helmet. I've broken a few helmets over the years, they work. 

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"Before you go too far tho, are you going to get a bigger bike or stick with a kids bike?"

For the backyard I think my KLX110L is as big as I'll go. This is due to keeping the noise down for my neighbors and also the fact that the 110 is just a fun cruisie sized bike 🙂

"Also at the risk of sounding like a parent, wear a helmet (i'm assuming you don't from that one picture)"

I cannot wear contacts and my glasses get pushed away from my face when wearing a helmet so semi stupidly I choose to be able to see over the safety of my head. But my eye surgery is booked in for the coming months and after that I assure you I will be wearing my helmet everyday 🙂

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43 minutes ago, StillCantRide said:

"Before you go too far tho, are you going to get a bigger bike or stick with a kids bike?"

For the backyard I think my KLX110L is as big as I'll go. This is due to keeping the noise down for my neighbors and also the fact that the 110 is just a fun cruisie sized bike :)

"Also at the risk of sounding like a parent, wear a helmet (i'm assuming you don't from that one picture)"

I cannot wear contacts and my glasses get pushed away from my face when wearing a helmet so semi stupidly I choose to be able to see over the safety of my head. But my eye surgery is booked in for the coming months and after that I assure you I will be wearing my helmet everyday :)

Yea little bikes are fun as shit, I love my 50. Was just curious what your plan was, you have alot of work in front of you but it will be sweet. I wish had that much land! 

Plenty of guys wear glasses with helmets and OTG goggles or athletic prescription goggles. Good luck with the surgery. I work with a couple people who got it and they all wish they had done it sooner! 

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