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If you read an earlier post of mine, you'll remember that I wasted $2K in equipment rental trying to build my own track. All I succeeded in doing was making a few oddly shaped piles of dirt and creating a drainage nightmare.

I was considering having Dirtwurx build me a track when MX5112002 recommended that I contact On Track Creations (www.otcmx.com) as an alternative. So I contacted Jesse at OTC and soon noticed a significant difference compared to dealing with Dirtwurx. Jesse was very cooperative and seemed genuinely interested in building the track that I wanted. Dirtwurx gave me the impression that they were going to build what they wanted. On top of that, OTC was a bit less expensive and was available sooner.

So I called Jesse last week with the "go ahead" and he showed up at my property on Monday with all of the equipment already lined up. We walked the area and talked about what I had in mind. Feeling defeated after my failed attempt, I pretty much gave him totally creative license but made sure that he knew that I am certainly NOT an A-class rider. He looked around a bit and got the "I've got it" look on his face and jumped on the dozer. I went back to my office and tried to work.

Jesse worked non-stop from 7am until 9pm until yesterday afternoon. I made several trips over the days to see the work in progress and was absolutely amazed when I saw the finished product. If I spent an entire week doing nothing but dreaming of the perfect track for my property, I could not have imagined what he actually created.

Not only is the track simply superb, but the entire area around the track was finished out quite nicely which was very important to me. The drainage looks excellent and the area between the lanes is graded so nicely that I just simply need to throw grass seed on it and call it a day.

As I rode the track for the first time, I noticed how perfectly the faces and lips of each jump were groomed for the ideal launch. Likewise, the landings are all expertly designed and executed. I cannot think of a single feature in the entire scope of his work that failed to exceed my expectations!

I've linked to some pics for those who are interested. I'll be throwing the helmet cam on soon and will post the video!

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/dinguskahn/Track1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/dinguskahn/Track2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/dinguskahn/Track3.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/dinguskahn/Track4.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/dinguskahn/Track5.jpg

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awesome...really nice track. :crazy:

if you dont want to post it here, please PM and let me know how much something like that would cost.

thanks

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Very nice. That should hold up for quite a while without hundreds of people tearing it up.

Compared the first pitures you posted, alot of earth got moved around.

Have fun!

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It cost him like $13,000 thats what he said on the other post.

WOW thats pretty cool it took them only 5 days to.

I REALLY WANT ONE!!!!

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Nice track man! Probably well worth the money, whatever it costed....Problem is now you have to maintain it :crazy:

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Absolutely amazing... I don't know when I'm going to have the chance to relocate, but I hope Jesse is still available to build me a track. I'm glad everything worked out for you. I bet this feels so great after the dissapointment of the first time. I love how he even took advantage of the elevation increase you have.

PM me when you get a chance... I'd like to talk a bit more about it.

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Wow! Sure is a nice looking play ground. Looks like good soil too. I hope you can keep the vid file size down for us with slow conections.

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Back when I was racing MX I dreamed of having something like that in my property. 13K to build? Well worth it in my eyes. Plenty people spend 13K for toys that will never produce what you will get out of that track.... You know how many hours of enjoyment you gonna get out of that thing? PLENTY! Good for you! :crazy:

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If you read an earlier post of mine, you'll remember that I wasted $2K in equipment rental trying to build my own track. All I succeeded in doing was making a few oddly shaped piles of dirt and creating a drainage nightmare.

I was considering having Dirtwurx build me a track when MX5112002 recommended that I contact On Track Creations (www.otcmx.com) as an alternative. So I contacted Jesse at OTC and soon noticed a significant difference compared to dealing with Dirtwurx. Jesse was very cooperative and seemed genuinely interested in building the track that I wanted. Dirtwurx gave me the impression that they were going to build what they wanted. On top of that, OTC was a bit less expensive and was available sooner.

So I called Jesse last week with the "go ahead" and he showed up at my property on Monday with all of the equipment already lined up. We walked the area and talked about what I had in mind. Feeling defeated after my failed attempt, I pretty much gave him totally creative license but made sure that he knew that I am certainly NOT an A-class rider. He looked around a bit and got the "I've got it" look on his face and jumped on the dozer. I went back to my office and tried to work.

Jesse worked non-stop from 7am until 9pm until yesterday afternoon. I made several trips over the days to see the work in progress and was absolutely amazed when I saw the finished product. If I spent an entire week doing nothing but dreaming of the perfect track for my property, I could not have imagined what he actually created.

Not only is the track simply superb, but the entire area around the track was finished out quite nicely which was very important to me. The drainage looks excellent and the area between the lanes is graded so nicely that I just simply need to throw grass seed on it and call it a day.

As I rode the track for the first time, I noticed how perfectly the faces and lips of each jump were groomed for the ideal launch. Likewise, the landings are all expertly designed and executed. I cannot think of a single feature in the entire scope of his work that failed to exceed my expectations!

I've linked to some pics for those who are interested. I'll be throwing the helmet cam on soon and will post the video!

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/dinguskahn/Track1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/dinguskahn/Track2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/dinguskahn/Track3.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/dinguskahn/Track4.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/dinguskahn/Track5.jpg

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WOW! Awsome!!!! I do remember your post from earlier about the mess you got your self into. Man thats my dream right their to have my own track. Looks superb and sounds like a perfect track for your abilities, and mine. Thats really great, cant wait for that cam vid.

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WOW!!! Thats awsome. I am soooo jelous :cheers:. I think that section you got going through the trees just really nice. Looks like he did a great job!!! Have fun with it!!!!! :ride::ride::lol::cheers::crazy::cheers::cheers::cheers:

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whats the biggest jump?

This one: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/dinguskahn/Track4.jpg

It's a nice step-up to a tabletop. The top of the tabletop kind of blends into the dirt in the background in the photo - you have to look really close to see it. I measured 76' from the lip of the takeoff ramp (left side of photo) to the beginning of the landing slope (right side of photo). Jesse was hitting it perfect. I've got a CRF250X and come up about 10 feet short. I'm thinkin' it's time for a new bike!

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so he gets to build tracks then ride 'em! nice. (j/k, im sure its VERY labor intensive)

Nice, I think every moto-head dreams of a private track.

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Nice pics! I had a track professionally built three years ago and it's the best money I ever spent. After the first season I learned a lot. Here's some friendly suggestions...

1) Invest in a disc & drag to pull behind a small tractor for grooming.

2) Have a pile of dirt handy for filling rutted jump faces and corners.

3) Talk to your local village and see if they'll dump the village's mulch from their chipper machine at your place. Most are happy to get rid of it and it's great for disking into the clay to keep the moisture close. Plus it decomposes and adds volume to the racing surface. (Your track will sink & shrink slowly without you noticing it.)

4) Make the rounds to the local bike shops and take their used tires off their hands. They are great for marking out different lines and forcing you to change your riding. It keeps it interesting and it's almost like riding somewhere else without ever leaving.

5) When the track is due for a good grooming and some maintenance - ride it backwards a while before you start cleaning it up. Again, it's like riding somewhere else.

6) Don't tell the entire community what you have. You need to be able to control who you let on the property. My rule is - if I know you or race with you, you can ride here as long as I'm here. I'm real particular with friends wanting to bring other people with them.

Enjoy! :crazy:

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Very Nice

Dingus - Did yoru builder use soil from your site or did he ahve to haul it in? I thought about doing something similar on my farm.

Awsome track !

Thanks !

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