Thursday, April 21, 2011
I'm deep into pump track research. Scary deep. In fact, I have some dirt that I'd like to start moving, but I'm kinda paralyzed by the amount of how-to information out there, and unable to settle on a design just yet. So I'm just building a pile, until I know where to put it.
The thing that amazes me is that for an activity that is so apparently subculture, how evolved it is in terms of the number of variations. And not really even defined in terms of subcategories. Just all these energetic people cutting the edge and pouring huge amounts of energy into their plans and shovels, all calling their creations basically the same thing. For instance, . . .
"backyard pumptrack" exhibit number one
"backyard pumptrack" exhibit number two
I'm finding that there is the rhythm aspect of pumping and then there is the air aspect, and I'm mostly interested in the rhythm part. That makes me lame and old, but in the end, it's my dirt, my labor, my track, and most importantly, my knees. So bite me, ye airborne youngters. I need your videos, though, so keep 'em coming.
Posted by Pat S at 11:33 PM