Saturday, May 21, 2011

Crossover #2: The Beatdown

Nobody should ever do this to their 49 YO body, but I, for some reason, was compelled to finish the second crossover today. It went on for many hours, measured most accurately not by ticks of the clock, but by hurtful blows of the tamper. Here's the sequence . . .


Dog's a big help.

The rocks will help lock everything in place.  I think.  Plus, I needed to use them up.





I really want this track to have a bit of something for everyone.  It absolutely must have a section that makes it easy for anyone who has never pumped to jump in and get the hang of it and feel the love - that's the outer loop.  It must also posess the ability to challenge and frustrate the more experienced riders - how else can you build skills?  So the infield is about that.

I told you crossover 2 was gonna be mofu badass and it is.  Undoubtedly, someone will blame their inability to ride it on my lack of trackbuilding skills.  Yeah, whateva.  Why not try shutting up and riding your bike.


Last shot of the last bit of the dirt pile. It's gone now.  Thank you and good night.

7 comments:

John Speare said...

speechless. commentless. dude. my entire body aches just reading this post. I can't believe how much you can get done.

Jonathan Eberly said...

Wow. I only tamped for a few minutes and that thing sucks. I can't imagine how much work that was. I officially feel like a lazy ass for not doing anything yesterday.

Pat S said...

John and Jon:
Yeah, there's probably a prescription drug for my compulsive disorder, but I'd rather not know about it for the time being, 'cause I'm getting a lot done.

Alan said...

Your new header photo is awesome. Your track is great. Your enthusiasm and endurance are remarkable. I've really GOTTA come up there and ride this some time.

FBC Spokane said...

Wow. That is quite an accomplishment. Well done. I think I have some time on my hands this week if you need some shovel help.

Pat S said...

Alan, you should. Get up here.

Jeff, digging's pretty much done. Wanna ride?

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