Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

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Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby jfactor! » May 9th, 2012, 8:41 am

I thought it would be nice if there was one place where we could to show off what you've built/ridden or for those looking for ideas.

Let's see your pics and hear your ideas on TTF's. Whether it's at the local trail or in your backyard. From the simplest skinny to the gnarliest drop.
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby fsr1 » May 9th, 2012, 9:29 am

jfactor! wrote:Let's see your pics and hear your ideas on TTF's.


This could be interesting? :D
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby barretj » June 5th, 2012, 1:39 pm

Here is a video of the Bicycle Works @ Glen Lake class at Glen Lake Schools. We have built a little "Playground" trail. More stuff to come.
https://vimeo.com/43480239

Here is our website about our school program
https://sites.google.com/a/mylakers.org ... glen-lake/
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby davedejonge » June 6th, 2012, 3:52 pm

I didn't build it or ride it, but I was impressed by it...
this is from Rangeline in Anderson IN,
found out about the trail from a Tails from the Trail thread. Pretty fun trail with this obviously mamoth drop.
13 + feet I was told
not a lot of room if you go long, so, it was tricky. I didn't take a picture of the grass growing COMPLETELY over the rest of the trail after the jump indicating how "well used" it was.

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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby TenSpeed » June 6th, 2012, 6:37 pm

I rode Rangeline this year, and I don't remember this one. Where was it?
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby davedejonge » June 6th, 2012, 6:42 pm

On the expert loop about 1/2 way thru. There is a chicken ramp off the side that you can just make out on the picture
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby AllMountin' » June 7th, 2012, 12:08 am

I didn't have the cajones to ride that drop either. One of the favorites of what I have ridden was at Rangeline though. A long, elevated bridge with a couple of small obstacles built in, that ended in a short and steep teeter. The teeter is hardly long enough to crest the fulcrum seemingly. You all but ride to the tip of it and wait for it to drop. Xcrdr told me he saw video of it not flipping for a rider. Of course, he told me this *after* I rode it! :shock:

Sorry, no pics. It was shortly before the elevated bridge that loops around the giant tree. Wish I had pics, as this place has some interesting TTFs.

This is a fun wall ride. Big. The rough sawn lumber used to construct it is maybe 8 feet tall in the middle:

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This is my proudest clean, mostly because of the high risk, and previous failures. Approximately 6 foot drop to rocky creek bed, and yes, it bloody hurts:

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Reidabel's amazingly built stunts at Burchfield. The half finished wall ride in the background is now finished, and ends in a short drop. Link to short vid:

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I love this stuff.

One of my favorite rock gardens from Heritage Park, and another elevated ride with a drop or skinny exit option:

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Just a few examples of what I think are exemplary tech features.
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby Nelg » June 7th, 2012, 6:58 am

barretj wrote:Here is a video of the Bicycle Works @ Glen Lake class at Glen Lake Schools. We have built a little "Playground" trail. More stuff to come.
https://vimeo.com/43480239

Here is our website about our school program
https://sites.google.com/a/mylakers.org ... glen-lake/


I recognize those woods, you guys have been busy over there!

FYI, if you or any of your fledgling trail builders want to join us for an official IMBA trail building school, we are having one in bellaire. Hope you can join us!
https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=227

Back to the thread. :)
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby jfactor! » June 7th, 2012, 7:10 am

Here's two of the big drops at Copper Ridge
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby CraveSingletrack » June 7th, 2012, 7:12 am

Where is Copper Ridge at?
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby jfactor! » June 7th, 2012, 7:14 am

AllMountin' wrote:elevated ride with a drop or skinny exit option:
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I like this one A LOT!!! Looks really fun!!! :D
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby iamkickstand » June 7th, 2012, 7:31 am

kyleRIG29er wrote:Where is Copper Ridge at?

traverse city
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby Mack » June 7th, 2012, 7:44 am

No big drops. Here are the skinnies that I have built at CRPT.
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby jfactor! » June 7th, 2012, 8:16 am

Nice skinnies Mack!!! :D

When I went to Rays I spent a LOT of time riding the skinnies.

Still trying to figure out how they built that pivoting teeter...
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Re: Technical Trail Features Reference Thread

Postby bleve » June 9th, 2012, 12:46 am

I'm surprised no one has brought up all of the excellent features at MI Tech - the Dorkscrew which looks huge but is just fun to ride and the Serpentine which looks easy but was really hard. I just wish I had planned more time there last fall and not started half an hour before dark (when a thunderstorm was rolling in).



Serpentine is about the 3 minute mark, Dorkscrew is about the 4 minute mark. Lots of skinnies along the way.
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