Here’s another way to learn how to move, get stronger and stay somewhat sane this winter.
UPDATE Nov. 22, 2013:
“First snow and first time nobody on it during the day in a while. Supposed to get real cold tonight, hoping it freezes, thanks again to you, Bruce and Scott.”
Gardnerville, NV now has a super sweet bike park.
• Design by Lee McCormack and James Hall
• Build by Bruce Swan and Scott Miller
• Project management and stress by Lee McCormack
Winter is settling in all over the northern hemisphere, and passionate mountain bikers are dreaming of great races and rides next year. If you want to shred with utmost radness next season, I suggest you start building a smart base now.
The new LaPierre/Rockshox E:i suspension system adjusts rear damping on the fly based on pedaling and bumps. I’ve been dreaming of such a system—and I tried it yesterday at Valmont Bike Park.
First of all, thank you for writing a great book. I’ve read Welcome to Pump track Nation several times and have been measuring out my pump track and started thinking about draining. In fact, I might have developed a problem. I’m beginning to wish it rained dirt, and every flat yard I see I ask, why no pump track?
My big question is, on the long return side (circled and labeled #1) up to my berms I will have to pump up hill (maybe a 10% grade, I haven’t measured it yet). What is the optimum pump size and spacing for going up hill? Should they be taller and closer, smaller and closer….
Another thing that you could perhaps comment on is making a “switch” spot to reverse direction. What would that look like at the location circled and labeled #2?
Thanks for you advise. I would like to build once and get it right.
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I hope you’re having fun out there. This is a great time of year to start building fitness, skills and radness for next year.
Please check out:
• Pump Up the Base training program
• The most useful pedaling tip ever
• NorCal clinics Dec. 13-15
We are rocking kung fu skills clinics at the world famous Soquel Demonstration Forest Dec. 13, 14 and 15.
Come on out!
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It’s taken time and struggle to get this movie made. As soon as the DVD appeared at The Fix Bike Shop, I bought it. Full retail. Gotta support such endeavors.
Hey all, we are designing an indoor bike park in Las Vegas, NV, and it’s gonna be sweet.
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Last week I rocked a three-hour session with these two:
• James Herrera, USA Cycling National Team BMX Coach, and
• Kelli Emmett, Team Giant pro enduro racer
We refined their pumping skills, cleaned up their drops then did some jumping.
Here’s what James had to say: