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PUMP TRACK PAIN CAVE AND OTHER DELIGHTS


Now that coaching season is slow, it’s time for some fitness training, which means PT/stability/mobility/strength, Pump Up the Base and … drum roll … some pump track mayhem.

Yesterday’s adventure:

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December 3, 2014 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Skills/training : Comments (0)


CHARGING FOR USE OF A PUMP TRACK?

Lee, I have a 70×120 foot lot, fairly level, in a great location where cyclist are already coming, that I am considering building a pump track on. My intention is to fence it and charge a reasonable fee for the use of it. My question is, what is a reasonable fee to charge and how do you charge? By the hour? I would think it would need to be fenced to control liability. I want to provide a quality place to ride, but I need to cover expenses as well.
Jack

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November 7, 2014 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Pump tracks : Comments (3)


HARD-SURFACED PUMP TRACKS?

Lee,
Have you ever built a pumptrack surfaced with concrete? I’ve seen a few videos from Europe showing one or two but nothing I can see in the U.S. I asking since I may be trying to approach our city about installing a pump track in a public park and something that would be lasting and require little to no maintenance would be ideal.

I live in La Crosse, WI and even asphalt doesn’t last more than 4-5 years without upkeep/replacement. By the way I like your design and thank you for your website.

Thank you,
Derek

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October 29, 2014 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Pump tracks : Comments (2)


PUMP TRACK PARTY – SPECIALIZED STYLE

Just your typical back-lot track, completely dialed, with brilliant bike-making people and elite bike-racing people:

October 22, 2014 : Posted In: Pump tracks : Comments (0)


SEEING GOD ON A CYCLOCROSS BIKE


If you read sites like mudandcowbells.com (which is excellent), you’ll sense the tone of awe, like cyclocross racers are touching God. That’s a sure sign they’re reaching a major state of Flow (capital F).

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September 26, 2014 : Posted In: Cyclocross,Skills/training : Comments (2)


BMX SKILLS CLINIC IN ROTTERDAM, NY OCT. 21


Join Coach Kevin Stiffler, a former New Yorker and champion BMX racer, for two hours of essential BMX skills.

This is the best $75 you’ll ever spend on your riding!

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September 15, 2014 : Posted In: BMX,Coaching : Comments (0)


DOUBLE DOUBLE PUMP PUMP DOUBLE RAIL!


‘Tis the season for backyard pump track madness, and the level just keeps escalating.

Coach Kevin Stiffler at my house yesterday:

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CRAZY AWESOMENESS AT MY PUMP TRACK


Last weekend we had the first pump track party of the fall, and some very skilled riders showed us what can be done. Super impressive.

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September 8, 2014 : Posted In: Pump tracks : Comments (1)


FOUR DAYS OF AWESOME IN PEORIA, IL


I had no idea mountain biking in the Midwest is so big—and excellent.

Just returned from four days of teaching and riding in Peoria, IL. Thoughts:

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August 22, 2014 : Posted In: Coaching,Trail : Comments (1)


ARM POSITION WHEN PUMPING?


Lee,

I have pump track envy! That just looks like so much fun.

I also have a question about arm/wrist position when pumping. I notice that some people cock/flex their wrist more at the grip that leads to a more elbows out position, and others keep their wrist more perpendicular to the bar and elbows more inline with their body. Which is correct? Or more effective?

Max

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August 6, 2014 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Pump tracks,Skills/training : Comments (5)


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