I have been building a pump track today from your Welcome to Pump Track Nation instructions and it is going great except for this one corner. It is a 180 turn and I enter the turn at about 10 to 15 mph but I exit the turn going 1 mph and I can almost not make it up the roller. The turn is about 6 feet from the enter to exit, it isn’t very tall and when I am in the turn my bars are close to the ground. Can I gain more speed out of the turn if I build it taller. I have little trouble making the turn but it slows me down and all the other berms I gain speed and they are taller. Or would I just have to change the berm?
Check out this experimental device from Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, in Florence, Italy.
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
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.
Hey all, we are designing an indoor bike park in Las Vegas, NV, and it’s gonna be sweet.
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Cuyuna, MN now has quite possibly the most extensive pump track(s) ever.
You must see!
Bruce Swan, Dave Carapetyan and volunteers are working hard in Cuyuna, MN, and they have the intermediate pump track running. Check this out:
... our man Bruce Swan has begun building the Cuyuna Bike Park. Taking pump tracks to a new level: multiple radness options, all set into a hillside.
Thanks for sending the ebook Welcome to Pump Track Nation. Its got me thinking!
Now I have a question, what’s with these round bladed shovels? We don’t really see them that often here in the UK. Do they make that much difference?
A purchaser of Welcome to Pump Track Nation is thinking outside the box.