Budget gate practice

BMW tracks can be hard to get to, and practice gates tend to be pretty expensive. Last season one of my guys, Evan “Wolverine” Powell, employed a creative solution.

That’s his dad Tyson pulling the rope. Families that invent together stay together!

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Mountain cross and BMX bicycle racers know the value of consistent gate start practice: winning more races!

4 replies
  1. leelikesbikes says:

    Dude, this gate is the antithesis of a BMW HP2 – a $21k, 100hp dirt bike. Crazy … but I like writing about both!

    Now in print: the 2007 BMW North American Complete Line Brochure. Some of you might recognize the writing style …

  2. Pee-Who says:

    hey lee,

    didn’t they employ the “tie a string on the gate” technology at a UCI 4X race like 2 years ago? if it’s good enough for the likes of lopes and gracia.. it should be good for us CO folks..!

    ps.. it would have been really cool if his dad would have said.. “Okay Riders.. Let’s set em UP! …. Riders Ready.. Watch the gate… beep, beep, beep, beep, BEEEEEEP!!!


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