Mark Weir’s pump track (now with video)

The bald brute of endurance has thrown down big time. Could he have the world’s coolest suburban back yard?

Newly released video says YES, he does.

You can see the track has grown since the first photos were made.

Watch the video (5MB Quicktime). Note: This is actual speed.

OK, OK, here’s a raw Quicktime with sound. It proves the speed is real. Download it here (17MB Quicktime)

Method: Download the leelikesbikes track plans then take it from there. Move dirt with a mini tractor; finish by hand.

Originally posted Feb. 2, 2006

Man hours: 32

Top speed so far: 23 mph (est)

Intensity: “It’s so hard. After 3 laps I can barely breathe.”

Miles pumped in a day: 6

24-hour Pumptrack Fitness: “Even my buddies who never ride are coming over. They’re loving it — It’s so fun. They’re saying, ‘I don’t want to go to the gym anymore.'”

Look at this sweet dirt!

Check out Weir’s mini-moto track: Hanging with Mark Weir

31 replies
  1. Norcal says:

    I will get you some new pictures as soon as it stops raining for a day. I love all the pump tracks makes me want to go on tour…Lee your the man!!!

  2. Mark Jordan says:

    What in the heck is on Wier’s face? It looks like a giant, black caterpillar. That guy is a dirt bag but he has a nice track. I wish that I had that much free time – and stop crying about the rain, you wimp.

  3. leelikesbikes says:

    I usually multiply Weir’s claims by 0.6, but 23 sounds about right — for Ryan Finney.

    My track has seen an honest 21 mph:

    – Measure the wheel
    – Multiply by two
    – Calibrate the computer for twice the size
    – Use two magnets for ultimate acuracy!

  4. leelikesbikes says:

    OK boys, lay off the flames. Especially since I’m the king of pump.

    Dare I say … National Pump Track Challenge???

  5. Norcal says:

    Hey was it a spare the air day in LA today? I think was so why don’t you shut that pie hole.

    Like i say “Flush hard it’s a long way to LA” Now drink that wimp…

  6. fast forward says:

    That is not his actual speed…couldn’t be. unless my computer’s spaz and it looks faster than y’all see it. But anyway, not possible, it’s an illusion i say, catapillar on his lip or not.

  7. bruiser says:

    I can scarcely believe that is actual speed in that video… Video usually appears slower than riding feels. I am impressed. I think I might be developing A pump track inferiority complex. My track should be finished enough to send pics soon.

  8. leelikesbikes says:

    Sorry, I .MOVed when I should have .MPGed. All good now.

    Everyone has to see (and hear) Beavis ride this track.

  9. Fish says:

    We gots a sweet little 150′ loop at my house. Last night was MY best run ever. I don’t normaly run it “NASCAR” (anti-clockwise), but last night I was probably over 20 mph…
    We have a confirmed 18+ with a computer, but I dusted that run for sure…(dif bike, I’m mounting a comp on it right now) I NEVER would have imagined I could do 20 mph continuously, without pedalin, in my OWN BACK YARD… I find it odd that the two fastest bikes I’ve ridden on my track are a DJ hard tail and a 8+” DH rig… And I can’t tell wich one is faster! Thanks for introducing me to the future. I’ve XNLD my gym membership, more time with the family, no commute, why doesn’t EVERYBODY have one of these?

    Thanx for the inspiration,

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