Where should we build our Deutsch pump track?

Hey Lee,

Thanks to Welcome to Pump Track Nation, I am working on my pumptrack project and things look good, Germany) will support the project. They will even allow us to use a piece of public property to build the track on. Right now I’m thinking about the exact location and this is where I have one or two questions.

• The track could be close to some trees which would mean shade from around noon in summer, but also leaves in fall. Alternatively it could be built in some distance to those trees (no shade at all).

• In your book you write that water is absolutely necessary. Unfortunately a connection to the water main is rather difficult at the site. For the building process we could use water from a tank truck. As for the maintenance of the track – is water really necessary for this? Dust is not a factor. Generally, I think we have much more rain (let’s call it precipitation to sound smarter 😉 – you see, I also enjoy the linguistic finesse of your books) in Germany than you do in the Midwest.

Thanks for your advice!


Hey Ralf!

It’s great to hear the Pump Track Nation is strong in Germany.

• The tree location sounds great. Trees feel like mountain biking. Shade is nice. Leaves can be raked.

• As long as you have water for the build, and it rains on a regular basis, you should be OK.

Bonus features:

• Measure twice. Dig once. Pack like crazy. The more love you put into the surface, the longer it will last.

• Be sure to account for drainage.

Rip it! (zerreißen Sie es! ???)

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