Playing in the dirt…

dirtJumps-1The path up to the dirt jumps…


Every Monday evening around 6:30 some of the local riders and shop guys get together to put in some time throwing dirt around making sure that the local dirt jumps are in decent shape. Currently, they are in the process of a pretty major overhaul. The jumps of yesterday are no more, and in their place are jumps that are bigger and steeper. Not really that comfortable on big jumps yet… fret not citizen. The guys have not forgotten about you. Weaving in and out of the larger set of jumps is a smaller set. This line gradually builds up in size until, towards the end, you are hitting jumps comparable to the ones that start the bigger line. The idea is that even if you aren’t that comfortable yet, you have a place to grow your skills until you feel ready to take it up a notch.

Anyway, the jumps that are complete are in really good shape, are well formed, and the series really seems to flow. The guys responsible for the current setup have been doing this a while and it would appear that they know what they are doing. Also, you will find a small pump track, and there are plans for a picnic/grill area and dual slalom course. You should really check it out.

So, if you ever find yourself sitting around wondering what to do with yourself on a Monday evening around 6:30… head on over to the dirt jumps… there is always enough work to go around.

Later.


dirtJumps-4Ryan and Steve shoveling dirt…



dirtJumps-5Ryan and Steve hauling dirt…



dirtJumps-6Ryan and Steve dumping dirt…



dirtJumps-8Take note… two hands on the shovel, eyes on the target, good height… text book two-footed-shovel-plunge…



dirtJumps-10Andy testing the completed section…

 

 

 

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