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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Better Homes and Pump Tracks
    November 14th, 2005

    Does mowing the lawn make you yawn? Are the daisies making you crazy? Well, forget all that and turn your yard into something fun and useful: a pump track. We recently transformed a back yard here in Boulder, and I must say it came out nice.

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  2. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Did you write that?!

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  3. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Now I really need to buy a house! That's awsome.
     
  4. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    SWEEET!

    Treesaw, are you checking this out?
     
  5. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    Where in SoCal are you going to buy a house with a 40x50 yard?!?!?

    Wait - did you win the lottery!
     
  6. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I am doing something like that, but all wooden stunts. My wife would kill me (as would my landlord) if I dug up the grass, so I am building over it to be torn out in the spring.

    I start work this weekend and should be done in a few weekends. I'll post picks.

    That is great though, I wish I could do that!
     
  7. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Well I didn't say WHERE I wanted to buy a house now did I?

    40 feet X 50 feet isn't that big.You can find houses on lots like that in riverside and San Berdoo counties. Look for horse properties.
     
  8. COmtbiker12

    COmtbiker12 Turbo Monkey

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    I'd say that's about an average size backyard for a normal suburban Colorado house. Seems like Lee definitely took advantage of it, probably one of the coolest guys I kinda know. :p
     
  9. Cooter Brown

    Cooter Brown Turbo Monkey

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    I'm on my way home right now to lay out a track like that in my back yard

    *edit, just got home and measured, the back yard is 48' x 60', Oh Yeah! Let the work begin
     
  10. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    i can't wait to get off these damn crutches and give that pumper a bit of the old what-for.
     
  11. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    You have access..???

    :sneaky:
     
  12. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    My neighbors are SO bummed when we buy the house we're renting.
     
  13. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Totally. Lee is a friend of mine here in Colorado... stand up guy, that Lee I tell ya.
     
  14. Mike B.

    Mike B. Turbo Monkey

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    I pitched the idea to my wife yesterday to convert our side lot that is about 60x180. She didn't say no. I'll be laying something out soon, just have 4 large trees to avoid is all.
     
  15. COmtbiker12

    COmtbiker12 Turbo Monkey

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    Lee's definitely one of the coolest guys I've met at the races and what not. (Evan maybe you can get me in on that awesome pumptrack action ;) )
     
  16. Bldr_DH

    Bldr_DH Monkey

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    I might have to do something like that to my yard. Hope the weather stays nice enough to get something built. Tony, you gonna be in Boulder anytime? Help me build!
     
  17. rooftest

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    Uh.. that's only 2,000 square feet. You'll need much more room than that for horses.

    Even Orange County's got plenty of houses with backyards that size!
     
  18. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    I'm a pretty mellow, nice guy but I freaking HATE pump tracks and the people that ride them....:nuts:
     
  19. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Well the article said the TRACK was 40 X 50. I should have clarified... you can find a place with a lot that has enough free space in the back yard for a 40 X 50 foot track.

    but yeah, you need alot more than 200 square feet of land to have horses.
     
  20. allsk8sno

    allsk8sno Turbo Monkey

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    haha yeah if you have space just make some DJ's...and "pump" those, throw in some berms and then...more jumps..
    i can't wait to own a house/yard(acres hopefully)
     
  21. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Well, I know someone who moved to a gated community, and he wants to build some jumps in his backyard. His wife insists it is attractive, so he is planning on bringing in a landscaper/jump builder. If it ever gets done, I hope to have pics...
     
  22. Joe Pozer

    Joe Pozer Mullet Head

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    The question is, will the Home owners Association allow them to keep the jumps?

    Hopefully they won't make them tear the jumps down.
     
  23. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    He might want to check with the homeowners' association first. Typically, most homeowners' associations are impossible to deal with; most of the members are on power trips. I hate to say this, but it probably won't fly.

    On the other hand, he SHOULD be able to do whatever he wants to the backyard of his own home...
     
  24. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    He and I had this discussion. For one thing, it is his backyard, and this technically is no different than putting in some new bushes and trees.

    On the other hand, he might be the richest person in the Cul-De-Sac, so that is helpful.