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Need some tips on making a motocross track
« on: July 05, 2012, 11:58:40 PM »
While doing some walking in the woods, I figured I had some open enough land to make a track. I cut a few trees and cleared some brush and cut back some branches, and its taking shape. It isn't a huge multi-acre track, but more like a 1 acre 2nd maybe 3rd gear practice track. My only issue is, I don't want to pay for fill or anything to fill in some ruts and cover tree stumps and make jumps. I do have acess to a LOT of loam (3 or more year old horse crap). My question is, will the loam hold up to the form of jumps and berms, or will it all wash out after a rain storm? Its free, so if I can pull of making a motocross track with nothing but time and work to pay, that would be awesome.
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 01:12:05 AM »
Do you want to make a natural terrain track or one that is supercross style?

Ford has a lot of experience with horse cr*p and should be able to give you a few pointers. :<img src=" title="Roll Eyes" class="smiley">
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 02:18:29 AM »
I'm looking to get a few jumps up, no natural terrain, I'm aiming to cover the rocks and tree stumps, but nothing supercross like  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 11:15:10 PM »
If its free get it and make that track, ride it and see what happens, only way to tell  :D
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2012, 01:21:01 AM »
Do a swap with a nieghbour who has a backhoe.I'm building an XL200 in exchange for some digging.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2012, 08:17:33 PM »
I have a backhoe to use, by boss was kind enough to let me use it, because it would be a pain to do it by hand  ;D  And I am going to get it and see what happens, I also might use some on my yard to  ;D 
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2012, 05:20:05 AM »
PLz call diggers hotline before digging with the backhoe, would hate to see ya stick a tooth in a gas main-big boom. When I was a kid I rode on cow manure piles, it,s doesn,t hold up,gets rutted easily. It might be better if you mix the crap with dirt. What kind of dirt do ya have ? If it,s sand just make a track with lots turns, McGrath used a track like that with no jumps on it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012, 03:13:46 PM »
I have a lot of sand, so thats possible. Also, there are no main gas lines out where I'm making a track. I have checked with the loggers around here and no one on my road even has gas. Also, I'm not digging  ;D I have already made the track itself, I just need to get the dirt or what ever and make some jumps.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2012, 10:47:22 PM »
Ok, I am planning on getting the dirt this week, but I have to co-ordinate three different people just to get the dirt, my friend who is giving it to me, my boss who is providing the tractor, and my nieghbor who is providing the dump truck. I have two people ready today, but my nieghbor was no where to be found. Maybe tomorrow  :<img src=" title="Roll Eyes" class="smiley"> I would really like to get it done so I don't have to drive over an hour to the nearest track that doesn't require a membership to ride on.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2012, 12:29:06 AM »
Ok so a little update, I ran into some road blocks over the summer with work and school so I had to abandon my hope for a little while. But with work closed for renovations I have some time. I keep running into road blocks with getting the damn dirt. I am HOPING this Saturday will work for me, its go for all the people except the tractor owner so far, so I will see what happens. I had time to cut a few more tree's making it wider and bigger, I would say about a third of the size of Central Village  :o I can't wait to finish it, I will get some pics up when I can.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2012, 04:35:52 AM »
Look for some free dirt, most of the time, construction sites will give you free dirt, as long as you have something to pick it up with. also try looking on craigslist or something for free dirt. Try and get some sand too to get some sand berms to rail. Always fun :D
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 06:59:57 AM »
If the design phase isn't finished yet, I'd recommend adding the following:

1. At least three machine-gen nests, well-stocked with German WWII soldiers, and MG42's.

2. The Hole.

3. Razor wire at knee-height, so you and your bike can crawl underneath it. Adds an additional challenge to the course, especially if you have live fire going on overhead when you're doing it.

4. Lemonade stand. Have an annoying 8-year-old running it, and they don't have change for a $50.

5. An official 'Flying Wallenda' rope bridge, preferably installed over a gaping, 1000-ft chasm. Running water optional. Speed will be the key for traversing this level-10-difficulty water trap.

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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 12:27:25 PM »
I already have the free dirt, thanks anyways man  ;D I just have to get it to my house  :<img src=" title="Roll Eyes" class="smiley"> And I will be sure to add that level 10 water trap, you know just cause I will find that on your average MX track  ;)
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 05:33:32 PM »
I'd highly recommend the K.I.S.S. philosophy when designing the track. Keep it simple and easy so everyone in the neighbourhood can have fun after school.

The only Germans I'd let near that track would be some vintage 250 Maicos, some twin shock racing would be a blast! ;D
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2012, 05:44:25 PM »
Oh yeah, I only have 1 jump (contemplating putting up 2) and whoops section. Simple as can be, but it will make a good practice track for me. I'm hoping that I can hit high B class low A by the end of next season before college.
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