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DAMN practice riding

Post by juddspaintballs » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:17 pm

Short notice.

I've got 10 acres. One field is a slight uphill and great for learning how to wheelie and practicing wheelies and stoppies on. I just mowed it today, so the grass is all low. I also have a reasonable loop made up that includes a winding grass track through the other field with a couple small stream hops and then a very short stint of woods and such. Maybe 4 minutes to do a loop, but still fun. I also have a practice log that is wide open all around so you can do angles on it, straight over, etc.

You're welcome to come over this Wednesday, June 7th to practice around if you'd like. If there's interest, I can drag out two large truck tires I have and set them up however, too. PM me for directions/address.
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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by Bucho » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:46 pm

Thats real nice of you to offer Jed. If I was on my schedule where I had the middle of the week off Id come out and play a little.
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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by Marylander » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:01 am

Dang, I've got deadlines at work. :(

We had 10 acres growing up (with hundreds of acres of woods behind our house/close to the patuxent river/jug bay). I thought it was great. I'll bet your kids love it.

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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by dirtygrunt » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:28 am

Nice offer Jed.
I need a STEEP, rocky downhill with a 90 degree turn at bottom with no run out room to practice on :lol2:
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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by BamBam » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:48 am

Man, I would love to really learn how to wheelie, but jammed this weekend. A very generous offer though!

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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by juddspaintballs » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:20 am

I'll have other days in the future. They'll usually be fairly short notice and mid-week, however.
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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by Marylander » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:42 pm

Cool man, thanks!

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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by Nobody » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:21 am

That's an awesome offer. How long drive is it from dc? Can't come this Wednesday definitely, but hopefully will come some other time.
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Post by juddspaintballs » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:46 am

I'm about 2 hours from DC
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Re: DAMN practice riding

Post by juddspaintballs » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:15 pm

Gene and I practiced for about 3 hours today at my house. We did a lot of wheelie practice, several log crossings and stump hops, some short/steep up/downhills and off-camber practice, and several loops around my property. I only managed to put the bike on the ground one time, and that's because I stalled going over a stump and couldn't reach the ground before I had to abandon trying to recover.

Gene could barely do a wheelie before today. Now he can just about get the front wheel up on command. He did an excellent job crossing my practice log multiple times going both uphill and downhill. There's also two smaller logs about 4' apart and not parallel near the end of my loop that he had no issues with.

I rode a little bit on that 300 EXC that's being passed around DAMN riders. She runs pretty well. I can ride a 2T a lot better now that I've learned how to ride a lot more than when I actually had a 2T. It has no problem doing a wheelie, either. It almost made me miss that 250 EXC I got from Bruce, until I remembered it doesn't have a magic button.

We didn't take any pictures or video. It's "secret."
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