Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ahhhh The Old 'Imports' Debate Continues...

Some people are hardcore about their dirtbikes. They will ride nothing but quality, the genuine article from one of the big manufacturers like Honda or Suzuki.

With the popularity of any sport or pastime there always comes cheaper versions. Not always as good in quality but another way to enjoy the fun.

Pep Boys dirt bikes are just that - a cheap alternative to mini dirt bikes.

They say "if you pay peanuts you get monkeys". In this case if you pay half the cost then don't expect the same quality, service or back-up of the big brands.

Just have fun... while it lasts :P


Monday, April 27, 2009

How to Build Motocross Jumps

The hardest part about building motocross jumps is GETTING THE DIRT!

I hired a bobcat so that was easy. (Tried using a shovel and that would take forever!). Also I hired the bobcat from a rental centre that gave you Sunday free so I only paid for Saturday.... AND... I did it on a long weekend so I got the Monday free as well!

Back to the dirt...

I was lucky I guess. Next door to my parents place a construction company was excavating for an artificial lake.

So I spoke to the foreman and for a crate of beer (the universal tender) I got three scraper loads of dirt dumped in my dad's paddock!

But if you don't have building works next door there are some other ways to get access to dirt.

Check it out here:


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Motocross Track Plans

I've always wanted to build a motocross track in my dad's paddock.

Now I have the opportunity and resources do you think I can find some good layouts or motocross track plans?

I've found a few on google images and have a basic idea of my own, but all those years I've seen layouts in Motocross Action Magazine or on ESPN before a supercross or AMA motocross round... can't remember them...


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Building A Motocross Jump

Back to motocross today...

Everyone likes steps and simple rules that can make things easier.

I wanted to build a few motocross jumps in my dad's paddock so I went about measuring the jumps on a few tracks that I liked.

These were a combination of tabletops and double jumps that would send me flying from 10 to 12 metres between ramps (thats about 30 to 40 feet I think).

I was mainly interested in the height and ramp length of the takeoff jump and I found a very basic theme or rule for each.

I've put it on this page:


Monday, April 20, 2009

Elevate the Heartrate With Exercise Not Confusion

Went for a swim today.

Have a 'corked thigh' after a footy practice match on Saturday so no running for a few days.

Felt like my heart has been racing lately so to make best use of it... thought i'd do some exercise... how's that for sound logic :P

Another motocross page, this one from Missis...Misi... Misssi... Southern USA :P


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Stop The Noise I Want To Get Off!!!

Sometimes you just yearn for silence.

With all the noise, the chatter, the constant need for conversation, questions, answers, reassurance, acceptance, ownership, blaming, recognition or praise...

Cant we just have some quiet time?

Another motocross page: