Monday, January 2, 2012
As I am sure my amazing significant other can testify, the pump track project has definitely been my obsession for the past two weeks. My mornings I spend drinking coffee and waiting for the sun to warm up the frozen ground so I can start shaping. The giant pile of dirt at the Mulberry Grove subdivision has seen my truck and shovel no less than 15 times and I'm quite sure the neighbors think I'm bat-shit crazy. I even snagged a couple of loads of dirt on Christmas day - the pump track was my gift by the way.
It is now in it's 3rd edition since I started and I feel like I can finally put the shovel down and actually do some riding. My initial design was a bit ambitious and I had to admit defeat by lack of momentum, although it looked mighty cool. Let's just chalk the early design as a learning experience. And even though I haven't exactly become an expert on flow yet, I have gotten pretty good with a shovel.