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    Street riding often requires a creative approach to the urban environment. Show us some of your local adaptations.

    This is my spin on "interactive art" along the local harbour.

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    I copped a bit of branch to the face in that last shot.

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    I tried to ride in an old construction site once, it was a fun filled 30 seconds

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    Ah fuck you might have to turn your screen a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by L3ONNOEL View Post
    I tried to ride in an old construction site once, it was a fun filled 30 seconds

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    Ah fuck you might have to turn your screen a bit
    Flat tyres can be a real killjoy. Broken glass everywhere...

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    I just built up a street/park bike for the rainy days...2nd ride i decided to take it to a pump track.
    There's these grassy step things there (it's just a regular xc trail with a pump track and jumps) to prevent erosion with nice concrete (or something) edges...
    Dropped off one and landed right in a huge rut.... Ground the bar end up pretty solidly but amazingly didn't get a flat or damage anything else too badly. Riding street/park on the bike i've never stacked it or anything. wtf, dirt, wtf... That's the bike before shit went tits up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinky1138 View Post
    I just built up a street/park bike for the rainy days...2nd ride i decided to take it to a pump track.
    There's these grassy step things there (it's just a regular xc trail with a pump track and jumps) to prevent erosion with nice concrete (or something) edges...
    Dropped off one and landed right in a huge rut.... Ground the bar end up pretty solidly but amazingly didn't get a flat or damage anything else too badly. Riding street/park on the bike i've never stacked it or anything. wtf, dirt, wtf... That's the bike before shit went tits up.
    That bike is a bit sex. I've ran a few of the parts I see and been a happy boy. Those rims remain the only rim I've ever put a flat spot in though. Epic crumple on a rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pink poodle View Post
    That bike is a bit sex. I've ran a few of the parts I see and been a happy boy. Those rims remain the only rim I've ever put a flat spot in though. Epic crumple on a rock.
    Cheers. I had the rims already as they came with the frame. Swapped dirt frames (which, meh, i like this one better) and had a few parts left over...so did what any normal person would do... The rims are on their 3rd build for me, I'm just not a hard enough rider to break them. Love the bars tho, was so mad I had damaged them. My riding buddy has a badly bruised heel atm, but there's some good spots around my area. Hoping to get out more in the evenings now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pink poodle View Post
    Street riding often requires a creative approach to the urban environment. Show us some of your local adaptations.

    This is my spin on "interactive art" along the local harbour.

    IMG_20150929_005406.jpg

    IMG_20150929_005143.jpg

    I copped a bit of branch to the face in that last shot.
    I was in there on the weekend and had a chuckle when I saw the tyre marks on the rust. I couldn't convince the kids to have a crack at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyp1 View Post
    I was in there on the weekend and had a chuckle when I saw the tyre marks on the rust. I couldn't convince the kids to have a crack at it.
    Sounds like they needed dad to show them the way. That ride is very easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pink poodle View Post
    Sounds like they needed dad to show them the way. That ride is very easy.
    Not likely. I wouldn't know where to start with that kind of riding. Would be cool to learn though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyp1 View Post
    Not likely. I wouldn't know where to start with that kind of riding. Would be cool to learn though.
    That spot is very easy. I had a friend with me (he took the photo) who had never done anything similar before. He is slightly better than a rookie, but can't hop up a gutter properly (for skill level context). The process is simple:
    - ride at wall with medium pace at approx 70 angle (in this case left to right)
    - at wall chuck small wheelie that puts your front tyre on the wall.
    - as you ride up the wall, start to turn the bike (very gently) the direction you will ride out. There is also a bit of weight transfer as well. Kind of pushing the bike into the wall and also the direction you want to go in an arc up along and down.
    - lift front wheel as you descend. Try to come off the wall flat ish to the ground.

    As you get smoother you can start bunny hoping onto the wall. It really is about going by feel, so just give it a crack. That wall has a generous back lean in it that inspired a bit of confidence!

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