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Old 11-10-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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Backyard enduro obstacle course...

What are some things you would include? I have about an acre, a shallow creek, a steep incline, and a natural kicker..
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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Rows of tires partially sunk in the ground are always fun. Check out the backyard trials courses over in that forum for some other sweet ideas.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:57 PM   #3
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Logs, rock garden, mud pit...a high fence so your neighbors don't see. An ultra-quiet muffler so your neighbors don't hear. Moar acreage!
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:00 AM   #4
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Are you creating an enduro X course or just normal enduro?

Nice big logs and 'large rock' garden is items I'd recommend regardless of type of course.

On my enduro X course I have some cement blocks too with tires infront of them just to help you loft the front wheel.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:14 AM   #5
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+1 on the log obstacle. "Big, slick log in an awkward spot" pretty much tops my list of "Uh-oh" moments out on the trail.

For me, Log Crossing is tough, technical, and it wipes out my energy when I have to lift over. And where I ride, it seems to come up a lot (esp. early season deadfall). I think log techniques help on other obstacles, too. If I could get comfortable crossing a 15+" log from tight angles/short run ups, I suspect other biggish obstacles would become a lot easier.

Other thoughts: Fill the creek with med/large rocks, maybe? You can ride both directions in the channel and also practice crossing/entering/exiting at various points. Riding in the channel will also create zero footprint.

Enjoy your project!
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