Thats a really nice set up you’ve made their Bill. its a great advantage having that slab there. I want to start making my own trials ground in my back yard but i need to gather up a whole bunch of materials. Is there any place you know of where you can get free building materials that are appropriate for a trials ground. Any help would be appreciated, and congrats on the obstacles- post some pics of you riding when you get round to it,
Open invite to all: Give me a call, you are welcome to come to my house and play!
About my wife leaving me…
My wife is a higher priority than my toys and she knows it. But since I am a high priority on her list, she gives me room to do my hobbies. It’s called “give and take” and it works well for us. Of course I am careful about when and how I present my ideas for new unicycle purchases. Tommy, you and I have talked about how well our wives take care of us. A good spouse is not to be taken for granted.
napalm - find a business that gets lots of pallets, many times they are discarded. Use the pallets whole or break down for the individual pieces of wood. If you want to be really thrifty, straighten and reuse the nails from broken down pallets.
Down side of all this trials set up is… too much time spent building it, not enough time riding.
Last night I rode my 24’ skinny (3.5" wide) end to end 3 times. Looks like I’m getting better. I won’t tell you how many times I failed. :o
I’ll work on getting a photo shoot going so I can post a few riding pics.
If I had my lisence you know I would be there in a heart beat… but seeing as it is hard to convince people to take me to a park or a trail to uni, I doubt it would be an easy feat to get a ride past philly… but i will try and send you an email when i find out more.
theobieone, I’m going to be at the state collage in 2 years (unless I go to a satalite school in Erie and transfer down my junior year) I guess that comment wasn’t really relevent, I just got excited that in my persuit of higher learning there might be other unicyclists close by.
And lastly, in an effort to get this thread back on topic (or at least steer it in that direction) your backyard setup is amazing, and it puts my few cinderblocks and 2x4s to shame.
If like me your parents hate the idea of having palletes around the place, some good advice is to cut them in half sort of, for every2 normal size palletes you can quickly and easily make 3 mini palletes, they are a lot lighter and easy to move aorund which is good for me, because im only allowed to keep them if i hide them out of sight and then have to get them out and set them up every time i want to play
Billham i love your course/playground…one day i will find some where to host my own decent trials playground, one day