Would People Want a Pump Track in the Alps?

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  • Would People Want a Pump Track in the Alps?
  • mansell
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    We are thinking of building a pump track near our chalet in Les Arcs for evenings entertainment for guests or just for days off fun. Would people be interested in riding those? possibly some timed 10 lap comps for prizes over the season?

    Premier Icon jameso
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    would be fun in the evenings with a few beers and a chainless bmx )

    MrNutt
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    what jameso said, I’d be up for that!

    djglover
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    Like having a w*** in a brothel

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    yes, they’re great fun.

    but you’d probably need to supply a couple of bmx’s – the bike that most people will take to Les Arcs might not be ideal for a pump track…

    Premier Icon lunge
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    As per everyone else, sounds great fun for evening playing but you would also need a couple of BMX’s or little jump bikes for people to use. In fact, to stop people taking them into the hills how about 2 chainless and brakeless BMX’s?

    coolbusbry
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    YES!!!!
    Rob and My good self have been talking about building one for ages, we’ve just been stumped for where to put one and so will gladly help with the build.

    snaps
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    Might appeal to some but we just wanted to take it easy after a day on the lifts.

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    Go for it, they are great fun. There is going to be a pump track race night in Hawick next week and another during the Tweedlove festival. Depending on the size of your rollers you might find jump bikes are faster, def take the chain off to stop cheeky ratcheting. Like the idea of no brakes too.

    mansell
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    There are some great spots of land dotted around here perfect size wise (bout tennis court) which would work really well. might be a case of building some ‘scrap’ bikes out of spares for people to use. great for evenings worth of fun before dinner and beers when its dark!

    grum
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    There’s a pump track in Alpe D’Huez – seemed to be fairly well used.

    coolbusbry
    Member

    If you built it, they will come….

    Tris
    Member

    Where were you thinking of putting it?

    Much like the little kickers that get built outside the bar at the foot of the piste at the end of a day’s skiing, this would be ace!

    I am getting one built plus some other stuff in Southampton Sports Centre.

    Not as cool as the Alps I grant you but a bit closer for most of us.

    JonEdwards
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    Like having a w*** in a brothel

    This.

    That said, I’d still ride it if it was there. Brake/chainless bmxes would be funny.

    We are having chain free racing at the Big Bike Bash this year on the new gravity track and pump track

    t_i_m
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    yes. would be perfect for killing a bit of time while waiting for the rest of the group to faff in the morning or queue for the jet wash in the evening.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    A track pump would be more use.

    Yes.. would this be in time for July?

    even better 🙂

    lucien
    Member

    Pumptrack also at Les 2 Alpes, plenty of people using, hanging around etc on all types of bikes. Very tight on a DH rig, but doable for about 3 laps and then legs/lungs explode

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