Things are looking good for halloween jam at the woods october 23rd. Its like pretty dry and we need some rain bad here but whatever we got tons of water stored away. Here is a pic of what it would look like if we got 5 inches of rain in 1 hour at the woods, Photoshopped of course.
Here’s a little behind the scenes look at what went on for the build of Redbull Dreamline. Im sure if you look all over the internet you will find pictures and videos of the contest but none will do justice unless you were there. It was rad to have free reign to build whatever and no restrictions to make a fun course.
Original view of the land before we started building
The dirt was so weird there, it never seemed to dry and was just wet muddy clay until we found this yellow gold, mix of sand, clay and maybe some posh silt. The yellow gold got the job done thou when used right
Mega drainage was needed for all the rain we got while building, rivers would come down the mountains after a tstorm and wash flat bottoms out
The top got changed like 5 times this was the original version
Great for packing in jumps or doing other “stuff”
This was good to pack the bigger landings
After the jumps sat vacant for 2 months they looked like this
Every flat bottom looked like this from all the rain while we were gone
Every flat bottom had to be fixed, then it rained on the them so they turned to mud, so we used every possible way to dry them out this barrel fire method worked the best
This didnt work at all, even thou the rental place told us it would thaw out frozen ground
This kinda worked, who knows we pretty much lost our minds at this point with drying pits out
Awesome pic of all the pits getting literally burnt out
Thanks to everyone who made this contest and course happen(especially adam aloise and anthony napolitan) hopefully it will open up peoples eyes to trails and how much fun they can be. check the tumblr and twitter for more
If your in the area check out a Mike Tag jam in Chicago, keep updated here with it, since it keeps getting cancelled by rain.
Check out this rad video below of the Labor day jam
Barnhart took a bunch of rad photos from the jam check them out here.
Also Clint posted some on Credence and check out the crazy cave pics. Orchid is having a jam October 22nd at their backyard trails. I think we are gonna do a Halloween jam the next day October 23rd. Hopefully get a bunch of people out have a good weekend of riding and do cash prizes for best costumes and stuff. This can all change because of the crazy weather we get but stay tuned for updates. The Sunday trail squad is all over the place check their tweeter or site for updates.