Bike Obstacle Build Day at the Clubhouse
POSTPONED! NEW DATE SOON.
Do you like building stuff? Do you have a free morning this weekend? This Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Norte is going to build as many wooden bike stunts and obstacles as we can without stapling our fingers together.
We’re thinking: skinnies, bridges, reasonable jumps for the big kids, rollers for the little kids, little rollers for our Estrellas. Obstacles that would make our mountain bike team practices in the Civic Center more fun.
Here is a brainstormed, dream list of tools and materials desired for the job:
SCRAP 2x DIMENSIONAL LUMBER
any 2×6, 2×8, 2×10, 2×12 makes a great skinny on the ground or slightly elevated
scrap 2×4 can be used for framing decking or bracing.
SCRAP 4x DIMENSIONAL LUMBER
Any 4×4 or 4×6 can make a base for a skinny, or be a support leg these are expensive, so anything we can get for free would be awesome.
scrap ply can be used as an “apron” or gentle entrance onto a skinny line, and as gussets and reinforcement
8’ 2x4s are excellent framing material for boxes.
12’ 2x4s are excellent framing material for pallet skinny lines
If we had 4 sheets of 1/2” plywood (CDX) we could build a bunch of stuff. Not necessarily exterior grade.
cordless drills/impact drivers
extension cords and multiple outlet connectors
air compressor and airline for nailers
ratchet style caulk gun (for construction adhesive)
3” or 3 1/2″ deck screws (work really well and are strong for making box frames)
3” nails (for hammer or pneumatic nailer)
2” nails for pneumatic nailer for nailing pallet decking material to 2xs
construction adhesive for wood
strap hinges for making pallet A frames (2 per A frame, 6” or longer)
Many hands make the load light!