It seems like our time in Boulder was months ago. It is hard to believe we have only been on the road a few weeks. And while we have been a few great trail rides in here and there, I am really missing some of the great dirt jumping sessions we had courtesy of our fabulous hosts, Jimmy and Tammy Donahugh.
In case you haven’t heard it yet, Jimmy and Tammy are some of the raddest riding, dirt jumping couples we have come across. They also have one of the coolest yards I have had the pleasure of riding my bike at.
I’ve been lucky enough to have ridden a lot of really fun backyard pump tracks. Pump tracks can be a blast, and by design are very scalable. However, sometimes pumping just isn’t a substitute for the real thing: hang time. It was a pleasure to ride some real jumps and not have to travel anywhere!
Both the left and right sides of the house are flanked by dirt jump lines that come in from the street. On the right is a set of two doubles that serve as the intermediate line. After the second set you shoot into a left hand berm that leads into a five or six foot high wood half pipe.
The left side has three sets of bigger jumps followed by a wood wall ride that also feeds into the half pipe. How fun does that sound?
The one major bummer of our time there was the snow. We had a few days of good weather, but the snow kept coming back and covering everything. Our other enemy proved to be wind. When it was really windy we went next door for a trampoline session that was pretty dang fun.
The poor weather conditions were a bummer, but hey, we were in Colorado in January. Fortunately, a ping-pong table in the house kept us sane and still allowed us to vent. A number of fast and furious Ping-pong rallies went down, and it was excellent.
If you see Jimmy and Tammy out riding be sure to say hi. Those kids are rad.