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Ramps a big thank you!
« on: August 21, 2017, 09:43 AM »
Great set up this year, lovely bank for Kickturns & that quarter is so sweet (even though Ron Wilkerson thought it was no more than 6ft!). Spent most of Saturday riding ply & an early Sunday morn sesh, great weekend. Even bearing in mind the legends that were walking around riding the ramps all weekend is the highlight of MK for me. Huge thanks to Rob, Ed & the crew, you grafted in the rain to put them up, dry all weekend then I think it was probably pouring down when you took them down, thank you chaps, MK just wouldn't be the same without you.  :bow:

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 11:49 AM »
Hear Hear  :daumenhoch:

I didn't ride them - by the time my bike was ready I certainly wasn't, but the whole of the ramp crew worked solidly to provide the soul of MK and I saw some great riding

Friday was a washout and they were sweeping water away to get back at it - you have to respect the incredible amount of work involved in putting them up to have to take them down again so soon afterwards and all the time 2Bob and co were as cheerful as ever

Shout out to Dolly the attack dog too  ;D

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 11:57 AM »
Yeah it's bloody hard graft putting those ramps up and down, top top work  :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 01:15 PM »
Great part of MK .  fistblump  Wouldn't be the same without them.

Respect to all involved making them over the weekend ..  :4_17_5:

Great fun for the riders .. :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 01:45 PM »
I'll post some pics of 5.30am Saturday am verses 3 hours later in a bit :-)

Best ramps ever  8) good to go out on a high  :daumenhoch:

( pic nicked from Paul ... this was just before they are finished Saturday lunchtime )


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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 02:31 PM »
Didn't ride the ramps but a big thanks to Rob for borrowing me his power pack to kick start my flat battery... top man and a top northern/southern monkey.  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2017, 02:33 PM »
With any luck Piotr will manage to finish off the time lapse video of the ramp building

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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2017, 06:39 PM »
Ramp corner & the mid tent ruled  :daumenhoch: It was an absolute honour to be a part of this, big thanks & love to Rob, Ed & the crew for letting me get in on it, proper chuffed  explosion  fistblump
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2017, 07:58 PM »
Top work all round guys much appreciated all the hard work tht goes into the show, rode a bit and crashed a bit and enjoyed it  explosion fistblump :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 06:36 AM »
yep great work  fistblump
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2017, 12:28 PM »
I'll echo what everyone said especially Nick
and thank Rob for lending us his power pack to start the van
Thanks a lot man and great work by all involved in the Ramps 👍🏼
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2017, 07:26 PM »
Yep, that team worked so hard over the weekend, credit to them.

Lovely to see so many riders using it too !


Mini ramp under covers next then  fistblump

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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2017, 07:48 PM »
Think the ramps are hugely important to MK and the lads did a stirling job this year in difficult conditions. Would love to see some sort of comp based around the ramps as in bitd. We could find a slot before the lake ride or summat to get a great crowd turnout.
Timed runs with legends judging or a air height comp would be cool as!  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2017, 01:35 PM »
A brief story of the ramps ...

Friday was build day - we arrived at lunchtime and with great speed we got the skeltons of the ramps up in a couple of hours ... then the heavens opened... it stopped so we swept the water away and cracked on ... then the rain set in for the night.

I kid you not that at 11pm Friday as Rob, Phil, Shane and I stood under my gazebo in a couple of inches of water as it pissed it down ... a piece of plywood floated past. Things did not look good for Saturday... so we retired to bed.

5.30am I looked out.


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At least half the ramps area was covered by water ... water that needed to be got rid of as soon as possible. I got dressed and ventured out... a plan in mind to bail it out with an improvised dustpan and a cool box. Mr Steele was already up and paddling so we set about the task ... he swept ... I bailed.

3/4 of a hour later, a lot of sweeping and 40 cool boxes of water between us we had cleared the water and hope was returning ... then the sun came up and warmed our hearts.

By 10 we were crracking on again ...


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By 12.30 we were putting the finishing touches on and enjoyed and afternoon and evening of ramp fun!

This was my last year on the 'ramp build team' as I have retired from being a mod now  ;) Rob and Nick have already hatched plans for an undercover miniramp next year ... I can't wait to rock up on Saturday lunchtime with it all done and just ride  :daumenhoch: Happy Days  ;D

Thanks to Rob @ Radii ( Ray-di-eye ... not Radee  :teef: ) for all of his work over the last 4 years to provide the ramps at MK. He's gone well beyond the call of duty every year to put on some fun for the riders ... this year for me was the best and saw the most number of people enjoying it.

Long may it continue  :slayer:
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2017, 02:04 PM »
Awesome work Ed and Rob, I know exactly what is involved with putting these up and taking them down afterwards and it's proper hard work.

Didn't know you'd stepped down as a Mod Ed, I guess it's been coming but huge thanks for all the efforts and work behind the scenes  :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2017, 08:57 PM »


Rob, Bill, Ian and even ed are awesome

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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2017, 09:10 PM »
A brief story of the ramps ...

Friday was build day - we arrived at lunchtime and with great speed we got the skeltons of the ramps up in a couple of hours ... then the heavens opened... it stopped so we swept the water away and cracked on ... then the rain set in for the night.

I kid you not that at 11pm Friday as Rob, Phil, Shane and I stood under my gazebo in a couple of inches of water as it pissed it down ... a piece of plywood floated past. Things did not look good for Saturday... so we retired to bed.

5.30am I looked out.

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At least half the ramps area was covered by water ... water that needed to be got rid of as soon as possible. I got dressed and ventured out... a plan in mind to bail it out with an improvised dustpan and a cool box. Mr Steele was already up and paddling so we set about the task ... he swept ... I bailed.

3/4 of a hour later, a lot of sweeping and 40 cool boxes of water between us we had cleared the water and hope was returning ... then the sun came up and warmed our hearts.

By 10 we were crracking on again ...

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By 12.30 we were putting the finishing touches on and enjoyed and afternoon and evening of ramp fun!

This was my last year on the 'ramp build team' as I have retired from being a mod now  ;) Rob and Nick have already hatched plans for an undercover miniramp next year ... I can't wait to rock up on Saturday lunchtime with it all done and just ride  :daumenhoch: Happy Days  ;D

Thanks to Rob @ Radii ( Ray-di-eye ... not Radee  :teef: ) for all of his work over the last 4 years to provide the ramps at MK. He's gone well beyond the call of duty every year to put on some fun for the riders ... this year for me was the best and saw the most number of people enjoying it.

Long may it continue  :slayer:

That's some dedication Ed, from you and ramp crew, full marks lads. I'm not a rampist these days, but I can still spot a well built and quality to ride ramp, and you lot deliver that each year. Nice one.


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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2017, 09:57 PM »
Thanks all  :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2017, 10:41 PM »
Glad to see the yearly tradition of no fecker getting any pics of the ramps actually being ridden has continued :yahoo_silent:

I remember about 4 years ago taking all day to man up to get over that spine and none of my so called mates watching and geeing me on took a single pic..... gutted..... :2funny:

Great effort from the Two-Bob crew as always by the looks of things :coolsmiley:

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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2017, 08:03 AM »
I got a few pics, couple more to come when I'm home



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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2017, 05:45 PM »
Fair dos Ed & I look forward to more ramp time with you next year. This set up I think suited most people & wasn't to daunting if you just wanted to roll up & down. Amazing effort by you all to build it & remove it. Mk really wouldn't be the same if there wasn't ramps like in the first years I used to attend, it was nice walking around but always thinking it would be great to have a quarter & a trick ramp and amazing if we could get some old famous names attending in the future, now look how far its come  :bow:

We have a year of practicing & ive already had a few hours mucking about working on new stuff, roll on 2018.

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