Transition's NBD Episode 3 with Mike Metzger

Aug 25, 2010 at 16:20
by Transition Bikes  

Tired of being on the injured list? What if there was a way to keep progressing, but reduce the chances of being out for weeks or months do to an injury? Follow me as I take you through the magical journey of putting a dialed mulch jump in my backyard.

Story and video inside,

In this episode of the Transition NBD series. I'll show you how to properly build a sweet mulch jump in your back yard so you can practice like the pros! I'll take ya through all the steps.

Even took my good buddy Old Blue (66' C-10 pickup) to go grab some hay to help form and hold the landing:


From there I stopped by Perry Pallets in order to get some wood for the lip. Went back to the shop and started doing work on what would be the lip for my new aggression session pit in the yard.


For the wood kicker I decided to go with a 6ft tall lip, designed around an 8ft radius. And it came out super nice. After it was finished, I brought it back to the house in order to see how it looked and sized up in the back yard.


From there I had the mulch delivered and we sorted it out inside the hay frame. The design worked out really well. And the mulch was exactly what I was looking for. It was hard enough to roll out of, but soft enough to save your life! From there I started working on the roll in. My buddy Grant Breshears was in town and decided to help me out. He hasn't ridden in awhile, but this guy is off the hook and was the first person I knew to be throwing flips on a DH bike years ago when no footers were comp winners, lol.

Grant back in the day!
Grant back in the day!

We made sure to use 1/4 inch plywood because I really wanted to be able to make the roll in smooth and not wedge style. Then we doubled it up to make sure it was sturdy.


After the roll in was done, it was time to session, and session we did. All along I knew the jump would come together well, but it honestly works 10 times better than I thought it was going to. Landed some pretty cool stuff and was able to roll away. But more importantly I took some pretty nasty falls and was able to walk away with no issues. All in all the video and over all project was a success, no big deal, and be on the look out to see what the next No Big Deal will be!

Cheers,

Mike Metzger

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66 Comments

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 Nice one Mike, not sure how the mulch would fair over here in the UK though as it rains HARD!
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 now that's what I call awesomeness. Love the dogs walking around throughout the whole video. Just made it a lot funnier!!!
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  • + 2
 blink 182 in a biking video, sick! great looking setup you got there
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  • + 1
 ay how big was the gap between end of ramp and landing, also how long is the downramp
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  • + 1
 thats awesome, i need to get one of those, and i think he hurt the dog when he said "puppy pile!"
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 Puppy pile! haha
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  • + 1
 guyss ur sick Big Grin great job! u could come to my house and build the same stuff in my garden Big Grin VOD !
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  • + 1
 hey how much did all of this cost??
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  • + 1
 omg love those nbd videos : D
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  • + 2
 Yeah mike! So sick!
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 Yeah. Good stuff.
  • + 9
 i want one!!
  • - 1
 mikes a bro
  • + 15
 I hope you mean bro as in cool guy, and not jersey shore Wink lol
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 This video was so awesome, made my day.
  • + 1
 jersey shore are guidos. they dont even pass for bros. but yes i meant like a cool guy
  • + 3
 i love how technical his plans were on the white board Wink
  • + 1
 Thanks Colin, you had me worried for a second lol
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 haha im glad this was sorted out it
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 Puppy pile!!!
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 i did the mulch dance, BUT IT DIDN'T WORK! :O
  • + 1
 This is pretty awesome! I'd like to see more riding footage as well though. Now just build a drop into too haha
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 was there even an episode 2 of NBD? cant seem to find it Confused
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  • + 1
 Don't you get splinters and what not from the mulch?
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 Non yet, you get some scratchs etc sometimes, but much better than breaking your back or something, it honestly works great.
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  • + 1
 and how many cubic metres
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  • + 1
 and also wat type of mulch
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  • + 1
 ha ha i love how they use that picture from dumb and dumber
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 i love he crashes the one hander in the beggining.
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 lol you know it, those one handers are tough Wink
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  • + 0
 This isn't the godfather of FMX Mike Metzgar is it? Wonder how a mulch landing would work for Dirt Bikes?
  • + 2
 you'd need a LOT of mulch i'm thinking Razz
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 Oh yeah, Im guessing around 300 yards
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 PS Im NOT the MX godfather, just share his name and enthusiasm for extreme awesomeness Wink
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 Dude, don't crush Frankie. Count me in for some mulch sessions.
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 Yo EB, just hit me up man, you gotta try this thing. You would LOVE it.
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 Hey...Can I come over tomorrow? If its not as hot as it was today? :p
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 I was riding yesterday in the evening once it calmed down a bit. Might again today.
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 Well if I see people doing Backflips on my way to Haggen, I might have to stop by!
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 hahaha that was awesome! NBD was a great idea Mike!
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 Puppy pile! xD
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 i wish i was pro and could just casually build a 6 ft kicker on to woodchip landing with a roll in off my house
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 Work hard enough and you can Wink
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 can i live in yer back yard dood? haha
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 I want this to be in my backyard!!
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 So stoked on MIke!
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 lol mike hurt the dog.
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 I didnt hurt him, I scared him lol
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 n...b...d!!!!!!!!
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 hhaha thats awsome dude
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 taht is so sweet
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 killler s+ory!!
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 That's awesome!!!!
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 Metz is the best!
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  • + 1
 sick vid, mikes the man
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  • + 1
 i want one Big Grin nice work
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  • + 0
 MJ! sweet dude!
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 i think he means jersey shore. haha
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 Well hopefully he means cuz Im buff and not cuz Im a D-bag Wink
  • + 1
 thats awesome, can you give me a timescale/price and what exactly is the mulch? so I can get some, i'm so making that
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 Time was about 2-3 days, Mulch was about $250-$300(delivered) Hay was about $75 and I scored the wood for $30 which should have been wayyyy more expensive
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