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Old 03-07-2013, 08:45 AM   #976
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hey thanks for that !

when I see a fella in front of a rover getting interested in cones, that's a very positive thing. so often people are confused and confuzzled by the byways and distractions of BUYING instead of riding.

gymkhana doesn't care about
pipes
chrome (eats it, actually)
"billet"
carbonfiber/fibre
waypoints
top speed
or even if you use synthetic oil


all Gymkhana wants to do is teach the willing, and install grins.

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scrolling through the words to get to the pictures is cool, but i'm really just here for the tracks and waypoints... post some ok ?
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #977
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From the AMGRASS March 09 2013 Gymkhana event

http://vimeo.com/61544425
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:52 AM   #978
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In Amsterdam, we had our first gymkhana day about 3 weeks back.
























Next week we will be at Krefeld
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:54 PM   #979
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WOW, that is great turnout for day 1
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:05 AM   #980
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man they are leaned over
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:44 PM   #981
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Today we had our second meeting this year, this time it was in the German city Krefeld. A bunch of Dutch people joined a few Germans and together we had a marvelous day.

Because I'm no hero with cold weather, I was (again) with the car (i'm sorry guy's ;) )

But just like last meeting in Amsterdam about 25 people from wich about 15 different drivers came. Some came even from 300KM up north.

We did (as we do more often) in the morning a few exercises.
GP8, wave, cloverleaf and a circle with 2 Jinxes.
and in the afternoon a course.

The circle was an excersise that was also used in the course, so people can get used to it. Also in the morning we made the excersises just a little bit more difficult to encourage a proper technique. In the afternoon the speed is just a bit higher.

I will provide some pictures.

I do have a question for you guys, what about air pressure in the tyres?
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #982
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I do have a question for you guys, what about air pressure in the tyres?
Probably moot for most riders but if your at the pointy end of the time sheet lower pressure will generate heat quicker & easier as the tire flexes more. Exactly the same as on a track. I know quite a few riders who drop their tire pressures down to mid / high 20's (psi) for track days & pump them back up for the ride home. Thing is, you would need to get the heat into them immediately before you start your lap. They cool quickly.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:00 AM   #983
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Oh no you don't!!! This thread has been on the first page for quite some time, and we got 5 star rating. We can do better than to let it slide to second page.

Great work on the event Liquid_Ice, beautiful pictures.

Who else is out there already, leaning and scraping footpegs?
C'mon its been a long winter, but we need to start brushing off the cobwebs and starting to get into the groove.

On a personal note, my both bikes have been in mechanical Limbo since December. Hopefully I will get my DRZ beastie fixed and out for this upcoming weekend, and can start putting some miles on it.

Some beautiful riding by our Japanese friends in the new season.




CB750!!!!! I had this bike a few years ago, what a wonderful machine and seems to be pretty capable in the twistiest of Gymkhana.
Joy to watch.

Vulfy screwed with this post 03-22-2013 at 12:01 AM Reason: Dyslexic typing.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #984
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Would love to be out practicing, but it's still snowing in the UK. :(

In a couple of weeks time, it will have started to warm up a bit, so before you know it every car park in the land will be echoing to the sound of scraping footrests and whoops of delight.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:05 PM   #985
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Just found a nice piece of on-board video from one of our championship rounds.

The rider is Matt Hull, Technical Editor of Ride magazine. He's a bit good at this riding lark so sit back and enjoy.

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Old 03-22-2013, 12:14 PM   #986
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Oh no you don't!!! This thread has been on the first page for quite some time, and we got 5 star rating. We can do better than to let it slide to second page.

Great work on the event Liquid_Ice, beautiful pictures.

Who else is out there already, leaning and scraping footpegs?
C'mon its been a long winter, but we need to start brushing off the cobwebs and starting to get into the groove.
Still snowing here

I feel like winter is never going to end.

Craig
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:16 PM   #987
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Still snowing here in AK as well, which is a good thing considering I still need to replace the rear wheel bearings; change the oil, oil filter and air filter; seat the bead on the front tire that I removed last weekend (burned out my air pump before I was able to get the bead to seat, dangit!); and check the valve clearances before the spring riding season starts.

And that's on my *working* motorcycle The XS750 still needs...well, more than I should probably list here
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:33 PM   #988
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Sorry guys for the lack of riding weather. So much for the groundhog's early spring predictions.

Its been gorgeous weather late this week in NYC, even if a bit chilly. Picking up my DRZ tomorrow, gonna start out slow.

Very cool video Motogymkhanaman, I love the crisp ans quick transitions, he definitely is a "bit good" at this riding stuff, haha.

To everybody else out there. There has been quite a few views of this thread, and it can't all be by just the few people posting here.
Don't be shy, sign up for ADV account, or if you already have one, just drop us a line here, if you find this interesting.
Let us all know your progress, questions, concerns. New season is upon us, and we would love to share the love of this sport.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:01 PM   #989
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I find it very interesting, but don't have much to contribute. I have yet to find a spot, that has enough run off to do much of anything, that does not have lots of traffic. Practicing between a retaining wall and a building does not make for stretching your skill set.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:23 PM   #990
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Hmm... that might be a good point there, fuelish.

Do we have any videos of people practicing in tight spaces?
It is always fascinating to watch top class riders tackle a course, but the videos usually take place in a pretty large area.

How about it ya all? What would be the smallest space that you can setup some kind of a course on?

My first instinct would be the GP8. That can be done, within just few meters, and there are great variations of it with just a couple of more cones.




Anybody else can chime in on this? As the season is warming up for me here in NYC, I'm starting to scout for new spots to practice at. After the hurricane this year, my main spot, the airfield is closed now. So back to square one.

Saw this video recently. This one is not about the space of the course, but I'm absolutely loving the quick transitions he is making at the beginning of the course. That Left/Right Right/Left is a beautiful thing to watch.

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