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Old 05-26-2013, 05:05 AM   #1171
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Video from the night.

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Killing Kones by Moonlight from harvie woolley on Vimeo.


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Old 05-26-2013, 07:32 AM   #1172
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I haven't made it through the entire thread, but are any of you guys doing gymkhana in Philadelphia or nearby? I would love to come and start practicing with y'all.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:26 PM   #1173
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I haven't made it through the entire thread, but are any of you guys doing gymkhana in Philadelphia or nearby? I would love to come and start practicing with y'all.
Do not see one on AMGRASS but you could post in the New York and Kentucky section there and ask.

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Old 05-27-2013, 01:50 AM   #1174
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Just back from the second round of the Moto Gymkhana competition series at Kempton Park in southwest London.

With great weather and over thirty riders entered, lots of fun was going to be had by all.

One of our riders has a rather wizzy camera and took this footage of the general shennanigans.

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Old 05-27-2013, 03:31 AM   #1175
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Perhaps the most effective technique for Moto Gymkhana riding is the head-snap. The rule is that your bike goes where your nose is pointing so the quicker we can get our nose pointing in the direction of the next pylon, the quicker we can turn the bike.

One of the UK masters of the head-snap is Rob Fox, so to get a good idea of how effective the head-snap can be check out this video he shot on his helmet cam of a podium position course attack at the Kempton Park competition.

Notice when he snaps his head and the degree to which he snaps it and see if you can manage something similar.

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Old 05-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #1176
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Laugh Memorial Day Practice

Got two new participants today!

sort of...

My wife was ready to get some practice in a parking lot before taking her CB750A out on the streets. We spent some time just riding in circles in the parking lot, then once she was comfortable, I set up the tennis balls to make a simple course. I rode the course to show her the route, then she gave it a try and did pretty well -- especially since she hasn't ridden a motorcycle in two years! Then my 12 year old daughter asked if she could give it a try on her mountain bike

Ummm, yeah!

My wife caught some video of me and my daughter riding the course, then I gave it a try on my wife's bike:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyzGJLdhAkI

No video of my wife riding, however -- she's kind of shy :)
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:00 AM   #1177
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Little promo video made after the last event in Poland.

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Old 05-28-2013, 01:41 PM   #1178
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Really nice bunch of videos you guys.

Duncan: I finally got the point and the appeal of the jinks obstacle (as Rob in your video is "woohooing" at). Will definitely set it up next time. Takes quite a bit of skill to get that wheel over that line and back, without running back over, or tipping over.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:00 AM   #1179
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Jink is one of the "Adachi Special Obstacles" where the rider can determine their own route through it rather than having it set by the course designer.

This can be seen in the following video of Tominaga v Yoshino (about 1 minute in) where they are very evenly matched until the Jink section where Tominaga goes one way round and Yoshino goes the other.

The Jink also carries a 3 second time penalty if the front tyre fails to touch the line so it is one of those obstacles where riders have to be really accurate with their steering. It is so easy to turn too early and miss the line and in multiple Jink obstacles, you can lose a whole heap of time.

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Old 05-30-2013, 03:11 AM   #1180
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Just to get all the riders into the swing of things before a competition we lay out a warm-up course. Made up of red, blue and yellow pylons this mini-circuit helps to get the rider and the tyres nice and warm before they go off for their timed attacks.

A lot of riders would spend all day on the warm-up course as by following a faster rider, they can become faster themselves.

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #1181
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This is pretty intense.

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:55 AM   #1182
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I have so much trouble with a right hand full lock turn. I almost always start to drop it and either put a foot down or lurch with the throttle. Left side is okay, no issues. But the right is just a pain.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:16 AM   #1183
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More throttle and more brake will be the answer Shaddix. The bike won't fall so long as there is sufficient driving force to the rear wheel.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:52 PM   #1184
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I have so much trouble with a right hand full lock turn. I almost always start to drop it and either put a foot down or lurch with the throttle. Left side is okay, no issues. But the right is just a pain.
are you on the Ninjette now?

post up on br and well kill kones one evening :)
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:40 PM   #1185
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are you on the Ninjette now?

post up on br and well kill kones one evening :)
I bought haknslash's ninja 1000!!

I have the ninjette too but I am currently in process of rebuilding the carbs so it isn't going anywhere for a while...
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