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Old 04-25-2013, 02:09 PM   #1096
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I wouldn't go too deep into all of this right away, as it can get a bit overwhelming, especially if you are a new rider altogether. Keep it simple, and do one step at a time. Once you are comfortable with what the step you are doing, you can start adding on top of it.

I think you are right about just starting wider figure 8. Get used to the bike leaning, find the confidence in your tires.
I second this, last weekend I have done my 6th or 8th gymkhana day (imagine a japanese rider telling about the number of day's, haha) and only now I used the front break a little in a VERY wide exercise. Never used it in GP8 and I managed to do a 37,8 seconds GP8 in Donington.


By the way, I think a talent is rising in the Netherlanders:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=RF-FEVEVQqQ
a nice 34,7 seconds

I have promised some pics from our last Amsterdam day:

http://www.motogymkhana.nl/Site/Uplo...7246Axjf34.jpg
http://www.motogymkhana.nl/Site/Uplo...7246Axjf34.jpg
http://www.motogymkhana.nl/Site/Uplo...7265CTUsbk.jpg
http://www.motogymkhana.nl/Site/Uplo...7309Z2JRVz.jpg
http://www.motogymkhana.nl/Site/Uplo...9550VudZlv.jpg
http://www.motogymkhana.nl/Site/Uplo...9664Z3Bxki.jpg
http://www.motogymkhana.nl/Site/Uplo...9640Y5WwLQ.jpg

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Old 04-25-2013, 05:10 PM   #1097
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MotorCop skills competition

Hi,
Lurker here. Every year about this time the Motorcycle Police officers have a competition down here in South Florida. This year it's at the Hard Rock in Hollyweird.
I was watching them practice trying to get some tips on slow riding.. They do it so well!!
Here are some clips of them throwing around 700# Harleys,Honda,Bmw and Kawie concourse around the pylons..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Cms0bkNj7A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yotsgbjWqAI

They all use clutch in the friction zone, throttle fixed or blipping (makes you cool) and modulate the speed with the rear brake.

What I noticed after two days of watching is when going around really slow pylons, the first thing they do is move up really close to the tank. Like nuts on the tank close. They also hinge at the waist. The bike and their lower body tips in and the upper body is straight up and down. When the bike is half way around the cone,they snap their heads around and look at the next cone. Some have their head and eyes up and some gaze down. I could not really tell where they were looking as they all were wearing sunglasses. Some do a slight countersteer at the begining of the turn, some don't.. Just some observations...

All in all a beautiful day in lovely down town hollyweird....

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #1098
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Hey, when are you guys gonna be at FBF again? Looks fun :-)
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:25 PM   #1099
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mitch96: yeah those rodeos are pretty cool to watch, thanks for the links. Unfortunately all of them lack speed. Its very technical riding, which is an enjoyment to watch in itself, but it gets a bit boring after a while.

As far as riding like that, check out the "Ride Like a Pro" videos. He covers exactly that.


liquid_ice: nice! :) Girls on bikes is always a pretty thing to watch. Wish you had more of the action shots.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:23 AM   #1100
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@Vulfy, there is more

check our site: www.motogymkhana.nl
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:13 AM   #1101
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As far as riding like that, check out the "Ride Like a Pro" videos. He covers exactly that.

Been there done that, didn't want the tee shirt. I have taken two police motor courses for civilians and have a new respect for these guys talents. I even took a 4 hr course with "the motorman". Try to get to this skill level in two weeks, that's all they have to "get it" and pass.......... Yikes!!! I saw three Lady motorofficers on the course.. Very impressed.
Of course the competition is at a higher level and experience.. All good, to put in your bag of knowlege to get where you wanna be....
Practice Practice Practice.....

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Old 04-26-2013, 08:41 AM   #1102
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As far as riding like that, check out the "Ride Like a Pro" videos. He covers exactly that.

Been there done that, didn't want the tee shirt. I have taken two police motor courses for civilians and have a new respect for these guys talents. I even took a 4 hr course with "the motorman". Try to get to this skill level in two weeks, that's all they have to "get it" and pass.......... Yikes!!! I saw three Lady motorofficers on the course.. Very impressed.
Of course the competition is at a higher level and experience.. All good, to put in your bag of knowlege to get where you wanna be....
Practice Practice Practice.....

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I want to take the police motor courses for civilians. I have been trying to locate them but it seems tough. Do you just call up the local metro PD or....?
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:38 AM   #1103
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I want to take the police motor courses for civilians. I have been trying to locate them but it seems tough.

Depending where you live...

http://ridemotorschool.com/Bios.php

https://www.saddleupva.com/interior...._expert_course

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ots/mms...otorcycle.aspx

http://www.midwestmotorcycletraining...ivilian_t.html

http://www.northwest-motorcycle.com

http://edmondok.com/index.aspx?NID=577 this one is Free I think!!!

https://www.ridelikeapro.com/rider-classes $50 for 4 hrs...

I took the Midwest course and the Motomark class in South Carolina years ago... Both excellent courses taught by Police moto officer instructors. Geared for the civilian.. No bang bang shoot'em up.. Midwest was definatly more testosterone involved.. Out of 12 riders only one "passed" the police level.. And he was a new rider!!! He just listened to what they said and did it.. The rest of us had pre concieved ideas on how to ride slow.. I still learned a crapload of info. I was there for the education not a piece of paper on the glory wall..
All good. It teaches the basics of head and eyes, clutch/throttle and brake control when going slow..

Oh yea, how to pick up a harley that I rented........ what a pig...

YMMV...

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Old 04-28-2013, 02:34 PM   #1104
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Ronald pulled a GP8 in 32,7 seconds on a Bandid 1200.

check:
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:08 PM   #1105
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Very very impressive!!! You just ruffled my feathers Will be putting more time into GP8, still can't go faster than my 34 seconds last season.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:56 AM   #1106
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Ronald pulled a GP8 in 32,7 seconds on a Bandid 1200.

check:
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thats pretty smooth. good job !
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:19 AM   #1107
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Today's session.




FUN!


How did I not know you were going this in NYC?

PM me when you're doing it again! I don't know if you're trying to keep this on the "down-low" -- but I know I few other people who REALLY would like to get involved with this!!

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:36 AM   #1108
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How did I not know you were going this in NYC?

PM me when you're doing it again! I don't know if you're trying to keep this on the "down-low" -- but I know I few other people who REALLY would like to get involved with this!!

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Old 04-29-2013, 04:39 PM   #1109
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:48 PM   #1110
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LOCAL NYC PEOPLE!!!!

Ok NYC guys, there's been a few requests to keep in touch in regards to future sessions and events. To keep it a little bit more organised as well as to avoid e-mailing or texting each one of you, we now have a FaceBook group.

Its a closed group, so in the right upper corner there should be a button to request to become a member. Click that and as soon as you are added, you should be able to see all posts as well as be invited to any future events we are going to hold.

Here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/593449573998904/

We also have a Facebook page now:
https://www.facebook.com/MotogymkhanaNyc

Like and tell your friends. Page is for information purposes, while group is more for scheduling events and open discussion.

This should make it a little bit easier to keep discussions and questions pertaining just to local events in a more organized fashion.

Now if you are not on FaceBook, let me know in PM here, and I'll let you know the dates via text or e-mail.
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