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Old 08-22-2013, 08:46 AM   #1396
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And yeah, SD guys, it's time to find a lot somewhere.
Stoke - How 'bout some Gport hijinks on Sunday?
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #1397
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I'm down. Sunday sounds good just setup a time and place I am not familiar with this area at all.


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Would love to boys, but stuck with work on Sunday. I'll keep looking for lots though and PM you both so we don't disrupt this thread too much
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:05 PM   #1398
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Thread Hijack killer! Work.. whatever.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:32 AM   #1399
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setup a new (to us) slalom last night. 6 cones, spaced 30, 25, 20, 12, 12 and 8 feet apart, each moving to the right 5 feet each time. simple slalom, with a 360 around the last one, then slalom back to the start. it proved too tight at the end for most, so we changed it to the rude butterfly, and then everyone participated.

sometime around 2 1/2 hours in, changed over to gp8 and got some really good runs for the remainder. folks were very active, very good spirits, and a wide range of bikes to watch.

I "borrowed":

zxr1100 (the dream bike for me)
super tenere
3x drz's

one of the bikes deserves a intro. while we were talking, a smallish bike rolled in, quietly. white, skinny wheels, and not recognizable (by me) for what it was. at first ithought it was an nsr250 (wow!!!) but it turned out to be the little brother, a NS 50, complete with all original pieces.


rare ? yesssss.

did I ride it ?

you got dang right I did !!



Along with a few others



did some work on mikes suggestion for tighter/faster turns, and nailed it about 1:20 times.... wide entery, carry moderate speed, initiate deep turn, then push into the stops gingerly until the decreased turning radius swings the bike upright and accelerate out.

it works very well. and I can see why the pros do it. very difficult to change the old habits of fighting the bike into the turn and use their method instead, but I'm working on it. it is definitely a faster, and smoother way to do the tight stuff. ;-)


next Thursday, were taking the wkeely gp8 to a new lot, on a different side of town to try and generate more interest... maybe right in front of a biker bar ;-)
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:52 AM   #1400
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Dang them are some stylish leathers!!!

Awesome pics and ride report!
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:34 AM   #1401
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Dang them are some stylish leathers!!!

Awesome pics and ride report!
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:51 PM   #1402
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Sorry for last minute notice, but we have a session going tomorrow (Sat, 24th).
9:00 am - 2:00 pm, same place as usual.
Be there or be square.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #1403
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love that ns50 would be fun on the gymkhana course
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:52 PM   #1404
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I'm down. Sunday sounds good just setup a time and place I am not familiar with this area at all.


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PM sent yesterday. Potential weather issues looming however
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:38 AM   #1405
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Hey Stoke, interesting question on the crossover between Gymkhana riding and dirt riding, but I'm not sure there is a definitive answer.

The guys over in Japan reckon that you can be good at dirt riding, road racing or fast road riding, but that won't make you good at Moto Gymkhana. On the other hand if you're good at Moto Gymkhana then all those other disciplines are easier as a result. This is certainly true of road and circuit riding, but as I don't do a great deal of off-road riding any more, I can't really say for sure whether it does or not.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:15 PM   #1406
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Hey Stoke, interesting question on the crossover between Gymkhana riding and dirt riding, but I'm not sure there is a definitive answer.

The guys over in Japan reckon that you can be good at dirt riding, road racing or fast road riding, but that won't make you good at Moto Gymkhana. On the other hand if you're good at Moto Gymkhana then all those other disciplines are easier as a result. This is certainly true of road and circuit riding, but as I don't do a great deal of off-road riding any more, I can't really say for sure whether it does or not.
My G/F has been lucky enough to start riding with a clean slate, practicing the techniques we talk about here from day one. Her bike handling is better than mine now IMHO, I have too many ingrained habits. Stuff like full lock turns she does not even think about & regularly leaves far more experienced riders paddling around in the road if we miss a junction or something.

She is also learning dirt techniques... Standing up, using the legs for suspension, sliding on brakes & power, letting the bike move & find it's way etc.

The two disciplines do not really overlap, different dynamics, so she struggled again at the beginning. But. What gymkhana does bring is the awareness of the value of practice & learning the correct techniques. this gives confidence & trust in the bike. She is learning very fast as a result.
Still struggles with wheelies, though.

Having said that, core stuff like using your body weight & looking where you want to go help hugely. It's automatic.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #1407
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I give you the start of the San Diego Chapter.

The two noobest of noobs to MC Gymkhana haha

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Old 08-25-2013, 07:53 PM   #1408
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From ADV's Killboy thread....

I think we are using wrong bikes
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:13 AM   #1409
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I lurve little bikes! We race buckets down here, up to 150cc, just brilliant fun & ultra competitive.

Not sure about the speed between the cones, though.. maybe the wee things are a bit slow on throttle response.
Excellent Vulfy.

Miles away, I took the TDM in to get the front brakes fettled today, totally forgot your issues Vulfy, sorry.
I could not ride it for toffee. Hardly ridden for months & felt terrible. By the end of my day visiting folks, things started to come together again.
Funny how my perspective on the bike has gone from open road ability to parking space ability.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:34 AM   #1410
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Miles away, I took the TDM in to get the front brakes fettled today, totally forgot your issues Vulfy, sorry.
That's ok, I think I sorted mine out.
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