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Old 10-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #526
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Take your time from the videos. If your start / finish line is in shot you can use it as a basic stop watch. I don't think any of us are worried about 100th's of a second at this stage.
Yeah... and you can make up that 1/100th of a second just by bumping up the frame rate
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:34 PM   #527
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Yeah... and you can make up that 1/100th of a second just by bumping up the frame rate
LOL. Damn!!! I could be in low 20 seconds with a click of a mouse. HAHA

But yes, that is the simplest and very effective way to judge your own progress. Film yourself, and then time yourself, been doing that for the whole summer, until finally got a cheap lap timer. The only drawback is that you see your times only after you are done riding. With timer its instant, after every lap. Either way its better than nothing.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:35 PM   #528
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Take your time from the videos. If your start / finish line is in shot you can use it as a basic stop watch. I don't think any of us are worried about 100th's of a second at this stage.
if i did the 5 laps, i supose i could
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #529
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if i did the 5 laps, i supose i could
I bet Kenny Roberts never mis-counted his laps.

I'm a grown man, some would say over grown, so why is it so hard to count too five?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:50 PM   #530
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well can i coulnt to five in this one last night after work,

http://youtu.be/9840QBhl-RU

i count about 55 seconds in the greesy wet conditions
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:44 AM   #531
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Well, Storm Shadow certainly gets Superhero of the year award. Just goes to show that you can practice GP8 just about anywhere and at any time.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:16 AM   #532
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Well, Storm Shadow certainly gets Superhero of the year award. Just goes to show that you can practice GP8 just about anywhere and at any time.
Havnt got too many places so just the beta electrical car park as always

send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:42 PM   #533
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Well, Storm Shadow certainly gets Superhero of the year award. Just goes to show that you can practice GP8 just about anywhere and at any time.
Yup, above & beyond the call of duty that is! I've practiced in the rain & I'm happy to admit it is a sphincter clenching experience. Modern tires are very good!
I doff my hat & tug my fetlock in your general direction SS.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #534
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Hmmm... my practice time for this season may be coming to an end. There was a dusting of snow on the ground when I woke up this morning.

If I'm lucky, the sun will come out this weekend and I'll be able to get some more base times recorded on my DR - its a bit taller/heavier than my wife's DR-Z, but the gearing (15/43) should be wayyy more appropriate for the task.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #535
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wasnt as dewy last night,

http://youtu.be/G_32uDylAbw

i paced it out at 23 steps, so thats about 11.5 meters by my counting.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #536
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Hmmm... my practice time for this season may be coming to an end. There was a dusting of snow on the ground when I woke up this morning.

If I'm lucky, the sun will come out this weekend and I'll be able to get some more base times recorded on my DR - its a bit taller/heavier than my wife's DR-Z, but the gearing (15/43) should be wayyy more appropriate for the task.
If it makes you feel any better, I had maybe four inches of snow on my driveway Saturday morning, but I was able to ride my Strom to work yesterday and today. Winter's approaching fast, but it's not *quite* here yet.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:57 PM   #537
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If it makes you feel any better, I had maybe four inches of snow on my driveway Saturday morning, but I was able to ride my Strom to work yesterday and today. Winter's approaching fast, but it's not *quite* here yet.
and on this side of the planet, we are warming up, but it doesn't exactly snow here, must suck...
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and on this side of the planet, we are warming up, but it doesn't exactly snow here, must suck...
That's it...I'm moving!
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #539
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That's it...I'm moving!
welcome to Australia, wide open spaces, great roads, ride all year round, countrys run by idiots with high tax's and cost of stuff is a fair bit more than your use to.

i live high up in some mountains where it gets to -17 or so, doesnt really snow at all, but most of the country is hot, northern parts ur in shorts and tshirts all year round.

but we lots of things that kill you, and we have drop bears,

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #540
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Think of the children man!

I never realised your in Oz SS. Be getting balmy real soon no doubt. Sun has returned here too, the great wet is over for another 8 months.

I reckon these guys up over need to get some spiked tires.
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