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Old 11-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #751
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Thanks for the clarification on the tail chasing.

This thread continues to be full of win.

I discovered that a giant parking lot near my house is completely free of the ol no trespassing signs. It also gets used for driver's ed, so it is often full of cones. I already did a little session there a few days ago.

Oh yeah.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #752
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This thread continues to be full of win.
Agreed!

And no, Harvey -- no offense at all :) I'm enjoying this thread, and the "Braking by Nick Ienatsch" thread, immensely.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:06 PM   #753
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Just popping in to have a cup of tea & a lie down.. The braking thread is making me tired & a tad giddy.

Go Motogymkhana man I never realised you were in the UK.

Fascinating the assumptions people come to communicating on the t'interweb.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:41 PM   #754
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Just found this thread. Thanks for the great idea!! I'll be setting a course up for my local riders come spring. This will be a great way to work the rust out of some of our skills
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:53 AM   #755
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across the road from my house is a lane between two sporting fields, it only gets used once a month when they do soccer or something on it, that has rear to curb parking either side, no lines, so its about 10 meters wide, and about 100 meters long, its nice new tar, but covered with gravel!

ive been trying to talk to the local council who run a street sweeper, to do a clean up for me, but ive been told if i mention what i want it for, it will be hell complicated and they would want a traffic plan and traffic control and stuff.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #756
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across the road from my house is a lane between two sporting fields, it only gets used once a month when they do soccer or something on it, that has rear to curb parking either side, no lines, so its about 10 meters wide, and about 100 meters long, its nice new tar, but covered with gravel!

ive been trying to talk to the local council who run a street sweeper, to do a clean up for me, but ive been told if i mention what i want it for, it will be hell complicated and they would want a traffic plan and traffic control and stuff.
that must be very frustrating.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:20 PM   #757
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that must be very frustrating.
Big wide fkng broom. sweep it yourself. Won't take that long to do.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:39 AM   #758
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gas leaf blower..........
much faster, much cleaner, much happier

we used one mid-day after pavement started coming up

made a HUGE difference
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:26 AM   #759
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Big wide fkng broom. sweep it yourself. Won't take that long to do.
i was thinking of that
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:22 AM   #760
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Our (notso) secret weapon for sweeping up a course before use is one of the Karcher push sweepers.

Have used leaf blowers and hand brooms, but this is by far the best way of getting rid of those bits of gravel from around the riding line on the course.

Here's the link to the UK site, but you will no doubt find them locally.

http://www.karcher.co.uk/uk/Products...s/17663000.htm
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:29 AM   #761
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Some great pictures from the Moto Gymkhana event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

https://plus.google.com/photos/10479...CNPZ75_kptjSLg
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:29 AM   #762
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gas leaf blower..........
much faster, much cleaner, much happier

we used one mid-day after pavement started coming up

made a HUGE difference
this !

sweeping misses a lot of garbage the blower will not. the difference is grip, heaping helpings. hire a lawn service guy to do it once if you don't have a backpack. money well spent.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #763
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Some more action from Amsterdam

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #764
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Cheers for the vid & photos.


The photos say it all really, an equal opportunity sport regardless of bike or gender.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:27 AM   #765
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Hi from Mauritius

Hi to all,

From beautiful Mauritius.

I am trying to start Moto Gymkhana over here but UK and Japan won't respond.

So we're on our own and trying to make things happen. Lucky that we have Youtube for that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z69gUNnJaM

That is on a Honda 919 with distance of 3 mts between cones.
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