Gymkhana

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Vulfy, May 6, 2012.

  1. liquid_ice

    liquid_ice Been here awhile

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  2. ohgood

    ohgood Long timer

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    Gymkhana = closed courses, no license required, no title, no nothing.

    The baby, ya, you're going to need a hobby for stress relief....

    the tax man takes whatever you give him freely, fight the power.
  3. Storm Shadow

    Storm Shadow Thread Ninja

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    If only we had a closed course. Maybe ill buy a trials bike and climb the stress peaks

    send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
  4. liquid_ice

    liquid_ice Been here awhile

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  5. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Geez that's fancy. Gymkana's at motorcycle rallies in Australia are much more fun. Held in a big paddock and usually involve a beer or 2.

    Your version is so nice.

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    The classic slow race
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    The log jump

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    Sidecar circle races (nb beer truck)

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    Winners prize.

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  6. Motogymkhanaman

    Motogymkhanaman Been here awhile

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    Just posted up a video onto our UK Facebook page that shows a section of a recent TV programme that did a feature on Moto Gymkhana.

    If you have a Facebook account it will be worth taking a look.

    http://www.facebook.com/MotoGymkhanaUK?fref=ts
  7. ohgood

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    please post videos on real, accesible hosting servers, like youtube, vimeo, etc

    (remember myspace?)
  8. ohgood

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    please, someone, please kill the facebook daydream believin train. just make a website, upload some video, and let it be. someday, we want to look back at old threads and ridereports, and still have them. (myspace anyone?)
  9. liquid_ice

    liquid_ice Been here awhile

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    :evil
  10. TheWall

    TheWall 0 miles and counting

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    You could argue that either way. I've owned domains and run web servers; they are all shut down today. Currently, I use Google's Blogger (http://ak-vstrom.blogspot.com/), Picasa, etc. for stuff I want to share, since I expect that 1) Google has better uptime than my personal servers and Internet connection will; and 2) while Google's platforms may not be quite as flexible as writing my own CGI scripts, HTML and CSS, it's a lot easier (and probably higher quality). You could make the same arguments about MySpace/Facebook, too.

    Technology changes; that's unavoidable. No matter how or where you try to store videos, photos, etc., sooner or later, the provider (or storage medium) will be replaced with something newer/better/whateverer :deal
  11. Motogymkhanaman

    Motogymkhanaman Been here awhile

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    One of our Moto Gymkhana riders in Poland is also a fairly useful stunt rider. Check out his head down trick as just knee down is so last year!

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/K2bTLKundwA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    His GP8 is not too shabby either.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OQ0vvDHFwAk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Apologies to all for referencing a video on Facebook, but the producers of the programme only made it available in that format. :(
  12. Vulfy

    Vulfy Been here awhile

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    I guess his head was really itchy in that helmet. HAHA:rofl
  13. Vulfy

    Vulfy Been here awhile

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    Motogymkhanaman, whats the word on your Gymkhana manual?
  14. ohgood

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    a server that requires login to view content (basicly spamming) and prevents easy downloading of that content.... is just a pita. not to mention changing policies, privacies, and the flow of everything daily.

    my gripe isn't facebook (it is usually, but not the focus today), its the stuff mentioned above.

    I have accounts from years ago that still serve up photos and videos just like back then. no login, no "whoareyou", no privacy issues at all. just wonderful, free, hosting.

    :) I know what you mean though.
  15. Motogymkhanaman

    Motogymkhanaman Been here awhile

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    Once again sorry about posting up the Motorbike Show feature on Moto Gymkhana onto Facebook.

    It now seems that it is possible to view it on Youtube, so for everybody that hasn't yet seen it, here it is in all it's glory.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wKB7yvLy-l4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  16. ohgood

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    hey thanks for that !

    when I see a fella in front of a rover getting interested in cones, that's a very positive thing. so often people are confused and confuzzled by the byways and distractions of BUYING instead of riding.

    gymkhana doesn't care about
    pipes
    chrome (eats it, actually)
    "billet"
    carbonfiber/fibre
    waypoints
    top speed
    or even if you use synthetic oil


    all Gymkhana wants to do is teach the willing, and install grins.

    :)
  17. Redclayrider

    Redclayrider Long time gone

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  18. liquid_ice

    liquid_ice Been here awhile

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    In Amsterdam, we had our first gymkhana day about 3 weeks back.
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    Next week we will be at Krefeld
  19. dredman

    dredman Dirt Disciple

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    WOW, that is great turnout for day 1 :clap
  20. Storm Shadow

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    man they are leaned over