Gymkhana

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

  1. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Been here awhile

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    Was talking to a guy here at work and asking why he wasn't there on Saturday and I got a lead on a possible location just off HWY 53 just north of Huntsville. Two lots one about 50x200 the other about 80x125. I'm going to speak to the owner about it tomorrow over lunch and will update with his response.
  2. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    That looks like a great event and a great mix of riders and bikes. Very well done!
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    Those of us who were there had a great time but I expected a bigger turnout given how much we advertised this event. I guess either people are afraid or just have no clue how much fun it is:dunno
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    Yup, I've tried to arrange a couple of wee get together's down here but the turn out did not reflect the promised attendance. Reading between the lines I think a number of riders I know are uncomfortable with the challenge and fear making a tit of themselves and possibly dropping the bike despite my emphasis on riding within your limits.
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    Anyone know what happened to moto-gym.com?
  6. Vulfy

    Vulfy Been here awhile

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    Will try to set it back up soon.
    Just purchased hosting plan for it.
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  8. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Been here awhile

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    Really wanted to make it down for that but was at work instead.
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    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I hate that I missed this but I had another commitment:(
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  10. Redclayrider

    Redclayrider Long time gone

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    A video from the 4-21-2018 Gymkhana in Leeds Alabama!

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  11. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I think my favorite was Rodney and his daughter cruising around together. that's the best feeling ever, taking one of the kids for a spin. you can feel them relax and start to lean in, the fear goes away so fast, And they love how it dips deep into turns. :-)
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  12. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    thanks for the spin on that silky smooth Africa twin.... and the video/gopro mount recommendation :-)
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  13. Vectored2adv

    Vectored2adv Been here awhile

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    Anyone doing gymkhana in Atlanta? I practice in parking lots solo thus far.
  14. Redclayrider

    Redclayrider Long time gone

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    There will be 1 in Leeds Alabama. 22nd of September. Barbers Motorcycle museum is about 5 miles away too.
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    Need more info please
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  16. Sckill

    Sckill Been here awhile

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    I'm in the Cumming GA area and hosted a few practice events last year. Been a bit busy since my daughter was born, but if there's interest, I have enough cones to make a decent size track.
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    Congrats!
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    Let's do one. Just pick a date
    Atlanta-Motogymkhana
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  19. Redclayrider

    Redclayrider Long time gone

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    I am on another forum that covers the state of Alabama. We have been putting on 2-3 events a year for the past 8-10 years. A member of that forum owns a motorcycle shop called The Bike Shop;
    https://www.facebook.com/The-Bike-Shop-Leeds-Al-1531689463522327/

    and he is providing the space to put a Gymkhana on. We have the back parking lot behind the shop, the city of Leeds shuts down the street behind the shop and we also have access to a big parking lot that is on the other side of the street the city of Leeds is shutting down.

    So there is plenty of room.
    Normally 2 "Circles of Trust" are set up so rider's who have never done a Gymkhana or riders we do not know can practice on until they can show they have the skill level to ride the course's.
    Circle of Trust;


    Once that is done riders are issued a sticker so the other instructors know they can ride the other course's.

    We never charge anyone to do a Gymkhana. All the folks "working" the course do it for free.
    Some video's of past Gymkhana's and explains why we set the course's up like we do;



    Past Gymkhana's;







    We also put on practice sessions we call GP-8's



    I mentioned the Barber's museum (and racetrack) is located near the place this Gymkhana is being held at. If you do come over from Atlanta (or any where else) I would suggest getting a Hotel room in this area (Leeds Alabama) so that if you have never been, you can tour it.
    Video taken in the museum;



    There are also some really good roads to ride close by like HWY 25 (sound is sort of loud)


    Hope to see y'all there.
  20. AwDang

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    Cumming is an option too!
    This looks like it could be fun
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