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Watch this. WOW

Post by kevvyd » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:00 pm

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Post by Bucho » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:37 am

Ive watched some of those gymkhana vids before. Those guys (and probably gals too) are pretty amazing. Very smooth, very quick, total control.
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Post by Marylander » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:30 am

Buell used to have a traveling thing like gymkhana back in the early 90s. I think it was called battletrax. They set up in the parking lot of the little school near the frederick keys stadium when they came to town. You could ride any of the then current buell models or your own bike. It was a lot of fun. It didn't require you to memorize the course like they do in gymkhana.

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Post by Bucho » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:50 pm

A few years ago I set up my Church parking lot w/ a couple cone course obstacles. I didnt get too much interest. But a couple guys came out and we had fun
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Post by phoo » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:53 pm

That gymkhana event was fantastic. I'd love to do in again.

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Post by Marylander » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:51 am

I found a video of the battletrax thing on the youtubes. From memory this course seems a lot faster, more wide open, than what they set up in frederick. At least when I did this it was not something anyone had practiced (which seems to be the case for the youtube video too).

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Post by Bucho » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:37 pm

phoo wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:53 pm
That gymkhana event was fantastic. I'd love to do in again.

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Maybe we will have to then...

But in the fall, when it isn't crazy hot to be standing around in a parking lot all afternoon
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Post by juddspaintballs » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:48 pm

Bucho wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:50 pm
A few years ago I set up my Church parking lot w/ a couple cone course obstacles. I didnt get too much interest. But a couple guys came out and we had fun
A few years ago, I saw some of the motors guys at the driving range and chatted them up. They offered to let me ride their course with them anytime they had it set up. I should do that someday.
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Post by Bucho » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:51 pm

juddspaintballs wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:48 pm

A few years ago, I saw some of the motors guys at the driving range and chatted them up. They offered to let me ride their course with them anytime they had it set up. I should do that someday.
You should. Its extremely challenging on a big street bike. A few years ago I did get up there on my DR650. The cones weren't set up but the paint marks were still there. You still had to use some technique but it was soooo much easier than doing it on a HD Electraglide.
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Post by juddspaintballs » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:29 pm

I had the ST1100 at the time. I didn't want to embarrass them :killingme:
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