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yamahamer

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What's next?
« on: May 15, 2012, 09:15:12 AM »
I'm dieing for some cones!  8) When is our next event?



Ultrags

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Re: What's next?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 12:09:09 PM »
Me too!
Been looking forward to it since the last one. Do you think it will be at Birmingham BMW or do you anticipate for it to be a roving event in several locales through out our Great State?

buzz

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Re: What's next?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 12:58:10 PM »
Working on that.

I say we get a few cones together and do a figure 8 GP........................, and bring the timer. 8)

yamahamer

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Re: What's next?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 03:40:57 PM »
Yeah, the GP8 looks fun!!  8)

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Re: What's next?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 05:03:39 PM »
we can do GP8 anytime, anyday
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Re: What's next?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 08:13:48 PM »
hello

Learn to ride better before your riding days are cut short.

Lawnmowwer

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Re: What's next?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 09:12:20 PM »
First time I have seen that on video looks like fun.

ironslede68

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Re: What's next?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 01:07:20 AM »
just so im thinkin right, the GP8 is 6 times around the 8?

Motogymkhanaman

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Re: What's next?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2012, 05:59:14 AM »
The figure 8 exercise is five rotations of the approved course against the clock. Most riders tend to get very confused as to what counts as a rotation so here goes. This video of Noboru Yoshino shows the GP8 in action
and the voice you hear doing the counting is little ole' me!

The trick for counting the rotations is to count them before the rider does them. For example as soon as the rider crosses the start line the count is 1, they then make their way around the far pylon (start in the left box, turn left around the far pylon, start in the right box, turn right around the far pylon) and as they come back between the near pylon and the start line the count is incremented to 2, out and back round 3, out and back round 4, out and back round 5 and as soon as they have ridden round the far cone for the last time they make the dash to the goal box which is next door to the start box. Watch the video several times and you will soon get the hang of it!

This does sound a bit confusing, for which I apologise. A top tip is for the marshal/timer to hold up their fingers to represent the state of the count and once they have five fingers in the air to wave the rider into the goal box.
 
 

ironslede68

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Re: What's next?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2012, 07:34:22 AM »
thanks for the clarification