Author Topic: Buzz's course ideas ( past and future)  (Read 13573 times)

Motogymkhanaman

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Re: Buzz's course ideas ( past and future)
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2012, 02:17:30 PM »
We get every type of bike turning up from super sports right through to giant cruisers, we have even had a Ducati Diavel show up for a couple of events and that's about half a mile long!

Lots of dual sports such as V-Stroms BMW-1200GS, Triumph Tiger etc, etc and endless numbers of street bikes such as FZ1, CBF600 and rare stuff like a Moto Morini has even made an appearance.

Always best to ride any course you design to see whether or not it might be too tight. If you are unsure of the types of bikes that will be attending or the skill levels of the riders, it is always better to have fewer obstacles with wider spaces between them. People attending their third or fourth event will always be able to turn the bike much tighter, so you could have one or two extra obstacles in a course that you could include once everybody has got the hang of the simple stuff.   

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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2012, 09:44:00 AM »
Buzz:  Can you post a course guide for GP8 please?  Thanx

KrisCook

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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2012, 09:54:09 AM »
And Duncan, I have to say, Buzz is wonderful to let anyone run the course.  My best time all day was about 53.7 seconds, and he and the fast guys didn't even look up and whistle and tap their toe while waiting for me to get off the course.  As long as that is the prevailing attitude, this kind of activity is going to draw motorcycle riders of all types like a cookie on the ground draws ants. 

Do your events exclude riders who don't make a minimum time requirement? 

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Re: Buzz's course ideas ( past and future)
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2012, 12:47:38 PM »
Moto Gymkhana is totally inclusive and all are welcome no matter how fast/slow they are and what type of bike they ride. Every rider has the potential to be a great rider and it is often the steady rider that doesn't make any mistakes who can beat the superhero that knocks over lots of cones.

The overriding ethos of Moto Gymkhana is that it should be a social event far more than a sporting one. In the UK as well as in Japan, if the top riders don't help out with setting up courses, sweeping the tarmac and mentoring the new riders, then the rest of the riders take a dim view. After this weekend's competition for example, all the riders stayed behind after the event had finished to help pack everything away into the truck and then spent ages swapping war stories before finally drifting away home. Fantastic!

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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2012, 09:11:25 PM »
Moto Gymkhana is totally inclusive and all are welcome no matter how fast/slow they are and what type of bike they ride. Every rider has the potential to be a great rider and it is often the steady rider that doesn't make any mistakes who can beat the superhero that knocks over lots of cones.

It is really good to hear that our organizations share the same ideals.  That makes me very happy.
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Re: Buzz's course ideas ( past and future)
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2012, 12:20:33 AM »
Agreed.

Buzz:  Can you post a course guide for GP8 please?  Thanx


We just used this. We did open the start stop boxes up a bit like Motogymkhanaman suggested.




The rules seemed simple enough.

Start in the box.
Go around the outside cone 5 times.
Don't hit the cones.
Don't put a foot down.
Stop in the box.

The hardest part was us Alabama rednecks trying to figure out WTF a meter was. :o


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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2012, 07:51:46 AM »
That's excellent!  Thanks for posting that one.

1 meter = 3.28 feet/39.36 inches
3 meters = 9.84 feet/118.08 inches
12 meters = 472.439 inches/39.37 feet
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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2012, 11:34:22 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2012, 08:36:49 PM »


It is really good to hear that our organizations share the same ideals.  That makes me very happy.
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And those ideals were very well exhibited at the event I attended

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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2013, 12:08:55 AM »
The name Adachi comes from Mr Minoru Adachi who is considered to be the father of Moto Gymkhana and it was he, along with a few other riders that first set the ball rolling around 30 years ago. The Japanese never really bothered to formalise all their obstacle designs into a catalogue, because everybody learnt what they all were simply by joining in and riding.

When we went out to Japan to secure the rules and regulations of Moto Gymkhana, we also sought the OK from Mr Adachi to name the complete catalogue after him and as some of the obstacles were already grouped under the 'Adachi Special' heading he agreed to do so.

Since then we have compiled all of the standard obstacles and a considerable number of the other obstacles into a catalogue which will soon be available for approved clubs and organisations. Hopefully this will be up on our website in a week or two, so I will post a link when it is ready.

what is the current status? do not see a link.

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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2013, 11:13:14 AM »
+1
I'm jumping up and down to get my hands on this! 
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