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Introduce yourself / Re: New member, old motorcyclist.
« on: September 29, 2013, 08:57:05 AM »
 Welcome to AMGRASS! How long have you been doing Gymkhana?

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Introduce yourself / Re: Better late than...........
« on: September 26, 2013, 10:29:47 PM »
 HA! Wecome Mark!



 Doing what he does so well!

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Introduce yourself / Re: Interested in Washington state
« on: September 25, 2013, 02:48:16 AM »
 Welcome! A big plus on what dredman said! I use to practice at a old mall parking lot until they chained it off. Not because of me, other folks where using it as a short cut. Most police officer's are pretty cool with it as long as there is no;
1 Drinking of alcohol. (never a good idea while operating any machinery)
2. No wheelies/stoppies/hot dogging. It is Gymkhana, not stunting.

 When they show just be honest about what your doing. Practicing on your control of your motorcycle.  :D Most are amazingly cool about it. Pick up the trash before you leave, drink bottles, food wrapper's, etc.

 Big plus on friends to share with. 

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Southern California / Re: SoCal MG Practice - Saturday Aug. 27th
« on: August 27, 2013, 12:56:55 AM »
 I would be there, but I'm in Alabama.  :)

 I just want to say that I'm glad y'all have a place to practice now. Do not stop inviting folks. Most will not show but y'all will pick up a couple, then a few more, and before y'all know it it will be a crowd!

 Have a great practice!

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Introduce yourself / Re: Any Members In Birmingham, Alabama?
« on: August 19, 2013, 08:06:48 AM »
 The Grove shopping center behind Beef O'Brady's. 5561 Grove Blvd. Someone should be there around 7:30 pm.

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Introduce yourself / Re: Any Members In Birmingham, Alabama?
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:33:11 PM »
 Welcome to AMGRASS! Like Dredman said, we meet just about every Thursday in Hoover. Come on out and ride!

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General Discussion / Re: BattleTrax redux
« on: August 09, 2013, 07:48:31 PM »
 Cool! Glad you found us. It is a shame, the BattleTrax events were one of the events I wanted to attend.

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Video & Pics / Re: Vulfy's video thread
« on: August 08, 2013, 08:28:09 PM »
 Great video Vulfy!

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General Discussion / Re: BattleTrax redux
« on: August 08, 2013, 08:18:45 PM »
 Welcome! Like Dredman said, great intro and history of BattleTrax. I remember reading about it in the 90's. Sounded like a cool event and I always wondered what happened to it.

 I would like to point out that Gymkhana is not a rip-off of BattleTrax. Gymkhana was mostly a Japan thing since the 1960's. (there is a member here from England who can give you a broader history of Gymkhana) With the internet it has spread out. That is how we found it. A couple of videos were posted in another forum that we belong to, Bamarides. A few of us got to talking about it and we decided to try our hand at it. We studied the videos from Japan to get an idea of a course lay-out, posted up in Bamarides about it, found a parking lot, and put one on.
 It was a big hit with several of our fellow Bamarides members. The group talked about it and we decided to do it again. It sort of took a life of its own.  ;D
 From the beginning we made the decision to focus on the rider training aspect. We have never charged for any event that we have put on.  Anyone on 2 wheels are welcomed. 
 As to be expected, several of the members have gotten very good at Gymkhana and do compete with each other on a friendly bases. This has brought back up the subject of formal competitions in addition to the rider training. Any information regarding insurance and liabilities would be appreciated like Dredman has mentioned.

 Thanks for joining the forum and we look forward to your contributions.

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Introduce yourself / Re: Colorado rider here!!
« on: August 03, 2013, 12:53:27 PM »
 Welcome! A GP8 only takes 6 cones or 3 tennis balls cut in half. Simple course, loads of fun! ;)

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Introduce yourself / Re: Hello from Eclectic Alabama
« on: August 02, 2013, 01:24:39 AM »
 Glad to see you on here David!

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Alabama / GP8 @ Big #1
« on: August 02, 2013, 01:17:04 AM »
 The Alabama chapter of AMGRASS was invited over to a local dealer, Big #1, to give a demonstration of Gymkhana. Do to limited parking lot space a GP8 course was laid out. Fun times were had, some lies got told, hamburgers and hot dogs got ate, and a few cones were killed.  :)

 Short slideshow;
GP8 @ Big #1 movie on Vimeo



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Introduce yourself / Re: the new guy
« on: July 14, 2013, 11:21:32 AM »
 If you ride long enough you will ride in the rain. Might as well train in the rain too.!  :)

Good on you for not cancelling and good on the riders that showed.  ;)

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Southern California / Re: Los Angeles/Orange County Area
« on: July 11, 2013, 11:03:39 PM »
 Good luck and do not give up!

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Events / Re: GP8 tonight Hoover Al
« on: July 11, 2013, 10:56:24 PM »
 Great time tonight guys! Loved Buzz's new course lay-out, way cool! I will go through the video and see if anything is worth posting.

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