This is the short session!
Cone head pre meeting at 7, lights on at 7:15, I hope. I want your input about what is next on the horizon, and how to get there, so we'll cut it short (before 9) and ride somewhere for outside eating and your ideas on how to make stuff better.
First suggestion as to where wins.
image courtesy of Andy Van Herwynen - his father Peter (Oss, Holland), on a Jawa competing in 1948. Where
is The Grove ? HERE !
*, AL 35226,33.362524,-86.849542When
at The Grove ? 7pm - until - we usually ride and chat until around 9-10 depending on how many cool kids show up. Why
? To make all of us better, one loop of cones at a time. Feel the difference on your very next ride ! only three rules:
NO WHEELIES (scooters are allowed)
NO ALCHOHOL (scooterists are high anyway)IF ANYONE FALLS: EVERYONE STOPS IMMEDIATELY, ENGINES OFF and KICKSTANDS DOWN, UNTIL TOLD OTHERWISE. There will be no harassment of the newbies!!! if you think you're a newbie, and are afraid someone might point and laugh, relax, it will not be tolerated.
these patterns will make you grin:
1 circle of trust- 24ft circle, show us outside, then inside, both directions, before you ride the others, please. (8-10 seconds / revolution is normal)
2 gp8- a simple figure 8 (10ft start box, 10ft to first cone, 40ft to "8" turn - 5 times) a rider attempts to traverse with smooth control and precision, on a motorcycle. (45 seconds- 1 minute is normal)
3 rude butterfly- cycles riders through faster, the smoother your throttle the faster your times....
10ft start box, 40ft to left turn, 50ft to right circle, 50ft to right circle, 50ft to left turn, 50ft home to box.... (25-35 seconds is normal)
4 hooked snake- its just a slalom, what's the big deal ?....
10ft start box, 30ft to 1st cone, 20ft to 2nd (10ft offset), 15 ft to 3rd cone, 12ft to 4th, right hand circle, return through slalom. (45 seconds to a minute and a half is normal for this advanced course)
5 buttersnake - everyones' nemesis the hooked snake with a oh so buttery splash to make it all go down easy....