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September 21st, 2015, 09:35 AM   #1
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Racing the 570 on a farm field.

Just a quick one showing you what we do in sweden at autumn, racing each other in a farmers field, I dont know the proper english word for it, so please tell me what it is for this type of riding as Id like to know.
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September 21st, 2015, 10:16 AM   #2
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Some call it "Flat-tracking" or "hot-shoeing" but the rest of us call it "hooning".
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September 21st, 2015, 10:35 AM   #3
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Hooning is new to me as a word. Is there a proper meaning of it?
If its slang I like that too. Slang is super difficult to learn though.
Im betting to know proper english (writing and speaking) in a year from now and Im having a kind UK friend helping out, he claims its hopeful, may be a liar...
heh, who knows right?

Hmm and whats with 916 in your sig? A duc in there?

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Originally Posted by TomTom View Post
Hooning is new to me as a word. Is there a proper meaning of it?
If its slang I like that too. Slang is super difficult to learn though.
Im betting to know proper english (writing and speaking) in a year from now and Im having a kind UK friend helping out, he claims its hopeful, may be a liar...
heh, who knows right?

Hmm and whats with 916 in your sig? A duc in there?
Slang indeed. Hooning is defined as a bunch of guys together doing something fun (some call crazy) on motorcycles together. From wheelies up main street to a farmyard takeover and impromptu race, all of it is considered Hooning.

Yep, had a 916 til someone stole it. Loved riding it, loved looking at it, hated the expense of keeping it alive as well as the attention from other Ducatisti (a Ducati is lil more than a Harley in an Armani suit - same goes for the riders). Bought a berg and never looked back. Love/hate relationship is about the same but so much more fun to ride!

By the way, I love the pic!
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September 21st, 2015, 05:05 PM   #5
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we have run a few events up north here called Maize Mayhem.....
Once the maize has been harvested the farmer gives us the paddock for a day to go wild before the next cultivation.

We use posts, rocks, natural, features trees or whatever to make a corner at.
make it loop and go crazy.......

Boys + bikes + paddock..... there is going to be a competition.
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Originally Posted by bergbro View Post
we have run a few events up north here called Maize Mayhem.....
Once the maize has been harvested the farmer gives us the paddock for a day to go wild before the next cultivation.

We use posts, rocks, natural, features trees or whatever to make a corner at.
make it loop and go crazy.......

Boys + bikes + paddock..... there is going to be a competition.
indeed, the first motorcycle race occurred when the second motorcycle was built!
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September 24th, 2015, 08:08 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by bergbro View Post
Boys + bikes + paddock..... there is going to be a competition.
Heh, no kidding Its a like a month here when its possible to do this, same as for you, before next cultivation.
Its this and then we do something called backe in swedish that means slope, ie running up a mile long twisty grovel road as fast as you can(dare), and then ice tracking as its sub zero winters here. All good fun this hooning thing ey

A pic from the ice, bloody cold day it was at -18C but lovely weather.



And a little clip:

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Love to try the ice thing one day.... looks like a lot of fun.
Do your motors get up to running temp ok in -18deg?
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Love to try the ice thing one day.... looks like a lot of fun.
Do your motors get up to running temp ok in -18deg?
I can not recommend it enough, its the event of the year.
No problem keeping engine hot as its mostly wide open other than braking.
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September 25th, 2015, 03:44 AM   #10
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Hooning is good, Ice racing must be crazy....not much ice in Queensland, Australia...god I wish there was !
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