One KX85 rider. Two brothers on CRF150R machines. Three days at the Pirini MX Park with Broxy.
This happened to be Davids first decent ride on his very own 150, and what better way to do it than at a track like this for three straight days. With its wide, flowing turns and safe jumps we had three days to build up those skills and the confidence that comes with it until he was about the same speed as what his older brother Matthew had been when they first arrived.
Fortunately for Matt he also improved just as much, keeping a solid lead on his younger brother through sticking to the techniques I was showing them. By the time we finished it was more about fast lap times and how far he was jumping than working on the main skills. Those were pretty much natural now. Best of all he had someone to chase; Gisborne’s Marcus Gault.
When a boarding school is your home it can be hard to ride much and for Marcus this camp was exactly the riding escape that he needed. By day two he was really flying, and with all day to ride if he wanted we were able to give plenty of rest time in between bursts. Not that we did a lot of resting. Even once we were done riding there was a long distance cycle up to the home of Mary and Joel who run the Encounter Camps, or a trip to the Awakeri Hot Springs as the storm rolled in.
There was a good sleep in to be had the morning of our final day as a big storm had hit and continued to pour. We used the break to clean out an old shed to the point that it was ready for us to ride in. In the end we didn’t need the cover as just half an hour after the heavy rain had stopped the main track was rideable but it will be a great back up to have in the future.
Our next camp is scheduled for adult trail riders in early October, with other Boot Camps happening before our summer of MTF style Academies. If you have ever dreamed of doing something like the Milsaps Camps then this is your chance. The big events of summer are approaching quick so be sure to contact us for your ultimate riding preparation.