5 January 2014 / Broxy Camps

The Broxy Academy Begins

Evan Stevens

Evan Stevens

It was finally here. After months of anticipation we had our first crew of six riders ready to start what could be the most productive riding experience of their lives.

As is so often the case, we really were spoilt, with rain falling before and after our Academy’s weeks. A ratio of one coach to a max of three riders was a bonus, and while the track would be fairly cut up by the end of each week, that didn’t stop the lap times from dropping significantly. We can only guess at how much faster they would be if there was a watering system there that enabled us to groom the track smooth again for the last day.
Giving Chase

Giving Chase

Improvement is the result of good techniques over many hours of time on the bike that then turns into confidence. Some examples of this was Phil and Jake, both shaving five seconds off their best laptimes by camp finish. Evan and Ben both went on to be near the front of the Junior MX 12-17 yrs class on the Saturday of Summercross, with Evan finishing on the podium for the overall.

How It Worked

Mondays’ were mainly technique, followed by a big day of sections work as we made those techniques into habits and speed. Wednesday was something different with a trip to Fitco in Tauranga for an example of a good gym workout before heading to my track for the afternoon. Then it was aggression day for our big finale, turning all that hard work into fast laps or consistent motos. Leaving it all out on the track so they could head home on a high.
Wide Open

Wide Open

We actually met at the “Pirinis Camp” a night early for the first camp, as the out of town riders saved themselves an early morning even though we weren’t due to start until noon. Unfortunately one last ride on the trail loop was enough to catch out Cade who is our Ashburton rider, as he got a little keen on hitting a berm hard and wound up re-tweaking a bad ankle. Fortunately he was back for our third camp over New Years, strong as ever. We had a Danish visitor for two of those days as we made the most of the Christmas rain, Rene proving that this MX stuff is not just for the teenagers. It was also a Monday that took Nick out of our second camp a week later, although this time it was after a full days training. He was looking so good too.

Rough start aside, we couldn’t have asked for a better start to our version of the ultimate training experience. But this is only the beginning. Look out for three more big weeks over January and a huge Woodville/ MX Nationals to come!
Jake's Wake

Jake’s Wake

Cooling Off

Cooling Off

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