Broxy Coaching joined forces with Target MX to bring a massive pre-Junior Nationals experience to a keen group of 15 riders who literally ate their way through two dusty days of focused riding time, along with their share of Chlorinated water off the public diving board. Here’s what went right- and terribly wrong!
Officially the camp started on Friday, but you wouldn’t have thought so with a packed clubrooms on Thursday night with people arriving at all hours to sleep Marae style. We weren’t deprived of the snoring that’s for sure, which made the fact that arrivals happening after midnight looked after themselves with their own tent set up!
After an extra big breakfast that included bacon and eggs to help rub the sleep out of tired eyes, everyone had arrived and we got straight into my half day of techniques before Jade Thompson of Target MX was to take over the second half with sections and sprints. Well by the time I was satisfied that everyone was on the right track it was already well after lunch so a new plan was hatched.
Jade finished off the day with a short focused moto for each group and we agreed that day two would be his. But we still had an evening to kill before then so off to the public pools we went!
It ended up being the perfect way to wind down after another hot day, with plenty to keep everyone occupied and entertained- especially the spring boards that were just asking for carnage. Kurt Langford probably came out worst off with a very slapped back, even worse than Broxy after his double front flip and a couple of failed fade-away attempts that were far from a running forward backflip! Fortunately the pools lifesaver had some very good pointers that helped him get them dialed before there really was tears.
Another big breakfast helped clean up the left overs from the big feed of the night before, and our riders were divided into four groups with a coach each, Jacob Kneebone and Dan Bell taking groups three and four.
By the time they were finished and some full timed laps were over it was nearly time to go, but not before one last treat- or punishment, whichever it is you see concrete starts practice as being. Broxy showed them the best way to warm up a tire before literally wheelying off the gates. So, after plenty of practice and some well timed pressure we had the group seriously vying for that first corner position.
Check out the pics and pray for the right amount of rain. The club is keen but will need help in the way of water from the skies before they can hold their last two club rounds on the dusty surface. The more practice everyone gets, the better!