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.
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
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.