Boss men, ladies and FMX, all in one hectic week of coaching in south Auckland. And don’t forget that place called Maungaturoto, or the international terminal either!
Our track in south Auckland was smooth, with flowing turns that had a safe run off should you get a bit keen. Nothing too scary was what we wanted, the safe tabletops on this track ideal for helping students learn without putting them at risk. Something that is fairly important when coaching kids, ladies or my bosses at Blue Wing Honda.
There is no better way to keep the belief of our sponsors than having them experience first hand the kind of personal training that we give on a daily basis around NZ. Of course it could have gone the other way as well. We worked on everything from starts to wheelies, jumps to turns, and thankfully the Chiefs left happy.
Shooting up to Maungaturoto is always a pleasure, especially when you get enthusiasm like “Broxy is a legend as far as I’m concerned. The day we did at Maungy was the turning point for me and getting so much more from my riding. Would be good to get rebooted sometime when he’s up again. Cheers, Simon”
Back down to earth and the same track in south Auckland, I then gave our friend Rhys Kelly some one on one for the first time in his new KTM, which he nailed. We followed that up with some special training with Steen Duckworth, followed by one more large group, the highlight for me was seeing my race bike from earlier this year roll up to the track looking as good as ever, then getting to cut a few fast laps aboard the beauty.
The trip was finished with a great pair of girls followed by a large group of locals having their first Broxy session. This blend of Dads and their kids was a heap of fun once everyone got involved.
Heading home after popping my head in to the Auckland Champs I was asked to ride an FMX show that happened to be in south Auckland that night. In the same way that I would have loved to support my buddy Nick Franklin by giving him someone to ride with, I would have also enjoyed racing the Senior day of the Auckland Champs the next day but couldn’t due to my flight to Australia the next day. You could say there was too much going on, but we like it that way.