54 riders revved up for only our 3rd competition day of bat-flu. riddled 2020: 14 Nippers; 7 50cc; 10 miniwheels; 6 65cc; 10 85cc and 7 JBW. We got through Footed Clover, Figure 8, Slow, Ring Return, Orange and Bending before Lunch, and two rounds of MiniCross in very dusty conditions, under a bright sun. Beaut. day!
Photos are up on hjdbc.smugmug.com; results at hjdbc.com.au/results.
See you at the Sports Committee Minikhana event 17-18 October!
Thanks for observing our COVID-19 plan today Hornsby peeps. What a great practice day. Great weather, and fifty two riders who were keen to be back on the track. Including a raft of recent kick-starters. Welcome!
As George said in his briefing, do not forget to keep an eye on our calendar. It’s changing this year faster than you can say hotspot.
Photos from today are up on Smugmug, our Club photo site.
See you at the next events: Working Bee 🐝 on Saturday 19 Sept, and Practice Day 🌟 on Sunday 27 Sept.
The weather was absolutely ideal for what was our 6th Kickstart Course for 2020. The cool winters morning paved the way for a beautiful sunny day.
We welcomed another 12 new riders to the club on various bikes from nippers on their 50cc bikes all the way up to 85cc machines.
We powered through the theory and book work. As ever, everyone was super keen to get riding. Our demo riders Sam #150 and Beau #98 did a great job of demonstrating the correct techniques of riding.
All the kickstarters were very competent at riding which made for lots of fun and lots of riding.
Such was the skill that only one rider knocked one cone over when we set up our bending/slalom course, and that rider just happened to be a demo rider on a KTM, not mentioning any names....
Once we got out on to the mx track everyone cut plenty of laps. The parents armed themselves with yellow flags and had their first introduction to marshalling and keeping everyone safe. The smaller kids were really great to watch and were very comfortable mixing it with the bigger kickstarters.
The track proved to be quite dry and dusty, it’s amazing how much it’s transformed in just a few weeks when at the last kickstart the puddles played havoc with the little bikes.
All participants passed the course with flying colours, picked there new race numbers and checked out the club jerseys.
That was more than likely the last kickstart course until December 2020 where we will start the process again in preparation for (hopefully a more ‘normal’) 2021.
Photos at hjdbc.smugmug.com
We welcomed nine riders to a kickstart today. They enjoyed some better weather than when the event was last scheduled! Photos at hjdbc.smugmug.com.
Do you remember when we did Series 1, Round 1? Pre COVID lock-down. It was 23 Feb, when 52 riders competed for points on a bright but overcast day. Believe it. Here we are five months later - 2 August - and have just had a huge Round 2.
62 riders came out to enjoy the sunshine: about 10 more Nippers than in Feb. Welcome to the future of our club! After some serious words about COVID, riders hit the track to test their skills and have some fun.
Congratulations to the class place getters (1st, 2nd, 3rd):
Results from the Results page. Photos at hjdbc.smugmug.com as usual.
Club calendar via the Calendar page.
Forty Seven Riders, including twelve Nippers, enjoyed fabulous weather for our second Practice Day post COVID shut-down. Judging by the smiles, we enjoyed ourselves. Minikhana, MiniCross and Enduro today ... action packed. Photos at hjdbc.smugmug.com as usual. Enjoy.
July has arrived Hornsby peeps and with it a return to our track. We had a huge turnout to our first practice day for Minikhana in the morning (Orange, Ring Return, Slow, Accelerate and Brake and Clover) and MiniCross in the afternoon. The weather was fab-o, the track pristine (after so many working bees) and the riders keen. Was great to see so many happy faces.
Thanks to all for doing the right thing COVID-wise, and don't forget to keep an eye on the calendar here - things can change.
Photos from the day are in our Smugmug site here, as usual.
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