What a fabulous (delayed) start to the 2020 season Hornsby peeps! After having to cancel one practice day due to 40º+ temperatures, and a kickstart due to hundreds of millimetres of rain, the weather gods were kind to us and we took advantage!
Forty five riders took to the track from thirty one different families. Welcome back to previous members, and we welcome Abigail, Lachlan, Flynn, Ethan, Caylan, Mitchel, Beau, Chase, Oliver, Oscar, Anish, Neil and Cooper as thirteen of the new members to the club this year. We look forward to seeing what you can all do this year!
As happens in a new year, some riders have moved up a class and there’s definitely a new mix this year. There were eleven riders in the 85cc class today … phew!
In typical practice day form, we embraced a bit less formality and the riders relished being able to practice the discipline that they felt they’d like to brush up on. Accelerate & Brake, Orange, Looping, Bending, Footed Clover, Ring Return and Slow all got a run, plus some enduro to spice things up. And as per normal at Hornsby, Minicross was served up after lunch.
Special mention to Rosemary and team who have taken over the canteen this year and if their first run was anything to go by, in fine Hornsby tradition, we’re up for some tasty food this year.
Steve’s put photos from the day into the Clubs Smugmug site here, where photos from other practice and competition days can be found.
As George mentioned today, please to respond to Jo’s text messages about impending rides, with whether or not you’re coming. Your response helps us plan catering amongst other things, and helps ensure the day is as enjoyable as it can be. And if you did not receive a text on 12 Feb about today, please let Jo know on 0490 456 485.
Thanks to Kevin, Anthony, Rod/Beau, George, Steve, Grant/Max, Peter, Nathan/Summer-Rose & Josh who braved the 41º heat to re-rope event area 2, the MX start-line and Accelerate and Brake, as well as reshaping some jumps, strapping tyres, blowing and cleaning. We’re that much closer to being ready for the Practice Day on 16th Feb, and the 1st Comp. day on 23rd Feb. But ... there’s another Working Bee next weekend (Feb 9th) where you get to not only help make the place better and safer for your kid(s), you can watch the Kickstart that will be happening that day too. Whoo hoo! See you there! https://hjdbc.smugmug.com/20200201/
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