Hornsby hosted another kick start Sat. 22 Feb, where we had 8 riders made up of six nippers and two 65cc.
We arrived at the club to find we had received quite a lot of rain overnight and the rain continued to fall whilst we set up for the day. There were lots of puddles and it was very very slippery.
It continued to rain whilst we conducted the theory part of the course.
Fortunately the rain eased to just a sprinkle just in time for the kickstarters to ride.
We had Sienna #32, Charlie #24 and Beau #98 expertly show the new riders the basics of how to ride their bikes and they had a fun time riding through every puddle they could find.
We spent time practicing our braking and bike handling skills in the event areas as well as doing some drills around cones.
After much deliberating we deemed the minicross track far too wet and dangerous so the riders were confined to the event areas for the day, where they enjoyed themselves in the conditions.
The riders certainly got a taste of what it’s like to ride in wet weather and they did an awesome job of staying upright and safe.
Everyone successfully passed with flying colours and had lots of fun despite the trying conditions.
A big thanks to the boss man George, Kevin J, Charlie, Sienna and Beau for helping out today.
Some photos from the day can be found on the club Smugmug site here.
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