Thanks to Adam van Middeldyk, Jason Young, JC Camelin, Kevin Joyce, and Peter Pezzuto for their efforts at the Working Bee today. We got heaps done and were done by 1130. Call outs particularly to Adam for his mouse proofing of the clubhouse door and work with the clubhouse gate, Kevin and Pete for the cleaned and repainted MX start line, and JC for his overgrowth taming to keep the fences safe. The new generator got its first service, and the wiring in the toilet block progressed. Thanks as always to Jas for driving the activity.
*** UPDATED 12 MAR 2022 ***
We're on for tomorrow Sun 13 Mar 2022. Huge registration numbers. We're going to have a ball. Now's a good time to refresh about Comp. Days if you're new to them. See this post below, particularly about how Comp. Days differ to Practice Days, Rider Numbers on Bikes and Club Jerseys. Don't forget all of your safety gear, including ELBOW and KNEE protection.
*** UPDATED 12 MAR 2022 ***
We hope you're all doing OK with this rain. Noah's Arc never seemed more apt.
As at Wed 9 MAR we are still calling the Competition Day planned for Sunday 13 MAR as ON. The kids need to get experience in riding in all conditions. This would certainly help!
Keep an eye out for announcements. We will make a call latest Noon on Saturday as to whether we need to postpone again, based on weather and track conditions.
Do refer to our last post (here) about the last postponement, the carry over of your registration, and what to do if you don't want to ride this weekend. It's your action to withdraw in RiderNet if you need to.
If you have not registered for this Sunday (either separately, or via having your registration carry over from February), and want to, please use this link here. Registrations close Friday
Note also that the Blacktown Interclub scheduled for this month has been postponed to June. See our updated Calendar here.
Tell us you're not surprised, but we've inspected the track and short of taking JetSkis instead of our normal steeds, it's not safe to ride so we are POSTPONING S1R1 to Sun 13 March 2022. Not taken lightly; we had a BIG turn-out registered, and it would have been a spectacular day if the weather gods were kinder to us. So ... onto next time.
This is our first competition day for 2022 and we welcome all of the new members who are yet to enjoy one. There's been a few questions, so we'll consolidate them here (and update with new questions as received).
Q: How do I register for S1R1?
A: Use this link to register in RiderNet. You'll need your license sorted (see below). If you're a Nipper, see below.
Q: I'm sick of La Niña - will you cancel if it is too wet?
A: We typically only cancel if conditions are deemed dangerous to ride. Being wet is not in itself a reason to cancel. We'll review on Saturday but most likely make a call by 6:45am Sunday morning if a call needs to be made. SO KEEP YOUR MOBILE PHONES ON ... A cancellation message would go to the same phone numbers that the Wednesday and Friday call for registration messages are sent to. If the event is cancelled, ride fees are refunded through RiderNet. Harry and Steve are going to check out the track Lunch Time Sat.
Q: I think the event might be cancelled. Should I still register?
A: Yes. Any cancellation typically won't be called until even the morning of the event ... So get your registrations in as normal now.
Q: Can Nippers ride in Competition Days?
A: Absolutely. Nippers are one of the entry classes, and they should be out on their bikes too. The difference for them is that they are non-competitive. No points or flags for them.
Q: How do Competition Days differ from Practice Days?
A: Comp. Days are competitive days where riders ride under tighter conditions, may be black flagged if they foul, but otherwise have the same fun on their bikes that they do on a Practice Day. It's where we see true competitive spirit and camaraderie shine. It's a different day for Parents too; you're gonna be responsible for a marshalling or pencilling spot and riders will depend on you to wave your flag accurately. The pencillers act like the head Marshall for an event, and will tell you what to do if you're unsure. At the end of the day we drag the podium out, and award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the 5 competitive classes.
Q: I only did my Kickstart last weekend. Can I enter the Competition Day?
A: If you've followed the MNSW procedure the coach emailed you after your Kickstart and have obtained your license already - you can enter. And we applaud your spirit. Be aware though that if your rider has never seen a Minikhana event, a competition day may be a little daunting to start with. There's a Practice Day on Sun. 13th March, so you don't have long to wait.
Q: Do you need your Rider Number on your Bike?
A: Yes. Unless you're a Nipper, you do, and you'll get pulled up at Scrutineering if you do not. Writing it on with a thick Sharpie is OK.
Q: Do you need a HJDBC Jersey for the Competition Day?
A: Formally, yes. But we know a lot of you have them on order ... So if you do not yet have one, we won't pull you up for it. If you ordered your new Jersey BEFORE 18 Feb 2022, we expect it to be available at the Blacktown Interclub 20 March 2022. If you ordered after 18 Feb, your Jersey will be a week or two later than that.
We welcomed in the new year with a fab-o practice day at our beautiful little track. Great to see riders moving up the classes (and getting a handle on their new bikes). Not long until the next event ... check out the Calendar.
HJDBC MEMBERSHIP FOR 2022
Memberships are open in RiderNet for 2022. Log on and Select License/ Club Memberships. Select Renew and follow the prompts or follow this procedure.
This is NOT an instant process ... the Club Secretary needs to process it after you've submitted. And you'll need your membership renewed to be able to register for the upcoming Practice Day (or any other event). So please renew your membership now.
You should find if you check on-line that MNSW has extended your licence to the end of 29 July 2022 due to COVID impacts in 2021.
See www.hjdbc.com.au/calendar for the 2022 calendar. Next riding events are Sat. and Sun. 29 and 30 January.
Come along to help prepare the track – and keep it safe and ridable for your child - on Sun 23 Jan. Register your support here.
If you know anyone who is keen to join HJDBC, the KickStart on Sat 29 Jan is now full. There's another on Sat 19 Feb. Email email@example.com.
If you're already a member and you're moving up to a bigger bike for 2022, you'll need an Endorsement to your MNSW license. Sat 29 January is your day. You’ll need to respond to firstname.lastname@example.org quickly.
Our first Practice Day for the year is Sun 30 January. Registrations open in RiderNet here. But you will need to have renewed your Club Membership before you can register.
Does your safety gear still fit? Boots, helmet, armour, gloves, pants, Jersey?
We order new Jerseys once or twice a year. If you’ve outgrown your Club Jersey, we’re finalising a new order after the 30 January Practice Day. Reach out if you need a new one.
We need a someone to take on cooking the BBQ at events they attend. 8am start to get the Bacon & Eggs going, but this is your ‘marshalling’ spot for the day … So you’re free to enjoy the riding when not BBQ’ing. Is this you? Please let us know.
We’re getting close .. Practice Days on Saturday AND Sunday are now open for you to register. Please register as soon as you can so we have ideas of numbers. They are separate events - you need to register separately for each. You can come to one OR the other if you prefer. But we will miss you.
Track’s looking good after the Working Bees. If you’ve not already checked your riders bike and gear, we recommend you do so now. We will be Scrutineering.
Looking forward to being back at the track!
A quick thanks to those that came to put in some effort to keep the track your kids ride on safe. We had a great turn out today and heaps was achieved. Thanks again.
Thanks too to George for running an Endorsement session for a few riders graduating to bigger bikes.
Working Bee peeps today:
Many thanks 17 parents and assorted riders who came along to the track yesterday. We got a lot done, and our first ride days on Nov 6 & 7 are looming :-). Special call out to Josh C, our tireless Working Bee co-ordinator.
Next weekend we have one more Working Bee to finalise some outstandings on the track. If you have not already signed up to help via https://forms.office.com/r/Xh0LCtJ1EF - particularly if you did not come and help 24/10, can you please do so?
Also it's not too late to sign-up to get endorsed if you now have a bigger bike than what is shown on your license. Sign up in RiderNet at osm-ma.omnisportsmanagement.com/EventManager/EM_RegEventInformation.aspx?EventId=39%2bRiPMu1VUcU7%2fI3qDS0ui%2frL6Eo8lS
Thanks to the following for the 24/10 Working Bee:
Hi Hornsby peeps
We’re excited for the potential for things to open up soon. The Club’s calendar at www.hjdbc.com.au/calendar has been updated as follows, subject to NSW Health regulation allowing us to proceed.
LOUEE SOCIAL WEEKEND is still on per the Calendar. You will receive an email over the next few days to register for Louee. Double Vaccination will be required.
The AGM and Presentation of 2021 Awards is now Sun 5th Dec, which we will do with a Social Ride day at Hornsby.
We will follow all NSW Health guidelines whatever they may be. Expect that age appropriate proof of DOUBLE VACCINATION will likely be a requirement.
Please check your gear and bikes for fit and operation after such a long lockdown. Whose boots no longer fit? Also check your MNSW License has not expired.
Remember your Club Sponsors. If you need gear do contact Chris at https://www.onthethrottle.com.au. If your bike needs some love, Nathan at SMW at https://sydneymotorcyclewreckers.com.au will be happy to look after you.
Stay tuned for more announcements.
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