I am excited to announce the next junior camp coming up on the 25th ,26th October .Well done to Nicole Munro for putting this camp together .It is great to have such good help when it comes to organising the juniors and will only make this club and our juniors even stronger .Nicole has doe an excellent job with organising this camp with plenty of exciting things to do for every one involved .This camp is the celebration of 1 year of the junior development program and there will be giveaways and prizes for those juniors that turn up for the camp .You are to bring your own food ,tent or caravan and cooking equipment plus some food and salads for the party at night around the camp fire .The cost is $35 per family or individual and you must RSVP by Tuesday 21st October .Please find more information on the attached form .Remember you need to be a MTBA member to attend this camp (Social or race)
Those that did the State Champs XC
Well done to all those that raced at the state champs in Margaret River there was some great results in all the junior categories and I will have more information for you in the next news letter coming out soon .If you have any photos that you can send to me from the race or presentations please do as I did not have my camera with me at the presentations .
Also Well done to Jake Marshal who was racing in the down hill event in Albany on the same weekend and finished 2nd in the under 17 age cat.
Elite State Junior Camp Next weekend
For those that have registered for the State Elite Junior Camp being held in Pemberton.Information on the camp has been very slow in getting out to you and myself by the organisers and I do not have much news that I can share with you except that I am involved with some of the coaching and that the camp is defiantly still on .One thing I can tell you and that is the camp is being held at the best mountain bike facility in WA at pemberton camp school and the catering is fantastic and the mountain biking is the best so what ever happens we are guaranteed a fun weekend and you will not be disappointed.
From Graeme Adams
Junior Coach and Coordinator for the South West Mountain Bike Club
South West Mountain Bike Club
Junior Camp and Windup - 2014
We will be having a Junior Camp and Windup at Cycletrek Farm Lowden on 25th and 26th October 2014. This will also be a celebration of our Juniors first year Anniversary.
Barrie and Sherrie Thomas have been very kind to have us camp at their property for this weekend and ride their magnificent trails.
The casual format for the weekend is as follows:
Arrive Saturday am/pm (set up camp)
Juniors Skills Session with Innes @ 1:00pm (to be confirmed)
Afternoon ride on trails @ 2:00pm
Dinner – BBQ @ 6:00pm (Please bring a salad to share)
Campfire and Presentations
Juniors Skills Session with Graeme @ 9:00am
Morning ride on trails @10:00am
Address: 416 Lowden Grimwade Road, Lowden
Cost for the weekend will be $35 per family/campsite. This cost includes $10 camping and $25 toilet hire. Payment can be made on the weekend.
You will need to bring your own water, food and all camping equipment as there are no facilities. We will be hiring a toilet for the weekend. We will have one shared meal which will be a BBQ dinner on the Saturday night. Bring your own meat for this and a salad to share. We will be bringing a BBQ for the weekend. If you would like to bring bacon and eggs for a cook up on Sunday morning that would be okay.
If you require any further details regarding this weekend, please contact Nicole Munro on 0428955840, or Graeme Adams on 0439063817.. Please RSVP via txt to Nicole Munro by Tuesday 21st October 2014, making sure you include name and family members that will be attending. Look forward to seeing you all on your bikes out on the trails.
There is about 8 km of mountain bike trail winding through the 100 acres of Kambarang – the home of Cycletrek. Some sections have been named . . . pedal on . . .
Close to the edge
A testing 400 metres of flat, pure singletrack that’s tight and twisty and as the name says, takes you close to the edge of the ridge to give you an idea of the elevation of the property. . . pedal on . . .
The Water line
This trail gets faster, but is still tight. It follows our water line from the top water tanks to the cabin; and finishes with the famous, heart in the mouth log roll over. . . pedal on . . .
The Rock Garden
As its name suggests, incorporates the best of our rocks which is guaranteed to test you. Remember momentum is the key to get through the rocks and you are rewarded with nice flowing downhill singletrack. This is one of Barrie’s favourite sections of trail – testing you but rewarding as well . . . pedal on . . .
From the fence line there is a fast, flowing singletrack that takes you down onto the far side of the property. On this section of track, you get the reward first, but are then punished by a tough climb out of the gully . . . pedal on . . .
Over the edge
You’ve just had a rest after the climb, rolled over ‘number three’ loading ramp and let go, more fast flowing singletrack, then you reach the infinity line – turn right and don’t look down! There is nothing separating you and a fall over the edge. Over you go. This is fast with a couple of switchbacks and a few jumps thrown in – the triple jump seems to be a favourite . . . pedal on . . .