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WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« on: November 15, 2013, 04:43:36 pm »
Please see attached info for training weekend 7/8 Dec.
This is something we have been wanting to start for sometime – so here it is (you dont have to be a club member)
Busy putting an organised program together & it is to be held on a fantastic Caledon farm, not yet raced, with good technical sections etc…
In order to offer value, we would like to limit participants to approx max 60 so get you bookings in. we will cater for juniors & seniors, however the sooner we know numbers & ages, the easier for us to divided the duties up.
INCLUDED in fee are Tee shirts (if you want the T-shirt you have to be there as a participant or supporter, size on booking form pls), Sat & Sun light lunches and Sat evening braai with salads, breads & soft drinks. Camp site is lovely & rustic up in a mountain forest.

You will be required to sign an indemnity, this is not a MSA timed race however there will be a track for out rides. Will post some pictures after sat.

To see the year off, come try your skills & have fun at same time.

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INVITATION
WCOC / WCJOC  Training Academy
7 & 8 Dec  2013

We will be hosting a training weekend at Caledon.
There is basic / rustic camp over facilities on the farm. The farm offers ideal training type of terrain, with a wide variety of conditions for a cross county type of track. Also a very nice ravine & forest section.
Head coach for the bikes is Clint Riper & quads Clive Crouse – assisted by other senior riders.  Dave Gouws will assist with juniors.
Those who cross ride and wish to do both, must please indicate so we can schedule them accordingly. We will need to limit number of participants to about maximum 60.

Day 1
   A little theory for Off- road racing regulations
   Some Technical theory
   Basic bike set up & rider  position
   More advanced riding techniques
   End day off with a short ride

Day2
   Recap and an outride with pointers on track.
   Plenty of places to practise certain skills – will be controlled in an organised fashion.

Camping:
Camping is in a shaded forest basic with showers & toilets (Participants are also welcome to stay over Friday night before).
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Staying over will be a good opportunity to socialise with fellow riders to end the year off.

Enrolment:
Adults  -  R450
Kids under 12 yrs  -  R 300

Enrolment fee for the weekend INCLUDES:
•   Two days riding on new land.
•   Tee Shirt (only available to participants)
•   Camping facility
•   Saturday lunch (boerie roll / hotdogs , cool drink)
•   Saturday evening braai fires, Braai pack , two salads , bread, soft drink
•   Sunday lunch (hamburgers, cool drink)

Please see booking form.

You will need to bring, your Breakfast cereals, Sun block, basic camping equipment, camp chair, your bike & fuel.

 
ACADEMY TRAINING SCHOOL
7/8 DEC 2013

DIRECTIONS: As you exit Caledon towards Bredasdorp, take R320 towards Hermanus for approx 10 km. Farm will be marked on left hand side. 

FEES:    

Adults    
R450.00

12yrs & younger    
R300.00


•   BANK DETAILS:       ABSA BANK, TABLE VIEW, ACC NO 9195106994 ( WCJOC)

•   Fax proof to 0866692661 or mail to  admin@westerncapeoffroad.co.za


RIDERS DETAILS:
Full Names:   Date of Birth:   Age at 1 Jan 2013:
E-Mail:      Club Member:        Yes  //  No
Cell No:         (W)            (H)            Fax:      
Address:                         
Tee Shirt size:


Bike size & Model:      Quad size & Model:   

I hereby indemnify any club, organizer, sponsor or voluntary assistants as well as any representatives against any legal liability for any damage or injury that I may suffer or cause through my attendance or participation in any event organized or arranged by WCOC / WCJOC.

I further indemnify the owner or owners of the land which any event traverses or upon which any training is held, together with such owners’ employees, servants, agents or representatives for any damage to any property or equipment or for any injury which I may suffer or cause through my participation or attendance at any event organized or arranged by a member of WCOC/WCJOC.
                                                         
Dated:  …………………………………………………………       Signed………………………………………………


If the competitor is under 21 yrs of age, this form must be signed by the appropriate parent / guardian.  I being the lawful parent / guardian of the abovementioned competitor do hereby grant permission for him / her to ride in the above-mentioned event.


Dated:  …………………………………………………………       Signed………………………………………………


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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 07:54:27 pm »
Looks nice.
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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 08:16:09 pm »
How is the k.....................k weather going scout it proper in morning - guess on foot now, he he he
will be cool though, CPT is flooding ! thoughts to those at the Roof !
 

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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 01:45:21 pm »
Freaking weather could not get onto farm - this morning






will try next week  :thumleft:
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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 06:20:28 pm »
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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2013, 07:58:04 pm »
Please confirm there is still place .

I would love to bring my wife with, do you teach pillion riders as well.

Thanks

Shaun .

 

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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 09:12:44 am »
Shaun, there is enough land with variety so we can do a lot of differant things, enough time to practise etc....
Just use the booking form so we can plan with those who are going to coach.
Remember you must bring safety gear , helmet, goggles, gloves, riding pants & shirt, boots etc....
AGAT = all gear all the time.  :thumleft:
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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 01:15:40 pm »
TIME TO FINALISE
Floods subsided however Nature took its toll & changed  a few pieces - fortunately there are plenty of places to experiment and test yourself after some tips & coaching. Sherco (Gary) & Helderberg Yamaha (Jan) have indicted they will also be there.
Clint Rieper in charge of Bikes
Dave Gouws in charge of jnr Bikes
Clive Crouse - Quads
Please note we need your bookings by Wednesday - unfortunately we cannot take late bookings, it is important that we know who is coming so we can cater & fine tune.

Here a couple of picture after the rain damage







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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2013, 03:11:41 pm »
Tee Shirts for participants
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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2013, 04:50:56 pm »
Would love to be there! :(
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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2013, 06:43:20 pm »
Cool news Blake Gutzeit with Sherco will be helping on the Sat , maybe get your shirt signed too.
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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2013, 03:38:37 pm »
Photos later but ....What Happens in the Forest … Stays in the Forest !  :sip: :lol8: :ricky: :bueller: :pot:

So leaving behind tumultuous events and a 50km per hour gale in Cape Town … heading was the WCOC Training Academy near Caledon ! Cresting Sir Lowry Pass showed an array of potential weather patterns out Caledon way but Clive had warned be prepared for changing weather !

Wind continued to sweep all the way to Caledon, which now boasts 9 new massive 120tonne head wind-turbines, sitting on Windkoppie just south west of the town. Still in construction, these massive wind turbines will be an impressive feature on the landscape for a long time and hopefully provide some ease on the grid.

The road was peaceful until we reached the farm entrance some 20km out of town on off the Shaws pass. The recent flood damage down the river system showed the remnants of what must have been and impressive run of water and fallen tree debris. Lower down the road nearer to Tesslarsdal the river widens some hundred plus metres and the wash-always, tree falls, and mud coverings were all evident. Clearly farms and retreats get cut off but have fantastic opportunities to see nature in full fury rain hail and all !

So along the road we travel … some interesting contours built into the road test the strength of my hardy stead and its oily sump … slow down we realise … the bikes are still on the trailer and we have a way to go still … kalmte ou boet !  

Heading towards the mountains ravaged by previous fires, we see wonderful fields , rivers, ravines, etc all festooned with Sheep-Treats … red day glo stickers ! …game on soon !  

Soon a forest of pines looms and we start to see the tents and cars nestled securely out of the mountain breeze. The well known BIGRED Control tent is the centre of activity with participants having brought all forms of camping gear for comfort or luxury … from one man artic sleepers to family multi cabin supa cruisers ! …  

People are emerging from Friday Slumber and midnight parties …a few red eyes ... and uncle L is chastised for not including the dancing girls in his fire dance !  Tea and coffee is on the brew and the queue for showers and shaves is on. Interesting Jojo water tank conversions to loo and shower inside a weather protected unit with on demand hot water and lighting … courtesy a little petrol unit and battery power.

The call to line up is announced and rules of the event declared. Groups organised from juniors to bikes and quads. Grim heads out with the Bikers unit and Clive and John take up the quads .

You can never know enough and you can learn something every time you talk to riders and people who have been involved with motorsport for decades … The combined knowledge is both useful and rewarding. Clive took the group through a host of theoretical and practical instruction some of which included safety aspects of the quads, how to inspect ball joints and pre-empt damages, wheel directions and steering, checking and securing bolts most likely to work loose, tyre conditions, on the road repairs, tools and things to carry with you, how to repair broken tie rod ends in the bush, good settings for suspension and how some bikes can be adjusted, tools to carry, etc etc etc … and some good talk about what you are likely to face when u are out on track and faced with a problem on your own.

Then off to the track for some direct work, assessment and corrective training. We passed the two wheelers getting the Grim’sters instructions on how to ride 2W’s safely and in a balanced manner without hitting him  – A big thanks to Grim for his time and knowledge , always a great man with a great beard ! Looks like the bikers had a great time too …. we will leave Grim to elaborate on detail !. Off the quads go blowing a bit of dust to the appreciative 2w’ers …  the next task was to examine how well you kept an eye on the track ahead and at the same time rode an obstacle that caused you to both shift position as well as shift the bike rapidly around many corners in quick succession. Individuals were assessed and helped correct current habits towards better direction and control.  

Next was to some tracking through the flood ravaged lands on towards the contours where we were trained in contour traversing incorporating multiple quick succession turns over sharp lips and fall-aways. An interesting mix of co-ordination of all senses from mind, body position, use of the right brakes and keeping the eye on the right part of the track !

There is nothing like doing training on real track with real obstacles , getting the feel of the terrain and trying it for yourself. Even better is having a set of experienced riders instructing you how to improve and correct things.

For the next few hours we explored various track obstacles from tight corners both left and right at speed , mud and water crossings, dealing with middlemannetjies, contour hopping with a safe high side landing , following riders in dusty situations, etc etc …

Then it was on to the forest section which looked inviting yet dark and mysterious ! It turned out to host a multitude of significant obstacles to test your skill over and over with. From log crossings, thickets, ant hills, tight forest sections, deep gullies, tight corners, a deep mud bath for those like me that did not listen well the first time ! … as well as steep wall climbing, more contour traversing and more mud to play with ! The bikes had extra sections to up skill on, like rocky river stretches and tight valley exits.

We later got back to the control point dusty and exhilarated but much more knowledgeable. There is very little off road terrain for the majority of riders to test their skills on unless they have the privilege of access to a large farm. So having an opportunity to try over and over again an obstacle certainly improves skill.

A welcome lunch and cold drinks set our spirits back on track. The day was hot and iced drinks the order of the day !

Later we would go out in groups or by yourself and traverse as much of the marked route as often as you wished. Test your knowledge on each section until you were satisfied with your progress.

Later a gymkana was set up and became a good test of skill and stamina to keep going with ! Somewhere the bikers ran a barrel race to add to the fun.
As night started to roll in , the fires were lit and the food table grew ... meat hampers, cool drinks, salads of various types, fired potatoes and more. Riders rolled in and the showers transformed dusty warriors to hungry souls !

The festive night progressed well ! …….  

Morning saw a cool start which later progressed to an even hotter day than before. There was opportunity to go and test all the obstacles under instruction once again as well as some extra instructions on setting up bikes including things like front and rear suspensions. It was interesting to see how many machines are at their limits or already in need of suspension repairs and the owners are not even aware of it, or previously knowledgeable how to test conditions.
Later the track was open to free riding and some extra sections were tested.

There was lunch and cold drinks back at control.

Congratulations to the WCOC organisers for a great weekend and a fantastic opportunity to learn about our bikes and get some first-hand instruction on track obstacles and riding techniques. I am sure everyone benefitted, and that this type of academy can grow from strength to strength.

There are fantastic opportunities for sponsors of all forms to come on board …from bike/quad manufacturers, retail shops, mechanical repairers, trailer manufacturers, tent and camping gear outlets, 4x4 manufacturers, etc etc …to come on board and team up to add even more spice.

I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 days at the WCOC Training Academy and think it has great potential. A big thank you to the WCOC team who made it successful, and to Clive especially for his unwavering commitment. Also a big thank you to all the sponsors who came on board with various forms of support including the fabulous prizes and raffle prizes. A great embrace and thank you from me to YAMAHA HELDERBERG for sponsoring the LEATT BRACE and KIT . It is a great prize and the person who won it is truly grateful especially after the accident up in Ceres. Thank you !

A big thank you to all the sponsors (WCOC will list them all) but here are some ….

YAMAHA HELDERBERG, ETANA, HARDI, POWDER COATING WORLD, BUILDEVCO, INDAWO, SYNERGY etc etc

Once more THANK YOU WCOC and all !    
Daniel D.
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ps ... will post photos later ... !    
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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2013, 07:01:35 pm »
Wow that was a great report! :thumleft:

Seems like the WCOC put a lot of thought into this and the results certainly showed! :hello2:
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WCOC/WCJOC - Photos - Training Academy 20131207
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2013, 08:47:25 am »
Great event - well done all ! see reportback at end of pics ....

you are welcome to post these images or links to them on other websites....

Jump link to gallery = http://gophotopics.clientpanel.biz/MXE20131207TRGACAD/index.htm

Samples =









CAMP_MASTER !!


CAMP MASTER ...between sessions !!






















Heard of Jan Burger? .... what do we name Jimmy ?


















































Camp Master at end of day .....




Enjoy !

Please post your photos on the forum also - if you want me to set up a complimentary gallery for posterity , I can do this at no charge on gophoto site. send video and images ! contact me at silkweb(@)worldonline.co.za

have a great holiday !

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Re: WCOC/WCJOC Photos - Training Academy 20131207
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2013, 08:57:13 am »
duplicate post - see pics /report above ....
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Re: WCOC/WCJOC - Photos - Training Academy 20131207
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2013, 12:22:18 pm »
Nice report Dan and some good pics - thanks.
Big thank you to all the participants & their supporters. Special thanks to Blake Gutzeit, Dave Gouws, Clint Rieper & Deon de Kock (landowner)
All the positive feed back made it very worthwhile  :thumleft: We will plan another one - busy looking at calender  :deal:
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Re: WCOC Academy training school dec 2013
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2013, 03:44:13 pm »
Topics merged.

Some nice pics there, good to see the young guys n gals getting stuck in!
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