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A Truck Rode over me ?
« on: September 07, 2009, 07:48:26 am »
Was fortunate to be invited to the Honda Training Accademy at Gerotek just outside of Pretoria on Sunday by Hoofseun.
The course attended was the advanced one. I arrived at about 8.30am --had a cup of coffee and was amazed at how many WD's were there for the beginners and intermediate courses  :thumleft:

We were only a hand full and for me this was all new as i had NEVER attended a riding course in my life :-[

The morning section was aimed at throttle control, bike control and the rest that comes with it. After lunch we found out WHY :o Lunch was laid out and fit for a King.
After Lunch it was back to the Training. This is when we found out WHY we needed to get all the technique right and spot on that was taught in such a way by Hoofseun that it all --or most of it came back when obstacles were approached and needed to be tackled.
Going down a mountain as steep as driving off the side of a 3 storey building was made easy. Going up again using the right methods taught also made this a Breeze.
My favourite was going over Logs the Easy and effortless way--NOT my old --Ride onto the log and Manhandle it over.
We did however have a rider with us who decided x 2 to show us HOW NOT TO WHEELIE and then going up the long mountain section with the LAST 2 nearly having a nearly 90 degree section stepped into three The WHEELIE King decided to wheelie out. Sorry Bud --it did look spectacular--The Bike just took off into the air and hung in the air for a second before it returned to mother earth with a loud crash. He was lucky and only had a broken collar bone.
Hoofseun --i must thank you for the opportunity that was made available for me to attend.
I have a lot of areas i need to work on and am looking forward to doing so--PLAY TIME ::)

Was also great to see Malibu teaching some riders and even Dakota helping out the first timers out of her own  :thumleft:
Thank's for the loan of the KTM Jacket Tagsy-- you were right--IT does make you go faster ::)

NOW for the part of the TRUCK that ran over me ???

Woke up this morning and was looking for the TRUCK that rode over me last night. My body Hurts where i never new it could hurt. And i did not even CRASH --- a few stalls ---but hey Kykdaar your money is still safe in the bank.

I would reccomend the training courses Honda give.

Worth the trouble and far well priced as i saw what was being charged. I know where i am sending my wife and all future students for Gravel and DS training in future.

Well done all who are involved with the Training--You guy's have it NAILED.
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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 09:47:16 am »
Where was this advertised?

Not in "Riding tips and Training" ?

 ???  >:(
« Last Edit: September 07, 2009, 09:47:57 am by GadgetMan »
 

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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 10:29:58 am »
Also had the pleasure of attending a training course by Hoofseun a few months ago - the man is a brilliant instructor.

Know exactly how you feel, I was on "light-duty" for a few days afterwards as well with an aching body.

Now that you are even better trained - seems I must adjust my reward to R 200  :biggrin:
 

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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 12:13:58 pm »
This looks like a good course to attend especially there at Gerotek.... :thumleft:

 

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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 02:13:21 pm »

Was also great to see Malibu teaching some riders and even Dakota helping out the first timers out of her own  :thumleft:
Thank's for the loan of the KTM Jacket Tagsy-- you were right--IT does make you go faster ::)

NOW for the part of the TRUCK that ran over me ???

Woke up this morning and was looking for the TRUCK that rode over me last night. My body Hurts where i never new it could hurt. And i did not even CRASH --- a few stalls ---but hey Kykdaar your money is still safe in the bank.

I would reccomend the training courses Honda give.

Well done all who are involved with the Training--You guy's have it NAILED.

It was great having you there, thanxs for the contributions.

Mal did a great job with her course, she is a star.

Fitness is key but now you can ride and save more energy which will make you not feel like you were hit by a truck - hahaha
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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 03:44:01 pm »

Was also great to see Malibu teaching some riders and even Dakota helping out the first timers out of her own  :thumleft:
Thank's for the loan of the KTM Jacket Tagsy-- you were right--IT does make you go faster ::)

NOW for the part of the TRUCK that ran over me ???

Woke up this morning and was looking for the TRUCK that rode over me last night. My body Hurts where i never new it could hurt. And i did not even CRASH --- a few stalls ---but hey Kykdaar your money is still safe in the bank.

I would reccomend the training courses Honda give.

Well done all who are involved with the Training--You guy's have it NAILED.

It was great having you there, thanxs for the contributions.

Mal did a great job with her course, she is a star.

Fitness is key but now you can ride and save more energy which will make you not feel like you were hit by a truck - hahaha

Eishhhh " J " You know of course i am at the Brille and Pille age now ::)

Yes and thank's again every little bit of energy i can save is a BIG plus. :mwink:
« Last Edit: September 07, 2009, 05:50:21 pm by blazes »
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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 05:06:54 pm »
Training somehow is always fun, maybe only in retrospect. Hope it was a small truck. So much still to try, let alone to learn.
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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 06:33:29 pm »
Cool!  The more feedback i see, the more it sounds like the place to be!
 

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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2009, 08:58:57 pm »
If you think you feel sore - imagine what the poor truck looks like!

Hoofseun... when is the next training taking place?
 

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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2009, 10:54:04 am »
If you think you feel sore - imagine what the poor truck looks like!

Hoofseun... when is the next training taking place?

Hi Marnus

The next "Intermediate to Advanced (Plastic bikes)" course is on 11 October 2009 at Gerotek.  The course starts at 08:30 for 09:00 and finishes at about 15:30.

You can contact the Academy at 0861 466 328 for prices as well as for booking.  Fitness as well as a high-level of competence in the basics (clutch, brake and throttle control) will be required.  You should have completed a previous basic or foundation course for off-road before to get the best out of this course.

If you have any questions, please contact me or the Academy.
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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2009, 06:15:14 pm »
I've done the Level 3 and the Advanced course (Level 4), and I have to say, you really need to have your ducks in a row for the Advanced course.  I'm not suprised Blazes felt like a truck had hit him... I sure felt that way! 

I really have to get my riding up a few levels and then I'll do it again... it was above my skill level that first time!  Throttle control is paramount! And then all the other controls too!  I got a lot out of the course though.  I'll be practicing a lot of things so that next time I get even more out of it!

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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2009, 06:31:36 pm »
I'll have to start squeezing tennis balls then to get the hands & wrists into shape!
 

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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2009, 08:12:10 pm »
I'll have to start squeezing tennis balls then to get the hands & wrists into shape!
And don't forget to squeeze your tank ::)
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Re: A Truck Rode over me ?
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2009, 07:25:40 am »
Right Blazes fitness is essential to riding - the more technical kind of riding mostly - so don't stop with the gym just yet