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Country Trax Weekend Off-Road Course
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Where: Spitskop, Bloemfontein (Free State)

When: 4-5 Mar, 24-25 Jun and 14-15 Oct 2017


Duration: 2 days.

Includes: Tuition, meals including Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Sunday brunch

Excludes: 

Accommodation, Fuel, insurance, and anything not stated as included above. 

Level of Tuition: 

This is the intermediate level training course. Previous attendance of at least the Introduction to Off-road riding course is essential. This course is ideal as an annual refresher course.   

Intended for:

Dual purpose/adventure bikes, although this course is extremely valuable for pure off-road/Enduro/Dirt bikes (typically <550cc) as preparation for the Country TRAX Dirt Bike Fundamentals Training Course presented at Country TRAX Amersfoort and Imbabala near Greytown KZN.

 

R 1,680 / rider, R1,365/pillion 


INTRODUCTION

You asked for it.  Here it is.  You have completed the Introduction to Off-Road Riding Course.  You want to get maximum benefit and JOY from your biking investment, without spending money on travelling and amazing venues. Join us for this weekend, without having to take time off work, and be amazed at what Bloemfontein can offer – pure learning and riding benefit for two days.  Building on the skills gained from the Introduction training, without repeating all the detail, and covering the full Weekend Off-Road Riding Course program.   Thank you for choosing Country TRAX, considered to be the benchmark of off-road motorcycle training in South Africa. 

ABOUT THE COURSE

 The Country TRAX academies are headed by Jan ´Staal´ du Toit who started the training in 2000 and has never stopped developing and improving the curriculum for courses focusing on our South African off-road conditions.  All the training is BMW Motorrad accredited and we are an official partner of BMW Motorrad.  

Country Trax offers its training to all off-road riders, irrespective of what brand of bike they ride and aims at making a positive contribution to the development of off-road riding in South Africa.

Master a new set of skills, build confidence and be comfortable on gravel.

This two-day course is aimed at the the off-road/dual sport/adventure rider of some experience, who has had Introductory training in the specific skill set required for off-road riding.  It is a very intensive course, which will not only help you build your confidence to take to off-road riding at any time, but also to help eradicate the bad habits of self taught riding and in general become a safer rider.

 If a weekend of thrills, of learning and laughing, whilst building yourself as an off-road rider, is what you expect, you will not be disappointed.

 Some key elements covered in the course

* Theory of motorcycle dynamics in off-road conditions - understanding why and how the motorcycle responds to rider    input.

* Being 100% in control of your motorcycle in all situations
* Practical exercises in a wide range of terrain conditions, but in a safe and controlled environment.

  and lots of riding during the weekend!

Our training method makes it possible to accommodate riders with various skill levels, so anybody is welcome.  We strongly recommend that you have attended our entry level course Introduction to Off-road Riding (offered at Maselspoort, Bloemfontein) as we continue to build on the basics in this course but it is not essential.  We believe that only when your basics are firm, will you be able to really excel  and develop into a good

NOTES ON ARRIVAL AT LOODSBERG

You are welcome to arrive at leisure on Saturday morning depending on your accommodation preference or straight from home.  The course starts at 8:00 sharp when breakfast is served at the venue.  Please be ready to ride, fully kitted, at breakfast.

 BRING SOMEONE ALONG!

You are welcome to bring pillion riders with for the weekend.

WHAT TO BRING .

  1. Your own motorcycle
    1. Your own motorcycle 
    • Any make of dual purpose bikes are permitted. 
    • Tyres: for better & easier performance on all terrain and in all conditions, it is recommended that you have off-road tyres(knobblies) fitted to your bike.  Call Stefan Boshoff  if you have queries about this. 
    • Tyre pressure gauge (optional) 
    • Full tank of petrol.  Please fill up before arriving at Spitskop. 
    • Any spares and tools (for possible adjustment or two) that you might need like tubes, puncture repair kit, etc. 
    2. Full protective gear.  Please ensure you bring adequate protective clothing with you to the course. Riding has its inherent risks and we believe in prevention rather than cure! 
    • Helmet (plus goggles if using open visor helmet) 
    • Boots (Off-road/MX boots are strongly recommended if not essential). 
    • Gloves 
    • Protective trousers and jacket or motocross protectors.   The more the better! 
    • Neck brace (optional)
    3. Other gear
    • Soft cloth/chamois for cleaning visor
    • Cap & sunscreen
    • Camel back is recommended to make sure you do not dehydrate. However, there will be occasional breaks to quench your thirst.
    • Optional:  rain gear
    4. Personal.
    • Insect repellent (summer)
    • Basic first aid kit – plasters, antihistamine for odd gogga bite,  etc.
    • Any personal medication that you might need, Cash for any extras whilst out in the area when we stop for refreshements

TIPS TO ACHIEVE THE MAXIMUM FROM THE COURSE

  1. 1. It is compulsory that you have attended the Country TRAX Introduction to Off-road riding course as it teaches you the basics.  This course builds on the basics and are intensive training.
    2. A high level of fitness is recommended as training can be both physically and psychologically intensive.
    3. Drink plenty of water before and during the training.
    4. It helps to carry small packets of raisins, jelly babies or energy bars in your pockets -  it helps to boost energy if you get tired.
    5. Especially in the colder months, wear layers of clothing which can be peeled off as it usually gets warmer in the day.
    6. Get a good nights ´sleep on Friday night.
    7. If you drink alcohol, we recommend that you minimize your intake of alcohol before and during the course.  It influences your body´s ability to balance and focus.  This is essential for safety reasons.
    8. In case of rain, consider yourself lucky as you will have the opportunity to play with your bike in wet conditions!

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