In a few years from now, some of us will be saying…” Remember that trial at Argyle when it poured down!!!”
Well done to all involved in the first AMA Vic Championships held at Argyle this weekend. It’s fair to say the weather was as much of a trial as the sections were. Well done to those who finished no matter what your score.
As heroic as the riding was, so was the commitment from our hardy observers. OMCC is truly grateful for your efforts in some ‘sub-optimal’ conditions.
Thanks to our Interstate riders and TCV members who combined with the OMCC and Southern Trials riders faithful to make this a well-attended event. Also thanks to Ron the Land owner. We appreciate your commitment to run the event given the conditions.
A massive thank you to the team at OMCC and STR who helped set sections, run the event, and packed up in swift order. I think you are the real heroes in this story after giving up two weekends in a row to make this happen.
The Trophy presentation was abandoned due to the looming weather and the drive home made me glad we did, however trophies will be given out in the near future.
We already have people asking about next years event!
Scores and links to a YouTube video of the event are below.
Our OMCC section setting fairies have been very busy getting the Argyle property ready for our Victorian Championships. A massive thank you goes out to the team who have got 15 sections ready for you over the weekend: Reece, Greg, Matt, Geoff, Noah, David, Les & John.
A few event updates for you:
Entries close Thursday 15th @ 9pm. Late entries will not be accepted. Entry Link: https://entryplace.com.au/22VicAMAChampionships
Reminder for entrants to bring an observer. We still need more observers to make this event fully observed.
Day memberships are available if you don’t have an AMA membership. They are $15. Matt is making changes to the website to accommodate this today or tomorrow.
Caravan parking on the high side. The property has had a bit of water and the land owner had requested this.
The online self scrutineering forms will start going out shortly – keep an eye on your emails.
The VIC AMA Winter Series is now well underway with the completion of Round 3 at the fantastic property in Winchelsea.
It was a great turnout with 49 enthusiastic riders who experienced a variety of challenging sections. The conditions were perfect, it was a bit chilly early on but the rain held off all day allowing us to make the most of the well set sections.
A special mention goes out to the land owner for making this property available to us again, and thanks to all those that put in a solid weekend of work to get this event off the ground, your efforts are greatly appreciated.
We look forward to seeing you all at our next event.
OMCC will be hosting Round 3 of the joint STR & OMCC Vic AMA winter series at one of our favourite properties: Winchelsea on Sunday 31st July.
Camping will be available Saturday night. If you are able to help set sections, we will be out there on the Saturday prior and there will be a $25 meal contribution to your evening meal on the Saturday night.
We hope to see all you wonderful trialista’s there!
The series dates are:
Round 1: Sunday 3rd April 2022, Mardan [STR]
Round 2: Sunday 5th June 2022, Scarsdale [STR/OMCC]
Round 3: Sunday 31st July 2022, Winchelsea [OMCC]
Round 4: Sunday 14th August 2022, Bonnie Doon [STR/OMCC]
Round 5: Saturday & Sunday 17-18th September 2022, Argyle [OMCC]
Awards & Presentation: Sunday 4th December 2022, OMCC Club Grounds [OMCC]
We had 14 kids for the OMCC Junior Enthusiasts Trials Squad training on Saturday. Weather looked pretty bad first thing but the weather gods smiled and not a drop for the training session. There was lots of mud and wheel spinning in the tricky conditions!
Practice included tight turns, balance on planks and wheelie practice. Dan Stanthorpe won the longest Static balance. His tyres appeared to be glued in the mud. Mason Brady was a clear winner in the slow race and Fletcher Theile did a massive skid to take out the longest skid competition
Zachary did a demo to show the kids his awesome skills and what they can aspire to.
MINI TRAIL Junior Winners: First Indi Di Natale, Second Toby Harris, Third Mason Brady
Sub Junior Winners: First Dan Stanthorpe, Second Darcy Mitchener, Third Mimi Brady
It was great to see most of the parents joining in and helping where they could and also cleaning up the sections. This was a great help. Also, thanks to Mark Brincat for the offer of the Come and Try ride on his kids bikes.
Thanks to the helpers. Janina for lunch, Trainers Geoff Lewis, Justin Stone , Mike Brady and Zachary Mularczyk
To end the session there was a Treasure Hunt where the Kids had to follow the clues and locate the hidden lollie loot.
We noticed a heaps of progress from the JETS and lots of big smiles as they achieved new skills. Well done kids for getting out and playing in the mud!!
Next JETS training is Tentatively planned for 8 or 9 of October
OMCC invites parents to register for the next Junior Enthusiast trials Squad training day
Venue OMCC, 1 Simpsons Road Oakleigh South Date Saturday 9 July, 2022 Start time is 9.00am Closing date to register is Thursday 7 July
Training is Free to members BBQ lunch will be provided Gates open 8.30 am, please be ready to ride and meet on veranda at 9.00am
New and day members welcome by appointment (conditions apply) We will have several groups of different levels and training requirements up to C grade. There will be approx. 2 hours training with fun activities and a Mini Trail with awards for Juniors and sub juniors. Finishing with a BBQ lunch.
Kids can Ride any mini bike or a push bike. By popular demand we will have another TREASURE HUNT after Lunch.
New parents that want their Kids to try the sport can book a 15min Come and Try Ride. Booking is essential and conditions apply for this. The “Come and Try” will start at 1.00pm. Spots are limited so book early
During April we were so busy getting ready for OMCCs showpiece event of the year, the Glenmaggie Easter Trial, that we didn’t get any comms out. We are back on schedule now but as a result this update is pretty full!
Jumping ahead, there is training Sunday 29th May for Beginner Adults thanks to Stan Mularczyk. If you can make it, please let the club know: https://forms.gle/o4QRNqALfbganyLg8
New members are welcome, and day memberships are also available (conditions apply).
Glenmaggie 2022 done & dusted!
It was so nice to see 100+ riders for the first time in years at an OMCC trial. Thanks to all our interstate riders who made the journey. We had groups from QLD, NSW, CBR & TAS, including a few Victorians who drove 5+ hours! To return the favour, there is a large contingent of OMCC riders heading north for the Canberra 2 Day (more details below). For those of you who made it we hope you had a good time. The talk around the campgrounds seemed to suggest most of you did.
It was a herculean effort by the organising team with the amount of rain and growth the property had. Setting sections required chainsaws & whipper snippers before you could put the arrows down in a lot of places. Floods also meant the club needed to make repairs to the crossing between the first & second car park.
A massive thank you goes to the following people who were there across multiple weekends to make the event happen:
Rocky Egan, Phill Lewis, Phill Arnott, Simon Colombo, Simon Watts, David Grice, Noah Grice, Craig Genner, John Wilson, Matt Kerr, Peter Wines, Stan Mularcyzk, Zac Mularcyzk, Geoff Lewis, Gary McDonald.
A very special mention to Reece & Greg Chalmers who did some very heavy lifting and deserve special mention for going above & beyond. The club appreciates all your hard work.
Thanks to our trainers who put in a fantastic effort: Caitlyn Cummins, Jono Chellas, Stan Mularczyk, Justin Stone and Rocky Egan.
The training on the Friday was very well attended and the club was seeking a donation from each attendee to help raise funds for the TDN team to get across to Europe this year. If you were planning on contributing to the training, but didn’t have cash on hand you can still make your contribution here by using the reference “TDN Training GM”: https://www.oakleighmcc.com/club/make-a-payment/
We ended up setting about 26 sections and ran out of white & green arrows (thanks to STR for coming to our rescue), and the event consisted of 3 x 15 laps each day with a couple of sections re-used day 2. Glenmaggie section setting is generally set on the easier side in recognition of the fact that it is still early in the season, and the Easter weekend is a time of fun and relaxation. On reflection, looking at most of the grades we were fairly close to meeting those objectives based on the scores.
Please check out Hiroshi’s Youtube channel for video from the event:
The second round of our junior trials training sessions is being run at the OMCC grounds on Saturday 14th May.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn some new trials skills in a relaxed and fun environment. Open to all kids on any type of bike: trials bike, mini bike or push bike. There will be lots of fun games and activities including: Longest Static Balance, Best Wheelie, Slow Race and Longest Skid.
Training is free to all members, and day memberships are available for those that are not current club members.
Where?: OMCC Club Grounds, 1 Simpsons Rd Clayton South When?: Saturday May 14th, 9:00am Lunch: BBQ Lunch will be provided