Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

It's Full Throttle Action

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

It's Full Throttle Action

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Byline: Liam Butterworth Sports Road Test

IN my next installment of 'Sports Road Test' I was fortunate enough to be the guest of Jason Rice Motorcycle Coaching to learn some of the finer points of motocross. Jason is a Motorcycling Queensland Accredited Coach and has been involved with various motorcycle sports for 23 years.

My only previous experience with a motorcycle came through this 'Sports Road Test' adventure, and I was a little nervous.

I turned up to the Benaraby Motocross Track and after a briefing and a discussion of the day's schedule, we got on the bike to do a short warm-up before we headed into the main exercises. Jason set me up on a bike, which had been generously lent to me by Harbour City Motorcylces, and I was ready to go.

After giving me a quick refresher on how to get started, I tried to take off. Jason's advice to slowly let off the clutch while keeping the throttle steady disappeared as I shot forward and ended up on the ground with the bike on top of me. …

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