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Vollie News Thursday 20th October 2011 Page 4 Motocross Duty-Peter Poole Hayley and two others attended the Moto-X at Palmerston on Sunday 16 October. The event was held on the natural terrain track with entry to the track being through the back gate. The heat, humidity and dust were natural for the build up in October, man it was hot humid and dusty! Hayley required ongoing self treatment for the heat, luckily we had a bag of real ice left over from Friday nights BMX for her to use. The vehicle allocated was Car 184 (AKA Bens Pride) which also has a digital radio that works. We can report that 184 does not handle loose sand and gravel very well, it only took four people to push it out of the loose material once flattened Gatorade bottles were used as scrapers to dig out behind and in front of the wheels. The shade structure for the First Aid Post was erected beside the remains of the one destroyed in a wind event during a past meeting. The floor of the post was washed iron stone; very flash. The location was just down from the start line and when the breeze blew from the east it was an ideal location; when the breeze died or changed to come from the west the dust was thick. Quad bikes make a lot more dust than motor bikes; luckily there were only three quad races. The meeting was well run and apart from a few spills on the first turn no one came to grief. The drinks provided by the organisers were most welcome. The meeting finished ahead of time so we were home before the rain started.

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