Active8 Yamaha Yamalube’s Josh Green’s Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship season was cut short after an injury to his knee at round one, but recently mounting the bike again Green has confirmed that he is set and ready to go for the 2016 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) this November 14th-19th.
Seeking to treat the knee injury sooner rather than later the Yamaha mounted rider underwent surgery shortly after the injury occurred to prevent further damage.
Green who has still been an avid figure at the AORC supporting his team mates at most events, helping and sharing his knowledge will now join in amongst his fellow competitors, this time on the track.
“I jumped back on the bike Tuesday last week (October 6) after I went and saw the surgeon. He said that I am well ahead in my recovery and he thinks it’s a good idea to start riding again,” Green shared.
“I told him that my plan was to try and do the four day and he said that it’s a good idea to get on the bike now and ease in to it, rather than going hell for leather straight up when you get on the bike in six months.
“It is a month early but it feels really good, I haven’t had a problem with it at all. I am still being very cautious obviously and doing all my rehab but being able to ride is pretty cool.
“I was very rusty jumping back on the bike, I think the longest I have ever had off the bike previously was six weeks in 20 years.
In the lead up to the Australian Four Day Josh Green explained that he has just been doing trail riding to try and increase his bike fitness before the event kicks off on November 14 this year. Admitting that he has never lost his spark for riding Green shared that it’s highlighted his appreciation.
“Time off the bike makes you appreciate it a lot more and it made me even more hungry. I have sat and watched rounds and just been frustrated so I am really excited, and probably going to be really nervous on the day, but I just have to ease in to it and remember that I haven’t raced all year,” he started.
“I am just going to treat the Four Day as a stepping stone for next year,” Green finished.
In preparation for the A4DE Green will compete in the Transmoto 6 Hour race the weekend before to gain valuable bike time before heading to Mansfield in Victoria to compete in the long anticipated 2016 Australian Four Day Enduro meeting this November 14-19.
The A4DE Management team would like to urgently remind everyone that entries remain open until October 28 for those who have full registration. Head to www.a4de.com.au to get your entry in now for this November 14th-19th!!!
Image – John Hamilton/Mad Dog Images – Pictured Josh Green at the opening rounds of the Yamaha Australian Off Road Championships