The South African downhill champion said the conditions of the track were right up his alley, but that they did not appeal to everyone.
“You just need to be comfortable riding in extremely loose conditions,” he said.
Garlicki also acknowledged the tough competition that he would face.
“I’m not too sure of who all will be taking part, but Johan Potgieter is always going to be quick,” said the Solid Reverse/Investec rider.
He said Ade van der Merwe and the Philogene brothers, Johnathan and Christopher, also had impressive downhill skills.
Garlicki will ride this weekend for only the second time since September and stressed the importance of taking a break.
“It’s definitely time to get racing again and I’m itching to go. It’s always good after a season to have a nice break – mentally more than anything.
“But after a few months you start getting keen again to hear the beeps.”