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BMWOCSA UPCOMING RIDES:


SEPTEMBER
13TH- BOWLING RUN
16TH- MIDWEEK RIDE

OCTOBER
10TH - 11TH- CAMPING WEEKEND
14TH- MIDWEEK RIDE
24TH- GUYS FUN RUN 500

NOVEMBER
8TH- CLASSIC RUN
18TH- MIDWEEK RIDE

DECEMBER
13TH- ADELAIDE TOY RUN (MRA)
16TH MIDWEEK RIDE

See calendar for more details.
**PLEASE NOTE: we are currently experiencing some difficulties with time zones in the calendar, causing some inaccuracies. Please check event details for correct event times. 

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WHAT'S HAPPENING:

- Cathy Lux from Motorcycle Riders Association (MRA) will be attending the September General club meeting to update members on the role and other general information about the MRA. 

THE FUNDRAISING AND QUIZ NIGHT, NO WORRIES RUN, 2015 BORDER RUN AND 24 HOUR EVENT reports are now in " latest events" 




CLUB CALENDAR

Call for photos:  We need photos for the 2016 calendar.  Please submit your favourite and best photograph for consideration.  No theme has been selected, so all photos considered. 
DEADLINE for submissions: Wed 30th September 




CLUB AWARDS

The following members were recognised at the annual club dinner for services to the Club, dedication, and for feats providing those memorable stories that will entertain us for years to come: 

Bill Brown Award /Clubman Award – David & Tyler Cushion 

– For fearlessly tackling the cooking of our Xmas BBQ without thought of possible fat splatter

Presidents Choice Award – John Fellenburg

 – For attending most Club runs including a few mid-week when he was the only punter to hold the Club banner on his way to a bakery stop.

Hard Luck Award – Stephen Mutton

 – For narrowly avoiding a $2,500.00 bill for sprocket replacement on his 800 and being saved by Lee McPeake who argued his case to Moto Adelaide for a repair under warranty.

Teapot Award – Brian Kowalik

 – For deciding a dirt road shortcut home from the Motorrad Nationals, getting a flat, realising he had no pump or repair kit and spending the night there before being rescued.

Golden Pen - John McLarty

 


YEAR BADGES

In recognition of continuous Club membership, badges were awarded to the following members at the August General Meeting:

30 Year – John Sargent, Brian Kowalik

20 Year – Cameron Mighall

10 Year – Mike & Angela Blackwood, Susan Powell

CONGRATULATIONS! 

 



Don't forget to check the Calendar for all future events.
**PLEASE NOTE: we are currently experiencing some difficulties with time zones in the calendar, causing some inaccuracies. Please check event details for correct event times. 


MID WEEK RIDES

Please note that these rides are not official Club events, 
but are ad hoc meetings of like minded Club members, so it would pay to have a 
"ring around" before arriving at the meeting point, or you may find that you are on your own.
 

We always try for new roads and destinations but unfortunately we have travelled most within about a 250 km. radius of the meeting point, so if you have what you consider to be a day ride/destination that could be of interest to your fellow members and visitors, please rock up at the Tower Hotel, 621 Magill Road, Magill, 5072 and lead us astray, we'd love that.
 


 RIDE MEETING POINTS: 
1. North:
Caltex service station, corner of Montague and Main North Roads, Pooraka, 5095.
2. Central:
Shell, Coles Express service station, 111 West Terrace, Adelaide, 5000.
3. South:
Shell, Coles express service station, 1477 - 1479 Main South Road, Darlington, 5047.
4. Midweek:
Tower Hotel, 621 Magill Road, Magill, 5072.
5. Trips that travel north towards Pt. Wakefield:
Caltex - 965 Port Wakefield Road, Bolivar, 5110. ( meet here only on 
6. Occasional meeting point:
The Civic Park, opposite Westfield Tea Tree Plaza Shopping Centre, 976 North East Road, Modbury, 5092.
7.  Last but not least, our monthly club meetings are held in the Atujara Motorcycle Club rooms. King Street, Penington, S.A. 5013 (Enter via Torrens Crescent).


Please be aware that rides may be cancelled at short notice due to inclement weather or for any other reason deemed neccessary by the Club Captain or the ride Co-ordinator. If you are unsure of an event, contact details can be found in this site under "Contact Us". 


RIDE ETIQUETTE 

Courtesy can be contageous, try it.

On rare occasions on recent rides, lead riders have taken off without using their mirrors to ensure that the rest of the riders are still with him/her. In cities or larger towns the group can easily be separated by other traffic or traffic lights, and of course in the country, if the leader cannot see the group, how will he/she be aware of a breakdown or worse, an accident?.  So please watch out for your following rider, even on dirt, take time to look.


We must always be aware of our  "DUTY OF CARE".
 
 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER – PLEASE READ


Rides are organised as a social gathering only, and in coming with us you ride totally at your own risk. Any personal injury or accident insurance is totally the responsibility of the individual rider.

The BMWOCSA invite you to participate in rides in express reliance on the following acknowledgements, releases and warranties:

  1. The BMWOCSA rides are social, and therefore none of the organisers or other participants accept any responsibility for the safety of riders and pillions participating in any of the rides.
  2. Motorcycling is an inherently dangerous activity and by its nature involves risks (both foreseeable and unforeseeable) of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage.

    You warrant that:

  • you have a suitable level of expertise and riding skill to safely participate in any of our rides;
  • you have satisfied yourself as to the nature of the proposed ride;
  • the motorcycle you will be riding on is in a roadworthy condition;
  • you have carefully inspected it and you are satisfied it is in good order and fit for the ride;
  • if you are a pillion, your rider has sufficient expertise in order to be able to participate in the ride;
  • you will either not start on a ride or immediately cease participating in the ride if you feel you will be unable to safely participate;
  • you release, as far as permitted by law, completely and unconditionally the organisers and other riders from all liability, for any loss or damage and any claim on account of injury to the person or property or resulting in death arising out of or relating to the ride;
  • in participating in the ride you fully understand the above and participate in the ride freely and voluntarily without any threat or inducement assurance or guarantee; and
  • if you invite someone else to come with you on the ride, then you will make sure that they know and accept the matters set out in this disclaimer.
Again, remember, at all times, it is our  "DUTY OF CARE".
 

 

BMW Motorcycle & Car Show

11 October 2015

Zündschlüssel Run

11-16 October 2015




NORM WATSON'S CHARITY RIDE AROUND AUSTRALIA

On 4th September, Norm Watson, a BMWOCSA member, will set off on a 6 week ride around Australia, raising funds for CHILDHOOD CANCER. A farewell breakfast will be held at GLOBE DERBY PARK on 4TH SEPTEMBER (see calendar for details). 
For more information and to follow Norm on his ride:





BMWOCSA CLUB LIBRARY BOOKS

Three Wandering Poms-  Linda Bootherstone
The Perfect Vehicle-  Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Two for the Road-  Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix
Jupiter's travels- Ted Simon
Dreaming of Jupiter-  Ted Simon
Illustrated BMW Motorcycle Guide- Stefan Knittel & Roland Slabon
Owners Workshop Manual K100 & 75 1983 to 1987 - Haynes
Owners Workshop Manual K100 & 75 1983 to 1989 - Haynes.

These books are available for current club members.  To borrow or to donate books/ magazines to the club, please contact Garth Daking (Captain) H: 8524 8142     E:  gdaking@ozemail.com.au   




You could check your bike against these colours!!



Could this interest you?




OK so you want some motorcycle reading, well this site will keep you busy for a loooong time.

We have permission to use this site and articles from it with the proviso that the owner and developer of it is recognised. The site is simply titled, "The Old Bloke", and he is none other than Elwyn Jordan, and, his very extensive read is 


http://theoldbloke.homestead.com/index.html



A fairly large recall

Something all new BMW owners should check out.