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MXTV Clip- SA 24 HOUR event. Look out for footage of the BMWOCSA members!
BMWOCSA TURNS 58!
On 14th July, BMWOCSA turns 58. Join fellow members at a casual celebratory dinner at the German Club, 223 Flinders St, ADELAIDE at 6.30 pm.
Please contact Simone on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 84495462 (leave a message on the business phone)
to enable confirmation of numbers.
BMWOCSA control point at 24Hr trial
The Swann Insurance 24 Hour Trial is known as Australia’s Ultimate Reliability Test and has a reputation as being one of the toughest events in Australia for motorcycle riders. For more information on the event see: http://24hrtrial.com/web/
BMWOCSA successfully manned control point No.3 at this event .
If you didn't attend, read about the fun in Latest Events.
2016 BMWOCSA ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT
The 2016 BMWOCSA awards get together will be held as a lunch event.
DATE: Sun 31st July
AT: the Watershed Function Centre and Cafe,
665 Salisbury Highway, Mawson Lakes SA 5095
TIME: 12:00 midday
Keep the date free, and come along for an afternoon of fun and frivolity with your fellow club members.
For more details about the venue (and the menu!) visit: http://thewatershed.net.au/
BMWOCSA club members:
- Jo van Eyck for winning several awards at the Cape Bridgewater Rally!!!
- Brian Kowalik for returning from the Recent Alpine Rally in Vic with the "Pudding". See below for the legend of the Pudding....
BMW CLUBS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL MOTORRAD RALLY 2016
Tickets for for registration and accommodation at our national event for 2016 NOW OPEN!! LIMITED ACCOMMODATION has been set aside, so get in early. Link to ticket sales (via Eventbrite) on the Rally website.
The rally is a National event, which is designed to promote fellowship and social interaction through a common interest of motorcycling and our love of the BMW Marque.
Bright is well renowned as a spectacular part of Australia, with fantastic scenery and plenty of options for visitors. It is a motorcycle friendly town and hosts a number of motoring related events throughout the year. It has great roads and mountain trails for both on and off road motorcycles. November in Bright is ideal motorcycling weather with an average temperature of 24c. Bright boasts clear blue skies, sunshine and lots of starry nights. Bright is renowned as the 'Gateway to the Alps'.
More information: http://www.bmwmotorradrally.com.au/
EVENTS OF INTEREST
Some upcoming Non-BMWOCSA events that might be of interest:
- Sidecar Rally (Manna Hill, SA; August)
- Cane Toad Rally (QLD; Oct)
See Upcoming events for more information
The following members were recognised at the 2015 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
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
THE LEGEND OF THE PUDDING
The story of the Pudding begins in about 1975 when Russell Payne [aka The Bear] from BMW MCC WA was staying with another bearded associate [Eric Janssen - Motorcycle Touring Club] in Adelaide and was preparing for his trip home. Packing a Big Sister Self Saucing Pudding as supplies seemed a good idea at the time, but as time passed, the same Pudding was carried to numerous destinations but never consumed.
Subsequently, as it aged, it achieved its status by being exchanged between riders, generally at the Border Run at the SA/WA Border, and carried to numerous destinations for a change of scenery. Sadly, by the late 90's, the Pudding was showing its age and was subsequently encased in resin to protect it and those who were transporting it. It has continued its travels over the years and is still a regular attendee of many motorcycle rallies and gatherings.
However there are rules to be obeyed:
- It must always travel by motorcycle, not by car [exceptions have been made for sidecars though].
- If you are indeed desperate enough to want to eat the Pudding, you must first eat the tyres and seat of your bike washed down by its contained liquids before you have a go at the Pudding!
More recently the Pudding has taken on the guise of a money raiser in that individuals attending the Off Centre Rally, or similar gatherings, can bid for rights to transport the Pudding. The proceeds from these auctions are then donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service to support their much needed assistance in the outback.
MID WEEK RIDES
Please note that these rides are not planned events,
but rather 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:
Caltex service station, corner of Montague and Main North Roads, Pooraka, 5095.
Shell, Coles Express service station, 111 West Terrace, Adelaide, 5000.
Shell, Coles express service station, 1477 - 1479 Main South Road, Darlington, 5047.
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.
A range of national and international publications are received by the Club secretary and available for perusal/ borrowing for BMWOCSA members. Recently received:
- BMW MCC Vic and BMWMOCGC magazines (online), BMW Drivers Club NSW, MRA, BMW Car Club VIC, BMW TC NSW..
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: email@example.com
CHANGES TO MOTORCYCLE HELMET STANDARDS
The Club has been advised by the Senior Policy Officer of Safety & Strategy, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) that European ECE 22.05 standard helmets are now legal to be worn by motorcyclists in South Australia, and these standards are approved for use in the majority of states and territories.
Also, provisions allowing a bicycle helmet to be used by a motorcycle passenger under the age of six years have also been removed.
For further information see The DoPTI websites (which are currently being updated.)
SHOULD ABS BE ADOPTED FOR NEW MOTORCYCLES IN AUSTRALIA?
The Department for Infrastructure and Regional Development is reviewing currently Australian Design Rules (ADR's) relating to ABS brakes on new motorcycles.
The Department has provided a discussion paper and invited preliminary comment on the research and its context. This period is now closed and the Department will shortly prepare a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for the adoption of ABS for new motorcycles in Australia.
The RIS process itself will then be subject to public comment before any decision is made by the Government. At that time, calls for feedback will be advertised through national publications as well as through standing consultative groups for the ADRs and vehicle safety.
Further details available at:
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
You could check your bike against these colours!!
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".
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: