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December Mid week Ride
Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th
Stephen MUTTON- 81860554
Meet Wednesday 11th at north for 10am start.
Ages ago we rode to Peterborough to visit a museum and then have dinner at a local pub. It was a great ride there, a surprise evening at the bar, delicious breakfast of bacon and eggs, all with good company.
Burra should be just as good, starting with a meal with wine at the local pizzeria. If we can leave north by 10am we should be ready for a meal at La Percora Nera (The Black Sheep, 3 Upper Thames Street, Burra, ph8892 2886) a slow meal with a drink which is unusual for the Club. There are many mining attractions at Burra to fill the later afternoon, especially if we pick up a Historical Society Passport Key from the Visitor Centre and spend a couple of hours on the eleven kilometre trail of sites.
There are five hotels in Burra from which to choose and all we want is one with cheap rooms and a safe park for the bikes overnight. Perhaps we’ll be lucky this time and find a cafe for breakfast before heading home.
Please let me know if you intend to
come. The Friday meeting on the 6th of December will provide an opportunity to count up and book the café.
Most of us knew Laurie Robertson, so this could be of interest to you.
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Post Toy Run
After the MRA annual Toy Run, to be held on Sunday the 8th. of December, our club, BMWOCSA, will be having a BYO get together at the gardens right in the centre of Strathalbyn. At a guess we could start arriving there at about 1.00 pm or so, so look out for other club members, and maybe early comers could hold a bit of space for others yet to arrive.
Mid Week rides
Come and join us on one of our ever popular mid week rides.
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.
Our next mid week is on Wednesday the 11th. of December, 2013.
A worthy cause for 2014
Inaugural South Australia "Bit On The Side get Together" 12-13 April
2014 at Mannahill, camping at the rear of the hotel, $5 per night or free camping if you buy drinks at the pub.
Rally badge $20 each, "T" shirts $20 each, awards handed out Saturday night, contact Beetle 0458394271 or PJ 0428315815. Proceeds go to the Guide Dogs Association.
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
And do you know where the meeting points are?, see below.
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. Caltex - 965 Port Wakefield Road, Bolivar, 5110. ( meet here only on trips that
travel north towards Pt. Wakefield ).
6. Occasional meeting point is 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. (Enter via Torrens Crescent).
If you have plenty of time on your hands, check out this web site, for BMW enthusiasts, this would have to be one of the best that I have come across.
On rare occassions 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 they be aware of a breakdown or worse, an accident?. So please watch out for your following rider, even on dirt, take time to look.
Courtesy can be contageous, try it.
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".
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:
You warrant that: