Hi, my name is Norm, Norm Watson, currently 73 years of age. For my 75th. milestone year, or just before, to suit the time of the year weather conditions, I leave Adelaide on the 4th. of September 2015 on my motorcycle to circumnavigate Australia in an endeavour to bring awareness to and, to raise money for, the Childhood Cancer Assoc. of South Australia.
I know that the trip is still many months away but cancer does not work on time, so any donations between now and the event, however small, would be greatly appreciated. Just open my web site on the link above and click on the "Give Now" icon and follow the prompts.
A receipt will be issued for donations over $2.00 if required, for taxation purposes.
So, in anticipation of your support, I thank you very much. Norm.
A long overdue country ride to Edithburgh on Sunday 16th. March, 2014.
With this lovely weather what could be more enjoyable, looking forward to this run,
see you there.
Please note the earlier departure time from "North", 8.30 am for 9.00 am.
Anyone thinking of a shorter day ride could do an alternative trip to Victor Harbor for day 2 of the following Rally;
The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC) National Rally will be held in Victor Harbor, South Australia in 2014.
The VJMC was founded right here in South Australia 30 years ago and has grown from an initial membership of just 20 to nearly 3000 registered members. The rally weekend at Victor Harbor will be a must-see event for bike enthusiasts.
The weekend starts with an entrant's only barbecue on Friday night. There will be organised rides on both the Saturday and Sunday with the public display and judging at Warland Reserve on Saturday. There will also be trade stalls from some of the event sponsors. As the weekend comes to a close, entrants will have lunch at the Beachfront Holiday Park before going home on Sunday.
Entry is free on both days for spectators.
Another fun day coming up on May 4th. 2014.
Historic Bike Club Run
There's an easy club run on this day for all the older bikes, although bikes of any vintage are more that welcome, in fact are asked to join in for this fun, once a year ride. Last year in fact we had more bikes that any other recent event, well worth the effort. see you there. ( further details can be found in the website "Calendar"
Oh, I forgot to mention, it's a fully BYO everything event.
News letters and Magazines from other BMW Clubs can be found under the menu heading of "Filing Cabinet".
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 19th. of March, 2014.
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: