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ANNUAL CLUB AWARDS LUNCH
Lunch was well attended by approx 35 people. Pleasant surroundings and good food made for a great event!
The following members were recognised at the 2016 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 – Lee McPeake
– For support and services to the Club
– For consistent attendance at Club events.
Hard Luck Award – Lee McPeake
Teapot Award – Josh Schiller
– For coming off his Husqui in his back yard.
- For providing consistent reports for Flatchat
YEAR BADGES 2016
In recognition of continuous Club membership, badges were awarded to the following members at the 2016 Annual Dinner:
30 Year – Carol Brown
20 Year – Andrew Chester
10 Year – Dave Murray
BMWOCSA TURNED 58!
On 14th July, BMWOCSA turned 58.
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. Todd Barry was the winner for 2016, making it a hat-trick. For a full report on this year's 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.
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....
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.
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BMW CLUBS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL MOTORRAD RALLY 2016
Registration closes on 2nd October, so register NOW if you are planning to attend. 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:
- Cane Toad Rally (QLD; Oct) PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE ORGANSER
-"Classics at Hart"- 100 years of Motorcycling in SA (Port Adelaide, SA October)
- Volunteers required for the 2016 Toy run.
See Upcoming events for more information
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..
WEBSITES OF INTEREST
THE AIRHEAD' - the free Electronic Magazine for lovers of all BMW twins from 1923 up to 1995. http://www.theairhead.co.uk/
BMWRIDER: A new platform for Motorcycle enthusiasts and BMW fans to find useful information and read interesting stories about motorcycles and the people behind them. http://rider.bmwmotorrad.com.au/
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
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:
MID WEEK RIDES
The routes for these rides are not pre-planned events,
but will be decided on the day by whoever arrives to take part.
With this in mind, it may 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.