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BMWOCSA UPCOMING RIDES:
2017 CLUB RIDES:   

OCTOBER
18- MID WEEK RIDE

NOVEMBER
5- CLASSIC RIDE TO CLASSIC BIKE SHOW, MACCLESFIELD *****NOTE CHANGE FROM PRINTED CALENDAR**** 
15- MID WEEK RIDE


See Upcoming Events 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. 

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. The Civic Park: opposite Westfield Tea Tree Plaza Shopping Centre, 976 North East Road, Modbury, 5092.
6. 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 necessary 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. 




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WHAT'S HAPPENING:
- Test ride a new BMW! (see below) 
-2017 Winter "FLATCHAT" available in Club Publications.  
- Historic News updated:  Club tools for loan/ updated historic Registration News/ Classic bike show
-See Upcoming events for more details of rides and club events. 
- Recently received publications are listed (see below)
- read about the new BMW race bike HP4 Race (in websites of interest below)
- September Mid-week ride report in Latest Events.





CALLING ALL MEMBERS- HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BIKE?  

A BMW belonging to a club member's family was stolen on 1st October from outside his home in Birkenhead.  
Description : Black 1989 model BMW R80 (naked bike).  Featuring nonidentical exhaust mufflers (one muffler was a new after market replacement ), mono-shock. 
Odometer approx. 87/88,000 kms and Rego-S51AUZ
Just wondering if you could keep a look out & spread the word. If you have any information, please contact a Committee member to pass on the relevant Club member. 


2018 CALENDAR
Call for photographs!  
2018 is the club's 60th Anniversary. We are seeking photographs to reflect the history and times of the Club.   Have a look through your memories and submit your favourite shots to Harry Glocke.  Last date for photographs to be received is Friday 6th October at the the Club meeting.

MAKE LIFE A RIDE 
- TEST RIDE A NEW BMW
BMW Motorrad have a current promotion to introduce 3 new models:
G 310 GS- for Adventurers
K 1600B - the 6  cylinder streamlined road machine
R NINE T URBAN GS- a great all-rounder
and are inviting all club members to register interest to find out more.
 
Contact Joel from Moto Adelaide, 83742299 to find out more details or go to Upcoming Events to register your interest. 


CLUB AWARDS

The following members were recognised at the 2017 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 – Kaye and Chester Kavanagh

 – For consistent attendance at Club events


Presidents Choice Award – David Cushion  

– For support and services to the Club

 


Hard LucAward – Garth Daking 

 – For not making it to the Border....  (we hope this kit might help if he finds himself in a similar situation again)


Teapot Award – Garth Daking

- For travelling all the way to a Rally to discover he had left all his gear at home....... 

   


Golden Pen -  Steven Mutton (accepted by Di Bates in his absence)

- For providing consistent reports for Flatchat





YEAR BADGES 2017

In recognition of continuous Club membership, badges were awarded to the following members at the 2017 Annual Dinner:

10 YEARS -
  
Di Bates  
      




Garth Daking







40 YEARS
Felix Schiller   

  
 
Les Potter (presented at the August general meeting)
 

     CONGRATULATIONS! 


"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" TO BMWOCSA
Our club turned 59 on the 14th July 2017. Congratulations and thanks to all present and past members for helping the Club to get here. Without you there'd be no club!



HISTORIC RATIFICATION 2017
From 1st July, steps to gain historic registration have changed.  A motor vehicle is a historic vehicle if 30 years or more have elapsed since 1 January of the year in which the vehicle was manufactured.
For more details on registering a historic vehicle, see 
https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/vehicles-and-registration/vehicle-registration/vehicle-types-and-specifications/historic-left-hand-drive-and-street-rod-vehicles



QUIZ NIGHT/ CLUB FUNDRAISER
The Club Quiz night was held successfully on Sat 20th May. Four teams battled hard, but there could only be one victor at the end of the night. Thanks to our invited guest quizmaster and his valued assistant, Jeff and Jude Jenkie for challenging and fun questions. The evening was a successful fundraiser for our club


CHANGES TO CLUB BY-LAWS
The proposed changes to Clause 11 (c) relating to Club By-Laws were approved at the Special Meeting on 2nd Dec. These are finalised and the amended Constitution is available.    If you have any questions, or require further clarification, please contact Harry Glocke.


 2017 BMWOCSA "AUSBRUCH" RALLY
Our Club Rally was held 28-30 April at Gladstone Gaol. The gaol has been converted to provide accommodation and catering facilities and is ideal for groups.

Andrew Chester, Historic Registrar, attended the Dec Motorcycle Reference Group meeting.  He provided the following feedback:

The Motorcycle Reference Group is an advisory body convened and hosted by DPTI (Department of Planning, TRansport and Infrastructure), providing feedback to the Department and hence to the Minister on motorcycling issues.
At meetings, DPTI and SAPOL are strongly represented together with participants from rider training, MTA, RAA, MRA, Motorcycling SA, Centre for Automotive Research, dealers and clubs.
The November agenda included the following:  
        1. Rider Safety Handbook
        2. Licensing Proposals
        3. Lane Filtering
 
1. Preparation of the new Handbook is well advanced
2. Changes to Licensing are progressing, S.A. is unique in not having any specific training for moped riders and a separate licence is proposed.
3. The main focus of the session was Filtering,a submission having been made by Tim Kelly of Ride to Review which the (BMWOCSA) Club did not support. Some claims in this were refuted by the spokesman from the Centre for Automotive Research, however the Department had prepared its own submission for the Minister which is broadly in line with interstate practice where filtering is sanctioned:
In S.A. Filtering is to be permissible "when safe to do so" by full licence holders and restricted licence holders, but NOT learners, moped riders (unless holding a 'R' licence). It must be carried out at a maximum of 30 km/h, but NOT during school hours, NOT in bicycle boxes, NOT in special purpose lanes(bicycle, bus, emergency stopping) or on the road shoulder.   





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 control point 24


BMWOCSA successfully manned control point No.3 at this event . 
If you didn't attend, read about the fun in Latest Events.






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.
Content supplied by Bailey Gifford




EVENTS OF INTEREST

 
- Advance notice: 5TH NOVEMBER Classic bike show to be held at Macclesfield Oval, organised by Battunga Country Lions Club. Layout for the BMWOCSA bikes is now availalble with further details in Classic News
www.lionsclassicbikeshow.org

- SUNDAY 12TH NOVEMBER Eudunda Show Old Bike Display - Show & Shine. More details on the website:


- MRASA Toy Run date has been changed to 3rd DEC (from 10th) 


WHAT'S IN
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

BMW HP4 Race bike- handcrafted and described as the most exclusive and best BMW motorcycle of all time.

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:  gdaking@ozemail.com.au   


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.)


http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/towardszerotogether/safe_road_users/motorcyclists




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

  


 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".

CORNER MARKING SYSTEM

The BMWOCSA uses the "corner marking system" on Club rides. This ensures that all riders are informed about where to ride, without the need to carry maps. It also ensures that all riders will remain in the group and prevents any riders from being left behind. 

HOW IT WORKS:

  • At the beginning of each ride, a Ride Leader and Tail Rider will be identified. The Ride Leader will ride in front and the Tail Rider will bring up the rear.  The Ride Leader and Tail rider stay in position during the ride. Others riders take turns corner marking and will change their position in the group as the ride progresses.
  • Approaching an intersection where the ride turns, the leader signals for the rider immediately behind her or him to "mark" the corner.  
  • "Corner Marking" involves that rider pulling over to the side just before the corner, in a clearly visible and safe position, and using indicator and hand signal to point out the turn to following riders.
  • When the Tail Rider arrives, he or she signals the corner marker either by sounding the horn or an agreed hand signal. The marker then pulls in front of the Tail Rider and continues.
  • With this system, all riders except for the Ride Leader and the Tail Rider will change position in the group during the ride. Once a rider advances to be directly behind the Ride Leader, he or she will become the next "corner marker". Depending on the number of turns on a ride, each rider may be the "corner marker" more than once. 
  • Once at the back of the group after being the "corner marker", riders should not try to overtake work their way up through the group to get to the front again, but rather let the natural progression of the ride occur to approach to the front again. Remember, this is recreational, not race riding.

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.