2017 TRAINING DATES: LEV 1, 2, PILLIONS & MORE EXCITING STUFF (updated)

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The 2017 training dates.  The training team has made even more changes to the year planner and promises to make the training season as exciting as possible with new ideas and terrain.

The Level 1, 2 and pillion Off Road training is as per BMW standards. We prefer and recommend riders to do Level 1 first and then move to Level 2.  This way we know they have learned the basics.  We recommend riders with a new bike to do a refresher of Lev 1 or 2 depending on their riding abilities as each bike have its own bonding space and dynamics.

Only 1 level can be completed on a day.

We cover:

- theory about rider gear, safety, rider position, bike set-up, dynamics of the BMW bike, tyre pressures, etc

- Level 1: Explaining and adjusting the motorcycle, ABS de-activation, rider position, Off Road steering, cone riding, balancing, picking up the bike, leading the bike, slow riding, braking

- Level 2: Bike set-up, tyre pressures, rider position, cone riding, body position, angle riding,  stopping on a hill, uphill & down hill riding, sharp turns, sand riding, technical ride up a jeep track, high speed braking on gravel, gymkhana, etc.

Something new to our training will be forest trail riding. A new track will be ready for the new season.  This includes jumping obstacles, single track up hill and down hill riding, crossing a donga, loose gravel,we will ride a circular enduro track…etc etc.  Watch this space as John Carr is on a mission.

There are easier escape routes on the track to allow you to build confidence.

This will take riders to a new riding skill level, but carried out in a safe environment.  Join us for lots of fun and training in a stunning forest/wine farm environment.  Remember our rules still apply:  you only do what you feel comfortable with.  Come and have fun on that GS and challenge yourself .

Training venue:

We are fortunate to use the facilities at Anura Vineyards, Klapmuts.  

The dates:

26 FEBR: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion

26 MARCH: Lev 1 Off Road training & ALL Levels Sand/Trail                               Training (2 groups: Introductory and advanced group)

9 APRIL: LADIES training off road Outride

28 MAY: Sand & NEW Trail training day

25 JUN: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion

27 AUG: Training Ride - ALL TAR/PASSES

1 OCT: Lev 1, 2, Pillion

29 OCT: Training Ride - Off Road Day ride

3 DEC: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion 

The training days are presented in a fun and relaxed way....no losers...all winners!!!! Emphasis on safety and to bond with your dream machine.

Reminders and more details will follow closer to the date of the training days on this Forum and Donford Motorrad, Stellenbosch, Facebook page.

Costs:

Lev 1 & 2 : R450.00 per rider (R500.00 non-club members)

Pillion training: R700.00 per couple (R750.00 non-club members)

Bank account details:

  • First National Bank
  • Branch: Long Street
  • Branch code: 201709 (Standard Bank users must add 2 zeros at the end)
  • A/c no: 50060098602
  • A/c name: BMW Motorcycle Club Cape
  • Ref: Your Surname + training/date

Please email the EFT payment  (PLS NO CASH DEPOSITS) Proof of payment to:  treasurer@bmwmotorradclubcape.co.za .

The training fee includes: Full day training, Coffee on arrival, Lunch

Bookings:

For any further details, do not hesitate to contact me directly on annamarie@wine-ways.co.za or 082 8991169 OR John Carr (BMW Donford Motorrad) 021 888 4200.

To book your BMW Club bike skills training course, please use our online booking form here: online booking form 

Be safe and Make Life a Ride 

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LADIES Training OUTRIDE: 9 Apr 2017 

We invite all ladies to join on the LADIES ONLY Training off road ride.

All aspects regarding off road riding techniques will be attended to en-route on this day outride.  Sufficient stops will allow the trainer/s to demonstrate and discuss riding skills.  

This will be a relaxed ride and the focus will be to build confidence and to bond with your machines, in a safe environment.

Costs: R200.00 per rider

Lunch will be for your own account as we will identify a lunch spot which will cater for a light lunch and the necessary toilet facilities.

For further details contact me on annamarie@wine-ways.co.za  

4 April 2017:

Thank you to the girls that confirmed their bookings.  We can still accommodate a few more.  Bookings closing on Friday, 7/4/2017. Looking forward to a special day riding with the girls and a treat of a route from the gentlemen.

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TRAINING DAY WITH A DIFFERENCE : 28 MAY winkcool

We invite everyone who joined us on a previous training day to take part in this fun day with a difference. A quick introduction, bike setup and the normal things we do can be discussed  on arrival and while having your warm cuppa Anura special coffee. Thereafter we will move to the specific training terrains where we will cater for a variety of activities.  The groups will rotate to accommodate as much as possible terrains on the same day.  The day is about cross training and to improve your riding skills, we have the area to do so, so let's use it.   Each group will have an 1 hour slot and move to the next activity (or you can stay for another slot at the same activity to practise your skills).  
 
The programme of the day will cater for the following:

1. Group 1: Standard Level 1 & Pillion training - full day as per norm - 1 trainer;

2. Group 2: Sand training:  cones & braking incorporated  - 1 hour session; 

3. Group 3: Forest trail & dam training - 1 hour session;

4. Group 4: Lower dam obstacle course - NEW!! - 1 hour session.  Tymen has excavated a new dam which can be used.... it looks like fun. Let's give it a go!!  Picture below just for illustration purposes.

 

Groups 2 - 4:  if you have not done an introduction or level 1 training  it will not be wise to do the more advanced sessions. This is level 2 and cross training type training.

The highlight of the day will be the gymkhana event after lunch.  Here we will need everyone who did groups 2 - 4 to attend and put their skills to the test. It normally a fun event and everyone supporting each other.   Does this sound like fun???  For sure it is...adrenalin flowing....machines working....concentration...lots of laughs...just join in the fun!!!

Remember the training days are presented in a fun and relaxed way....no losers...all winners!!!! Emphasys on safety and to bond with your dream machine.

This will take riders to a new riding skill level, but carried out in a safe environment.  Join us for lots of fun and training in a stunning forest/wine farm environment.  Remember our rules still apply:  you only do what you feel comfortable with.  Come and have fun on that GS and challenge yourself . (other dual purpose bikes also welcome)

Training venue:

We are fortunate to use the facilities at Anura Vineyards, Klapmuts.  

The date: 28 MAY 2017 - Be there smiley

Reminders and more details will follow closer to the date of the training day on this Forum and Donford Motorrad, Stellenbosch, Facebook page. The final arrangements will be communicated to those that booked their spots and via e-mail closer to the day. 

Costs:

Lev 1 : R450.00 per rider (R500.00 non-club members) - Full day

Pillion training: R700.00 per couple (R750.00 non-club members) - full day

Groups 2- 4: R300.00 per rider (R350.00 non club members)

Bank account details: 

  • First National Bank
  • Branch: Long Street
  • Branch code: 201709 (Standard Bank users must add 2 zeros at the end)
  • A/c no: 50060098602
  • A/c name: BMW Motorcycle Club Cape
  • Ref: Your Surname + training/date

Please email the EFT payment  (PLS NO CASH DEPOSITS) Proof of payment to:  treasurer@bmwmotorradclubcape.co.za .

The training fee includes: Full day training, Coffee on arrival, Lunch

Bookings:

For any further details, do not hesitate to contact me directly on annamarie@wine-ways.co.za or 082 8991169 OR John Carr (BMW Donford Motorrad) 021 888 4200.

To book your BMW Club bike skills training course, please use our online booking form here: online booking form 

Be safe and Make Life a Ride 

 

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Thank you to all for booking to join in this fun day at Anura.  The enthusiasm appreciated.

BUT where are the rest of the club members??.  COME ON !!!  Join us and share in the fun day with a difference. OR take a ride to Anura to support the "like-minded souls" taking part in the gymkhana.  Come and test your skills....have some fun and laughs...it going to be different...FOR SURE.

Bookings will close on Thursday evening.  

See you there

 

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Hi Anna-Marie

Booked and paid, Kate and myself for pillion level 1, 28 May, looking forward!

Best regards

Jean

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Thanks Jean.  On the list.  Final arrangements will reach you tomorrow.  See u Sunday.

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Hi Anna-Marie.


I'm not quite clear what the costs are for...

 

27 AUG: Training Ride - ALL TAR/PASSES

I assume this is actually for road riders and not just offroad bikes on road?

Thanks!

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Thanks to all the riders that came out to make this a great training session,

You can never train enough.

i thoroughly enjoyed the day, and the gymkhana after lunch was a great way to cement the skills we learned.

Thanks Anna Marie for your organisation dn to John, Neels Arno and Pete for sharing your knowledge.

I realise once again, i need t be a lot more fitter than I am to get max out of these training sessions.

 

 

Looking forward to the next gymkhana.

 

Andyman
Anyone can ride a bike fast....   But can you ride your bike real slow???

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Great new initiative - the rotating Level-2 training.

Well done (anf thank you) to all involved - Anna-Marie, Pete, John, Neels and Arno.

Thoroughly enjoyed all three sessions. Yes, even the sandy stuff.

The hour long sessions are just long enough to learn and make incremental progress before getting either completely exhausted or starting to push the envelope too far. So each session ends as a positive experience before moving on onto the next skillset.

The gymkhana was errrm ..... interesting. I obviously lack skills and to compound things further, do not cope well in a "friendly competitive" environment. It's back to basics for me - starting with cones and figure-8s laugh.

All in all, a most enjoyable Sunday mucking about on bikes.

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. ~Author Unknown

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Hi Sauron.  thank you for your enquiry.  More details about this training event will be available closer to the event.  Will be advertise on this posting.  It will definately be for ALL bikes & sizes (650 cc +) interested.

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Bookings for the 25 JUNE training day will close on end of day 22 June 2017.  Please contact me for any further details.

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This ALL TAR TRAINING DAY RIDE on 27 AUG 2017 will be for BMW dual purpose and street bikes.

This type of training day ride will appeal to those that are new to riding / feel the urge to improve their tar riding skills / those that commute on a daily basis / to be more street wise as the summer months on our doorstep.

The route we will follow will be mountain passes with both tight and long sweeping bends. The road we choose will cater for safe large stopping areas where we can stop, explain and demonstrate braking into a corner; leaning; where to look and body position approaching the corner; body position through the bend as well as exiting the corner; how and when to roll on the power to maximize a smooth exit.

The focus will be on: 

- rider confidence going through corners,

- keeping your line,

- looking through the bend.

- explaining wet road cornering,

- tyre pressures,

- high speed braking, explaining ABS and traction control …how do these electronic components work,

- how to overtake,

- safe distance and riding position behind cars,

- lane splitting, etc etc 

We will cater for  two group:  a slower and faster group. We won't be riding far, rather spend time on teaching, explaining and demonstrating which will be a good few hours.  A light lunch en-route will be for your own account. 

Costs:

R200.00 per rider  - club member

R250.00 non-club members

Pillions are welcome: R 300.00 per couple for club members & R350.00 per couple for non club members

Bank account details:

  • First National Bank
  • Branch: Long Street
  • Branch code: 201709 (Standard Bank users must add 2 zeros at the end)
  • A/c no: 50060098602
  • A/c name: BMW Motorcycle Club Cape
  • Ref: Your Surname + training/date

Please email the EFT payment  (PLS NO CASH DEPOSITS) Proof of payment to:  treasurer@bmwmotorradclubcape.co.za .

Bookings:

For any further details and/or to book, do not hesitate to contact John Carr (BMW Donford Motorrad) 021 888 4200. This round we will not be using the online booking facility as I will not be able to attend to bookings.

Bookings will close on 24 Aug 2017

See soon

 

 

 

 

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Just a reminder of the standard Level 1 & 2 & Pillions training day coming up on 1 October 2017.  This will be the 2nd last training day for 2017 - WOW, unbelievable.  Don't miss out.  Take the GS out of it's dusty corner for a refresher of bring along your lady for a pillion course.  Soon the riding season will be teasing you. 

The Level 1, 2 and pillion Off Road training is as per BMW standards. We prefer and recommend riders to do Level 1 first and then move to Level 2.  This way we know they have learned the basics.  We recommend riders with a new bike to do a refresher of Lev 1 or 2 depending on their riding abilities as each bike have its own bonding space and dynamics.

Only 1 level can be completed on a day.

We cover:

- theory about rider gear, safety, rider position, bike set-up, dynamics of the BMW bike, tyre pressures, etc

Level 1: Explaining and adjusting the motorcycle, ABS de-activation, rider position, Off Road steering, cone riding, balancing, picking up the bike, leading the bike, slow riding, braking

Level 2: Bike set-up, tyre pressures, rider position, cone riding, body position, angle riding,  stopping on a hill, uphill & down hill riding, sharp turns, sand riding, technical ride up a jeep track, high speed braking on gravel,  etc.

Join us for a fun day.

Please use the Online booking sheet on the Home Page, Training.

See soon

 

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For the 29th October, does anyone want to convoy out from Cape Town?

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When I did the training with Julie some time ago, we rode up the afternoon before and stayed in a B&B.  Had dinner in Stellenbosch and could attend the training in good time without a long ride to get there.

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Hi Charles, unfortunately this isn't an option, as I need to be in Cape Town on Saturday evening :(

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Hi

29 OCT: Training Ride - Off Road Day ride

I cannot see any details of what this ride actually encompasses - where/when other than date?

Thks

 

 

Merv
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The cost for Off Road Training DAY RIDE: 29 Oct 2017:

R200.00 paid up Club members

R250.00 non-paid up club members

Pls book online & indicate your membership number

Banking details:

First National Bank

Branch: Long Street

Branch Code: 201709 (Standard bank users must use 2zeros at the end)

A/C no: 50060098602

A/C name: BMW Motorad Club Cape

Ref: Your name/surname & training level/date

The routes for the day will be announced on the morning.  There will be a Level 1 and 2 group which will do a route in different directions.  The groups will meet later in the afternoon for a late lunch (for your own account). 

For any further info do not hesitate to contact me directly: 082 8991169  

The final arrangements will reach you on receipt of your confirmation.

See soon

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Hi Mervyn

Details updated.  Contact me for any further details.

AM

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And so 2017 is running out....unbelievable!!!  We are heading for the last training day, too.

3 DEC: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion 

The training days are presented in a fun and relaxed way....no losers...all winners!!!! Emphasis on safety and to bond with your dream machine.

Reminders and more details will follow closer to the date of the training days on this Forum and Donford Motorrad, Stellenbosch, Facebook page.

Costs:

Lev 1 & 2 : R450.00 per rider (R500.00 non-club members)

Pillion training: R700.00 per couple (R750.00 non-club members)

Bank account details:

  • First National Bank
  • Branch: Long Street
  • Branch code: 201709 (Standard Bank users must add 2 zeros at the end)
  • A/c no: 50060098602
  • A/c name: BMW Motorcycle Club Cape
  • Ref: Your Surname + training/date

Please email the EFT payment  (PLS NO CASH DEPOSITS) Proof of payment to:  treasurer@bmwmotorradclubcape.co.za .

The training fee includes: Full day training, Coffee on arrival, Lunch

Bookings:

For any further details, do not hesitate to contact me directly on abwmeraai@gmail.com or 082 8991169 OR John Carr (BMW Donford Motorrad) 021 888 4200.

To book your BMW Club bike skills training course, please use our online booking form here: online booking form 

Be safe and Make Life a Ride 

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Hi Anna-Marie.

 

Where is this training happening and what is the time and duration usually?

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