TRAINING DATES/EVENTS: 2016:last day 4 Dec

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The 2016 training dates are available.  The training team has made some changes and promises to make the training season as exciting as possible with new ideas and terrains.

The Level 1, 2 and pillion Off Road training is as per BMW standards. We prefer 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 Lev1 or 2 depending on their riding abilities as each bike have its own bonding space.

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.

Training venue:

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

The dates:

28 Feb: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion - training day

17 Apr: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion - training day

29 May: Training Day ride - training while riding off road route

31 Jul MOVE TO 14 AUG (due to annual Sutherland Winter ride): Training Day ride - training while riding an off road route - focus on wet/mud conditions

28 Aug: Ladies Only Workshop

25 Sept: Lev 1, 2 & pillion - training day

30 Oct: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion - training day

4 Dec: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion - training day

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. 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)

Payment direct to club account: BMW MCCC, FNB, Branch 201709, account no: 060098602.  Reference: name, date, training

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.

Online bookings

Be safe and Make Life a Ride 

 

NEW TO LEVEL 2 TRAINING:

We will do the standard level 2 training program in the morning which includes bike setup, tyre pressures, suspension adjustment, body position, cones, log riding, jumping a hole ETC.  We will also be doing sand training including emergency stopping and pulling away from a standstill, turning on sand during the summer months as the dam area is dry and lekker sandy.

THEN TO ADD SOME SPICE:   Something new to our training will be forest trail riding.  This includes jumping obstacles, single track up hill and down hill riding, crossing a donga, loose gravel,we will ride a circular enduro track…very exciting!!

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

This will take riders to a new riding skill level.  This is level 2 "advance" training and riding carried out in a safe environment for those who would like to step up to the next level.  Join us for lot 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 .

Herewith some pics of the real McCoy.  For those that have done Level 2 and are ready for a further challenge or a refresher, please contact  John Carr at 021 888 4200 or book with annamarie@wine-ways.co.za or online.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great stuff! Looking forward to it!

Thanks Anna-Marie!

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It would be nice to have some training for "Tar " riders . The club use to organize training at Kilarney for new and experienced riders . This hasn't happened for a long time , not all BMW bikes are GS's .

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not all BMW bikes are GS's BUT

all GS's are BMWs devil

 

 

sorry, couldn't resist

 

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Unfortunately, the club has been reluctant to organize a track day, because it is very expensive, takes a lot of coordination, and the last few times turnout was low and we did not recover expenses.

However, it is possible to piggy-back on the track days organized by others.  Track days benefit all riders, both on- and off-road.  We just need some instructors to help provide guidance.  There is nothing stopping someone in the club from initiating or helping with a track day and helping the committee.

Staying Alive Training

I am building up a course on commuting skills in traffic.  It will be ready in Q2/Q3 this year.  It is designed to answer questions like "where in the lane should I ride", and "is it safer to lane-split or to stay in the traffic?".

 

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Maybe I'm going blind.

What time does the training start?

And this post should be a sticky, replacing the one from last year.

Quentin

“First you get the feeling, then you figure out why.” ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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Training level 1 booked and paid, very excited.

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.....and this is what we do at the training days...come and have fun and join like-minded GS lovers...the scenery at Anura is stunning...so are the Brewery, the deli, the wine tasting area and the food to die for.    

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29 May 2016 : New way of training - Off Road Training RIDE - Lev 1, 2 & Pillion

The aim of this training is to ride, stop, discuss areas that we have ridden.

Just stopping and restarting on gravel is a learning curve...to find the right place to stop…soft sand pull aways challenging, discussing what you experienced…we learn from each other all the time.

The world is one huge university that teaches us new exciting things every day, interact with your riding buddy and learn from each other.

We will meet at Anura Vineyards, as per norm, for coffee and registration. The normal theory and regrouping will be done at the restaurant area.  From there the Level 1 and Level 2 will re-group and will take different routes, doing their thing on routes that will be worth taking with trainers that will be of assistance and guide u through the terrains.  Neels and Pete will lead the Level 1 group onto a picturesque route with easy, relaxed riding terrain with ampoul stops to discuss riding position and bonding with your machines. 

John & Arno will take the Level 2 group to breathtaking terrain with escape routes. This will be a more challenging ride to areas you've never ridden before.  

Both groups will meet at the same venue for a late lunch.

Cost: R200.00 pp for paid up club members / R250.00 pp for non-paid up members.

Lunch and drinks for your own account.

Please book online, EFT to the BMWMRCCape bank account and send proof of payment to annamarie@wine-ways.co.za

Hope this can add value to your riding skills and confidence.  This is a trial run.  Looking forward to hear from you.

For any more information, don't hesitate to contact John Carr, 021 8884200.

 

 

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Just wanted to say thank you for yesterdays level 2. Was awesome with some great tracks (really enjoyed Du Toits kloof).

I've got some vids that I took so will post the link soon.

Cheers

Mark

 

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Hi all,

Link is below ... I'll leave them up there for a few days.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6copnlvdob84e4b/AABZcMG7M7iyH62ZXQyJ626Ua?dl=0

Cheers

Mark

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BACK ON POPULAR DEMAND:  SAND/CROSS TRAINING DAY : 26 June 2016 - Anura Vineyards

As the Sand training day was so successful with some more requests to have another.  Well, the rain is staying away and the sand still soft and challenging.  Let's play and have fun.  This round a cross training day with SAND and FOREST Trails.

How daring are YOU??  Join us on this day as an exception on the yearplanner, specially for those who like adrenalin and test their skills or want to become more confident in sand and more!!

This training day is NOT suitable for novice off road riders.  Pillions are welcome to be the photographers.

So here goes:

Date: 26 June 2016

Time: 08:30 -registration/coffee

Starting time: 09:00 - theory

Venue: Anura Vineyards, Klapmuts (www.anura.co.za)

Cost: R200.00 for paid up club members / R250.00 for non paid up members

Bring your own liquids and nibbles

Lunch or brewery visit after training will be for your OWN ACCOUNT.

Training will finish ± 13:00

WHAT WILL WE COVER:

  1. SAND TRAINING:

-  tyre pressures.

- suspension settings.

- body position for sand riding,

- mud section, narrow river crossing.

- sand tag race…slow race…sand gymkhana.

- cones riding.

 

  1. FOREST TRAIL RIDING: See pics of the terrain in earlier postings.

Narrow track riding between trees.

- Uphill and downhill riding.

- Body positions for abovementioned areas.

- Downhill braking.

 

Depending on the size and/or experience of the groups, we will have 2 groups:   less- and more experienced groups.  Come and play....improve your skills...have fun...watch and laugh. Get to know your and your bike's abilities....Bonding time.

 Let's get rolling. Reply to this posting OR Contact me on annamarie@wine-ways.co.za  OR contact John Carr directly on 021 888 4200 to be part of this fun day. 

Looking forward to be in touch.

Be safe

AM

 

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 REMINDER OF UPCOMING TRAINING DATES:

 

31 Jul MOVE TO 14 AUG (due to annual Sutherland Winter ride): Training Day ride - training while riding an off road route - focus on wet/mud conditions. Level 1 & 2 groups will ride seperate routes and rejoin for a late lunch. 

The specific routes will be recce'd soon and some feedback will be posted...as a teaser and/or confirmation.  

Costs for this specific day: R200.00 pp (paid up club members and R250.00 pp (non club members)

 

28 Aug: Ladies Only Workshop - Final planning for this workshop in the final stage.  Interesting and informative day promised.  Full details and costs will be posted soon.

25 Sept: Lev 1, 2 & pillion - training day

30 Oct: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion - training day

4 Dec: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion - training day

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

Costs: Normal full day training days at Anura:

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

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

Payment direct to club account: BMW MCCC, FNB, Branch 201709, account no: 50060098602.  Reference: name, date, training

The training fee includes: Full day training, Coffee on arrival and 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.

Please make use of the Online Booking facility.

 

 

 

 

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Just to make it clear about this Training day ride, 14 Aug, as it seems the word "MUD" and "wet conditions" are scary words...hahha.  The focus of the training ride will be how to deal with these type of conditions when confronted with it on a trip/tour.  

We will be doing the normal Lev 1 group with Neels and a Lev 2 group with John & Arno.  We won't be doing the slush puppy routes, if any available, but a relaxed ride for Level 1. So, dont be afraid to take your GS out of its winter blanket.  Just a tiny bit of dust will add proof to some adventurous riding.  The focus and aim will be how to handle these type of conditions, body positions, type of tyres, which lane to take, etc. En-route stops to explain all of this.

John and Arno will do a recce on the Level 2 route over this weekend.  Surely they will be back with an interesting report and I will update this post. 

Please use the online booking form to confirm your entry for a day of fun.

Awaiting your responses

AM

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A BIG  thank you to the training team (John Carr, Arno & Neels) who recce'd the routes for this upcoming Sunday's Training Day ride, 14 Aug 2016.

This was the result:


SO, the question is:  Have u ridden this roads before???  I'll calll u a genius if u can tell where it is!!!  Yes, there still some hidden gems under our noses.

The Level 1 and Level 2 groups will ride in the same areas, but will do different roads.  There are even escape gates on the Level 1 route.  Still in doubt to join ??? Weather looks very favourable.  Bookings will close on Thursday,11 Aug.  Please confirm your booking by payment directly to the club bank account with reference 14 aug.  Club members R200.00 and non-club members R250.00 pp (This include coffee on arrival)  Lunch for your own account.

Let's go out for a fun day,  to build confidence with loads of tips/info en-route ....just make life a ride. 

 

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Sadness. I would have loved to join (I see there will even be some rain to add to the sports!), but my bike is out of action for now.

Spot the problem:

Last weekend's trip was a bit hard on it. The above is just one of a raft of issues that will be fixed next week. Only 2 days without my bike and I'm already getting cabin fever. For everybody that is going: enjoy! And remember that humans are thankfully not soluble. You'll be fine.

 

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Popped fork seal?  Just clean it out and pop it back in?  Often it's just a grain of sand breaking the sealing surface, and if you clean it it seals again.

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I think it's already leaked out almost all fluid that's in there! It happened on day 2 of a 4-day trip. By the end, it looked a lot worse than that picture. My right-hand-side boot and pants leg is liberally covered with the stuff.

It's also not the only place that the bike is leaking oil (though hopefully the second leak is only from an oil overfill - it happened on day 1 of the trip and the bike managed the rest without complaint).

I want to have my suspension checked out, so what better time to have it done than now.

Then there's also the other missing bits (mirror broken off) and non-working bits (brake light, spots). Sigh.

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It time for the normal training day at Anura Vineyards. 25 September 2016..... Only 3 more dates left for Level 1, 2 and Pillion training 2016.  Soon the riding season will be in full swing. Be ready!!!

Please use the online booking form and supply us with your proof of payment to secure your spot for a day of fun and bonding with your GS.

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. Final arrangements will reach you closer to the day.

Costs: Normal full day training days at Anura:

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

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

Payment direct to club account: BMW MCCC, FNB, Branch 201709, account no: 50060098602.  Reference: name, date, training

The training fee includes: Full day training, Coffee on arrival and 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.

Please make use of the Online Booking facility.

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The LAST 2 TRAINING DAYS FOR 2016:

30 Oct: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion - training day

4 Dec: Lev 1, 2 & Pillion - training day

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 via email.

Costs:

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

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

Payment direct to club account: BMW MCCC, FNB, Branch 201709, account no: 060098602.  Reference: name, date, training

The training fee includes: Full day training, Coffee on arrival, Gourmet 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.

Online bookings

Be safe and Make Life a Ride.  The riding season is open....hooray 

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We can accommodate a couple of more enthusiasts on this training day, 30 Oct.  Please be in contact with me on 082 8991169 or annamarie@wine-ways.co.za or John Carr,Donford Stellenbosch 021 8884260. Don't miss out.  The training is worth every cent, even if you just want to come around for a refresher.  We are very fortunate to use the facilities at Anura Vineyards.  It a beautiful setting with stunning views.  I need to finalise figures with them not later than Friday afternoon.  So, if still in doubt, don't hesitate.

Last training date for 2016 will be 4 Dec.  Our 2017 programme will only start in February 2017.

Just have fun and be safe.

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The last training day for 2016 will be this upcoming Sunday, 4 Dec.  The full monty: Level 1, 2 and pillions. Just for another fun day at Anura Vineyards with their fullhouse facilities and hospitality. The day is filling up fast.  To secure your booking, please remember to be in contact or make use of the onlinge booking.

Bookings will close on Thursday afternoon.

Dont hesitate to contact me for any further details.  Otherwise full details in above postings.  Final arrangements will reach you as soon as your booking has been confirmed.

See you for some laughs, fun, good food, good times with your GS machine.

AM

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Thank you very much for organising a successful level 2 training day. I would like to extend my thanks also to Arno, who was our tormentor. Also thanks to the others in the group for putting up with me and my virgin bike. On the way home it clocked it's first 1000km. Looking forward to the next off-road day.
 

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I concur with Gert. A great day and a great bunch very well upskilled by Arno to Level 2+. This was stretching out comfort zone to a new way of looking at the capability of the bikes. Well done to all that were part of the training day. Ek is vrek moeg, maar baie tevrede.

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Only a pleasure.

 

As long as you enjoyed it, learnt something and left Anura with more skills, we as the Trainers are happy.

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