Winter training- Water crossing and self rescue tech niques

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2015/08/15 10:00
2015/08/15 14:00
Africa/Johannesburg

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - the second self rescue and water crossing training morning.

 

 

The BMWMCCC club training team have put together a formidable training session to equip you to handle water crossings and to give useful tips and tools on self-rescue in the outback’s.

 

Understanding the dynamics of water crossings is essential to the adventure out in our rural environment.

Understanding the dynamics of your bike and how to keep your adventure alive by using simple techniques and simple tools will enhance your outdoor experience.

Date                      : Saturday 15th August 2015

Time                      : from 10H00 onwards to 14H00

Venue                  : The Mosselbank crossing , Mellish in Durbanville

 Not even 10 km from Durbanville

Not even 10 km from Durbanville

Come along with your bike or by car. Bring your family to enjoy watching.

Bring folding chairs to relax and hang your gear off.

You can actively participate with your bike, or you can just get involved or even just attend and learn by watching.

The BMWMCCC social team will keep us fed with drinks and boerie rolls under the club gazebo -refreshments you can buy cash..

The crossing is closed to traffic due to the high water, so we will not be bothered by other road users.

 

Join one of three groups and rotate from session to session.

Some recovery items will be available for sale, cash only or EFT into club account.

 Cost R100.00 per person

 NON PAID UP CLUB MEMBERS PAY R200.OO 

Bookings online 

https://docs.google​.com/forms/d/1YZI0_m​u2TrRfF_pSVyhudE429i​joMN1TDUnMAOlEtJQ/vi​ewform

 

Payment confirms your booking.

BMWMCCC

FNB

Acc No: 500600 98602

Code:  201709

 

Reference : Your name + Selfrescue

 Items to be covered:

  • River crossings with water currents
  • Resurrecting a drowned bike.
  • The correct way to draw a bike across a water obstacle
  • Riding slowly, not fast through rivers
  • Hard-points for towing- theory and practical
  • Towing a bike – the dynamics, the Do’s, the Don’ts.
  • Rigging gear – plain and simple- tow ropes and sacrificial crows feet.
  • Securing a bike to a trailer the correct way – unsprung parts only.
  • Self rescue techniques, essential spares and tools
  • Self recovery using nature, basic principles of the lever and  rigging.

Self rescue or wait one day for On Call??Self rescue or wait one day for a rescue vehicle??

Self rescue or abandon the bike???Self rescue or abandon the bike???

Ride too fast---- drown the engine!!Ride too fast---- drown the engine!!

.... and have to push the bike home!!!.... and have to push the bike home!!!

Ride through the obstacle or ride round the obstacle?Ride through the obstacle or ride round the obstacle?

120 kilometres from the nearest help is not the time to be stranded by a drowned engine.120 kilometers from the nearest help is not the time to be stranded by a drowned engine.

stay sitting, drop the bike and it will drownLearn to cross obsatcles, if you stay sitting, you may drop the bike and it will drown....

Or get training- ride slow, stand up, open up the legs and look into the middle distanceOr get training- ride slow, stand up, open up the legs and look into the middle distance

The rewards of self rescue keep the adventure alive, live to ride another day.The rewards of self rescue keep the adventure alive, live to ride another day.

If had 1,5 meter straps on this ride the 'pusher' would not have been covered head to toe in mud splattered from the rear wheel.

Draw the bike, do not 'push' the bike out an obstacle.

A priceless lesson in common sense and self rescue!

He's got a snorkel, he's rigged for water, he's riding sweet...He's got a snorkel, he's rigged for water, he's riding sweet...

Knowing how to cross water makes your ride so much more adventurousKnowing how to cross water makes your ride so much more adventurous

 Self rescue - keeping the trip alive.Self rescue - keeping

the trip alive.  A multi tool with an auger and some copper wire stripped of its insulating sheath and the screen was stitched together to provide valuable wind protection.

 

 

 

If you carried a spare tube, yes even for tubeless tyres,

This would never have been more than a 20 minute diversion.

self rescue is an essential skill to work on

The "fixed" tire

 

 Understanding the dynamics of towing can hlep you one day out of a tight spot

Understanding the dynamics of towing can help you one day out of a tight spot

 

 

• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH0ywTJFzIY&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Towing bike on gravel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH0ywTJFzIY&feature=youtu.be

Towing bike on tar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXCifHgk5cU&feature=youtu.be

Whether you actually have a desire to use these skills on your next adventure, or you just want to know what to do when confronted by a low water bridge.

Maybe you just want to know these essential techniques so that riding out in the cuds is less fearsome.

Make use of this opportunity, it will not happen again for quite a while.

And if you would like to come forward to do the catering and the selling of the boerie rolls, we really need two people to come forward.

THE TRAINING TEAM

Andy Connell

John 'The master' Carr

Arno Rossouw

Peter Ohanlon

Charles 'the Badger' Oertel

Neels Wilken.

 

Please see this session in context of all the valuable off road and road riding courses offered as  a set of supplementary essential specialist skills that we will share to enable you to push on with a trip across country despite setbacks of water, terrain and break downs.

And even if you are not ready for adventure riding, you will see how possible it is to keep on going despite set backs.

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Thanks Andy and

Thanks Andy and Charles

Sorry for hi-jacking your post.

Jinx Louw

I don't suffer from insanity, I love every minute of it!

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Not hijacked

There are probably 10 others who have the same questions but don't know how to ask - you did us all a favour.

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Jinx, This is an event

Jinx,

This is an event notice,

the post with directions is right here

http://bmwmccc.org.za/winter-training-event-saturday-15th%C2%A0august%C2%A02015%C2%A0-water-crossing-and-self-rescue

 

Al you need to know is on the post,

You will do no riding unless you want to attempt the Mosselbank river. and attempt towing/being towed.

you will see demonstrations and I have set up model bikes to demonstrate pulling a bike and towing a bike as well.

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

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Ek's maar 'n damduiker affie plaas!

- and need Google to find my way into the big city - or its outskirts....).I have tried to figure out the venue, but Google maps takes me to a place that looks pretty built up in Durbanville.

Is there a precise name I can use to find my way there please? (I did see the info on the map, but that says where it is, not how to get there.

Will we do much riding ourselves or mainly spectatoring? 

Jinx Louw

I don't suffer from insanity, I love every minute of it!

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Try this Jinx

https://www.google.com/maps/search/Mellish,+Durbanville/@-33.7630731,18.7136184,18z

  • Coming over Du Toit's, pass Klapmuts on the N1 and turn off at the R304 Klipheuwel off-ramp, away from Stellenbosch.
  • About 6-7km, turn left to Durbanville on the R312.
  • 4km later, at t-junction by Cape Town Radio, turn right onto the Klipheuwel road (R302 towards Malmesbury).
  • 2,5km later, look out for dirt road on the right, with BMW banners, and a railway station sign saying "Mellish".

If you are coming from anywhere else, in Durbanville get onto the Wellington road, and drive.  When you pass the right-turn to Wellington at Cape Town Radio (big aerials), go a further 2,5km and turn right at Mellish Station.

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