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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #180 on: March 31, 2011, 03:52:49 pm »
Rynet: BRADLEY'S like you've never seen him before.................... :peepwall: :peepwall:


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That was at last year's WC Bash , but who was he cuddling , hehe was it WayneH? or Andy660 ?  :imaposer:
He is actually the one being cuddled.......... By a certain Mr A.........W....... :peepwall:
 

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #181 on: March 31, 2011, 09:14:36 pm »
AntonW  behind Bradley`s ,
and no , thats not me !
 I was in Hospital  while all this cuddling was going on !!!

Interesting though !!
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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #182 on: April 01, 2011, 08:59:38 am »
AntonW  behind Bradley`s ,
and no , thats not me !
 I was in Hospital  while all this cuddling was going on !!!

Interesting though !!
2 Men with some very skilled horizontal abilities! :3some: :thumleft: :biggrin:
 

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #183 on: April 01, 2011, 12:00:52 pm »
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This is not life or death. It is an internet forum.
 

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #184 on: April 01, 2011, 01:15:09 pm »
Wooly, it should read: "Services two/to Males" >:D
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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #185 on: April 01, 2011, 07:29:30 pm »
Wooly, it should read: "Services two/to Males" >:D
dit sou 3 gewees het maar Andy was ongelukkig nie beskikbaar nie >:D
 

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #186 on: April 01, 2011, 08:10:35 pm »
OK, two simple things I will change…

I’ll add some strategic rescue services to by base GPS map.  These will be included in all future published routes.

Include Metro Rescue contact details in published road book.  They have access to a high angle team that travel by 4x4 and trained to recover patients in precarious locations.  They further have access to all the other rescue centres in the Western Cape.


Metro Rescue (include high angle rescue) - 021 945 2473 / 3378
West Coast Rescue – 022 433 8700
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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #187 on: April 01, 2011, 11:21:02 pm »
OK, two simple things I will change…

I’ll add some strategic rescue services to by base GPS map.  These will be included in all future published routes.

Include Metro Rescue contact details in published road book.  They have access to a high angle team that travel by 4x4 and trained to recover patients in precarious locations.  They further have access to all the other rescue centres in the Western Cape.


Metro Rescue (include high angle rescue) - 021 945 2473 / 3378
West Coast Rescue – 022 433 8700


If you add this to every riders preparedness to self rescue, this should be all that is required and should place no additional burden on event organizers who already have enough to worry about.

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #188 on: April 02, 2011, 04:45:50 am »
ha ha ha h ah ah ah ah aahaah ha haha

i read 'mental faculties' at bashes...

bashes are normally 'mental'.
 

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #189 on: April 02, 2011, 08:15:20 am »
ha ha ha h ah ah ah ah aahaah ha haha

i read 'mental faculties' at bashes...

bashes are normally 'mental'.

.............but you aint at all of them! :laughing4:
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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #190 on: April 02, 2011, 08:20:20 am »
Some future considerations..

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #191 on: April 02, 2011, 06:47:02 pm »
Daai groen waentjie sal nogal werk met n 990 voor hom ingespan. Die pasient sal dalk vanself regkom.
 

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #192 on: April 02, 2011, 06:53:57 pm »
Daai groen waentjie sal nogal werk met n 990 voor hom ingespan. Die pasient sal dalk vanself regkomafbliksem.

Fixed.. :biggrin:
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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #193 on: April 02, 2011, 07:04:03 pm »
I am sure Groenie would love to tow that along! :mwink:
 

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #194 on: April 03, 2011, 09:53:20 am »
Some future considerations..


this looks like malawi? once passed one of those on the road at night...i stopped and asked if i could help....took the patient in the landrover to the nearest hospital, which was just a room, 30 further along...it was a sick child....i heard a week later the child had passed away...we are so spoilt....

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #195 on: April 03, 2011, 01:04:11 pm »

So …

Watty publishes his rides and relevant info quite well (see EC Bash).  Would it then be advisable to start any bash / gathering / outride thread something like this?  This is a bit heavy…

Stolen from other WD’s, but contains everything you might want to say – you cannot be told that you did not warn anybody or that they did not know what to bring or might need.


2011 TEMPLATE Wild Dog Bash / Outride – Official Thread 

Date: Weekend of 1date, 2date Month 2011.

Venue:  Campsite Name

GPS: (Lat/Lon hddd° mm' ss.s" WGS84)  33° 00' 00.0" S  24° 00' 00.0" E   


Place a small description of the venue and scenery in the area that will be used.  Some info on the location and how to get there or closest town could be added here too.  This will help identify the area to riders and give them an understanding of where it is and what to expect.

Costs:  R000

Closing date for payments: Day, date 2011 @ 24h00

__________________________________________________________

Disclaimer: Dual-sport motorcycling inherently involves dangerous activities.  Anyone who submits their name for inclusion on the Official Attendance List, and subsequently attends the Bash, do so voluntary and acknowledge that they accept the risks as their own free choice.

The routes will be available for use at own risk! The sweepers will sweep the planned route in the direction it was planned.
__________________________________________________________


Important information
•   Nearest medical doctor – Town Name.  Approximately 000Km by gravel road
•   Nearest hospital – Town Name.  Tel. 000-000-0000   Ambulance 000-000-0000, if no reply: 000-000-0000
•   Metro Rescue (include high angle rescue) - 021 945 2473 / 3378
•   Nearest fuel - Town Name.  Approximately 000Km by gravel road
•   Nearest shops - Town Name.
•   A 4x4 bakkie and trailer will be on-site as support/recovery vehicle.
•   Outride routes – Outride in the form of 4x4 trails are provided.
•   Cell phone reception - There is no cell phone reception.
•   Satellite phone/s – NO / ONE / TWO satellite phones will be on site for emergency support purposes.  0099 00-000-0000 & 0099 00-000-0000
•   In case of emergencies only, a land line is available at the Camp Site – 000-000-0000.
•   The camp provide ablution facilities as well as hot solar / gas / donkey showers
•   Please bring your own camping equipment, tent, mattress, sleeping bag, etc.
•   Please bring your own eating tools, plates and a mug.
•   As the temperature varies greatly in the area, please bring sufficient warm cloths to cater for temperatures as low as 0deg C.  Check the local weather forecast before leaving home.
•   You will be able to buy fuel (0000 litres will be available) at the venue - to be sold in 5l units @ R00 to cover costs.

Note:  It is a request from the owner that persons attending the Bash must please respect the environment and endeavour not harm it in any way.  Please stick to existing tracks and do not deviate from the planned route.

Interested?
Please read “Some General DS Riding Info” posted below,
then add your name to list .... 




Some General DS Riding Info -

Essential stuff you might consider to drag along on any long trip. 

•  Bike & Riding Related Equipment:
Serviceable Motor Cycle.
Be sure to check out your bike properly before departure or have your agent do so.
Check your tyres and be sure that those selected will last the duration of the event and the commute there and back.
A special check should be done with regards to your brake pads as these are often neglected and may not last the distance.

•   Off-road Boots
On the terrain we ride, having a bike fall on your foot or just putting it out in a slide as a corrective action could break your ankle if not properly protected. 
If purchasing new be sure to “walk in” or “ride in” well before departure date as you will be spending a lot of time in these and if you are only just getting used to them there is little relief when far away from home with ill-fitting boots.
It is a good idea to take a super absorbent cloth as these are a great help when trying to dry the inside of a boot or sock quickly.

•   Proper protective clothing
Riding gear should be well thought out as you will experience significant variations in temperature, including the possibility of rain. The best kit allows you to vent when hot and close when cold.
In addition the kit you choose should have full padding and backboard inserts.

•  Helmet
A decent helmet will save your like in a fall.  The average lifespan of a helmet is around four years as the sun along with small bumps degrades the integrity of the outer structure.  The inner also degrades and hardens over time.  It is this inner lining (airbag for your head) that actually absorbs the shock on impact.

•   Neck Brace
While a good helmet will keep the grey matter intact and functional it is equally important to protect your neck.  A neck brace such as a Leatt Brace will prevent you from breaking your neck or sever nerves by overextending your neck in an accident.

•  Gloves
It is best to take at least two sets of gloves.
Working gloves – these are for dry technical work with maximum feel for the controls.
Warm gloves – for use in dry early morning and long cold distance conditions.
Warm waterproof gloves – obviously these could replace the former and are used for the same conditions but include wet conditions.

•   Kriega R3 Hydapack (3 ltr)
The Hydrapack is not only an excellent way of ensuring that you hydrate regularly as it is convenient but also gives excellent spinal cushioning if a fall should occur. Obviously a water bottle is an option but experience has shown that the former is the preferable. 

•   Emergency Information (ICE Tag)
Your details.
DoB or ID.
Blood group.
Medical aid scheme Name and Number with air ambulance call info.
Next of kin with two telephone numbers.

Make note of the following Metro Rescue numbers – they have contact info of all the medical facilities in and around the Western Cape.  Check the numbers of specific medical services if you travel in any given area on a regular basis.
Metro Rescue (include high angle rescue) - 021 945 2473 / 3378.
West Coast Rescue – 022 433 8700.

•   Tire repair kit
Tubeless after-market are ideal for the non tubed bikes however, a nice touch is to add a right angle tap for discharging CO² bombs. This can be obtained from cycle shops.
Extra bombs.
Extra inserts.
Larger tube of vulcanizing solvent.
Spare tube for tubed bikes.
Hand or foot pump (The best fall back device as it always delivers).
Tyre pressure gauge.
Compressor – Not essential but a nice to have (For me essential).
I normally fit a heavy duty tubes on me bike and carry a light duty tube as spares.  This gives me best tube while riding and smaller space requirement to carry a spare.  Call it the emergency small form factor spare fore bikes.

•   Tow rope.
This is one of the most useful must-pack tool in a number of ways even when not towing i.e. extricating the bike from a difficult lie where picking it up from close is impossible.

•   First aid kit (this is mine – you might not need all the stuff)
I believe in carrying one good comprehensive kit at all times which includes: antihistamine, pain killers (Grandpa and others), bandages, muscle ointment, disinfectant, space blanket, burn ointment, plasters, condoms (multi purpose tool), sanitary pads (stops blood on deep wounds like you won’t believe), alcohol wipes, Volatern stickers, Volaren ampoules and syringes (3cc), epinephrine (for anaphylactic reaction) and syringes (0.5cc), Ventolin inhaler, Ceretide cortisone inhaler, etc.
This kit should be carried on your body while you are riding.

•   Tool Kit
My personal toolkit in its present form includes enough tools to do most roadside repairs and routine maintenance tasks, including removing both wheels. It is always advisable to work with your tool kit when working on the bike, in this way you learn if there are any shortages.
The entire kit is based on a 3/8” power handle
Here's what's in my kit:
•   Roll up tool pouch available or bum-bag from Kriega.co.za
•   A 3/8" Power bar
•   A 125mm - 3/8" drive extension
•   Allen wrenches in sizes: 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and 6mm 
•   Allen sockets in sizes: 7, 8, 9, and 10mm - 3/8" drive
•   Torx wrenches in sizes: T9, T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30, and T40
•   Torx sockets in sizes:  T40, T45, T50 and T55 - 3/8" drive
•   Torx socket in sizes:  E10 - 3/8" drive
•   Leatherman
•   Leatherman BIT set
•   Sparkplug tool - 3/8" drive
•   Valve key
•   Spare Valves
•   Right angle valve extention
•   Torch (LED has longer battery life)
•   Two 250mm tyre levers
•   One yellow dust cloth
•   Spare Clutch and Front Brake lever
•   20 x 100mm cable tie
•   20 x 200mm cable tie
•   1 small roll of Ductape
•   1 box liquid steel
•   1 set Q Bond
•   Extra puncture inserts
•   3 x Co2 bombs
•   Cloth / lappie (cleaning hands and laying out tools etc.)
•   Ziploc bags for stuff (it keeps out the dust and wet)

To this you could add any tool specific to your motorcycle.


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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #196 on: April 03, 2011, 05:58:27 pm »
And where do you carry all these tools? In the groen waentjie?
 

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #197 on: April 03, 2011, 06:06:55 pm »
Thanks Leftless I like the Important information that you set out that the Bash Organisers can set out in their first post.  It makes it so much easier for everyone. My first thought was that we could leave out the DS information ,as it is obvious eg that one has to wear a good helmet , good boots etc and that we must take a tyre repair kit , and other tools , but on second thoughts there are always noobs who attend Bashes , and if it is stated at the beginning of a Bash invite then its done and they don't have to ask endless questions and be left in the dark , so it will help noobs ( and remind non-noobs) , and very importantly it will protect the organisers.

Nicely done Leftless, you have such a wealth of experience , thanks for putting it all together for our benefit.  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #198 on: April 03, 2011, 06:14:16 pm »
Met die Hekpoort Ride het ek en Koos vd Heever sleg in die reen geval. Al wat ons by ons gehad het was, 'n pak cable ties, leatherman, sterk pynpille, selfone, 2 GPSse en water.

In ons situasie het al die items ons gehelp. My windshield was afgebreek, die cable ties het wondere verrig.
Koos het sy sleutelbeen gebreek, die pynpille was daar en ek het vir hom 'n sling met die cable ties gemaak.

Ons kon ons posisie deur bel na hulp.

'n Paar uur later was hy oppad hospitaal toe en ek is terug na die ander by die kamp plek.

So hou maar die paar goetjies altyd byderhand.

Al wat ons bietjie gepla het, was dat niemand na ons kom soek het nie.
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Re: Medical Facilities at Bashes
« Reply #199 on: April 03, 2011, 08:19:25 pm »

Hey 2SD, I carry all that in my waist pack along with my medical kit.  If I fall off a mountain I need it with me, not on my bike.  My tools form part of my medical kit – especially the cable ties.

Rynet, the list is a deliberate overkill but rather say more and not have anyone tell you they didn’t know.  This list is not required at the rides but rather to ask were we draw the line?? What do we need to publish – most stuff listed is common sense to most of us and would be better listed somewhere else on the forum.  It should not be required to list all this at each ride planning post.

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