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BMWCM Official Drive To Johor Bahru - Excursion & Meet Up

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  1. soulfood

    soulfood Committee Member
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    Dear All,

    BMWCM is organizing an Official Drive to Johor Bahru and glad to have a participation from OMs. Club guests are also invited to participate in this drive.The details as follows:

    Date: 24-25 Jan 2015
    Overnight Hotel: Thistle Hotel - Late registrant: Please book yourself via agoda.com or booking.com


    Day 1 : 24 Jan 2015 (Saturday)

    06:00 am - Rendezvous/Meetup at Hentian Sebelah Serdang NSE (South Bound) - about 1 km after the Sg. Besi Toll Plaza
    06:15 am - Group A Roll Out / Depart
    06:30 am - Group B Roll Out / Depart
    08:30 am - Arrival at Kluang Coffee Station for Breakfast & RV with Batu Pahat chapter BMWCM
    10:00 am - Move to the North South Expressway (NSE)
    12:00 pm - Arrive at Johor Premium Outlets - Shopping & Lunch
    02:00 pm - Move to Johor Bahru
    02:45 pm - Arrive at Thistle Hotel for checking - in
    03:00 - 07:00 pm - Free & Easy - Majid Murtabak Cheese Kg Kurnia
    04:00 pm - Remap and tuning session:
    1. Kojak
    2. JeffEwe
    3. Macasel
    4. Herbert
    5. Fadhlan
    6. Soulfood
    08:00 pm - Group dinner has been arranged by OM Kojak818 at Restoran Wadi Hana (15 min drive from hotel)
    10:30 pm - TT with Johor BMWCM Chapter/SBC/JBC/E60Of/E60Ows/BOS

    Day 2 : 25 Jan 2015 (Sunday)

    11:00 am - Check-out Hotel
    11:30 am - Head to Wearnes JB
    12:00 am - Arrival at Wearnes JB and meet-up Singapore ///M Club
    02:30 pm - Ready to roll back to KL.

    Please list down your name in the running list below. The DEADLINE IS ON THE 20 JANUARY 2015

    On behalf of Managing Committee

    BMWCM



    [SIZE=13.63px]Hotel rate :[/SIZE] RM 270 nett [SIZE=13.63px]without breakfast (we are still negotiating with hotel to get the breakfast, will update soon)[/SIZE]

    PLEASE BANK IN LATEST BY 20th JAN 2015 AND EMAIL YOUR BANK IN SLIP/ TRANSACTION PROOF TO bmwcm.treasurer@gmail.com

    KELAB BMW MALAYSIA
    MAYBANK BHD

    Account No: 5123 5230 7612

    Name/pax/hotel

    Group A: Spirited Drive
    1. Fadhlan - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (own arrangement) - Alternate Lead Car Group A
    2. GilaJazz - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (paid via club)
    3. Farezrider - 5pax - Thistle Hotel (club to arrange)
    4. XXX - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (paid via club) - Marshall Group A
    5. Rahizwan - 3pax - Thistle Hotel (club to arrange)
    6. Komeng91 - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (club to arrange)
    7. Maccasel - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (club toa arrange) - Lead Car Group A
    8. CHegu JFT63 - 2 pax - own arrangement
    9. ikhwan30liters - 2 pax - thistle hotel (club to arrange)
    10. MsporteSaid - 4 pax - JB resident
    11. Soulfood - 1 pax - Thistle hotel (via fadhlan) - Sweeper Group A


    Group B: Cruiser Drive
    1. Shah - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (via Fadhlan) - Lead Car Group B
    2. Jeff Ewe - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (paid via club) - Alternate Lead Car Group B
    3. Fahmisehak - 1 pax - Thistle Hotel (sendiri settled)
    4. Herbert - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (paid via club)
    5. Beemerback - 1 kereta penuh - own hotel arragement
    6. Rosman - 5 pax - Thistle Hotel (own arrangement)
    7. Shatesh - 1/2 pax - Thistle Hotel
    8. Dzuljazz2001 - 2 pax - Thistle hotel (paid via club) - Marshall Group B
    9. _M_ - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (club to arrange)
    10. Joonsuan - 4 pax - Thistle hotel (paid via club) - Sweeper Group B
    11. Angel Reborn - 2 pax - Thistle hotel (paid via club)

    OM waiting at Kluang:
    1. OM Yffoo

    OM waiting at JB:
    1. Kojak818
    2. khorwc - 2 pax - joining on day 2 at wearnes JB for meet-up with ///M club Singapore
    3. Eric LPW

    Points to note:
    • Please fuel up prior to the meet up point at Hentian Sebelah Serdang
    • Please also top-up your touch n go card as well as to ensure the battery for SMart Tag is healthy.
    • To depart as early as 6.15 am due to time constraint as we need to arrive 8.30 am at Kluang Coffee station
    • Otherwise, no food & beverages to enjoy as it finishes early.

    Convoy Rules and Etiquette


    Walkie Talkie Frequency : 435.250 MHz



    A car convoy is made up of four parts:
    * Lead Car
    * Marshall
    * Sweeper
    * Members' cars


    Lead Car
    1. The Lead Car must adjust speed at all times, remembering that the rear of the convoy may be a long way back. Denote pace of convoy before hand.
    2. Constantly view mirrors to ensure the convoy is not spacing out too far.
    3. If a lot of traffic lights are encountered, it may be necessary to pull over somewhere safely to reform.
    4. A generous use of indicators when changing direction.
    5. Inform the group prior to departure of the destination and any stops (perhaps a map).


    Sweeper
    1. Keep visual contact with the Lead Car (if possible).
    2. Use 2 way radios or mobiles to contact Lead Car if necessary.
    3. When Lead Car indicates to pass, move over to prevent non-convoy cars interfering with the convoy. This also allows convoy to safely pass.
    4. Contact Lead Car if the cars at the rear have to travel too fast to keep up.


    Marshall
    1. Stay in the middle of the convoy.
    2. May move out of position to group strayed vehicles.
    3. Aid the convoy in crossing junctions.
    4. Ensure convoy is in formation.

    Members' cars
    1. Do not pass unless of an emergency.
    2. Watch the leader for passing (use indicators)
    3. Maintain a safe distance from the car in front
    4. Do not let the car in front get out of sight.
    5. Flash your lights if in trouble.


    1) General Items
    Check your car prior to the convoy, ensure all fluids, tire pressure, etc… are in tiptop condition. Arrive at the starting point in plenty of time for the briefing on the route and destination of the trip. Please be ready to depart on time with a full fuel tank. If you are going to leave the group before the end of the trip, please tell the Lead Car, Sweeper, and others. This is so that the group does not either, wait for you to catch up, or follow you.

    2) Headlights On
    During daytime: On your "small" lights and your fog lights.
    During nighttime: On your headlights and your fog lights.

    This is how the rest of the world knows what is going on. Your lights on enable you to see your fellow members and know who is with you. If someone pulls off the road in trouble they are easier to identify in the rear view mirror. Best of all it really looks cool.

    3) Don't follow too close
    When in a convoy keeping good distances is a must for safety as well as an act of kindness to the car you are following. Your cars are special and worth a lot of money so don't risk them. If we are traveling slowly, i.e. less than 40km/h, bumper to bumper is not an issue BUT do not tailgate the car in front at high speed. Your braking reaction plus your braking distance would increase. Keep a safe distance away!

    4) Allow other traffic to intermingle
    Instinctively, people in a convoy don't want to allow other cars to merge into the line. You must allow other drivers to move in and out of your convoy. Other drivers usually are intimidated or in awe of the spectacle and need to be given extra consideration. Be patient in letting them find their place and pass them if necessary when they settle in a bad spot. You want other drivers to say, "Wow that was neat". Be a friendly convoy.

    5) Lead car should keep speed reasonable
    This is hard. It is all too easy to let the speed creep up. When you have a diverse group of drivers and car capability, there will be people who think it's too slow and others who say you are going too fast. Try to stay with the flow of other traffic. This reduces the need for constant lane changes and passing, making the drive safer for the group. It is each individual driver's responsibility to keep the vehicle behind him or her in sight, insuring the group stays together. If the car behind slows down, please slow down with it. If each car does this convoy will stay together.Do not go faster than you feel comfortable driving! If you feel that the cars in front are driving without consideration for you or for other road users, please do not try to keep up. It is better that you fall back and form your own group.

    6) In case of difficulties or problems
    If a car gets in trouble, nobody in the convoy stops EXCEPT for the sweeper. The sweeper will ensure everything is all right and the convoy must proceed on until a suitable stopping place is found. A whole line of cars along a busy road translates to a higher chance of accidents waiting to happen.

    7) Take it easy
    Sometimes not everything goes as planned. Participants in a convoy usually have pretty high expectations and are loaded with anticipation of the day's events. It is important to stay focused on the trip at hand and be able to relax when things get hectic, people get lost, or traffic snarls throw you off schedule.

    8) Entering / Exiting Highways
    Some of us use Touch N Go, some uses TAG while some other uses cash. Whatever your means of paying is, ALWAYS slow down after your transaction and park behind the Lead Car on the road shoulder with your hazard lights on. Never get out of the car. Wait till all the rest are assembled (the Sweeper will ensure that) and slowly signaled out to the slow lane.
    In the highway: We all want a smooth convoy. Staying at the right lane always priority, but we must let the other traffic which is faster than us to overtake. SWEEPER must inform LEAD CAR that there is other vehicles need to pass our convoy, Lead Car will signal to left lane when possible and let the other vehicles to overtake/ pass. SWEEPER must block the right lane and inform LEAD CAR that the last vehicle that pass so that lane changes be smooth.

    9) Overtaking
    Overtake only when legal and safe to do so. DO NOT overtake on double white lines,
    on bends or at any place where the way ahead is not clear. If a member of the group
    or public wants to overtake you, please let them. Don't close up the gap to the car
    in front of you and force the overtaking car into a dangerous maneuver.
     
  2. _M_

    _M_ The Rusted Jackets

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    Interesting choice of hotel Soulfood, I was there last mth. Not a bad place to chill..(view from the 6th floor):
     

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  3. Shahrezan

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    Name/pax/hotel

    1. Soulfood 1 pax Thistle Hotel
    2. Shah 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    3.
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    1. Soulfood 1 pax Thistle Hotel
    2. Shah 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    3. Fadhlan 2 pax Thistle Hotel (own arrangement)
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  5. joonsuan

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    Name/pax/hotel

    1. Soulfood 1 pax Thistle Hotel
    2. Shah 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    3. Fadhlan 2 pax Thistle Hotel (own arrangement)
    4. joonsuan 1 pax Thistle Hotel (tentative for now as I am actually travelling)
     
  6. Eric LPW

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    I'm from JB, I will join you guys agenda maybe since JPO, however, I will sleep at my house. Do I need to write down my name at the running list?
    Thank you
     
  7. Shahrezan

    Shahrezan Official Member

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    Yes u need bro.c ya soon
     
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    1. Soulfood 1 pax Thistle Hotel
    2. Shah 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    3. Fadhlan 2 pax Thistle Hotel (own arrangement)
    4. joonsuan 1 pax Thistle Hotel (tentative for now as I am actually travelling)
    5. Fahmi 1 pax Thistle Hotel (own arrangement)
     
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  10. kojak818

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    BMWCM aku tunggu mung datang….
    Translate : BMWCM members and guest…. Come to joined us for first drive 2015
     
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  11. soulfood

    soulfood Committee Member
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    Yeah...Kojak818 making a come back

    Translate: Kojak818 nak open table belanja
     
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    Alang-alang datang JB, bolehlah kumpulkan sekurang-kurangnya 30 buah dari BMWCM…. Info dari warga Johor ( BMW E60 Official Club Malaysia, B.O.S & Johor Bimmers club ) menunggu dalam 30 biji yang dah confirm….. Jom gegarkan bandar JB….

    Translate : Why talk online when you can offline…….
     
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    1. Soulfood 1 pax Thistle Hotel
    2. Shah 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    3. Fadhlan 2 pax (own arrangement)
    4. Joon Suan 1 pax (tentative)
    5. CHegu JFT63
    6. Kojak818
    7. Eric Lpw
    8. Angel_reborn 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    9. Ali Mataleo 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    10. Arie Pilot 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    11. President
    12. Macasel
     
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    1. Soulfood 1 pax Thistle Hotel
    2. Shah 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    3. Fadhlan 2 pax (own arrangement)
    4. Joon Suan 1 pax (tentative)
    5. CHegu JFT63
    6. Kojak818
    7. Eric Lpw
    8. Angel_reborn 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    9. Ali Mataleo 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    10. Arie Pilot 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    11. President
    12. Macasel
    13. beemerback - 1 kereta penuh/own hotel
     
  16. Shahrezan

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    Our frens in JB is arranging a special discount on thistle hotel rate. Pls confirm ur room...
     
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    1. Soulfood 1 pax Thistle Hotel
    2. Shah 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    3. Fadhlan 2 pax (own arrangement)
    4. Joon Suan 1 pax (tentative)
    5. CHegu JFT63
    6. Kojak818
    7. Eric Lpw
    8. Angel_reborn 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    9. Ali Mataleo 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    10. Arie Pilot 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    11. President
    12. Macasel
    13. beemerback - 1 kereta penuh/own hotel
    14. Rahizwan - 3pax
    15. Farezrider 5pax
    16. Ikhwan3liters - 2pax
     
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    1. Soulfood 1 pax Thistle Hotel
    2. Shah 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    3. Fadhlan 2 pax (own arrangement)
    4. Joon Suan 1 pax (tentative)
    5. Fahmisehak 1 pax
    6. CHegu JFT63
    7. Kojak818
    8. Eric Lpw
    9. Angel_reborn 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    10. Ali Mataleo 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    11. Arie Pilot 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    12. President
    13. Macasel
    14. beemerback - 1 kereta penuh/own hotel
    15. Rahizwan - 3pax
    16. Farezrider 5pax
    17. Ikhwan3liters - 2pax
     
  19. jeffreyewe

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    Name/pax/hotel

    1. Soulfood 1 pax Thistle Hotel
    2. Shah 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    3. Fadhlan 2 pax (own arrangement)
    4. Joon Suan 1 pax (tentative)
    5. Fahmisehak 1 pax
    6. CHegu JFT63
    7. Kojak818
    8. Eric Lpw
    9. Angel_reborn 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    10. Ali Mataleo 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    11. Arie Pilot 2 pax Thistle Hotel
    12. President
    13. Macasel
    14. beemerback - 1 kereta penuh/own hotel
    15. Rahizwan - 3pax
    16. Farezrider 5pax
    17. Ikhwan3liters - 2pax
    18. jeffreyewe - maybe 2 pax, maybe loneranger ( own accomodation)
     
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    Please post up the itenerary if possible.
     

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