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Rider Assistance Network (RAN) - How it works.....
« on: July 04, 2013, 10:11:39 AM »
Members of OzSTOC have helped formulate an assistance plan for anyone in this scheme on tour who needs assistance to get going again. This is NOT a replacement for your Motorist Association Membership - just a group of friendlies whom might be able to help out. Keeping Members' personal details PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL has been our paramount concern in planning this scheme.

If you are able to offer some assistance (in whatever capacity your means allow), and you want to be a part of this scheme, you can send a PM to ST2UP with your details in the following format:


FORUM NAME:  (e.g. DIESEL)

FIRST NAME:  (e.g. DAVE)

PRIMARY CONTACT No: (e.g. 0414 xxx xxx)


SECONDARY No: (e.g. (07) 5499 xxxx)

LOCATION: (e.g. CABOOLTURE QLD)

SERVICES OFFERED: (e.g. Bike recovery (trailer), emergency accommodation, 10 mins to Honda Dealer, internet, garage/workshop/tools)



Our OzSTOC RAN Co-ordinators are Jean (Pocket Stocker) and Chris (ST2UP).

Our Co-ordinators do three final things:

1. They will plot your location on the RAN Map (private)
2. They will send you a PM with the OzSTOC Rider Assistance special Phone Number to contact in emergency. (Yes! We have our very own National emergency contact number)
3. They will take the calls for assistance (much like NRMA or RACQ do), find an Assistance Member in the area and contact them with your details.


How it works:

I find that my alternator gives up the ghost somewhere near Mt Isa and am stuck. I call the OzSTOC RAN Number and give Chris or Jean the details. They will then look up the Assistance Member in that area and explain. If that Member is able to help - fine. You are rescued.

If they CANNOT HELP at that time... fine too - The next Member is looked up. If no luck there - we tried, and you are now on your own. Out of courtesy - let the co-ordinators know your progress.

Just supply your details as above to ST2UP to be eligible for this service. Again, your details will be kept private - guaranteed! Remember - this is for small emergency use only


Questions will be answered below.


Thanks to the Members of the RAN Committee who helped formulate this scheme. We are proud to offer this great service to our great Members.      :thumb


Cheers, The OzSTOC Team
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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013, 10:44:08 AM »
Done!   This is a great idea, which is now getting some legs.
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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 11:12:51 AM »
Fantastic Idea.

Going to need the emergency phone number So we can program it into our phones.  I tend not to answer strange numbers
 

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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 08:17:24 PM »
Both of us done....so if I run into strife I can ring Pockey and she can tell me what to do.......mmmmm sounds familiar

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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 08:48:14 PM »
My details sent through.
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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 09:00:29 PM »
Mine are also sent through!
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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 09:04:47 PM »
And if only you took some notice.... |-i

Both of us done....so if I run into strife I can ring Pockey and she can tell me what to do.......mmmmm sounds familiar

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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 09:41:50 PM »
OK, so far I have received contact info from 12 members which is a good start. These people are;

Me (Whizz)
Marcus
Stinky Pete
Diesel
Saaz
ST2UP
Pocket STocker
Winston66
STeveo
TJ
Sargent1971
Streak

Thanks to all for the data...expecting more.
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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2013, 11:17:01 PM »
All done, info sent...

Good onya Whizz Chris and Jean
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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2013, 08:33:41 PM »
My operators voice will go something like this:

If you own a ST 1100 please press 1

If you own a ST 1300 please press 2

If your Tipsy and fallen over please press 3.

If you put in Diesel instead of petrol please press 4

 :rofl  :crackup  :rofl

But in all seriousness I hope that this RAN system can help out any of our members that find themselves in trouble.


Anyway back to my glass of red


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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2013, 10:03:48 PM »
So....when are you guys moving to India?
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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2013, 10:17:07 PM »

If you put in Diesel instead of petrol please press 4

 :rofl :crackup :rofl


Anyway back to my glass of red


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So....when are you guys moving to India?


However.... that was!       :crackup
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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2013, 07:36:38 AM »
ok peoples back on track now... :Whipped
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2013, 12:50:51 PM »

Look what happens.......you take home 1 goat !!!! :eek

It's not the taking home of the goat.... It's the photos that were taken.....
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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2013, 12:52:53 PM »
Getting way off track folks, the off topic comments will be deleted shortly
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2013, 01:35:40 PM »
Getting way off track folks, the off topic comments will be deleted shortly

The big stick is out  :-(((
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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2013, 04:08:54 PM »
Quote from: ST2UP
Look what happens.......you take home 1 goat !


Getting way off track folks, the off topic comments will be deleted shortly

Darn, just when I wanted to ask how your goat was getting on...
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2013, 04:26:05 PM »
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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2013, 10:42:20 PM »
West Aussie Glen...Yes I got your data  :thumbs

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Re: How it works.....
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2013, 07:58:26 AM »
How we going gents, got your details to Whizz yet ??? Have about 20 members on the RAN list so far.


Don't forget to save the number into your phones.


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« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2013, 08:40:10 AM »
Don't forget to save the number into your phones.

I've read through this thread three times and I keep missing THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY NUMBER.  Can you post it again please?

Or is it meant to be a closely-guarded and difficult-to-research-even-with-Google secret?
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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2013, 11:40:15 AM »
The RAN number has been PM'd to those who have nominated, the Phone Number is not being published on our public Forum veiwable by non OzSToc members for all the obvious reasons.  :thumb


Even if you feel you have very little to offer by way of Bike assistance, Emergency accom etc due to any of your personal circumstances, PLEASE consider registering for RAN, you may be the close by member who is able to make a difference to a fellow member by taking them a hot coffee while they wait in the rain for further assistance.

for you to Consider.......PM Whizz with your details


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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2013, 11:58:09 AM »
The RAN number has been PM'd to those who have nominated, the Phone Number is not being published on our public Forum veiwable by non OzSToc members for all the obvious reasons.  :thumb


Even if you feel you have very little to offer by way of Bike assistance, Emergency accom etc due to any of your personal circumstances, PLEASE consider registering for RAN, you may be the close by member who is able to make a difference to a fellow member by taking them a hot coffee while they wait in the rain for further assistance.

for you to Consider.......PM Whizz with your details

Agreed... I think if you want access to the number them you must register. (I have close to nothing to offer apart from lodging) but I think just having that extra sense of security while I'm out and about, and lets face it, we're all riding back roads, the road less travelled.

I've often wondered while out in the middle of nowhere. Who I would call if something did happen.
 

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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2013, 05:58:32 PM »
I've often wondered while out in the middle of nowhere. Who I would call if something did happen.

You're still stuffed, because none of us (except Tipsy sometime later) live in the middle of nowhere (although Alanst is in Peterborough).    :grin    :popcorn
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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2013, 06:38:28 PM »
I think a local always has something to offer, as they know where to get things (except KFC in Maryborough!) and people who can do things.

The RAN number has been PM'd to those who have nominated, the Phone Number is not being published on our public Forum veiwable by non OzSToc members for all the obvious reasons.  :thumb


Even if you feel you have very little to offer by way of Bike assistance, Emergency accom etc due to any of your personal circumstances, PLEASE consider registering for RAN, you may be the close by member who is able to make a difference to a fellow member by taking them a hot coffee while they wait in the rain for further assistance.

for you to Consider.......PM Whizz with your details

Agreed... I think if you want access to the number them you must register. (I have close to nothing to offer apart from lodging) but I think just having that extra sense of security while I'm out and about, and lets face it, we're all riding back roads, the road less travelled.

I've often wondered while out in the middle of nowhere. Who I would call if something did happen.
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