ABANY VINTAGE & CASSIC
something different - Why not?
So how about an Economy Run followed by a BBQ at
The economy run was a little different to normal, you had
to nominate your average fuel consumption before the
ride. The idea being closest to their nominated average
fuel consumption was the winner.
With ideal weather for riding there were 12 bikes lined
up, with full tanks, at the Amity Tavern.
Before we left everyone set their trip-meters to zero, to
compare mileage/kilometre distance by different bikes,
this included Mike and Angie's car (which was towing a
trailer for back-up).
The ride took us firstly to Kamballup where we had a
short break, then through Mt Barker to the Porongorups
where we had stopped at the shop before arriving at the
Caltex Service Station in North Road where tanks were
refilled, Chris took down how much fuel was used and also
the mileage on the various speedo's.
Mike and Angie's car showed 161 kilometres and the
results were based on that mileage.
Arthur was the winner with his nominated consumption
being 22 kilometres to the litre and the result was 22.61
Some rode at a sedate pace where others rode at normal
speed. Interesting to see Linda's Ducati the most
economical and she wasn't riding too sedately!!
My AJS tripmeter was way out - 28 miles out!!!!
Good to see Barry taking the newly restored Triumph
Daytona on the By the time we got to the BBQ at Middleton
Beach the wind was a bit nippy, but huddling over the
steak and sausages we managed to get out of the wind,
keep warm and enjoy the company and the food!
Later Marilyn and Clive provided coffee and bikkies etc
at their home which was much appreciated.
Thanks to Mike and Angie for going back-up.
||1985 BMW R65
||1976 BMW 60/6
||1996 BMW R100GS
||2001 Ducati 750
||1997 Harley Road
Kawasaki GPZ 500
||1997 BMW R100RT
||1951 AJS 500 18S
||1972 Triumph Daytona
||1996 BMW R100RT