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June 2009 Club News

Economy Run

Yellow Yam-marineLots of riders turned up at our starting point for the economy run. All the riders nominated their fuel economy and at 10.15 am we all set off for the ride. The weather was great, calm and sunny. We rode to Little Grove and went through Robinson, beautiful windy roads with massive trees on the side of the road. We took the Lower Denmark Road and turned off into Elleker-Grassmere road. Andrew got flashed by a speed camera sitting on the side of the road!

Rare Ram-air SuzukiWe had a look at the surfers at Mutton Bird and headed to the Elleker General store for a coffee break. We took Marbellup Road, Link Road, Menang Drive and turned off into Rocky Crossing Road. Bon Accord Road followed and then onto Nanarup Road. We rode all the way to North Road where everybody filled up with fuel. It was quite confusing for the lady in the petrol station because most bikes took only 3 or 4 litres of fuel. Garry ended paying for Warwick’s fuel and Clive ended paying for Garry’s. We recorded the amount of litres used and most people headed for the Forts where we were going to have our bbq.


Chatting hard at the fortsThe sausages and steaks were sizzling on the barbie and we worked out whose nomination was the closest. It turned out that visitor Larry was the closest. Ronnie handed over the trophy (which Phil had made before). Clive and Marilyn had organized little plaques to put the winners’ names on. It looks great and we can add another 8 names.

It was a great ride, thanks to Adam and Rossi for doing back up.


Name
Bike
Estimated
mpg or km/L
Litres
used
Actual mpg
or km/L
Phil Penny
Barry Robson
Andy Burn
John Barber
David Wallace
Warwick Jones
Keith Offer
Phil Ramsden
Bob Rees
Larry Wildblood
Ronnie Jellesma
Des Gaze
Gary Carlsen
Jo Harrison
Colin Hinkley
Andrew Haydock
Ron Allen
Chester Powell
Jim Sharpe
Garry Blake
Raelene Blake
Clive Smith
Mike Hyland
BMW R100RS S/car
Yamaha RD350
Triumph Speedmaster
Honda CB750F
Kawasaki 650
BMW R1100RT
BMW R100RT
Suzuki GT550
BMW 51/3
Kawasaki ZX14
Harley Davidson 1200
DKW250
HD Electra Glide
HD Sportster 1200
Kawasaki ZA1
BMW R26
Triumph 750 Trident
Honda Goldwing
BMW K75
Ariel 500 Red Hunter
Yamaha FZ6
BSA 650
BSA B31
30 mpg
45 mpg
22 km/L
14 km/L
23 km/L
22 km/L
20.7 km/L
55 mpg
60 mpg
16 km/L
19 km/L
25 km/L
22.9 km/L
19 km/L
20 km/L
38.5 km/L
22 km/L
16 km/L
14 km/L
68.2 mpg
20 km/L
76 mpg
90 mpg
6.79
3.62
3.82
3.14
3.02
3.51
3.92
4.48
3.38
5.48
4.15

4.68
3.57
5.78
3.29
4.65
4.61
2.47
3.89
3.47
3.49
2.47
39 mpg
73.3 mpg
24.60 km/L
29.93 km/L
31.12 km/L
26.78 km/L
23.97 km/L
59.2 mpg
78.5 mpg
17.15 km/L
22.65 km/L

20.08 km/L
26.33 km/L
16.26 km/L
28.57 km/L
20.21 km/L
20.39 km/L
38.05 km/L
68.2 mpg
27.08 km/L
76 mpg
107.4 mpg


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