About 34 members turned up for the 2012 Economy run. They nominated their fuel economy and after a briefing we set off at 10.15 am. The ride took us through Little Grove, Robinson and off to Elleker for a coffee break.
A lot of people took the wrong turnoff in Little Grove but
everybody except Bob showed up at the Elleker general store. Bob
was riding his sidecar and had the grandkids with him but in
Little Grove he got trouble with the bike.
Neil did back-up and after trying to sort out the problem with
Bob’s bike they wanted to put it on the trailer. The sidecar was
too wide though. Alex came to the rescue with Bob’s own trailer.
After a nice break and a good catch up we took off again along
Marbellup Road to Link Road, Menang Drive, Rocky Crossing Road,
Bon Accord Road and along Lower King Road back to North Road to
fill up the bikes.
We made our way to the Forts and had a nice barbeque lunch
there. Andrew helped me to convert the miles/gallon to
kilometers/litre. Very confusing but we got it sorted. Next time
we might have to make it a rule to nominate in kilometers to the
litre. Much quicker.
Garry Blake won the 2012 Economy run and was being presented with the trophy by Ronnie. If you have a look at the results you will see that Chester only just got beaten by Garry.
The weather was good, apparently a little bit on the chilly
side for a bloke from Holland. He might have to take some extra
clothes next time.
Thanks to everyone who came along for the ride, we hope to see
you again next year! And thanks to Neil for doing back up.