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February 2015 Club News

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Walpole Ride and Speedo Check

David (second right) explaining the results of the
          speedo check.
Matt organised a friend of his, David, whos a policeman in Walpole to do a speedo check for the Club, so we could incorporate the check in a ride, excellent idea.

Arriving at Coalmine Beach.
So off we went riding through Denmark before stopping at Bow River for a coffee before taking the picturesque North Walpole Road to Coalmine Beach where we had lunch.

Lunch at the BBQ area, Coalmine Beach.
The BBQ site on the Peninsular always has gas, as opposed to Albany BBQs which are often empty, and this time was no different. Once the BBQ lunches were cooked and sandwiches eaten we headed back to Walpole where David and his laser radar gun were waiting for us.

We were each given a number and were instructed to stay in order as we made four passes, two at 70kmh and two at 90kmh, just north of Walpole.

David trained the radar gun on us and his wife wrote down the speed we were doing. I had a laugh doing the last run of 90kmh. As I was approaching David a car overtook me, obviously speeding. When he passed the police car he slowed right down, and drove very slowly into Walpole. I reckon hes still waiting for his ticket in the mail.

We then gathered again in Walpole where David gave us our true speeds. For some reason he couldnt take my second pass at 70kmh but it was interesting to see what my actual speed was as Ive had 15 inch wheels and car tyres on the sidecar outfit.

Not everybody made it for the radar check, but it was great fun and we appreciated the effort David and his wife made on his day off. Many thanks to Matt for organising it.


Results 70 km/h
70 km/h 90 km/h
90 km/h
Bob
67
-
79
81
Barry
62
62
79
80
Geoff
62
63
80
82
Nigel
62
64
82
83
Matt
70
69
90
90
Phil
69
80!
68
87
Peter
67
63
61
84
Greg
69
64
81
83
Andrew
60
65
82
85
David
64
64
81
81
Stephen
63
65
83
84
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