It was a disappointing turn-out for the Economy Ride as its
usually a popular event, but the ones who went enjoyed
themselves and the hospitality of the Albany Volunteer Fire
& Rescue Service.
Ronnie took us on a ride around Little Grove and the Robinson Estate before heading to Elleker for morning tea, always a good place for a coffee.
Then off we went to the Volunteer Fire & Rescue Station where they had prepared a BBQ for us to use and also provided hot and cold drinks.
A few riders missed turns here and there, but we all arrived
safely for lunch. Chester met us at the Station which was great.
After fuelling-up at the end of the ride at the Caltex in North Road, Philís Triumph decided to play up, trouble with the carby, luckily Garry Taylor who was doing back-up duties realised something was wrong as Phil was going straight home.
But they managed to put the bike on the trailer and the Triumph
had a very economical ride back to Bayonet Head, turns out it
was just a missing balancer screw.
While we were having lunch Andrew and Ronnie worked out who had
the closest fuel figures. Warwick was the winner with the
closest estimate (guess) of how much fuel he would use (only
1.01 out) and was awarded the trophy by Ronnie.
After lunch we had a tour of the Fire Station which was very
interesting, Andrew had a go at some of the fitness machines,
and didnít break anything!
My Steib outfit had the worst economy, only 11km per litre,
although I think the economy is generally better than that (I
hope ha ha).
But we had an enjoyable time, the weather was great, as was the
hospitality of the volunteer firefighters.
Thanks to Garry Taylor for going back-up.