|An Economy Run
weather was shocking on Saturday, Sunday was a little better and our
Economy Run was on.
Chris and I jumped on our bikes and headed off to Bakers Junction, will
there be anybody else there? Most probably not, then we can go back home
and light the fire!
Six others turned up expecting to do the same thing!
One of which was relatively new member Andy Browning - good to see you!
Jim Liversey was laughing, it was his turn to do back-up in his nice cosy
Kingswood, ha! So we filled the bikes up, set the trip meters and off we
Heading towards Kamballup, there was a big black cloud with rain to the
left and to the right of us, we were riding in the middle - somebody was
looking after us. Then up the Woogenellup Road, the weather was still
good, although very windy in spots. A bird was blown into the front wheel
of Chris' BMW which was a bit unfortunate for the bird, but didn't bother
Coffee at Mt Barker before heading towards the Porongurups and then back
to Bakers Junction.
The rain on the Porongurups road was torrential in parts making it
difficult to see the road, and at the same time miss branches and other
debris strung across it. We also hit heavy rain not far from our petrol
At Bakers Junction the bikes were filled up again and the amount of fuel
It was interesting to see what the different trip meters read, 147.2 kms,
141.7, 136.3, 140.9, 139 averaging out at 141kms. So I guess the two
accurate speedos were Chris (141.7), BMW and Andy Browning (140.9), Ducati.
The original plan was Emu Point for lunch, where the calculations could be
made, but this was changed to our house, with a number ducking home for
some dry clothes. The blokes checked out our shed before we settled down
in front of the fire for lunch, Lurl brought some lovely home-made soup
which went down very well. After seeing who did what, we sat back and were
entertained by Phil and John telling us about the Superbikes at Philip
Island, the shocking weather, camping and various funny stories. In the
end despite the weather we had a most enjoyable time. Thanks to (Lucky)
Jim Liversey for going back-up.
||1982 BMW R100RS sidecar
||2000 Ducati 750 Monster
||1980 BMW R100RT sidecar
|| 2001 Ducati ST4
|| 1985 BMW R65
|| 1976 BMW R60/6
|| 1951 BMW R51/3