Who�s News �������������� October 2010

The Club web site at www.melbsportsbike.net.au accumulated 851 hits during September, up 165 on last month. Total visits are 63,474 since April 1996. The counters on the other pages after another month indicate that the Calendar page took 716 hits (total 12,756, up 198 since 28th October 2008) and Great Roads 125 hits (total 3476).

Membership now stands at 72 (up 6 this month).Official kilometres for the month of September: 1711 km, down 102 from last month � it was a 5 ride month but the first ride, Wonthaggi, was poorly attended due to the atrocious weather conditions. Official Club kilometres for the month (people x ride length): 27,662 km, up 6010 km on last month, indicating some well attended rides � summer is coming. The 2010 year total is 233,212 km; average yearly total 324,241 since 2005. We are on track to make the average. The people km per injury is 58,303 so far for 2010 and continuing to improve with each injury free month; long term it is 104,775 km.

Seen at the Social Sip, Mark�s Place on Thursday 2nd September: Julie and Ben Warden, Ron and Julie Johnston, Cliff and Barb Peters, Kate Stewart and John Rousseaux, Trevor and Barbara Rolfe Harris, Paul Southwell, Ha Du, Ian Payne, Dennis Lindemann, Ben Fuller, Peter Philferan and Tim Emons. 17 people

The Club Participant of the Year is based on aggregate points accumulated at 1 point per ride, an extra point for leading or being rear rider, and 1 point per magazine article (maximum 2 per magazine). Attending one or more days of a weekend event scores 3 points for leading, 3 for rear riding duties and 2 points for participating.

The count is for the 20010/11 year ending the ride before the 2011 AGM in July. After three months the top ten positions are: Ben Warden (27), Cliff Peters (20), Pina Garasi (16), Ron Johnston (19), Paul Southwell (12), Misho Zrakic (11), Dennis Lindemann (10), Ian Payne (10), Tim Emons (9) and John Willis (9).

Front Cover: photo taken at the lookout on Skyline Road overlooking Fraser National Park and Lake Eildon on the Highlands Ride, Sunday 12th September. Back row: Ha Du, Paul Southwell, Ron Johnston, Tim Emons, John Willis, Pina Garasi, Misho Zrakic, Craig Morley, Chris Pointon, Ian Payne and Geoff Shugg. Front row: Ben Fuller, Tony Raditsis, Cliff Peters, Pierre Ong, Peter Fisher. Ben Warden behind the lens.

Back Page black and white photo: Tarra Bulga National Park Ride, Sunday 26th September taken at the lookout overlooking Toora. Back row: Jean Eldridge, Pierre Ong, Chris Pointon, Damir Djikic, Tim Emons, Henry Wright, Dennis Lindemann, Pina Garasi, Misho Zrakic, Andy Beattie, Chris Tran and Ron Johnston. Front row: Cliff Peters, Paul Sorenson, Cindy Lee and Rob Zivkovic. Ben behind the lens. Thanks to Peter Feistl who performs the digital manipulation every month ensuring that the best head shot (out of a series of photographs) appears on the final product, wayward limbs and fingers are removed and the photo is generally made as perfect as possible.

Welcome to new member Mark Rhodes riding a bright blue CBR954. He has been on the fringe of the Club for a few years now, part of the Rob Jones clan of friends. We wish him many years of safe and fun riding with the Club.

Ian Payne recommends South East Motorcycles. The owner, Steve Hunt, is ex New World Honda (serviced/modified all Dave Ward�s bikes and now Ian�s) and is offering discount deals for Club Members. The address is Factory 1/6, Wren Road Moorabbin. Steve can be contacted via email at [email protected] or on the phone 9555 2020.


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