Who�s News �������������� June 2011

Membership for 2010/11 was 90, an increase of 6 on the year before. See 2010/11 membership list attached. Current membership is 35.

See elsewhere for full Club Financial Statement. In a nutshell:

The Club web site at www.melbsportsbike.net.au accumulated 554 hits during June, down 30 on last month. Total visits are 69,504 since April 1996. The counters on the other pages after another month indicate that the 2011 Ride Calendar page took 476 hits (total 17,561, up 30) since 28th October 2008 and Great Roads 72 hits (total 4507).

For June, official kilometres (sum of ride lengths) for the month is 1704. Official Club kilometres for the month (people x ride length) is 19,972. The 2011 year total is 56,611km; the average calendar yearly total is 327,813 since 2005. The people km per injury for 2011 is 56,611 km � four serious crashes this year; long term it is 98,344 km per (serious) injury. Three crashes resulting in injury this month really lowered the averages dramatically, both short term (yearly) and long term (6 years).

Seen at the Social Sip, Mark�s Place in Carlton on Thursday 5th May: Julie and Ben Warden, Ron and Daniel Johnston, Cliff and Barb Peters, John Rousseaux and Kate Stewart, Marc Marais, Tony Stegmar, Tim Emons, Ian Payne, John Willis, Roman Biaroza, Jacinta Thomas, Cindy Lee, Peter Philferan and Lyn Duncan. 18 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 2010/11 year ending the ride before the 2011 AGM in July. After twelve months the finishing top ten positions are: Ben Warden (98), Pina Garasi (65), Cliff Peters (65), Ron Johnston (58.5), John Willis (50), Paul Southwell (49), Misho Zrakic (44), Tim Emons (41), Ian Payne (36), and John Rousseaux (33). The top 10 remain the same people but Pina caught up to Cliff and finished equal second and John slipped past Paul. Rob Langer finished 11th on 29.5 and is still travelling overseas to England, Ireland and central Europe, so no additional points this month. Jason Wilson (29) almost reeled him in.

Front Cover: collage of accident 19/6 accident photos. Top tight Craig Morley and Cliff Peters; bottom left Tony Stegmar below Tom Bartus� Z1000; bottom right Cliff Peters, Mark Copeland, Marc Marais, Pina Garasi and Tony Stegmar. Ben Warden behind the lens. Peter Feistl digital mastery. Ben Warden behind the lens. Peter Feistl digital mastery.

Back Cover: Top left Peter Hill, Cliff, Lyn Duncan, Cindy Lee. Top right Cindy, Tom. Middle left: Marc Marais, Tim Emons, Mark Copeland, Ron Johnston, Pina Garasi, Craig Morley, Lou Tickner and John Willis. Middle: Tony and his CBR rear wheel. Middle right: Maryvale Paper Mills. Bottom right: Tony. Ben Warden and Barb Peters behind the lens. Peter Feistl digital mastery.

Google Group management changes: Ern Reeders is going on an extended holiday up north (a long way up) and is resigning from managing the Google Group. We thank him for identifying and articulating the benefits of the Google Group, setting it up, and managing its administration for the last few years. It has been very successful.

Cindy Lee has kindly volunteered to continue the administration of the group from now onwards. The primary tasks are adding new members and removing non-financial members. It is for the members, and members only.

Note: the file size (typically pictures) that can be posted is up to 4 Mb. If you can, use a downsizing program so that they load a bit quicker.

Official postings from the Committee will be prefaced with the word �Official�.   This is to allow the techno savvy members to filter the �chat� from the �need to know� information via their email preferences. Typically only the Committee would be sending Official notifications. 

Club Magazine feedback from Ern Reeders. Thanks all; the current issue is a great read and I appreciate how much effort goes into it. Love to take the mag out to the workshop and have a fag while reading it (no no, I don't smoke, the cigarette does; but I will have to look into those e-cigarettes). Great to read of the ride events.  This time is particularly rich.  Radiator surgery, ear surgery, and probably post-ride RICE treatment for one sore backside ;-} The ride reports vary according to the character of the rider much more than their ride style does.  For John W., yep mate, I can lend you a snorkel.  Good piece though.

Jason Wilson hit one of the bumps on the Jindivick to Neerim South road last Sunday (3/7) so hard that it dented his front wheel. As Jason was attempting a back yard repair with a hammer, inspection showed major wheel bearing damage as well. I suggested he check his axle for trueness.