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Sunday, 30 Nov, 7am from St Ives "Brunch at Church Point" return Wakehurst Parkway - 77km - ETR 11:15am

  • Ride Organiser:   Phil Johnston    9498.3684 hm

  • Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

  • Keep to LHS.  Don't ride two abreast on single lane roads.  Get off the road at Sag Stops

  • Cycling without Public Liability cover is as stupid as driving without 3rd Party - join Bike NSW for PL insurance

Snapshot
St Ives car park Mona Vale Rd [opposite Pattisons Patisserie and Stanley St. junction] BY 6:50am for 7am rollout.  If you are a slowcoach, leave early and cycle E along Mona Vale Rd.  After our customary 14km Duffy's Forest out/back, we enter Akuna Bay clockwise.  Upon completing the circle to McCarrs Creek we head for Church Point Café for 1st Nosh Stop from 8:55am (30 min) [41.5km] adjacent to the water’s edge.  Rookies can cycle 20.1km directly to Church Point and retrace back unaccompanied if they want to.  Or cycle with us to Mona Vale and pedal S down Pittwater Rd taking a L at Mona Vale Hospital for 3km of coastal backroads to Wakehurst Parkway, thence Forest Way, Mona Vale Rd back to St Ives [77km - ETR 11:15am].

 

1st Leg: St Ives to Church Point - 43km
Depart St Ives car-park by 7am -

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E along Mona Vale Rd for 6.2km;

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L [opposite Forest Way - at Mona Vale Fruit Barn] into Myoora Rd and take a fleeting 1st Sag Stop (3 min);

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3km along Myoor Larool Rd until 70m before Booralie Rd;

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L into Tepko Rd (75m short of Booralie Rd) for 400m;

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L into Booralie Rd and pedal like "shit out of Shanghai" 6.7km flat/fast stretch past Terry Hills Golf Course and rifle range to Duffys Forest (amidst real pigs, goats, horses 'n cows);

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"U" turn at the dead-end of Cow Corner – if you are dragging the chain, cut the corner - and return via same route and pull up 150m past Terrey Hills neighbourhood shopping centre [opposite Terry Hills Thai Restaurant] for a 2nd Sag Stop (3 min);

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Around 8am enter Ku’ring’gai Chase National Park down McCarrs Creek Rd;

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At the V (dual entrances to the park) take clockwise [L fork] and descend past Cottage Point, Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay and climb to "T" juncture (West Head is 12km on LHS) for 3rd Sag Stop (3 min);

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R and descend to McCarrs Creek and on to Church Point [41.5km] at 8:55am 1st Nosh Stop (35min).

 

2nd Leg: Church Point to St Ives, via Wakehurst Parkway - 33½km
At 9:30am,

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L continuing along Pittwater Rd to Mona Vale for 6km;

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R at lights for 1km;

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L off Pittwater Rd into Coronation St (twds Mona Vale Hospital) for 250m;

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R into Sydney Rd for 1.5km; 

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Sth adjacent to the coast along Sydney Rd, then it becomes Ocean St,

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R into Waterloo St for 300m; 

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R into Pittwater Rd for 100m crossing bridge over Narrabeen Lakes;

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veer L into Wakehurst Parkway for a toughish 9.9km (initially flat past Narrabeen Lakes thence a constant, gradual climb - 61.7km @ 10:35am); 

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approaching crest of climb at cnr French Forest Rd at lights take Sag Stop (5 min)

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R into French Forest Rd for 800m;

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R into Rabbett St. for 200m decent;

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L into Adams St for a 200m "real tough" grind/climb;

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R onto Forest Way for 5.3km;

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L into Mona Vale for final 6.2km flattish hit-out back to St Ives.

 ETR 11:15am - 77km.

 

Scribe's rap-up of Sunday, 23 Nov SloshFest

No one showed up at Turra' at 7:20am for the scheduled Windsor ride, except Scribe.  A handful of us grabbed 40km at West Head / Akuna Bay that arvo when the sun came out albeit fleetingly.

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