from St Ives
"Brekkie at Bayview Marina
Brunch at Akuna Bay"
- 95km - ETR 12:35pm
these directions and bring on Sunday.
you are a slowcoach
along Mona Vale Rd;
* as soon as you see the
from Duffy's Forest turn around so as to arrive back at
Thai Restaurant Sag Stop in concert with the lead group; and
* move on from Sag and Nosh Stops early!
two abreast at own risk on one-lane roads. Keep well to LHS of roadway.
well off the road at Sag Stops.
Cycling without Public Liability cover is as silly as driving without 3rd Party - join
Bike NSW for PL insurance, so that all Muggs are better protected.
passing a fellow Mugg, always provide a metre clearance. If you
can't, or are passing on the inside, call out loudly eg. "passing inside
St Ives car park Mona Vale Rd [opposite
Pattisons Patisserie and Stanley St. junction]
for 6:45am rollout. If
you are a slowcoach, leave from
and cycle E
along Mona Vale
Rd. Terrey Hills, Duffy's Forest, McCarrs Creek to
West Head for 1st Nosh Stop
Return to McCarrs Creek for Brekkie adjacent to the water’s edge at
Bayview Marina Café [LHS two clicks past Church Point] for
2nd Nosh Stop
from 9:45am [61km].
Return straight to St Ives [84km
- ETR 11:25am]
Or via Akuna Bay 3rd Nosh Stop
(30 min) from 11am [95.5km - ETR 12:35pm].
1. Mona Vale Fruit Barn from
7am (3 min)
2. Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant from
7:40am (3 min)
WestHead from 8:35am (15 min)
2. Bayview Marina Café from 9:45am (35 min)
3. Akuna Bay
from 11:00am (30 min)
1st climb: TollBooth at Illawong Bay, passing
Cottage Point Rd on RHS to TollBooth
at top 5.6km
Leg: St Ives to Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant Sag Stop - 22.7km - 55 min
along Mona Vale
[opposite Forest Way - at Mona Vale Fruit Barn] into Myoora Rd and
take a 1st Sag Stop
Ahead 3km along Myoor Larool
of Booralie Rd) for
into Booralie Rd,
'n 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),
turn at the dead-end of Cow Corner –
NOTE: turn around as soon as you see faster cyclists returning.
Continue past Terrey Hills
neighbourhood shopping centre, thru roundabout and take
2nd Sag Stop
(3 min) from
Thai Restaurant at top of
McCarrs Creek Rd - muster on LHS of white
road line under tree
Leg: Thai Restaurant to West Head - 18.6km (agg. 41.3km) - 50 min
Descend McCarrs Creek Rd and enter Ku’ring’gai Chase National Park
3.2km to "V" (dual entrances to the park),
R fork - anti clockwise and further descend
McCarrs Creek Rd
at McCarrs Creek bridge for 1.4km to T juncture (Akuna Bay Marina is
2.8km downhill on LHS).
Ahead along West Head Rd for 12km to The Headland for 1st
(15 min) from 8:35am [41.3km] - pack
nibbles, ‘cause we take a gawk
at the majestic, shimmering peninsula - Pittwater/Lion
Leg: West Head to Bayview Marina - 21.5km (agg 62.8km) - 55 min
13.4km to McCarrs Creek bridge,
hook a L
into McCarrs Creek Rd at 10:20am [55km] for 7.4km passing Church Point arriving at Bayview Marina Café at
2nd Nosh Stop
[61km] 9979.5782ph (30min).
Bayview Marina to Akuna Bay - 12.8km (agg 75.2km) - 45 min
Over Brunch we
will ascertain who, at 10:15am, is -
22km back up
McCarrs Creek Rd and onto St Ives - ETR 11:25am
7.4km up McCarrs
Creek, taking a R to loop Akuna Bay anti-clock, a further
4.5km for Brunch 3rd Nosh Stop
(30 min) at Akuna Bay
from 11:00am [75km].
Akuna Bay to St Ives - 19.4km (agg 95.5km) - 65 min
anti-clockwise from Akuna Bay to Terrey Hills and re-enter Mona Vale Rd via -
it is a rapid-fire 6.6km stretch to St Ives [94.5km] -
Bank Teller's rap-up of Sunday 14 Dec, Cinque Montagnes
Thanks to Marcel aka Schooners, somehow coercing his
mum to put up her home at Turramurra for
Muggs' Christmas Party, 20 Muggs 'et al' partied at
Marcel's the previous arvo/evening and didn't trash the joint. The
smart revellers completed our scheduled 100km 5 @ mountain ride on Sat. morn',
albeit on a steamy hot morn', incl Heineken who was still whinging on
Sunday about having done the 100km route twice on the same w'end. Hence, pickings were
lean the following morn' with 11 or thereabouts marshalling for Cinque Montagnes
on an o'cast, coolish morn'.
The same two hussies (front of screen)
shooting the breeze, outside the familiar Nth Hornsby Bus Shelter having
just logged KOM times for pumping-up from
The Gorge. Far right - Matt aka
Printer, seemingly doing a juggling act supporting
Scribe's bike whilst he popped this snap.
NB: Several fast KOM times were put-in which are logged
at King of the Mountain climbs. Having previously registered a
quick time over the ascent to PitS, Yamaha cagily held back on that
climb, reminiscent of a w'end golfer protecting his high handicap, as there were
still three hills to conquer. Whereas Whippet veritably flew-up to
the pie shop.