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Tour de Windsor via Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce

NORTHERN START OPTION 7:55am Sunday, 16 May '10 from Hornsby street front carpark via Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce  -  119.4km approx -  ETR 1:50pm

Or WESTERN START OPTION 8:15am from Porters Scenic Lookout for Tour de Windsor via Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce  99km  -  ETR 1:10pm

Or NOR-WESTERN START OPTION 8:20am from Galston shops (100m west of big roundabout outside GreenShades Nursery) -  95km  -  ETR 1pm
1st Sag Stop on Sackville Ferry is 54km from Hornsby carpark or 44.5km from
Porters Scenic Lookout, Dural
The Porters Lookout group is jumping a slight head-start 'cause they may be slower.  Both ride groups should separately arrive
at Macquarie Square Windsor around 11am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min)
It is only 49km to Windsor if you do not veer R (off Cattai Ridge Rd) onto Halcrows Rd, but continue along Cattai Ridge Rd.

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:

Ride Organiser: Phil aka BankTeller 0434 715.861, David aka CricketTragic, Jean aka ChiliDog, Terry aka Navigator, John aka BakerBoy, Martin aka Architect, Caroline H and Jane aka Neo-Luddite are starting from Hornsby at 7:55am for the 54km 1st Longer Leg to the Sackville Ferry

............................is starting from Galston shops at 8:20am thereby avoiding two climbs out of Galston Gorge

KayakMan and PacificPete are cycling from Porters Scenic Lookout at 8:15am for the for the 44.15km 1st Long Leg to the Sackville Ferry

If you think you are >80% of joining us, e-mail Scribe and he will add ya in the above.

1st Longer Leg from Hornsby street front carpark 100m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St on West side of station:  To Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd Windsor, via Galston Gorge - 13.5km approx - 40 min

*    Rollout 7:55am from Hornsby station carpark Nth up Jersey St for 500m, 

*    L into Bridge Rd 40m to lights at Old Pacific Hway, 

*    R Nth for 700m on Old Pacific Hway, 

*    L at lights into Galston Rd for 5km to Galston Gorge noisy timber bridge,

*    Ascend for 3km to Crosslands Rd,

*    L for 1.1km to main roundabout

 

*    Ahead into Mid Dural Rd for 1.9km to Old Northern Rd. 

1st Shorter Leg from Porters Scenic Lookout, Dural:  To Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd - 4km approx - 10 min 

       *     Rollout 8:15am Nth up Old Northern Rd for 4km to Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd

2nd (Common) Leg from Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd left into Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce Rd, The Terrace, Windsor Rd to Windsor - 54.9km approx - 2 hr 5 min:

*    Up Old Northern Rd for 3.9km  -  17.4 from Hornsby
*    L into
Cattai Ridge Rd for 5.9km  -  23.5 from Hornsby
*    Veer R into Halcrows Rd for 9.1km  -  32.6 from Hornsby
*    R into
Wisemans Ferry Road for 7.9km  - 41.5 from Hornsby
*    L into
Sackville Ferry Rd slowly descending for 10.15km to Sackville Ferry  -  51.65 from Hornsby
*   
Cross on Ferry - ahead on Sackville Rd for 9.05km  -  60.7 from Hornsby
*    Ahead into King Rd for 1km
-  61.7 from Hornsby

*    L into Wilberforce Rd for 7km eventually crossing Windsor Bridge and short climb to Macquarie Square immediately on your RHS (for 1st Nosh Stop - 35 mins) from 11am  -  68.7 from Hornsby

Return at 11:35am via Pitt Town Rd to -
*       
Porters Scenic Lookout - 40.4km - 95 min - ETR 1:10pm
*        Galston Shops - 38.4km - 90 min - ETA 1pm for 2nd Nosh Stop (15 min)

R

Windsor Rd

2.0

SE

Pitt Town Rd

L

Pitt Town Rd

0.8

NEE

Wolseley Rd

R

Wolseley Rd

1.5

SE

Stock Route Rd

L

Stock Route Rd

2.0

NNE

Scheyville Rd

R

Scheyville Rd

3.7

NEE

Neich Rd

R

Neich Rd

0.9

E

Pitt Town Rd

A

Pitt Town Rd

13.9

SE

Kenthurst Rd

R

Kenthurst Rd

4.4

SSW

Pellit Lane

L

Pellit Lane

0.2

NNE

Wirrabarra Rd

L

Wirrabarra Rd

0.7

NNE

Derriwong Rd

L

Derriwong Rd

0.5

NW

Davey/Langford Rd

R

Davey/Langford Rd

1.6

NE

Wyoming Rd

R

Wyoming Rd

0.7

E

Old Northern Rd

L

Old Northern Rd

2.6

N

Mid Dural Rd

R

Old Northern Rd

 1.2

  S

Porters Lookout

R

Mid Dural Rd

1.9

E

Galston Rd

A

Galston Rd

0.8

E

Galston Shops

 

2nd Nosh Stop

 

 

Galston Shops

1:15pm Galston Gorge to Hornsby - 12.6km - 35 min  -  ETR 1:50pm

L

Galston Rd

1.1

E

Crosslands Rd

R

Galston Rd

3.2

SE

Galston Gorge bridge

A

Galston Rd

3.0

E

Brett Ave KOM

 

Sag Stop

 

 

Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter

A

Galston Rd

3.1

SE

Old Pacific H'way

R

Old Pacific H'way

1.3

S

Hornsby station carpark

Risk Warning
Ø    Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø    Expend 5 min studying your street directory for the 2nd (Common) Leg from Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd left into Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce Rd, The Terrace to Windsor

Ø    Don't ride two abreast on single lane roads with an unbroken centre line and descend corners on wet roads as though you are skating on ice

Ø    When passing a fellow Mugg, always provide a metre clearance.  If you can't, or are passing on the inside, you MUST call out loudly eg. "passing inside" etc

Some forms of cycling are dangerous.  An ave of 36 Australian cyclists have been killed annually since 2000.  95% of these fatalities occur on the road

Other cyclists in Australia break bones and incur nerve impairment from falling off their bikes in accidents. 

A cyclist could fall from his/her bike, inter alia, due to -
(i)      being hit by a car or another cyclist; or
(ii)     encountering a pothole;

(iii)    cycling too fast on a wet downhill where the coefficient of friction is much less, particularly at corners; or
(iv)    getting their bicycle wheel caught in a gap in a timber bridge.

A negligent cyclist could -

(a)    be litigated by a seriously injured cyclist, or 3rd party (ie. a woman pushing a pram on a footpath or a car driver) under common law where the damages could exceed $500,000; and

(b)    lose his/her home if he/she did not have public liability insurance which covers their negligence whilst on a push bike.

A negligent cyclist who did not have personal injury insurance (ie self-employed without income protection cover) could struggle to meet regular outgo commitments.

A seriously injured cyclist could be awarded damages which a negligent cyclist could not afford to pay if the negligent cyclist -
(I)     did not have public liability insurance cover; and/or
(II)    did not possess valuable assets.

     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

     Click on: Risk Management which warns of 'inter alia', the dangers of cycling on public roads with motor cars, potholes and over bridges with vertical timber planks with gaps

     Cycling with Muggs is predicated upon notifying Bank Teller if you materially disagree with any clause(s) in Muggaccinos' "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"

 

Rap-up of Trois Montagnes  -  72km  -  9 starters

 

Above 'n below pics at Brooklyn Wharf on a majestic late Autumn morn'.

 

 

Terry aka Navigator and NewChum, Andrew who rides a bike that is decidedly "un-light", but Andrew can hammer along

 

Ian aka Flash and David aka CricketTragic waiting for the Berowra Waters ferry

 

 

 

 

Above 'n below pics pigging-out at cheap 'n cheerful Andy's Cafe, Arcadia where owner, Paul, serves beaut hamburgers

 

 

 

Ian with his new Specialized bike which is probably worth more than him

 

Back at Hornsby post 77km Saturday ride where the traffic is noticeably heavier

 

Scribe  9 May '10