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Sunday, 25 July '10  Hornsby carpark 8:10am or St Ives carpark at 8:40am via Church Point to aboard 10:30am Ferry from Palm Beach to Wagstaffe Wharf, cycle past McMasters Beach, Woy Woy station to catch train -

*        back to Hornsby station - 80.4km - ETR Hornsby Jersey St carpark 1:45pm or St Ives carpark 2:20pm; or

*        back to Hawkesbury River station and cycle via PitS to Hornsby - 101.3km - ETR 2:50pm

If you are delayed, stay on flattish Barrenjoey Rd to Palm Beach Wharf, rather than taking Right past Avalon Rd up hilly Whale Beach Rd, reducing ride time by 15 mins

Or turn around at Palm Beach with a Nosh Stop at Church Point - 92km - ETR 1:40pm

Print out  80.4km Ride Description  and  80.4km Summary Data

WHO, WHEN, WHERE?
Ride Organiser: Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 returns from USA three days apres this ride

Pete aka CampyAficinado plans to ride from St Ives to Palm Beach 'n back.  Trev aka Tornado usually joins this coastal ride.  PacificPete and Jane aka NeoLuddite are keen to catch the ferry if a few others join him.  Justine aka Trumpeter is making her return after re-habing from a busted collarbone.
If you think you are >80% of joining us, can you e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya.

Snapshot:

Rollout Hornsby carpark 8:10am or St Ives carpark at 8:40am. 
L
at Terrey Hills Fruit Barn for 1st
SagStop
(min) then down McCarrs Creek Rd for 2nd Sag Stop at Church Point (10 min).  into Barrenjoey Rd near Bungan Beach, thru Newport, Bilgola, Avalon and R into Whale Beach Rd for 5km following coast line to Palm Beach Wharf to catch 10:30am ferry 1st Nosh Stop (30 min trip) to Wagstaffe Wharf.  

If U R delayed, stay on flattish Barrenjoey Rd to Palm Beach Wharf, rather than hilly Whale Beach Rd, reducing ride time by 12/15 mins.
Pedal 7km Nth from Wagstaffe Wharf to McMasters Lookout, continue Nth 10km, then wind SW twds Woy Woy, thence Kariong, Mt White for
2nd Nosh Stop, then 3rd Nosh Stop at Pie in the Sky.   
19km South down Old Pacific H'way to Hornsby
.

SagStops:
1st       St Ives carpark       

2nd     Church Point   

3rd      Marie Byles Lookout, McMasters Beach                                                               
Nosh Stops:
1st      Palm Beach General Store                   

2nd    Gnostic Marna Cafe, The Boulevarde Woy Woy

1st Leg:    Hornsby Jersey St carpark to St Ives carpark                              8.9km        2min

2nd Leg:  St Ives carpark to Church Point                                                  20.2km       48 min

3rd Leg:   Church Point to Palm Beach General Store                               18.6km       46 min

4th Leg:    Wagstaffe Wharf to Marie Byles Lookout, McMasters Beach       6.0km       18 min

5th Leg:    Marie Byles Lookout to Cnr Scenic Rd & Cullens Rd                   9.4km       24 min

6th Leg:    Cullens Rd to Woy Woy station                                                  15.4km       41 min

7th Leg:    Hawkesbury River station to PitS                                                 7.2km       21 min

8th Leg:    PitS to Hornsby Jersey St carpark                                              18.6km       45 min
                                                                                                                  101.3km

dir Hornsby car park leg km destination grad dir leg time hr : m
L Jersey St 0.1 Roundabout ~ S 0.35 0:00
A Station St 0.3 Pacific H'way ~ S 1.3 0:01
L Pacific H'way 0.5 Edgeworth David Ave ~ SE 1.5 0:03
L Edgeworth David Ave 2 F3 Overpass ~ E 4.5 0:07
A Junction Rd 1.3 Eastern Rd ~ E 3 0:10
R Eastern Rd 0.7 Burns Rd ~ E 1.7 0:12
L Burns Rd 2.2 Warrimoo Ave ~ S 5 0:17
A Killeaton St 2.3 Memorial Ave ~ E 5 0:22
R Memorial Ave 0.5 Mona Vale Rd ~ S 1 0:23
L Mona Vale Rd 1 St Ives carpark ~ E 2.2 0:25
  1st Sag Stop   St Ives carpark     5 0:30
L Mona Vale Rd 6.5 Myoora Rd ~ NE 16 0:46
L Myoora Rd 0.1 opposite Terrey Hill Fruit Barn ~ NE 0.3 0:46
A Myoora Rd 3 Booralie Rd ~ NNE 8 0:59
R Booralie Rd 0.3 McCarrs Creek Rd ~ NWW 1 1:00
L McCarrs Creek Rd 2.2 dual entrance to park \ W 5 1:05
A McCarrs Creek Rd 2.8 McCarrs Creek Bridge \ E 6 1:11
A McCarrs Creek Rd 5.3 Church Point \ E 12 1:23
  2nd Sag Stop   Church Point     10 1:33
A McCarrs Creek Rd 2.1 Bayview Marina ~ SE 5.15 1:39
A Pittwater Rd 1.3 Mona St ~ SE 3.5 1:42
L Mona St - SIGNPOST 0.7 Waterview St  ~ SE 0.5 1:43
R Waterview St  1.0 Barrenjoey Rd ~ SE 1 1:44
L Barrenjoey Rd 0.7 Beaconsfield St ~ NNE 3.5 1:47
A Barrenjoey Rd 4 Old Barrenjoey Rd ~ NNE 10 1:57
L Old Barrenjoey Rd 0.9 enter Barrenjoey Rd ~ NNE 2.5 2:00
L Barrenjoey Rd 1.3 Nth Avalon Rd ~ NNE 3.5 2:04
A Barrenjoey Rd 0.15 Whale Beach Rd - SIGNPOST ~ NNE 0.4 2:04
R Whale Beach Rd 5 Florida/Ocean/Beach Rd ~ NNE 13 2:17
A Florida/Ocean/Beach Rd 1 Barrenjoey Rd ~ NNE 2.25 2:20
L Barrenjoey Rd 0.4 Palm Beach General Store ~ NNE 1 2:21
  1st Nosh Stop 0 Palm Beach Wharf     16 2:37
    0 Wagstaffe Wharf     35 3:12
A Carpark 0.1 Wagstaffe Ave ~ SE 0.3 3:12
L Wagstaffe Ave 0.45 Pretty Beach Rd ~ E 1.2 3:13
R Pretty Beach Rd 1 Heath Rd ~ E 2.5 3:16
R Heath Rd 2.2 Killcare Rd ~ NE 6 3:22
R Killcare Rd 0.4 The Scenic Rd ~ NE 1.1 3:23
L The Scenic Rd 0.5 Wards Hill Rd ~ NE 1.4 3:24
A The Scenic Rd 1.3 Marie Byles Lookout / NE 3.6 3:28
  4th Sag Stop 0 Marie Byles Lookout     10 3:38
A The Scenic Rd 9.4 The Cullens Rd ~ NE 24 4:02
L The Cullens Rd 0.35 Empire Bay Drive \ W 1 4:03
L Empire Bay Drive 9 The Rip Bridge ~ SW 23 4:26
A Maitland Bay Drive 1.7 Memorial Rd ~ WSW 5.5 4:31
R Memorial Rd 0.1 Gallipoli Ave ~ N 0.3 4:32
L Gallipoli Ave 1 Ocean Beach Rd ~ W 3 4:35
R Ocean Beach Rd 1.6 Rawson Rd ~ N 2.6 4:37
A Ocean Beach Rd 0.7 Railway St ~ W 2.5 4:40
R Railway St 0.9 Gnostic Marna Cafe, Woy Woy / NE 3 4:43
  2nd Nosh Stop 80.4 Woy Woy     283 4:43

7th Leg Hawkesbury River station at Brooklyn to Pie in the Sky - 7.4km - 25 min  
1:25pm -

R

Brooklyn Rd

3.5

Old Pacific Highway

~

W

R

Old Pacific Highway

3.9

Pie in the Sky

/

S

 

3rd Nosh Stop

 

Pie in the Sky

 

 

Arrive PitS at 1:50pm for Sag Stop (15 min)

8th Leg Pie in the Sky to Hornsby - 18.8km - 45 min
2:05pm -

 A

Old Pacific Highway

3.9

Cowan station

~

S

 A

Old Pacific Highway

4.0

Berowra Waters Rd

~

S

 A

Old Pacific Highway

7.6

Belmont Ave to Bobbin Head Rd

~

S

 A

Old Pacific Highway

1.1

Galston Rd

~

S

 A

Old Pacific Highway

0.7

Bridge Rd

~

S

 A

Old Pacific Highway

0.5

Coronation St           Hornsby station

 

S

 

Risk Warning
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"

 

Pete's pics from Tour de Duffy's Forest, West Head, Bayview Marina - 5 cyclists - 83km

Above 'n below pics from outside Terrey Hills Fruit Barn on a Corker of a mid-Winter's morn'

Next three pics from West Head Sag Stop

 

 

 

Seemingly the above and below pics are taken from Bayview Marina Kiosk where we got shafted on "Highway Robbery" prices three months ago, whereupon we swore never to give them our patronage.  Either the joint has learnt its lesson and lowered its exorbitant prices, or we haven't learnt ours

Scribe   18 July '10