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Sunday 12 Sept '10

i)          Southern Start Route: Turramurra station @ 7:30am via Browns Water Hole, Vimiera Rd carpark @ 7:45am, Epping Rd, M2, 7km of M7, Quakers Hill Pky, Riverstone, Vineyard arriving Windsor at 9:20am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min).  Thence, Tour de Freeman's Reach, Nth Richmond, Lowlands, Cornwallis via 36km clockwise loop north.  Thence Iron Horse from Windsor station to Seven Hills station - cycle Abbott Rd/M2, Browns Waterhole - 108km - ETR 2:40pm; or 

ii)         Northern Start Route: Hornsby station carpark @ 7:20am 52km via Galston Gorge, Sth down Old Northern Rd, Kenthurst Rd, Pitt Town Rd arriving Windsor at 9:20am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) - 105km if returning directly to Hornsby; or

iii)        Western Start Route: Porter's Lookout, Dural @ 7:45am via Kenthurst Rd, Pitt Town Rd arriving Windsor at 9:20am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min). Thence, Tour de Freeman's Reach, Nth Richmond, Lowlands, Cornwallis via 36km clockwise loop north - 112km - ETR 2:50pm

Separate Turra', Hornsby and Dural start routes meet contemporaneously at Thompsons' Square, Windsor at 9:20am.

Thence, Tour de Freeman's Reach, Nth Richmond, Lowlands, Cornwallis via 36km clockwise loop north.

OR return via -

*        Cattai Ridge, Arcadia/Bay Rd, Berowra Ferry, Old Pacific H'way - 102km; or

*        Wilberforce, Sackville Ferry, Wisemans Ferry Rd, Halcrows Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd, Galston Gorge - 133km

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Ride Organiser Phil Johnston aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 is starting at Turramurra station @ 7:30am with David aka CricketTragic, Pete aka CampyAficionado, Richard aka Sloth and Jane aka Neo-Luddite.
Justine aka Trumpeter is cycling from Hornsby down the Pac H'way turning right into Kissing Point Rd.    
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is meeting us at top of Vimiera Rd at 7:45am.  
ChiliDog
will be waiting in the bus shelter at Cnr Epping Rd and Vimiera Rd at 7:50am. 
We should pass the Pennant Hills Rd on-ramp around 8:15am.

i) Southern Start Route: 1st Leg: from Turramurra station to Windsor 50km:

Rollout 7:30am up Rohini St to Pac H'way and descend Kissing Point Rd. to Browns Waterhole meeting any starters who drive from the SW at Vimiera Rd carpark at 7:45am.  Thence Epping Rd, M2, M7, Quakers Hill Parkway to Riverstone, Mulgrave, Windsor where we meet cyclists that started from Hornsby or Dural for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 9:20am at The Bridge Cafe on LHS in Macquarie St [historic Thompson Square] off George St. Windsor.

*   R            Sth 200m up Rohini St to traffic lights on Pacific H'way
*   R            200m W on Pacific Highway to traffic lights
*   L            Sth down Kissing Point Rd for 3km - very steep early
*   Ahead    SW thru Browns Water Hole for 700m -
caution steep decent with sharp turns
*   R            W thru 30m tunnel under the M2
*   L            SW into Vimiera Rd for 20m to meet-up with other cyclists who parked at Vimiera Rd
Sag Stop (3 min).
*   Ahead    SSW along Vimiera Rd for 700m
*   R            W into Epping Rd for 1.3km
*   Ahead    W into Pembroke St for 100m
*   R            NW into Essex St for 300m
*   L            W into Chester St for 150m
*   R            N into Cambridge St and follow signs into/thru Beecroft Rd bus/rail underpass
*   Ahead    on new cycle path along Beecroft Rd to the M2
*   L            at intersection of Beecroft Rd and M2 to enter M2 breakdown lane.

*   Ahead along
M2 for 11km
*   Continue ahead onto M7 for 7km to off-ramp to Quakers Hill Parkway where we Left
at roundabout onto Hambledon Rd.  750m later L into Bali Drive (through housing estate) R at "T" junction into Walker St and 600m L into Burdekin Rd and follow this for 600m when it becomes Railway Terrace.  Follow railway line to Schofields and continue to Riverstone along Railway Tce. 
Where Riverstone station level crossing is on your LHS, turn R then immediately L and follow the railway line on your LHS.  Riverstone Parade take us to Vineyard Station.  At Vineyard station road veers to the R.  Turn L into Wallace Rd after 50m. 
Follow railway line along where Wallace Rd ends at a "T" intersection.  Turn L and cycle over a level railway crossing, and turn R into Railway Rd and remain on it for about 1k to Mulgrave Station where we R onto Mulgrave Rd and follow until you reach Windsor Rd.  Turn L into Windsor Rd, and follow it 3km to Windsor.  Continue on
main drag of Windsor/Richmond Rd for 5km for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) from approx 9:20am at Macquarie Square Windsor.
Northern Start Route: Hornsby station carpark to Windsor, via Galston Gorge and Pitt Town Rd arriving Macquarie Square Windsor at 9:20am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) -  52km
7:20am rollout from Hornsby car-park N/W of station [80m N of Railway Hotel in Jersey St]

 

Dir

Street "in"

km

 

Street "to"

Nth

Jersey St

0.5

 

Bridge Rd

L

Bridge Rd

0.25

 

Old Pacific H'way

R

Old Pacific Hway

0.8

 

Galston Rd

L

Galston Rd

3.05

Galston Gorge bridge

A

Galston Rd

3.3

"L" turn twds nursery

L

Galston Rd

1.05

Galston

L

Galston Rd

0.45

Mid Dural Rd

R

Mid Dural Rd

0.05

 

Mid Dural Rd

 

approx 8:10am

 

 

50m into Mid Dural Rd

A

Mid Dural Rd

1.85

Old Northern Rd

L

Old Northern Rd

2.5

Wyoming Rd

R

Wyoming Rd

0.7

Langford/Davey Rd

L

Langford/Davey Rd

1.6

Derriwong Rd

L

Derriwong Rd

0.5

Wirrabarra Rd

R

Wirrabarra Rd

0.6

Pellit Lane

R

Pellit Lane

0.2

Kenthurst Rd

 

2nd Sag Stop

 

 

50m short of Kenthurst Rd

R

Kenthurst Rd

4.5

Pitt Town Rd

L

Pitt Town Rd

12.9

Neich Rd

A

Neich Rd

0.85

Scheyville Rd

L

Scheyville Rd

4.8

Old Stock Route Rd

L

Old Stock Route Rd

1.9

Wolseley Rd

R

Wolseley Rd

1.2

Havelock St

L

Havelock St

0.4

Old Hawkesbury Rd

R

Old Hawkesbury Rd

0.4

Pitt Town Rd

L

Pitt Town Rd

0.5

 Windsor Rd

R

 Windsor Rd

1.5

 Macquarie St

L

 Macquarie St

0.2

Windsor Rd / Richmond Rd.

Arrive Macquarie Place Windsor at 9:20am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min).

 

 

ii) above alternate "Return Back to Start" options are detailed in embedded below URLs

 

*           Cattai Ridge, Arcadia/Bay Rd, Berowra Ferry, Old Pacific H'way - 102km; or

*           Wilberforce, Sackville Ferry, Wisemans Ferry Rd, Halcrows Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd, Galston Gorge - 133km

 

 

Northern Start Route:

 

Porter's Lookout Dural to Windsor, via Pitt Town Rd arriving Macquarie Square Windsor at 9:20am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) -  38km
7:45am rollout from
Porter's Lookout Dural where KayakMan plans to start:

L

Old Northern Rd

1.2

Wyoming Rd

L

Wyoming Rd

0.7

Langford/Davey Rd

L

Langford/Davey Rd

1.6

Derriwong Rd

L

Derriwong Rd

0.5

Wirrabarra Rd

R

Wirrabarra Rd

0.6

Pellit Lane

R

Pellit Lane

0.2

Kenthurst Rd

 

2nd Sag Stop

 

 

50m short of Kenthurst Rd

R

Kenthurst Rd

4.5

Pitt Town Rd

L

Pitt Town Rd

12.9

Neich Rd

A

Neich Rd

0.85

Scheyville Rd

L

Scheyville Rd

4.8

Old Stock Route Rd

L

Old Stock Route Rd

1.9

Wolseley Rd

R

Wolseley Rd

1.2

Havelock St

L

Havelock St

0.4

Old Hawkesbury Rd

R

Old Hawkesbury Rd

0.4

Pitt Town Rd

L

Pitt Town Rd

0.5

 Windsor Rd

R

 Windsor Rd

1.5

 Macquarie St

L

 Macquarie St

0.2

Windsor Rd / Richmond Rd.

Arrive Macquarie Place Windsor at 9:20am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min).

2nd Leg: Windsor, Freeman's ReachRichmond,  Lowlands, Cornwallis, Windsor -  34km - 105 min

 

 

9:50am rollout of Windsor:  

Dir

Road name

Distance

Next road

L

Bridge St

0.3

Freemans Reach Rd

A

Freemans Reach Rd

6.7

Gorricks Lane

R

Hibberts Lane

2.0

Kurmond Rd

L

Kurmond Rd

1.8

Terrace Rd

A

Kurmond Rd

7.2

Slopes Rd

L

Slopes Rd

3.8

Crooked Lane

R

Crooked Lane

0.7

Bells Line Rd/Kurrajong Rd

L

Bells Line of Rd/Kurrajong Rd

2.1

Old Kurrajong Rd

L

Old Kurrajong Rd

1.2

Triangle Lane

L

Triangle Lane

1.5

Powells Lane

A

Powells Lane

1.6

Edward Rd

R

Edward Rd

2.5

Cornwells Lane

R

Cornwells Lane

0.3

Cornwallis Rd

R

Cornwallis Rd

6.0

Greenway Cres

L

Greenway Cres

0.2

Moses St

R

Moses St

0.2

Cox St

A

Cox St

0.1

Brahan St

L

Brahan St

0.2

George St.

R

George St.

0.1

Windsor - ETR 11:35am

Return to Windsor station at 11:35am to grab a feed Sag Stop to aboard the train departing 25 mins past the half hour 12:25pm (or 12:55pm) for -

(i)         14 min ride to Riverstone station, alighting 1:09pm (or 1:39pm); or

(ii)        32 min ride to Seven Hills station, alighting at 1:27pm (or 1:57pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on: 3rd Leg for Western Start Route: Windsor, Cattai Ridge Rd, Old Northern Rd to Porters Lookout Dural  -  34km - 90 min

 

 

After 2nd Nosh Stop (30 mins) in Windsor, rollout at 12:05pm  - ETR  Porter's Lookout  Dural 1:35pm

Risk Warning
Ø   Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø   Expend 5 min studying your street directory for the 36km clockwise 2nd Leg loop from Windsor, Freeman's Reach, Richmond Lowlands, Cornwallis, returning to Windsor which is beaut

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 Cinque Montagnes plus Brooklyn anti-clockwise  -  100.5km -  7 cyclists 

"The tough get going, when the going gets tough".  Golly, where was Publican, Sloth and BazzaSeems a mere bagatelle of a zephyr that petted out mid-arvo caused three to seemingly "turn-it-up".  Undaunted, Jane aka Neo-Luddite, David aka CricketTragic, Scott aka PatternMaker, Ron aka Draughtsman, Phil aka BankTeller, Grant aka BeanCounter and Justine aka Trumpeter arrived at the Brooklyn wharf on schedule.  Ron and Justine had to return directly back for Fathers Day commitments.  The rest of us completed the below route, fortuitously with more tailwinds than head winds, 'cause a 'gentle breeze' was intermently coming from the N/W.

Note the gentle mist over the water in the b'gnd

David aka CricketTragic snapped Jane aka Neo-Luddite and Phil aka BankTeller catching the ferry after him

Three below pics at top of the Berowra Waters KOM climb

Bank Teller    5 Sept '10