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Sunday 20 Feb '11 Cinque Montagnes (anti-clockwise) including 1st Nosh Stop at Red Herring Café, Brooklyn:

*    Nth Turramurra shops carpark from 7:00am               100km    ETR 12:05pm; or 
*    200m NW of Hornsby station from 7:30am                    73km    ETR 11:25pm

All cyclists should time their start to arrive at 1st Nosh Stop at Red Herring Café, Brooklyn at 8:30am. 

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:

Ride Organiser: Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861, Pete aka CampyAficinado, Jane aka NeoLuddite, PacificPete and Ann aka ToothFairy are starting from Hornsby at 7:30am.
If you think you are >80% of joining us, can you e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya.

Snapshot:
Separate starts from
Nth Turramurra shops or 200m NW of Hornsby station cycling North up Old Pacific H'way, to 1st Nosh Stop at Red Herring Café, BrooklynThence 11km retracing to turn right at Berowra Waters Rd to Nth Galston for lunch at Andy's Cafe.  Return via Galston Gorge and Bobbin Head.
SagStops:
1st      
Red Herring Café                     -   8:30am    (30 min)

2nd      Berowra Waters punt             -   9:45am    (10 min)

NoshStop:

1st       Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston         -  10:25am     (25 min)

KOM climbs:
1st climb:      50m past Bobbin Head bridge,
"60km Max Speed" sign, to Kalkari Reserve sign - 3.25km

2nd climb:     Brooklyn Rd large aluminium light poll to 20m before Pie in the Sky entrance - 3.85km

3rd climb:      150m West of Berowra Waters punt to Koppers Log Berrilee - 3.40km

4th climb:      cement Bridge at Galston Gorge to 50m before Bus Shelter -  3.4km

5th climb:      "60km Max Speed" sign 15m after Old Stone Toilet Block SE side of Bobbin Head bridge to "60km Max Speed" sign 50m before Toll Booth at Nth Turra entrance -  3.95km

1st Leg: Nth Turra' 37km or Hornsby 26km to Red Herring Café Brooklyn for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min)

¨       Longer Ride - Cinque Montagnes [100km] 
Park in Nth Turramurra village car park (700m NNE of Burns Rd) in Valley Park Cres (little road off to the left of Bobbin Head Rd opposite the Corner Café on LHS) for 37km leg to
Red Herring Café Brooklyn.  Rollout 7:00am passing Kalkari Reserve after 10.2km. 4 clicks later, R into Pac Highway at lights after passing Asquith Golf Course. Then due Nth on Old Pacific Highway.

¨       Shorter Ride - Three Hills [74km] 
Rollout Hornsby car-park [100m Nth/West of Railway Hotel in Jersey St] by 7:30am cycling 500m Nth up Jersey St, L into Wharf Rd for 60m, R [at traffic lights] onto Pacific Highway and cycle Nth on Old Pacific Highway to Brooklyn Rd where you turn right and cycle 2.8km to
Red Herring Café.

Both groups pass Berowra station 7:50am, Cowan station 8:00am and Pie in the Sky Cafe at 8:10am.  After passing Pie in the Sky Cafe descend almost to water level, turn into Brooklyn Rd for 2.8km for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) at Red Herring Café, Brooklyn from 8:30am. 

2nd Leg: Red Herring Café, Brooklyn to Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston 33km - 85 min

9:00am return for 11km and R into Berowra Waters Rd for flattish section before descending to picturesque Berowra Waters 10:30am for 2nd Sag Stop (10 min) during ride on the punt. 

Or continue south and return to either Hornsby [52km] or Nth Turra’ [75km] car parks

After cycling thru rural Berrilee and Arcadia we take 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) at Andy's cafe from 10:25am.

 

 

3rd Leg: Andy's Cafe to either Nth Turramurra 28km - 70 min or Hornsby 13km - 30 min

10:50am commence return home continuing South along Galston Rd to the large roundabout at Galston, Left to descend and scale Galston George passing familiar Hornsby Heights' bus shelter.

Continue 3km to Hookham's Corner and either -


¨
       R       2km to Jersey St, Hornsby - ETR 11:25am; or

 

¨       L        2.5km up Pacific H'way to Asquith station, then off-road to Royston Ave thru backstreets of Asquith, R in to Ku' ring' gai Chase Rd, Ahead into Bobbin Head Rd for 15km to Nth Turra' shops on Bobbin Head Rd - ETR 12:05pm.

Risk Warning
Ø   Do not cycle over the metal girders on the ramp at the Berowra Waters ferry, if you opt to cycle off the ferry, 'cause you will come down hard, like many before you.
Ø   Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø   Expend 5 min studying your street directory for this route, if you haven't ridden it before

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.

Ř   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

Ř   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

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

Bank Teller's rap-up of Coastal clockwise Sortie - 77km - 6 cyclists when you count Peter aka CampyAficinado after 1st Nosh Stop at Church Pt.

Jenny aka C2S made a comeback

 

Bank Teller    13 Feb 2011