32o forecast - start from Nth Turra' at 7am and skip the climb from
PitS to 'beat the heat' - the two climbs from Bobbin Head are
Montagnes clockwise - 1st Nosh Stop
"Cinque Montagnes" - clockwise from Nth Turra’
by 7:00am –
94km ETR 12:20pm
¨ “Trois Montagnes”
– clockwise from Hornsby
65km ETR 11:45am
from the longer departure point of Nth
Turramurra do not
pass the shorter Hornsby departure spot -
usually meet after ascent of Galston Rd just before
1st Nosh Stop at
Andy's Cafe, Arcadia
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
715.861 [1st Responder] is starting from Hornsby
'cause he is seeing Richard Clapton with his son, Corey, the night before at the
State Theatre. Also
starting from Hornsby are
John aka Auckland
and wife, Amy,
[6th & 7th Responders],
Kev aka TexDubbo
[3rd Responder], Tony aka Yorky
Jane aka NeoLuddite
Chris aka Recalcitrant
are starting from
at 7am with
David aka CricketTragic,
Syd aka MotorMechanic and
Melvyn aka AnotherBusDriver
are again flying the flag for
Muggaccinos by riding the annual 'Sydney to the Gong' ride this
If you think you are >80% of joining us, logically contingent upon a fine
morn', can you e-mail
and he will add ya in the above.
1st Leg: Nth Turra' 31km (85 min) or Hornsby 16km
(45 min) to
- 31km 1st Leg
Park in Valley Park Cres carpark
on LHS (700m past Burns
Rd) in Bobbin Head Rd
Nth Turramurra to rollout by 7:00am
from outside the
for down/up Bobbin Head,
1st Sag Stop (5 min) Kalkari Reserve after 9.9km.
Thence 4km along Bobbin Head Rd.
into Belmont Pde. [becomes Royston Rd]
Asquith Golf Course on LHS.
Join Pacific Highway after R into Baldwin St and cross over
railway line at Asquith train station, then veer R at traffic lights
continue SW on Pacific
Highway and shortly R into Galston Rd and pedal twds
Shorter Ride -
- 16km 1st Leg
[100m Nth/West of Railway Hotel in Jersey
* Nth up Jersey St for 500m,
* L into
40m to lights at Old Pacific H’way,
* R and pedal
700m Nth; and
* L at lights at Galston Rd and cycle twds Hornsby Heights.
Route now becomes common for both start points. NNW thru Hornsby Heights and descend to Galston Gorge and climb 3km to
Crosslands Rd. Then left for 1.1km and
Right at roundabout into Arcadia Rd for 4km to Wylds Rd and 100m further on
Cafe, Arcadia for 1st Nosh
(30 min) arriving
Pie in the Sky
- 30km (90 min)
8:55am pedal Nth along Galston Rd/Arcadia Rd which changes to Bay Rd at pastoral Berrilee,
where a few km later after passing the familiar Koppers Log KOM descend to picturesque Berowra Waters for our 2nd Sag Stop
(10 min) - ride on the punt.
After another familiar climb, take a 3rd
Stop (10 min)
under cover at
Former Pool Shop, before
re-entering the Old Pacific H'way from Berowra Waters Rd. at
9am and cycle N past
Cowan station and
Pie in the Sky
before descending to 'U' turn at Brooklyn Rd before climbing 3.85km
back to Pie in the Sky at 10:25am for our 2nd Nosh Stop (30 min).
Pie in the Sky
Hornsby 19km (55 min) or
Nth Turra' shops - 31km (90 min)
10:55am commence return home
Sth down Old Pacific H'way -
Hornsby - ETR
enter Bobbin Head to
Nth Turra' shops
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
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 at least a metre clearance. If you can't, or are
passing on the inside, you MUST call out loudly eg. "passing inside" etc
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
(I) did not have public liability insurance cover; and/or
(II) did not possess valuable assets.
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
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
Muggs is predicated upon notifying
Bank Teller if you
materially disagree with any clause(s) in Muggaccinos'
"Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"
TexDubbo's pics of
- 86km - 7 starters
Glasgow hadn't arrived at
Crosslands Reserve when these two pics were taken with the river in the
Some wealthy Liberal Coalition votes live along Sommerville Rd who
The Nose Bag was on at riverside
More social intercourse at
Bank Teller 27