The Bullsheet     Sunrise is 6:18am    

Sunday, 1 Feb '15 Tour de Wisemans Ferry, return via Cliftonville, Stone House Café Maroota, Halcrows Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd:

*         115km by 7:15am from Longest start spot Hornsby carpark - ETR 1:30pm

*         99.2km at 7:35m from Longer start spot Porters Scenic Lookout Dural - ETR 12:55pm

*         94km at 7:45am from Long start spot at Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops - ETR 12:45pm

*         84km at 8:10am from Short start spot Glenorie Village Shopping Centre, Old Northern Rd - ETR 12:35pm

Above 4 Start times allow for faster cyclists starting from Hornsby reeling-in the slower cyclists starting from Dural, Galston and Glenorie to conjointly arrive at Wisemans Ferry at 9:15am


*   Ride Organiser, Bank Teller 0434 715.861 [1st Responder], Tony aka Yorky, Kev aka TexDubbo, Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller, Bill aka Glasgow, George aka Englishman, Graham aka JackSprat,  Jean aka ChiliDog, Syd aka MotorMechanic, John aka BakerBoy, Jane aka NeoLuddite, are starting from Hornsby carpark.

*   Lea aka SlowLea, Tony aka Publican are starting from Galston Village shops.
*     David aka TreeHugger is starting from
Porters Scenic Lookout, Dural.

*   John aka Auckland, and wife, Amy, are starting from Glenorie Village Shopping Centre.
If you think you are >80% of joining us contingent upon a fine morn', please e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya.

Nosh Stops:
 1st      Cafe in Wisemans Ferry                                                          9:15am      30 min 
Stone House Café Maroota                                                     10:55am      25 min 



1st Longest Leg:  Hornsby station car-park via Galston Gorge to Cafe in Wisemans Ferry - 50.5km - 120 min

*    Rollout by 7:15am from Hornsby carpark Nth up Jersey St for 500m, 

*    L into Bridge Rd 40m to lights at Old Pacific H’way, 

*    R Nth for 700m on Old Pacific H’way, 

*    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 large roundabout at Galston

*    Ahead 100m to Start spot of Galston 'Starters'

1st Long Leg Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops to Cafe in Wisemans Ferry  -  40km - 90 min

*    7:45am West 400m into Mid Dural Rd for 1.9km to Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd (14km).

*    R 37km up Old Northern Rd to Wisemans Ferry for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 9:15am

1st Longer Leg Porters Scenic Lookout Dural to Cafe in Wisemans Ferry  -  41km - 105 min

7:35am cycle 41km due Nth up Old Northern Rd to Wisemans Ferry for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 9:15am. 

1st Short Leg Glenorie Village Shopping Centre to Cafe in Wisemans Ferry  -  30km - 76 min

Park in Glenorie Village Shopping Centre (2½km Nth of Cattai Ridge Rd).  Rollout due north by 8:10am because the other two ride groups will cycle faster Nth up Old Northern Rd to Wisemans Ferry for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 9:15am.


2nd LegWisemans Ferry to Stone House Café, Maroota  - 21.5km -  70 min

9:45am West along scenic River Rd for 13.8km along scenic River Rd to Cliftonville Lodge Resort with 1 x 390m section and a 2nd 190m gravel roadways which hasn't fazed any cyclist on previous rides;

Upon arriving at Cliftonville Lodge on your RHS, turn hard left up seriously steep 970m and then Roly Poly for a further 7km to Wisemans Ferry Rd; and Left along Wisemans Ferry Rd 400m to Stone House Café Maroota for 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) from 10:55am.

3rd Leg Stone House Café, Maroota  to -
Porters Scenic Lookout Dural - 38.1km - 95 min
Hornsby carpark via Galston Gorge - 46km  -  130 min

11:20am Right SW along Wisemans Ferry Rd for 12km to Halcrows Rd.

Left along Halcrows Rd for 8.1km to Cattai Ridge Rd;

Ahead along Cattai Ridge Rd for 8km to Cnr Cattai Ridge Rd and Post Office Rd.

Cyclists who parked at -

*        Glenorie shops should turn Left into Post Office Rd for 2km for a short-cut to their cars - ETR 12:35pm.

*        Porters Scenic Lookout Dural should proceed 3km to Old Northern Rd;

Right into Old Northern Rd for 200m passing Bus Stop;

Ahead South 7.4km down Old Northern Rd to Porters Scenic Lookout Dural -  ETR 12:55pm.

If cycling back to Hornsby via Galston Gorge - ETR is 1:30pm.

Risk Warning
Ride single file all the way up Old Northern Rd, and keep well to LHS because some cars drag big speed boats on wide trailers
Never cycle two abreast on a single lane road with an unbroken centre line, 'cause RTA deems those sections provide inadequate visibility for a motorist to overtake a vehicle ahead
Cyclists MUST dismount and walk over 20m timber bridge 5km West of Wisemans Ferry on route to Cliftonville, due to dangerous timber panels with wide gaps, otherwise your wheel could get caught and U could break your neck and be REAL DEAD, REAL FAST;

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

Risk Management which warns of the dangers of cycling on public roads with motor cars, potholes and over bridges with vertical timber planks with gaps and cycling much slower on downhills on wet roads etc

Three Hombres (Eric aka PapaBear, Tony aka Yorky  and Kev aka TexDubbo) again conquered annual 200km Audax Alpine Classic, fortuitously on a 'cooler' Summer's day. 

Muggs patrons will be invited to attend Bright 'in force' next Aust. Day Jan. long w'end to witness Eric aka PapaBear 'clock-up' his 20th consecutive 200km Audax Alpine Classic, whereupon PapaBear earns a commemorative Audax T-shirt.

Bank Teller's pics of  Hornsby, Mt White, Peats Ridge, Yarramalong - "Iron Horse” home from Wyong train station  -  94km -  6 riders

We came across a Red Chook at Mt. White that wasn't afraid of "any dumb human"

Bank Teller's pics of St Ives 7:30am for Bushlands route thru Terry Hills and Duffy's Forest, clockwise descent to Illawong Bay & Akuna Bay, for Brekkie at Church Point - return up McCarrs Creek Rd  -  64km  -  5 riders

Outside Thai Restaurant after our 'lumpy backroads route' thru Terrey Hills and Duffy's Forest

A misty, foggy Church Point

ToothFairy, Karen aka TownPlanner and Bazza back at Pattisons Patisserie post ride

Scribe   27 Jan '14