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Sunday, 31 May '15, 8:10am from Nth Turra’ carpark for 'Both Bobbin Head climbs' to Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt White 'n back -  93km -  ETR 1:25pm

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Ride
Organiser: Phil Johnston aka Scribe 
[1st Responder] 0434 715.861, Tony aka Yorky, Jane aka NeoLuddite, Jean aka ChiliDog, Syd aka MotorMechanic, Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller, Lea aka SlowLea, are starting from Nth Turramurra car park at 8:05am. 
John aka Auckland  [6th Responder] Greg aka ArchitectToo, [7th Responder], Ann aka ToothFairy  Bazza [9th Responder], AnotherBeanCounter [10th Responder],

APOLOGIES:

If you think you are >80% of joining us, contingent upon a fine morning, can you e-mail Scribe and he will add ya moniker.

Nosh Stops:
1st    
Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt White    from 10:20am          (30 min)
2nd    
Pie in the Sky                             from 11:40am         (25 min)
King of the Mountain climbs:
1st   
  Bobbin Head bridge to Kalkari Reserve sign            3.25km
2nd    Cherro Point Rd to 15m past Mt White sign               7.55km
3rd    
Brooklyn Rd to Pie in the Sky                                    3.90km
4th    
Bobbin Head stone toilets to Tollbooth                     3.95km

1st Leg:  To Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt White - 46.3km  -  130 min 

 

8:10am rollout from Nth Turramurra behind shops 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 46km 1st leg to Mt White. 1st Sag Stop (5 min) at Kalkari Reserve after 9.9km Both groups arrive 1st Nosh Stop - Mt White Road Warriors Cafe (30 min) from 10:20am.

 

2nd Leg:  Mt White to Pie in the Sky  - 16km  -  50 min  (agg 62.3km)

10:50am commence return leg, South down Old Pacific H'way with 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) at Pie in the Sky from 11:40am amidst the ambience of the Verdant Grassy Knoll overlooking the majestic Hawkesbury River.

3rd Leg:  Pie in the Sky to Nth Turramurra Corner Cafe -  30.3km  -  80min  (agg 92.6km)

12:05pm cycle 31km Sth down Old Pacific H'way back to Nth. Turra’ via Bobbin Head  -  ETR 1:25pm

Sth

Old Pac H'way

3.9km

Cowan Station

A

Old Pac H'way

3.9km

Berowra station

A

Bobbin Head Rd

8.5km

Traffic Lights - Bobbin Hd

L

Belmont Pde. 

0.2km

Belmont Pde. Stop sign

L

Bobbin Head Rd

4.0km

Kalkari Reserve

A

Bobbin Head Rd

3.3km

Bobbin Head bridge

A

Bobbin Head Rd

4.0km

Bobbin Head Tollbooth

A

Bobbin Head Rd

2.6km

Nth Turramurra shops

Risk Warning

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.

Ø    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

Ø    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

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

Last Sunday, Hornsby to Windsor via Pitt Town Rd, return Cattai Ridge Rd and Berowra Waters - 105km - 8 crew


 

Phil aka Scribe took the above HappySnap from the Galston Shop Bus Shelter

What a beaut Strawberry milk shake!!!  Another reason to support the all female staff at The Bridge Cafe, which seems to be under new management

Pete aka AnotherBeanCounter, Bill aka Glasgow, David aka MountainGoat , Tony aka Yorkshire, Phil aka Scribe, Grant aka (original) BeanCounter, David aka CricketTragic,  Ron aka Draughtsman

Back at Andy's Cafe after 82km, but 23km to go, via Berowra Waters, in lieu of the customary 'short cot' up The Gorge

 

Golly look at these old pics of Muggs' above listed "Nth Turra' to Mt White 'n back ride" back in April '08 - jpgs have got bigger/sharper

 

Scribe's pics from Duffy's Forest, Akuna Bay, Church Point, Warriewood, Wakehurst Parkway, Forest Way -  86km - 10 crew

 

 

 

 

Grant aka BeanCounter pumped to be leading the charge up that nasty incline returning from Duffy's Forest

Adam seemingly more relaxed, but may be hiding his effort

New chum, Chris aka Flinders with Harry aka KayakMan

Sag Stop outside Thai Restaurant after 22km

BeanCounter also led the charge from Akuna Bay to the T junction with West Head Rd

With Martin aka Architect not far a drift.

Rex aka Pimpernel filled the minor placing picking up bronze

Chris aka Flinders putting in the hard yards in pursuit of Pimpernel

Pigging-out at Church Point before heading the Warriewood, Wakehurst Parkway and Forest Way

Alas, Bank Teller missed a few of the crew in snapping this pic at Church Point on a bonza, pristine morn,
but "centre-stage" Martin aka Al Capone probably ain't fazed about some heads getting chopped out.  What a noggin!!!

Scribe    20 April '08