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Sunday, 17 Jan '16 -  Tour de Windsor, Richmond, Hawkesbury Heights, Springwood, Mitchells Pass, Penrith, M2, Pennant Hills Rd exit  -  ETR Turramurra 2:30pm

Or return from Windsor to Hornsby via Cattai Ridge Rd, thence cycle south to Turra' station  -  ETR Turramurra 1.20pm

Start from Turramurra station carpark at 7am or from bottom of Kissing Point Rd at 7:10am or from north end of Vimiera Rd, Marsfield near M2 gate at 7.20am

  If driving from Inner West, park at most Northerly Point in Vimiera Rd Marsfield to join ride

  Hardcopy these directions and expend 10 min studying the street map to familiarize with the below and bring on Sunday

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:

      Ride Organiser: Phil Johnston aka BankTeller 0434 715.861 [1st Responder], Terry aka Navigator [3rd Responder], Tony aka Yorky [5th Responder], Jean aka ChiliDog [6th Responder], are starting at 7:20am from top of Vimiera Rd, Marsfield (north end) where we access the M2 Entrance Gate.

      Eric aka PapaBear [2nd Responder] is starting at 7am from Turramurra station carpark.   

      Bill aka Glasgow [7th Responder] is joining us just after the tunnel at Beecroft Rd on-ramp.

      Pete aka CampyAficinado [4th Responder]  is meeting us at the Pennant Hills Rd "On-Ramp" around 7:40am.  Pete is hugely 'underdone' and will likley catch the Choo Choo back from Richmond station

APOLOGIES:

Tony aka Publican is holidaying in Port Stephens
If you think you are >80% of joining us, please e-mail Scribe and he will add ya in the above.

Snapshot:

Start 124km anti-C/W loop route at 7am from Turramurra station carpark 3.7km down Kissing Point Rd, 1.45km thru Browns Water Hole (7:20am from Vimiera Rd, Marsfield), M2, M7 exiting at Quakers Hill Parkway and follow Western rail line to Windsor.
2nd Leg is 31km to Richmond, then SW up Hawkesbury Heights to Yarramundi for 2nd Nosh Stop at Subway Springwood.
3rd Leg descends mountain incorporating scenic Mitchells Pass to Emu Plains station to catch train back to Blacktown station (or Penrith station to Seven Hills) followed by 31km cycle back to Turra' station
- ETR 2:30pm.
Nosh Stops:
(i)      Macquarie Square, Windsor (35 min)
(ii)    
Subway Springwood (30 min)
(iii)    Train from Emu Plains to Blacktown station for 20 min (or train from Penrith station to Seven Hills station for 22min)

KOM Climbs:
Shaws Creek Bridge to veer R sign approaching Hawkesbury Heights Lookout                     4.1km

1st Leg:    Turramurra station Rohini St car park via Kissing Point Rd, Browns Water Hole, M2, M7, Quakers Hills Pky, thence follow rail line to Windsor 49km  - 2 hrs 10 min
Rollout 7:00am:

*   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 so be very cautious
*  200m before bottom of Kissing Point Rd

*   Ahead    SW thru Browns Water Hole for 700m - caution steep decent with sharp turns
*   R            W thru 30m tunnel under the M2
*   L            to meet cyclists that are starting from M2 Entrance Gate
*   L     
      access the breakdown lane from 7:20am.

Ahead along M2 for 17km.  Continue ahead onto M7 for 9.7km to Quakers Hill Parkway where we Left at off ramp and turn R at lights 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
for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) from approx 9:10am at Macquarie Square Windsor.

2nd Leg:  Windsor to Richmond, Yarramundi, Springwood -  31km - 85 min

 

9:45am:

R

Windsor

5.0

~

NWW

Richmond

R

Market St

0.1

~

NWW

March St

L

March St

0.6

~

SSW

Bosworth St

R

Bosworth St

0.3

~

SWW

Castlereagh Rd 

R

Castlereagh Rd 

4.0

~

SWW

Springwood Rd 

L

Springwood Rd 

11.4

/

SWW

Hawkesbury Heights Lookout (10 min Sag Stop)

R

Hawkesbury Rd 

9.1

~

SWW

Macquarie Rd 

R

Macquarie Rd 

0.2

~

W

Raymond Rd

L

Raymond Rd

0.1

~

S

Subway Springwood

Arrive at Springwood at 11:10am for 2nd Nosh Stop (30 min) at Subway Springwood.

 

3rd Leg: Springwood, Mitchell Pass, Emu Plains station - 16.2km (35 min) or Penrith station - 18km (40 min)

Remount 11:40am and descend the mountain avoiding Great Western H'way except for 800m section when we cross it, including a beaut one-way descent along Mitchells Pass to -
*        Emu Plains station
for half hourly train at 0 min and 30 min past hour - arriving Blacktown
station 14 min; or
*        Penrith station for regular trains to Seven Hills
station:

L

Raymond Rd

0.1

~

N

Macquarie Rd 

R

Macquarie Rd 

0.2

~

SEE

Hawkesbury Road 

R

Green Pde/Macq. Rd 

4.0

~

SEE

Green Pde/Macquarie Rd 

R

Great Western Highway 

0.8

~

SEE

Great Western Highway 

L

Wilson/Railway Pde 

4.4

~

SEE

Wilson/Railway Pde

L

Mitchells Pass

4.3

\

E

Great Western Highway 

L

Great Western Highway 

2.3

~

NE

Station St

A

Station St

0.1

~

N

Emu Plains station at 12:30pm or Penrith station 12:40pm

4th Leg: Alight train at Blacktown station around 1:20pm and cycle to Turramurra station carpark - 27km - 80 min  -  ETR Turramurra station 2:30pm

  • Ahead into Boys Ave 200m,

  • R into Second Ave for 400m,

  • L into Sunnyholt Rd for 800m,

  • R into Sackville Rd for 1.2km

  • Ahead in Lucas Rd for 1.4km

  • L into Prospect H'way for 400m

  • Ahead at Johnson Ave traffic lights into Abbott Rd/M2 (take extreme car as lots of traffic proceed leftish along the Prospect H'way, and one of those Red Necks could wallop ya!) for 15.6km,

  • L at Optus Tower at crest (1.6km after passing thru 400m tunnel) down/up Brown's Waterhole for 1.8km,

  • Ahead up Kissing Point Rd for 3.7km

  • R into Pacific H'way for 250m

  • Left into Rohini St for 200m

  • Left into Turramurra station carpark.

ETR Turramurra station 2:30pm.

 

(If your train stops at Seven Hills station, exit at Seven Hills station because you are immediately on Prospect H'way/Abbott Rd/M2 - 25km - 70 min) -  ETR Turramurra station 2:25pm

Risk Warning
Take the early steep descent of Kissing Point Rd slowly, as a 45 year old cyclist died on 30 Oct '13 when a car in front pulled up to allow a resident to reverse from their driveway
Also, one lass who rode with Peloton Racing Club had a very nasty bingle 5 years ago, and David Hatley aka Radar broke two collar bones, and wrote-off his carbon bike, when a lady backed-out, and Radar's radar couldn't react in time to avoid a nasty rear-end whack

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"

Grahame aka AnotherRuddyLawyer is the latest to be inducted into Muggs' unesteemed HALL OF INFAMY

Pics from Hornsby to Mt White, return by Berowra Waters - 88km  -  6 riders

Three pics at a verdant Mt White Road Warriors Cafe on a day when too many motor bikes passed us too close and too fast, too often.

Syd aka MotorMechanic is now the 5th Mugg rider to purchase the same flight ticket to Milan, Italy for Tour Italia this August which includes 30kgs luggage

MotorMechanic has booked a two person bungalow at same camp ground in Colfosco.  Tour Italia informs that Bank Teller has sourced a second apartment in Bormio for 500 Euro for our 7 days in Bormio which can accommodate up to 4 adults.  Scott aka Patternmaker will concur that it won't be available for long as it took a LOT of searching to find our first apartment 'cause we are there in peak Summer season.  So if you would like to share these two apartments, thereby securing a cheap deal, and climb for up to 18 climb days with Muggs 'burgeoning contingent', contact Syd or Bank Teller pronto.

Bank Teller's pics of Hornsby for Tour de Wisemans Ferry, return via Cliftonville, Stone House Caf Maroota, Halcrows Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd, Galston Gorge  -  118km  -  12 riders

Above pics at Wisemans Ferry after 49.7km from Hornsby

Above five pics at Maroota Stone House cafe after 71km where we got white table cloth treatment.
Bank Teller rec'd an email on Wed 5 Feb from Amy G_ymer, Tenant/Cafe Mgr, informing that she was closing her occupancy this Saturday, because the Owner/Landlord refused to expend monies to achieve Compliance determined by Local Council.  This is a real shame because Amy was an exceedingly zealous/fervent Tenant/Cafe Mgr.  

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"

Scribe   15 Aug '15