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Sunday, 10 Apr '15 - Brunch at Palm Beach General Store, return via Akuna Bay Café for lunch or straight back - map

7:40am from St Ives carpark (86km) or straight back (78km)

ETR St Ives 12:55pm or 11:50am if you skip 2nd Nosh Stop at Akuna Bay Café
1st Leg may be shortened by 8km by staying on Barrenjoey Rd and not cycling via the Whale Beach Rd hilly, scenic coastal route

WHO, WHERE, WHEN:
Ride Organiser,
Bank Teller [1st Responder], Jane aka NeoLuddite
[2nd Responder] Tony aka Publican [3rd Responder],
Pete aka CampyAficinado [4th Responder], Rajiv aka 4WD Tourer are starting from St Ives carpark at 7:40am.

Bill aka Glasgow is riding from his home to St Ives carpark.

Jean aka ChiliDog

APOLOGIES:

 

If you think you are >80% of joining this ride, please e-mail Scribe, and he will add you above.

Snapshot:
7
:40am rollout from St Ives car park on Mona Vale Rd [opposite Pattisons Patisserie and Stanley St. junction] for 6.5km to Terrey Hills Fruit Barn.  Descend McCarrs Creek Rd to Church Point 1st Sag Stop. 
L
into Mona St to Barrenjoey Rd for 8.5m up main beach road and turn R into Whale Beach Rd arriving Palm Beach General Store - 1st Nosh Stop.
Return from Palm Beach along
Barrenjoey Rd to top of Avalon golf course, L for 3km back-road thru Serpentine Lookout Bilgola Beach returning to Barrenjoey Rd at Sth Bilgola Beach with at Akuna Bay Café - 2nd Nosh Stop.
SagStops:
1st: 
       
Church Point (10 min)

2nd:        Serpentine Lookout Bilgola Beach (5 min)
Nosh
Stops:
1st:       
 
Palm Beach General Store (30 min) from 9:40am
2nd:       
Akuna Bay café
(25 min) from 11:30am

 

 

1st Leg:  St Ives carpark on Mona Vale Rd (opposite Pattisons Patisserie) to Church Point - 20km - 50 min (agg 29km from Hornsby) 

7:40am rollout:

  • E along Mona Vale Rd for 6.6km;

  • L into Myoora Rd opposite Forest Way - and Terrey Hills Fruit Barn;

  • Ahead along Myoora Rd for 300m;

  • Ahead into Larool Rd for 2.9km

  • R into Booralie Rd for 300m passing Terrey Hills shops and roundabout;

  • L to McCarrs Creek Rd descend 2.2km into the park - to the V (dual entrances to the park);

  • fork and pedal 2.8km descending McCarrs Creek Rd to McCarrs Creek bridge;

  • Ahead 5.5km along McCarrs Creek Rd to Church Point [20km] - the descent is slippery in wet weather for 1st Sag Stop (10 min) from 7:30am.

 

2nd Leg:  Church Point to Palm Beach General Store - 20km - 60 min (agg 40km from St Ives)

 

8:40am rollout:

  • East twds Mona Vale for 3½km - road becomes Pittwater Rd past Cabbage Tree Rd (on RHS) to Mona St - 500m short of Mona Vale shops;

  • Left into Mona St for 700m;

  • Right into Waterview St for 700m;

  • Left into Barrenjoey Rd for 9km

  • SignPost R into Whale Beach Rd and ascend/descend for 2.4km to The Strand Rd

  • Nth on Whale Beach Rd/Florida Rd/Palm Beach Rd for 3km hugging the coastline to Palm Beach for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 9:40am at Palm Beach General Store.

3rd Leg:  Palm Beach to Akuna Bay Café - 25.7km - 80 min (agg 65.7km from St Ives)

10:10am -

  • L Sth onto Barrenjoey Rd for 5.6km passing Avalon Golf Course on RHS;

  • SignPost  L into Serpentine Lookout Bilgola Beach - 2nd Sag Stop (10 min) for 3km adjunct into/out of Bilgola Beach which avoids a tight section of Barrenjoey Rd;

  • L back onto Barrenjoey Rd for 2km passing Newport Beach and climb a short humdinger up Newport hill;

  • Ahead 1.5km and passing Bungan Beach on LHS, and approach Mona Vale;

  • R back into Darley St for 700m (wait until it is safe to cross over to R lane);

  • R into Pittwater Rd for 8.5km to Church Point to McCarrs Creek bridge;

  • R into West Head Rd for 1.5km to "T" intersection;

  • L into Liberator General San Martin Drive for 2.8km to Akuna Bay Café for 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) from 11:30am.

4th Leg:  Akuna Bay to St Ives - 20.3km - 60 min (agg 86km from St Ives)

11:55am final leg -

  • West for 8.1km along Liberator General San Martin Drive passing Illawong Bay, Cottage Point Rd, park entrance toll-both to "V" juncture at McCarrs Creek Rd, 

  • Ahead for 2.2km to the apex of McCarrs Creek Rd;

  • R into Booralie Rd for 200m;

  • L into Myoora Rd for 3.3km;

  • R into Mona Vale Rd for 6.6km to St. Ives car-park

  • ETR St Ives 12:55pm - 86km  (ETR 11:50am if you skip Akuna Bay).

Risk Warning
When almost back at St Ives, after climbing to the apex of McCarrs Creek Rd, either take the tunnel under Mona Vale Rd or retrace along Larool Rd to Terrey Hills Fruit Barn and R at lights onto Mona Vale Rd.   Don't enter Mona Vale Rd at lights at McCarrs Creek Rd, as motorists coming from the coast are doing 80+ clicks and aren't impeded by the traffic lights and often don't grant a cyclist access to Mona Vale Rd.

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"

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