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Sunday, 10 April '16 -  7:40am Hornsby station carpark to rustic, bucolic Riverstone - via Galston Gorge and Withers Rd.  Return via Scheyville National Park, Cattai Ridge Rd, Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston and Galston Gorge  -  91km  -  ETR 1:00pm

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Ride Organiser Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Responder], Tony aka Publican [2nd Responder], Pete aka CampyAficinado [3rd Responder], Bill aka Glasgow [4th Responder], The Three Little Pigs [5th Responders], are starting at 7:40am from Hornsby station carpark Eric aka PapaBear is hopeful of joining us if he can enthuse Brigetta to mow the lawns.  

 John aka Auckland and  Ron aka Draughtsman  Matt aka Printer, Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller, , Barry aka Backpacker , Pete aka Pelvis  and Kerry aka Miner and wife Maureen

APOLOGIES:
Tony aka Yorkshire has family commitments.

Jane aka NeoLuddite has got tennis and family stuff.

Jean aka ChiliDog is again pleasing Treasurer, Scott Morrison.

If you think you are >80% of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', please e-mail Scribe, and he will add you above.

1st Leg: Rollout 7:40am from Hornsby station carpark to Riverstone, via Galston Gorge, Sth down Old Northern Rd, Right into Wyoming Rd, Kenthurst Rd and Withers Rd arriving Riverstone cafe opposite train station at 10:00am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) -  42km  -  140 mins

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Jersey St

0.1 km

Left onto Bridge Rd 0.7 km
Right onto Pacific Hwy 0.8 km
Left onto Galston Rd - 1st Sag Stop - bus shelter opposite Galston shops around 7:40am 1.4 km
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Mid Dural Rd 12.2 km
Left onto Old Northern Rd 14.5 km
Right onto Wyoming Rd 17.4 km
Left 17.5 km
Left onto Wyoming Rd 17.6 km
Left onto Langford Rd 18.2 km
Continue onto Davey Rd 19.2 km
Left onto Derriwong Rd 20.1 km
Right onto Wirrabara Rd - at The BigDipper 20.5 km
Right onto Pellitt Ln - 2nd Sag Stop - 40m before Kenthurst Rd around 8:30am 21.2 km
Right onto Kenthurst Rd 21.5 km
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Annangrove Rd 22.6 km
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bannerman Rd - 3rd Sag Stop - 60m before Bannerman Rd 24.8 km
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit turning Right onto Glenhaven Rd 26.9 km
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Samantha Riley Drive 27.8 km
Right onto Foxall Rd - 4th Sag Stop - 60m before Cnr with Withers Rd 28.3 km
Left onto Withers Rd 30.0 km
Left onto Annangrove Rd 35.0 km
Right onto Windsor Rd/Metroad 2 35.7 km
Left onto Guntawong Rd 36.2 km
Turn right onto Clarke St 38.3 km
Left onto Garfield Rd East 39.9 km
Right onto Riverstone Parade 41.9 km
1st Nosh Stop (35 min) at Riverstone cafe (opposite station) from 10:00am
 
2nd Leg:  10:35am return via Scheyville Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd, Wylds Rd to Andy's Cafe arcadia  -  32km  -  75 min  - agg 74km

Continue 4km West on Riverstone Parade to Bandon Rd

45.4 km
Right into Bandon Rd 45.9 km
Continue onto Chapman Rd 46.2 km
Right onto Commercial Rd 47.0 km
Slight left onto Menin Rd 47.5 km
Left onto Boundary Rd 49.1 km
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit Left onto Old Pitt Town Rd  5th Sag Stop - 60m into Old Pitt Town Rd 49.9 km
Right onto Scheyville Rd 53.6 km
Right onto Dormitory Hill Rd 55.2 km
Left onto Midson Rd 56.2 km
Right onto Cusack Rd  6th Sag Stop - 60m into Cusack Rd 56.5 km
Left onto Boundary Rd 57.1 km
Right onto Cattai Ridge Rd  7th Sag Stop - 60m before Cattai Ridge Rd 60.5 km
Right onto Old Northern Rd 73.1 km
Left onto Wylds Rd 73.9 km
2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) at Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston from 11:50am
75.5 km
3rd Leg 12:15pm return via Galston Gorge to Hornsby  -  14.6km  -  45 min -  agg 90.1km  -  ETR 1:00pm
Right onto Arcadia Rd 75.5 km
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Galston Rd 79.0 km
Right to stay on Galston Rd 80.1 km
Right onto Pacific Hwy 89.3 km

Left onto Bridge Rd

90.0 km

Right into jersey St Hornsby carpark  -  ETR  1:00pm
90.1 km

Risk Warning
Ø   Stay well apart from other riders after we turn "Right onto Wirrabara Rd - at The BigDipper"

Ø   Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø   Expend 5 min studying your street directory for the 3km section from Right into Wyoming Rd (from old northern Rd) to Kenthurst Rd

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 our 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.

     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"

St Ives to Akuna Bay - Climbing out both ways (2 climbs) - 65km - 4 riders

We enjoyed the company of a visitor Rajiv aka 4 Wheel Drive Tourer who hails from Penrith