The Bullsheet        Sunrise 6:25am         Trains from Woy Woy at 23 mins and 59 mins past the hour

Sunday, 24 Apr '16, Annual early Autumn 'Brunch at Pearl Beach - Old Rattler home from Woy Woy'
by 7:45am from Hornsby carpark.  Catch Choo Choo at Woy Woy bound for Hornsby -  86k-  ETR  1:33pm 

Or alight at Hawkesbury River station and cycle back adding 26km

All cyclists should target arriving at Mt White Road Warriors Café  1st Sag Stop at 9:20am.  If you are slow, start earlier. 

Nosh Stops:
Mt White Road Warriors Café                                        9:20am     -   30 min

Fish Shop at Pearl Beach                                             11:40a    -  35 min

Sag Stops:   
1st:       Wiseman's Ferry/Gosford roundabout           10:25am     -  5 min
2nd:      Kariong Shell garage                                        10:45am     -  5 min 

Starting from Hornsby at 7:45am are Ride Organiser: Phil aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Responder], Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Responder], Graham Goodman aka AnotherRuddyLawyer, Paul Berry, Chris Robinson, Paul McKinn, Jane aka NeoLuddite [3rd Responder], Jean aka ChiliDog [4th Responder] Tony aka Yorky [5th Responder], Tony aka Publican [6th Responder], will -

(I)     cycle on to Woy Woy (without visiting Pearl Beach) for lunch at Fishermans Wharf, thence catch a train back to Hornsby; or

(II)    cycle back from Mt White.  

, John aka AucklandBill aka Glasgow, Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [4th Responder]

If ya think you are 80% certain, e-mail Bank Teller, and he'll add ya to this list

1st Leg:  Hornsby to Mt White Road Warriors Café - 35km (95 min)

Rollout 7:45am from Hornsby train station car park [70m N of the Railway Hotel in Jersey St – N/W side of train station] for 500m Nth then L and 20m later R at lights onto Pacific H'way.

Continue N up Old Pacific H'way for 1st Nosh Stop from 9:20am (30 min) at Mt White Road Warriors Café.


Second Leg:  Mt White Road Warriors Café  to Kariong Shell garage - 19.2km (55 min)

9.50am -

  • R Nth up Old Pac H'way for 6.2km to Calga Interchange around 10am; 

  • R East to Gosford “Scenic Route”, remaining on Old Pac H'way, to intermittent sounds of chirping Bellbirds, crossing Mooney Mooney creek 4.1km later;

  • Aheadclimb 6.1km and take a 1st Sag Stop (5 min) at the Wisemans Ferry/Gosford roundabout at Somersby Industrial Estate - keeping well to LHS; and

  • R Sth for 700m on Wisemans Ferry Rd;

  • L gradually ascending for 1.4km Old Pac H'way arriving at familiar Kariong Shell garage at 10:45am [55.3km] for 2nd Sag Stop (5 min).

Third Leg: Kariong to Pearl Beach - 18km  (50 min)

10:50am -

Initially flattish S/Eth along Woy Woy Rd, thence down the hill past Phegans' Bay twds Umina Beach. After approx 12.5km from the Shell Garage

  • R into Rawson Rd for 100m and cross train tracks at level crossing;

  • Ahead on Rawson Rd for 450m to Ocean Beach Rd;

  • R into Ocean Beach Rd for 3km;

  • R into Sydney Ave as it veers L for 100m;

  • R into Hobart Ave for 200m;  

  • L into Mt Ettalong Rd for about 3km where at the south end of beautiful Umina Beach, Mt Ettalong Rd changes to Patonga Drive.  Climb past "Mt Ettalong Lookout" for a further 1km;

  • L into Pearl Beach Drive for 1.75km to unspoiled, but expensive Pearl Beach [heaps of Rich Near Deads and WOOFS (Well Off Older Folks) driving Bentleys 'n Mercs] for

  • 2nd Nosh Stop (30 min) from 11:40am [76km] at Fish Shop at Pearl Beach.

Fourth Leg: Pearl Beach to Woy Woy station - 9.9km (25 min) - arrive at station by 12:45pm for 12:57pm 'Express' hourly services:

12:10pm -

  • L  into Pearl Beach Drive retracing our path out of Pearl Beach up a mother of a hill along (gorgeous view of Pearl Beach on RHS) for 1.75km;

  • R  back onto Patonga Drive/Mt Ettalong Rd for 3km;

  • R  into Hobart for 200m;

  • L  into Sydney Ave for 150m;

  • L  into Ocean Beach Rd for 3.5km; and

  • R  into Railway St for 500m to Woy Woy station to arrive at station by 12:45pm for 12:59pm 'Express' hourly services or 1:23pm hourly service.

ETR Hornsby 1:33pm.  

Risk Warning
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"

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

Sunday, 17 April  - Ride 2 Riverstone  -  77km  -  8 riders




Bank Teller    18 April '16