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Sunday, 15 May '16 - Tour de Windsor via Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce, return via Cattai Ridge Rd (shortest route back to Hornsby only 43km)

NORTHERN START OPTION 7:50am from Hornsby street front carpark via Galston, Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce  -  111km -  ETR 1:20pm

Or WESTERN START OPTION 8:20am from Porters Scenic Lookout for Tour de Windsor via Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce  93km  -  ETR 12:55pm

Or NOR-WESTERN START OPTION 8:30am from Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops (100m west of big roundabout outside GreenShades Nursery) via Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce 91km  -  ETR 12:20pm
1st Sag Stop on Sackville Ferry is 54km from Hornsby carpark or 44.5km from
Porters Scenic Lookout, Dural
The above three Start Spots should meet-up at Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd at 8:30am and arrive
at Macquarie Square Windsor around 10:34am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min)
Or LATER NORTHERN START OPTION 8:45am from Hornsby street front carpark only 43km to Windsor (from Hornsby) if you do not veer R (off Cattai Ridge Rd) onto Halcrows Rd, but continue along Cattai Ridge Rd to Windsor for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) from 10:40am.

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:

Ride Organiser, Phil aka BankTeller [1st Responder], Bill aka Glasgow, Jean aka ChiliDog, Tony aka YorkyChris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller, Lea aka SlowLea, Barry aka Backpacker, are starting from Hornsby at 7:50am for the 54km 1st Longer Leg to the Sackville Ferry

.............. is starting from Galston shops at 8:30am for the 41km 1st Long Leg to the Sackville Ferry.

George aka Englishman  is starting at 8:45am at the above LATER NORTHERN START OPTION taking the Cattai Ridge route to Windsor to arrive at our 1st Nosh Stop (35 mins) from 10:40am

Presently, no one is cycling from Porters Scenic Lookout at 8:20am for the 44.15km 1st Long Leg to the Sackville Ferry

APOLOGIES:

John aka BakerBoy , Tony aka Yorky , David aka MountainGoat , Pete aka CampyAficinado, Kev aka TexDubbo,

 

David aka TreeHugger

If you are confident of joining us. contingent upon a fine morn', can you allot a minute to e-mail Scribe and he will add ya in the above 'cause Scribe allots a lot more time to 'jolly Muggs crew'.

1st Longer Leg from Hornsby street front carpark 100m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St on West side of station:  To Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd Windsor, via Galston Gorge - 13.5km approx - 40 min

*    Rollout 7:50am from Hornsby station carpark Nth up Jersey St for 500m, 

*    L into Bridge Rd 40m to lights at Old Pacific Hway, 

*    R Nth for 700m on Old Pacific Hway, 

*    L at lights into Galston Rd for 5km to Galston Gorge noisy timber bridge,

*    Ascend for 3km to Crosslands Rd,

*    L for 1.1km to main roundabout

 

*    Ahead into Mid Dural Rd for 1.9km to Old Northern Rd. 

1st Shorter Leg from Porters Scenic Lookout, Dural:  To Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd - 4km approx - 10 min 

         *     Rollout 8:20am Nth up Old Northern Rd for 4km to Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd

1st Shortest Leg from Galston Bus Shelter:  To Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd - 2km approx - 5 min 

         *     Rollout 8:30am West along Mid Dural Rd to Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd

2nd (Common) Leg from Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd left into Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce Rd, The Terrace, Windsor Rd to Windsor - 53.9km approx - 2 hr 5 min:

*    8:35am - Ride North up Old Northern Rd for 3.9km  -  17.4km from Hornsby
*    L into
Cattai Ridge Rd for 5.9km  -  23.5km from Hornsby
*    Veer R into Halcrows Rd for 9.1km  -  32.6km from Hornsby
*    R into
Wisemans Ferry Road for 7.9km  - 41.5km from Hornsby
*    L into
Sackville Ferry Rd slowly descending for 10.15km to Sackville Ferry  -  51.65 from Hornsby
*   
Cross on Ferry - ahead on Sackville Rd for 9.05km  -  60.7km from Hornsby
*    Ahead into King Rd for 1km
-  61.7km from Hornsby

*    L into Wilberforce Rd for 7km eventually crossing Windsor Bridge and short climb to Macquarie Square immediately on your RHS (for 1st Nosh Stop - 35 mins) from 10:40am  -  68.7km from Hornsby

Return from Windsor at 11:15am via Cattai Ridge Rd (shortest route back) to -
*       
Porters Scenic Lookout - 33.0km - 90 min - ETR 12:45pm
*        Galston Shops - 32km - 80 min - ETA Galston 12:35pm for 2nd Nosh Stop (15 min)

 


 

R

Macquarie St

0.05

~

NEE

Windsor Rd

68

R

Windsor Rd

1.8

~

SE

Pitt Town Rd

70

L

Pitt Town Rd

0.8

~

NEE

Wolseley Rd

70

R

Wolseley Rd

1.5

~

SE

Stock Route Rd

72

L

Old Stock Route Rd

1.9

~

NNE

Scheyville Rd

74

R

Scheyville Rd

5.0

~

NEE

Dural Rd/Cattai Ridge Rd

79

R

Dural Rd/Cattai Ridge Rd

12.0

~

SEE

Old Northern Rd

91

3rd Sag Stop

20m - Old Nth'n Rd

R

Old Northern Rd

0.6

~

S

Wylds Rd

91

L

Wylds Rd

1.7

~

E

Arcadia Rd

93

R

Arcadia Rd

3.5

~

S

Galston Park

97

2nd Nosh Stop

Galston Park

Ride from Galston shops at 12:45pm to arrive Hornsby 35 mins later at 1:20pm

L

Galston Rd

1.1

~

SE

Crosslands Rd

98

R

Galston Rd

3.3

\

NE

Galston Gorge bridge

101

A

Galston Rd

3.1

/

NE

KOM Hornsby bus shelter

104

4th Sag Stop

Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter

A

Galston Rd

2.7

~

E

Old Pacific H'way

107

R

Old Pacific H'way

0.8

~

SE

Bridge Rd

109

L

Bridge Rd

0.1

~

E

Jersey St

109.1

R

Jersey St

0.5

~

S Hornsby station carpark 110.0

2:45pm Galston Gorge to Hornsby - 11.5km - 30 min  -  ETR 1:15pm

Risk Warning
Ø    Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø    Expend 5 min studying your street directory for the 2nd (Common) Leg from Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd left into Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce Rd, The Terrace to Windsor

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 37 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 road when descending, particularly at corners, where the coefficient of friction is materially less; 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"

 

Hornsby, Crosslands Reserve, Berowra Waters  - 57km  - 8 riders incl. Eric aka PapaBear who joined us at Berowra Waters Cafe and Bazza who bailed-out early due to a dodgy new tyre

Berowra Waters at its bestest

Bank Teller   9 May '16