The Bullsheet      Sunrise  7:01am        Pete 'n Scribe are starting 15 mins early to arrive at Mt. White firstest

8:45am Sunday, 3 July '16 - Hornsby station Jersey St carpark for Quatre Montagnes 1st Leg to Mt White Village Store, Mt White from 10:25am
+   Return via PitS to Hornsby  -  ETR 1:05pm  -  71km
+   OR  return via Berowra Waters, Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston & Galston Gorge  -  87.7km  -  ETR 2:15pm


Ride Organiser, Phil Johnston aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Responder], Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Responder], Jane aka Neo-Luddite  [3rd Responder], Jean aka ChiliDog, [4th Responder],  Ron aka Draughtsman, [5th Responder],

Chris aka Recalcitrant BankTeller [6th Responder] plans to start at Nth Turra at 8:25am because he likes the brisk/sharp/austere/invigorating stimulus on the decent to Bobbin Head this time of year - especially if a cloudless night where the unspoiled air from 3,000' can filter down to Earth.

 Bill aka Glasgow [3rd Responder], Tony aka Yorky [5th Responder] (unless he gets seconded into family b-b-q) Tony aka Publican [6th Responder], Jane aka Neo-Luddite  are starting from Hornsby @ 8:30am. 

David aka TreeHugger, John aka Auckland, , 

John aka L'Etape is cycling in France.

George aka Englishman is cycling in UK with Eric.

If you think you are >80% of joining us, contingent upon being greeted by a fine morn', can you e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya moniker above.  If an 11th our impediment 'pops-up', No Worries

Nosh Stops:
Mt White Village Store, Mt White, Mt White        from 10:25am       (30 min)
Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston                                    from 1:05pm         (25 min)
King of the Mountain climbs:
   Cherro Point Rd to 15m past Mt White sign               7.55km
Berowra Waters to Berrilee                                          3.50km
Galston Bridge to Hornsby Heights Bus Stop            3.2km

1st Leg:  Hornsby station Jersey St carpark N/W side of station due Nth to Mt White Village Store, Mt White - 35km -  100 min

8:45am rollout for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 10:25am. 

2nd Leg:  Mt White to Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston  -  38.3km - 130 min (agg 73.3km)


South down Old Pacific H'way for 24km to Berowra

R into Berowra Waters Rd for 6km to Berowra Waters ferry and 1st Sag Stop (10 min) waiting for Ferry

Ahead scaling to 3.5km to Koppers Log KOM at Berrilee

Ahead along for 6.8km to Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston for 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) from 1:05pm.

3rd Leg:  Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston to Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter - 10.7km - 30 min (agg 84km)

Sth 4km along Galston Rd to Galston Roundabout
Left East 4.6km dropping to Galston Gorge timber bridge
Ahead climbing 3.3km to
Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter 2nd Sag Stop (5 min) arriving 2:00pm.

4th Leg:  Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter to Hornsby station carpark - 3.7km - 10 min (agg 87.7km)

Left East 2.9km to Hookham's Cnr.

Right into Pacific Highway for 1.1km to Hornsby station carpark - ETR 2:15pm.

Risk Warning

Ø   Do not cycle over the metal girders on the ramp at the Berowra Waters ferry, 'cause you will come down hard, like many before you if you try to cycle over any of the longitudinal steel beams.

Ø   Descend Les Montagnes real slow on wet or damp roads.

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.

    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"

Last Sunday's St Ives, Duffy's Forest, West Head, Church Point 'n back  -  68km -  7 riders

Pics below from a year ago:

Last Sunday's "St Ives to Duffy's Forest, Akuna Bay, West Head, Bayview Marina 'n back"  -  93km - 7 cyclists

Seven crew, incl. the PictureTaker, at top of McCarrs Creek Rd outside the Thai Restaurant after completing the Duffy's Forest out 'n back

A contemplative, Bill aka Glasgow

We had a visitor at West Head who was hungry for any crumbs, but didn't fancy a bit of Bill's apple

Bank Teller   27 June '16