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Sunday, 5 June '16 Trois  Montagnes (anti-clockwise) - 1st Nosh Stop Red Herring Café, Brooklyn:

200m NW of Hornsby station from 8:15am  -  75km  -  ETR 12:25pm

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:

Ride Organiser Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [2nd Responder],  Jane aka NeoLuddite [1st Responder], Ron aka Draughtsman [2nd Responder], Pete aka CampyAficinado  [3rd Responder], ..... are starting from Hornsby station carpark at 8:15am bound for Red Herring Café, Brooklyn.
Tony aka Yorkshire, Jean aka ChiliDog, Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller, Matt aka GreenMonkey  John aka Auckland   George  aka Englishman, Lea aka SlowLea ,

APOLOGIES:

If you think you are >80% of joining us, predicated upon waking to a fine morn', can you e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya moniker above.

Snapshot:
200m NW of Hornsby station cycling North up Old Pacific H'way, to 1st Nosh Stop at Red Herring Café, BrooklynThence 11km retracing to turn right at Berowra Waters Rd to Nth Galston for lunch at Andy's Cafe.  Return via Galston Gorge and Bobbin Head.
SagStops:
2nd      Berowra Waters punt             -   10:50am    (10 min)

NoshStop:

1st       Red Herring Café                     -    9:25am    (35 min)

2nd     Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston         -  11:20am    (25 min)

KOM climbs:
1st climb:    2nd
climb:  Brooklyn Rd large aluminium light poll to 20m before Pie in the Sky entrance - 3.85km

2nd climb    150m West of Berowra Waters punt to Koppers Log Berrilee - 3.40km

3rd climb     cement Bridge at Galston Gorge to 50m before Bus Shelter -  3.4km

1st Leg: Hornsby to Red Herring Café Brooklyn - 27km  - 75 min

Rollout 8:15am from Hornsby car-park [100m Nth/West of Railway Hotel in Jersey St] cycling 500m Nth up Jersey St, L into Wharf Rd for 60m, R [at traffic lights] onto Pacific Highway and cycle Nth on Old Pacific Highway to Brooklyn Rd where you turn right and cycle 2.8km to Red Herring Café.

Pass Berowra station 8:45am, Cowan station 9:25am and Pie in the Sky Cafe at 9:45am.  After passing Pie in the Sky Cafe descend almost to water level, turn into Brooklyn Rd for 3.2km for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) at Red Herring Café, Brooklyn from 9:30am. 

2nd Leg: Red Herring Café, Brooklyn to Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston 34km (agg 61km) - 85 min

10:05am return for 11km and R into Berowra Waters Rd for flattish section before descending to picturesque Berowra Waters 10:55am for 2nd Sag Stop (10 min) during ride on the punt. 

Or continue south and return to Hornsby car-park [52km]

After cycling thru rural Berrilee and Arcadia, take 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) at Andy's Cafe Arcadia from 11:25am.

 

 

3rd Leg: Andy's Cafe to Hornsby station car-park -  14km (agg 75km) - 35 min

11:50am - South along Galston Rd to the large roundabout at Galston, Left to descend and scale Galston George passing familiar Hornsby Heights' bus shelter.

Continue 3km to Hookham's Corner

Right into Pacific Highway

Left into Jersey St to Hornsby car-park - ETR 12:25pm

Risk Warning
Ø   Do not cycle over the metal girders on the ramp at the Berowra Waters ferry, if you opt to cycle off the ferry, 'cause you will come down hard, like many before you.
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"

Last Sunday's 'St Ives to Church Point 'et al' -  5 cyclists 

Bank Teller    22 May 2016