The Bullsheet     Sunrise  7:00am

Sunday 8:40am, 10 July '16 Trois  Montagnes (anti-clockwise) - 1st Nosh Stop Red Herring Café, Brooklyn at 9:55am:

200m NW of Hornsby station from 8:40am  -  75km  -  ETR 12:50pm


Ride Organiser Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Responder], Jean aka ChiliDog [2nd Responder], Jane aka NeoLuddite  [3rd Responder], Pete aka CampyAficinado [4th Responder], ........... are starting from Hornsby station carpark by 8:40am.

Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller  [4th Responder] is again commencing from Nth Turra' @ 8:05am.
Matt aka GreenMonkey,  Lea aka SlowLea, Tony aka Yorkshire,  John aka Auckland,  George  aka Englishman  

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.

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.
2nd      Berowra Waters punt             -   11:20am    (10 min)


1st       Red Herring Café                     -    9:55am    (35 min)

2nd     Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston         -  11:50am    (25 min)

1st Leg: Hornsby to Red Herring Café Brooklyn - 27km  - 65 min

Rollout 8:40am 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 9:10am, Cowan station 9:20am and Pie in the Sky Cafe at 9:40am.  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 9:55am. 

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

10:30am return for 11km and R into Berowra Waters Rd for flattish section before descending to picturesque Berowra Waters 11:20am 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 11:50am.



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

12:15pm - 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 12:50pm

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"

Hornsby to Mt White 'n return - 70km - 6 riders



BankTeller was trying to throw the ball for the dog to chase it, but sometimes Fido didn't want to play 'fetch' when Jane was positioning to take a picture.
(Initially Scribe fetching the ball from the adjoining property separated by barbed wire is another story.)

Chris recorded 3 degrees Celsius at Bobbin Head bridge.  If it had been 3 degrees Fahrenheit, then Chris would have struggled to show us, if he was attired in the above garb.

Lots of motor bikes at PitS - too many thrill seeking on the climb up from the Hawkesbury River

There was a LOOOOOOONG queue for vitals

Two pics from last Sunday week


Ron's pic of Pete and him at PitS a year ago  -  69.3km to Mt White 'n back  -  2 riders


Can't see any occupied white chairs in background - "that is one way to avoid crowds"

Bank Teller    3 July 2016