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Sunday, 8 Jan '16 rollout Hornsby carpark 6:35am or St Ives carpark at 7:05am to aboard 9am Ferry from Palm Beach to Wagstaffe Wharf, McMasters Beach, Avoca Beach, Matcham, Holgate, Lisarow train to Hawkesbury River station at Brooklyn, Hornsby (ETR 2pm), Nth. Turramurra, St Ives - 109km MAP - ETR 2:20pm

Or skip 2 legs (25km of cycling from Brooklyn to Hornsby) by staying on train for 57 min from Lisarow station to Hornsby, reducing ride to 83.2km MAP from Hornsby - ETR 1.05pm

Or return from Palm Beach with a Nosh Stop at Bayview Marina - 77km from St Ives - ETR 11:40am
NB:   Starting from
Hornsby carpark avoids cycling from Hornsby to St Ives early-arvo

WHO, WHERE, WHEN:
Ride Organiser, Phil aka Bank Teller 0434 715.861 [1st Responder], John aka Auckland, Greg aka ArchitectToo
Jane aka NeoLuddite  are starting from Hornsby station carpark at 6.35am. 
Jean aka ChiliDog
is catching the 6:50am ferry from Balmain to arrive at Manly wharf @ 7:20am, whereupon he'll ride to Palm Beach to arrive before 9:00am.

Eric aka PapaBear  is meeting us at St Ives carpark for 7:05am rollout.

Trev aka Tornado will meet us at Church Point at 7:55am if he isn't working.  Bill aka Glasgow also plans to meet us at Church Point, but my 'do a Uie' at Palm Beach.
John aka BakerBoy
is meeting us when we alight at Wagstaffe Wharf.   

Syd aka MotorMechanic is swimming the annual 2km Newport Swim

APOLOGIES: 

If you think you are >80% of joining us, please e-mail Scribe and he will add ya in the above.

Rollout Hornsby carpark by 6:35am or St Ives carpark at 7:05am.  Left at Terrey Hills Fruit Barn for 1st SagStop (min) then down McCarrs Creek Rd, with 2nd SagStop (10 min) at Church Point.  Left into Mona Rd and Left into Barrenjoey Rd past Bungan Beach, thru Newport, Bilgola, Avalon to Palm Beach Wharf to catch 9am ferry 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) to Wagstaffe Wharf.  

After short sections on 5 minor roads from Wagstaffe Wharf to McMasters Lookout, along Empire Bay Drive, Avoca Drive, McMasters Beach, Avoca Beach, Matcham, Holgate, Lisarow, Lisarow station for 2nd Nosh Stop, then 25 min Iron Horse ride to Hawkesbury River station.
7.5km along Brooklyn Rd and up Old Pacific H'way to Pie in the Sky for 3rd Nosh Stop.   
18km South down Old Pacific H'way to Hornsby and possibly 8.7km NE to St Ives hugging the east side of the rail line.  ETR Hornsby 3:30pm or St Ives 4pm
.

SagStops:
1st    
Church Point                                                         7:55am     10 min
2nd    Marie Byles Lookout, McMasters Beach               9:46am     10 min                                 
Nosh Stops:
1st     Ferry ride to Wagstaffe Wharf                              9:00am      30 min 
2nd    Subway near Lisarow station                             11:26am     36 min 
3rd    
Pie in the Sky                                                       1:05pm     15 min

RHS straight line is the ferry ride from Palm Beach to Wagstaffe.  LHS straight line is the train ride from Lisarow to Hawkesbury River (Brooklyn) station.  The lumps below were the fun bits.

Steep descent from 24km is down McCarrs Creek Rd to water level.  Climb from 47km was up to Killcare, Macmasters Beach.  Climb from 78m was up Paroo Rd.  climb 87km to Pie in the Sky

Prologue Leg:  Hornsby Jersey St carpark to St Ives carpark - 9km - 25 min

6:35am cycle -

Early on Sunday morn' the following route has low road traffic which follows the street signs to St Ives: 

*        Left down Pacific H'way for 800m

*        Left into Edgeworth David Ave to F3 Overpass for 2km

*        Ahead into Junction Rd for 1.3km

*        Right into Eastern Rd for 700m

*        Left into Burns Rd for 2.2km

*        Ahead into Killeaton St for 2.3km

*        Right into Memorial Ave for 500m

*        Left into Mona Vale Rd for 80m 

 

1st Leg St Ives carpark to Church Point - 20.4km - 50 min

By 7:05am cycle -

  • E along Mona Vale Rd for 6.6km;

  • L [opposite Forest Way - at Terrey Hills Fruit Barn] into Myoora Rd for 50m and take 1st Sag Stop (5 min) - spread thin to get well to LHS of Myoora Rd;

  • Ahead along Myoora Rd for 200m, and fork right, then left for 2.9km

  • R into Booralie Rd for 250m

  • L into Yulong Ave for 150m passing Terrey Hills shops on RHS;

  • L to McCarrs Creek Rd and descend 2.2km into the park - to the V (dual entrances to the park);

  • fork and pedal 2.8km descending McCarrs Creek Rd to McCarrs Creek bridge;

  • Ahead 5.5km along McCarrs Creek Rd to Church Point at 7:55am 2nSag Stop (10 min) - Be ready to roll out promptly;

2nd LegChurch Point to Palm Beach - 15km - 45 min (agg 35.4km)

By 8:05am cycle -

  • East twds Mona Vale for 3½km - road becomes Pittwater Rd past Cabbage Tree Rd (on RHS) to Mona Rd;

  • L into Mona Rd for 200m up real steep short hill to crest;

  • Right for 700m;

  • L into busy Barrenjoey Rd for 11km of views of the Blue Pacific past Bungan Beach thru Newport, Bilgola, Avalon, Whale Beach to Palm Beach Wharf on the bay side arriving to purchase some grits and embark 9am ferry to Wagstaffe Wharf for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) on the ferry boat.

3rd Leg:  Wagstaffe Wharf to Lisarow station - 37km - 116 min (agg 75.6km)

9:30am -

dir

road name

dist

destination

grad

dir

agg km

min

ride
time

A

Carpark lane

0.1

Wagstaffe Ave

~

SE

38.8

1.0

2:46

L

Wagstaffe Ave

0.5

Pretty Beach Rd

~

E

39.2

1.0

2:47

L

Pretty Beach Rd

1.0

Heath Rd

~

E

40.2

2.0

2:49

R

Heath Rd

2.2

Killcare Rd

~

NE

42.4

6.0

2:55

R

Killcare Rd

0.4

The Scenic Rd

~

NE

42.8

1.1

2:56

L

The Scenic Rd

0.5

Wards Hill Rd

~

NE

43.3

1.5

2:57

A

The Scenic Rd

1.3

Marie Byles Lookout, McMasters Beach

/

NE

44.6

3.6

3:01

 

5th Sag Stop

 

Marie Byles Lookout

 

 

 

10

3:11

A

The Scenic Rd

10.1

The Cullens Rd

~

NE

54.7

26.0

3:37

L

The Scenic Rd

0.4

Empire Bay Drive

~

N

55.1

1.0

3:38

R

Empire Bay Drive

0.3

Avoca Drive

~

NE

55.4

1.0

3:39

R

Avoca Drive

2.0

Scenic Highway

~

NE

57.4

5.5

3:45

A

Scenic Highway

2.7

Charles Kay Drive

~

NE

60.1

6.8

3:51

L

Charles Kay Drive

1.3

Terrigal Drive

~

N

61.4

3.5

3:55

L

Terrigal Drive

1.0

Serpentine Rd

~

W

62.4

2.6

3:57

R

Serpentine Rd

1.3

The Entrance Rd

~

N

63.7

3.6

4:01

R

The Entrance Rd

0.4

Matcham Rd

~

W

64.1

1.0

4:02

L

Matcham Rd

1.5

Coachwood Rd

~

N

65.6

4.0

4:06

L

Coachwood Rd

1.9

Milana Rd

~

SE

67.4

4.8

4:11

R

Milana Rd

0.3

Wattle Tree Rd

~

E

67.7

5.0

4:16

R

Wattle Tree Rd

2.7

Paroo Rd

~

N

70.4

7.0

4:23

L

Paroo Rd

0.8

The Ridgeway

~

NW

71.2

7.0

4:30

L

The Ridgeway

2.0

McDonalds Rd

~

NW

73.2

5.5

4:35

A

McDonalds Rd

1.7

Pacific Highway

~

NW

74.9

4.6

4:40

L

Pacific Highway

0.3

Lisarow Railway station

~

NNE

75.2

1.0

4:41

L

Pacific Highway

0.4

Lisarow Subway

~

SW

75.6

1.0

4:42

Arrive Subway Food Chain 200m Sth of Lisarow station at 11:35am for 2nd Nosh Stop (36 min) then catch the hourly service train at 12:01pm, 1:01pm, 2:01pm or 3:06pm to arrive -
(i)        Hornsby
station 62 min later at 1:03pm, 2:03pm, 3:03pm
Coronation St, Hornsby station in below ride description to return St Ives at 1:30pm; or
(ii)       Hawkesbury River station
36 min later at 12:37pm, 1:37pm or 2:37pm

4th Leg Hawkesbury River station at Brooklyn to Pie in the Sky - 7.3km - 25 min (agg 82.9km)
12:40pm -

R

Brooklyn Rd

3.5

Old Pacific Highway

~

W

79.1

8.5

6:06

R

  Old Pacific Highway

3.9

Pie in the Sky

/

S

82.9

15.0

6:21

 

3rd Nosh Stop

 

Pie in the Sky

 

 

 

23.5

6:41

Arrive PitS at 1:05pm for Sag Stop (15 min)

5th Leg Pie in the Sky to -
*        Hornsby
- 19km - 45 min (agg 101km)
   -  ETR 2:00pm
*        St Ives   - 26km - 60 min (agg 108.6km)
-  ETR 2:20pm

1:20pm -

 A

Old Pacific Highway

3.9

Cowan station

~

S

86.8

10.0

6:51

 A

Old Pacific Highway

4.0

Berowra Waters Rd

~

S

90.8

9.5

7:01

 A

Old Pacific Highway

7.6

Belmont Ave to Bobbin Head Rd

~

S

98.4

20.0

7:21

 A

Old Pacific Highway

1.1

Galston Rd

~

S

99.5

3.0

7:24

 A

Old Pacific Highway

0.7

Bridge Rd

~

S

100.2

2.0

7:26

 A

Old Pacific Highway

0.5

Coronation St           Hornsby station

 

S

100.7

1.0

7:27

 A

Old Pacific Highway

0.9

Leonard St/Pattisons Ave Hor.

~

E

101.6

3.0

7:30

 L

Leonard St/Pattisons Ave Hor.

0.3

Alexandria Pde/Millewa Ave

~

SE

101.9

0.7

7:31

 L

Alexandria Pde/Millewa Ave

2.9

Bangalla St

~

SE

104.8

6.6

7:37

 L

Bangalla St

0.7

Eastern Rd

~

S

105.5

1.8

7:39

 R

Eastern Rd

0.3

Brentwood/Boomerang Ave

~

E

105.8

0.8

7:40

 L

Brentwood/Boomerang Ave

2.1

Mona Vale Rd

~

E

107.9

5.5

7:45

 L

Mona Vale Rd

0.7

St Ives car park

~

NE

108.6

2.0

7:47

Risk Warning
Ø   Caution getting your bicycle on and off the ferry from Palm Beach.
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 very loudly "passing your inside" or words to that obvious effect.

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"

Nth Turra' for Cinque Montagnes  -  94km  -  6 riders  - 

 

 

Pics from annual New Year's morn' ride to Nth Wollongong and back thru RNP  -  7 riders  PapaBear and Andrew aka TugBoat rode 'there and back' for 110km

 

A tad difficult to work out "Who-is-who" in above pic at Ruby's Cafe, Bulli Beach after 45km on a Veritable Corker of a new Year's morn'.  But easier in below pic.

Nth Wollongong train station was again Chockers with teenagers travelling to Central for a Music festival.  They were all in good spirits and 'stone cold sober'. 
Given that the average age was 16, that is comforting.

Scribe   5 Jan '15