Arrive PitS at 1:05pm for Sag Stop (15 min)
Pie in the Sky
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 -
(iii) cycling too fast on a wet downhill where the
coefficient of friction is much less, particularly at corners; or
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
without Public Liability cover is as silly as driving without 3rd Party -
Ø 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
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'.
Scribe 5 Jan '15