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Sunday, 2 Apr '17, Annual early Autumn 'Brunch at Pearl Beach - Old Rattler home from Woy Woy'
Rollout
by 7:15am from Hornsby carpark.  Catch Choo Choo at Woy Woy bound for Hornsby -  86k-  ETR  1:03pm 

Or alight at Hawkesbury River station and cycle back adding 26km

All cyclists should target arriving at Mt White Road Warriors Café  1st Sag Stop at 8:50am.  If you are slow, start earlier. 

Nosh Stops:
Mt White Road Warriors Café                                        8:50am     -   30 min

Fish Shop at Pearl Beach                                             11:10a    -  35 min

Sag Stops:   
1st:       Wiseman's Ferry/Gosford roundabout           9:55am     -  5 min
2nd:      Kariong Shell garage                                     10:15am     -  5 min 

WHO, WHERE, WHEN:
Ride Organiser: Phil aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Responder], Justine aka Trumpeter [2nd Responder],  Matt aka MotorMan [3rd Responder], Bazza [4th Responder], are starting from Hornsby at 7:15am

Pete aka CampyAficinado and [2nd Responder], Jane aka NeoLuddite [3rd Responder] (turn around at Mt White),  Jean aka ChiliDog [4th Responder] Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [4th Responder] will either turn around at Mt White or catch a train at Woy Woy without visiting Pearl Beach   

 John aka Auckland Bill aka Glasgow,
APOLOGIES:

 

If you are 80% confident of joining this ride, predicated upon a fine morn', please let Bank Teller know by e-mail by 5pm Sat.

Pursuant to Division 5 of the Civil Liabilities and Personal Responsibility Act (NSW) 2002, any Invitee cyclist that decides to accept a Ride Invitation (such as that contained in this Bullsheet) to participate in a Dangerous Recreational Activity needs to inform the Inviter by email before attending the Ride.  The alternative to notifying the Inviter by email by 5pm the day before the ride that he/she intends to participate in, is for the Inviter to re-introduce his former Ride Sign On Sheet which Bike North and other BUGs assiduously use to mitigate Inviter risk.

1st Leg:  Hornsby to Mt White Road Warriors Café - 35km (95 min)

Rollout 7:15am from Hornsby train station car park [70m N of the Railway Hotel in Jersey St – N/W side of train station] for 500m Nth then L and 20m later R at lights onto Pacific H'way.

Continue N up Old Pacific H'way for 1st Nosh Stop from 8:50am (30 min) at Mt White Road Warriors Café.

 

Second Leg:  Mt White Road Warriors Café  to Kariong Shell garage - 19.2km (55 min)

9.20am -

  • R Nth up Old Pac H'way for 6.2km to Calga Interchange around 10am; 

  • R East to Gosford “Scenic Route”, remaining on Old Pac H'way, to intermittent sounds of chirping Bellbirds, crossing Mooney Mooney creek 4.1km later;

  • Aheadclimb 6.1km and take a 1st Sag Stop (5 min) at the Wisemans Ferry/Gosford roundabout at Somersby Industrial Estate - keeping well to LHS; and

  • R Sth for 700m on Wisemans Ferry Rd;

  • L gradually ascending for 1.4km Old Pac H'way arriving at familiar Kariong Shell garage at 10:15am [55.3km] for 2nd Sag Stop (5 min).

Third Leg: Kariong to Pearl Beach - 18km  (50 min)

10:20am -

Initially flattish S/Eth along Woy Woy Rd, thence down the hill past Phegans' Bay twds Umina Beach. After approx 12.5km from the Shell Garage

  • R into Rawson Rd for 100m and cross train tracks at level crossing;

  • Ahead on Rawson Rd for 450m to Ocean Beach Rd;

  • R into Ocean Beach Rd for 3km;

  • R into Sydney Ave as it veers L for 100m;

  • R into Hobart Ave for 200m;  

  • L into Mt Ettalong Rd for about 3km where at the south end of beautiful Umina Beach, Mt Ettalong Rd changes to Patonga Drive.  Climb past "Mt Ettalong Lookout" for a further 1km;

  • L into Pearl Beach Drive for 1.75km to unspoiled, but expensive Pearl Beach [heaps of Rich Near Deads and WOOFS (Well Off Older Folks) driving Bentleys 'n Mercs] for

  • 2nd Nosh Stop (30 min) from 11:10am [76km] at Fish Shop at Pearl Beach.

Fourth Leg: Pearl Beach to Woy Woy station - 9.9km (25 min) - arrive at station by 12:45pm for 12:57pm 'Express' hourly services:

11:40pm -

  • L  into Pearl Beach Drive retracing our path out of Pearl Beach up a mother of a hill along (gorgeous view of Pearl Beach on RHS) for 1.75km;

  • R  back onto Patonga Drive/Mt Ettalong Rd for 3km;

  • R  into Hobart for 200m;

  • L  into Sydney Ave for 150m;

  • L  into Ocean Beach Rd for 3.5km; and

  • R  into Railway St for 500m to Woy Woy station to arrive at station by 12:05pm for 12:23pm All Stops or 12:59pm 'Express' hourly service.

ETR Hornsby 1pm.  

Risk Warning
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"

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

St Ives, Duffy's Forest, Bayview Marina 'n back - 54km - 2 rider 'cause some are at Mt. Beauty cycling

Last year - St Ives, Duffy's Forest, West Head - 62km -  4 riders  - We lost Bill aka Glasgow after 40km circa with an irritating neck twinge

 

       

Bank Teller    26 Mar '17