The Bullsheet       Sunrise 6:49am     Wear your Team Muggaccinos jersey

Sunday, 7th May '17, 7:20am from Hornsby Jersey St carpark or 7:50am from St Ives car park Mona Vale Rd for Eric's "Bushlands route thru Terry Hills and Duffy's Forest, clockwise descent to Illawong Bay & Akuna Bay, ride initial lumpy 2km in/out of Cottage Point to the lookout, for Brekkie at Church Point - return up McCarrs Creek Rd - ETR St Ives 11:05am - 69.5km  or Hornsby 12:10pm - 88.4km

Ride Organiser: Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor],  Ann aka ToothFairy  [3rd Acceptor], Justine aka Trumpeter [4th Acceptor], Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [5th Acceptor], Tony aka Publican [6th Acceptor], are starting from St Ives at 7:50am.  George aka Englishman is starting later and meeting us at the Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant approaching 9am.

, John aka ChiliDog,    Barry aka BackPacker Jane aka NeoLuddite John aka Auckland  [3rd Responder], , Bill aka Glasgow, ,,


If you are 80% confident of joining this ride, predicated upon a fine morn', please let Bank Teller know

Prologue Leg:  Hornsby Jersey St carpark to St Ives car park Mona Vale Rd - 9km - 30 min

7:20am cycle the following route which has low road traffic which follows the street signs to St Ives: 

*        L down Pacific H'way for 800m

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

*        Ahead into Junction Rd for 1.3km

*        R into Eastern Rd for 700m

*        L 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 100m. 

If cycling from St Ives back to Hornsby at the tail of this ride, due to increased traffic after church, the back road route listed at the bottom of this ride invitation is recommended.

1st Leg: St Ives, via Bushlands route thru Terry Hills/Duffy's Forest to Sag Stop at Thai Restaurant - 18km (agg. 27km) - 55 min
7:50am -

*        E along Mona Vale Rd for 6.7km,

*        L [opposite Forest Way - at Terrey Hills Fruit Barn] into Myoora Rd and take a 1st Sag Stop (3 min) at least 60m down Myoora Rd,

*        Ahead 1.1km along Myoora Rd passing the Golf Driving Range on LHS,

*        L into Aumuna Rd at dangerous roundabout (ask Martin aka Architect) for 550m - initial steep descent, then big climb,

*        R into Coonawarra Rd for 200m

*        L into Cooyong Rd for 300m

*        R into Boona Rd for 400m

*        L into Tooronga Rd for 1.2km

*        L into Booralie Rd for 2km

*        "U"- turn at the dead-end of Cow Corner – NOTE: turn around as soon as you see faster cyclists returning.  Continue past Terrey Hills neighbourhood shopping centre, thru roundabout and take 2nd Sag Stop (5 min) from 8:45am outside Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant at top of McCarrs Creek Rd - muster off the road.


3rd Leg: Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant via clockwise entrance to Akuna Bay loop,  2km into Cottage Point Rd (and back out), thru Illawong Bay/Akuna Bay, right at 'T' junction, left at McCarrs Creek Rd to Church Point Cafe  -  31km  (agg. 58km) -  80 min
8:50am -

*  Descend McCarrs Creek Rd

*  Ahead down Liberator General San Martin Drive (left hand/clockwise entrance to Akuna Bay), 

*  Left into Cottage Point Rd for initial 2km of Cottage Point Rd to crest with views down each side to bays - Sag Stop

*  Return 2km out of Cottage Point Rd

*  Left back into Liberator General San Martin Drive passing thru Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay, up to 'T' junction for Sag Stop,

*  Right 1.3km down McCarrs Creek Rd crossing timber bridge,

*  Left into McCarrs Creek Rd 5.3km Church Point Cafe arriving from 10:10am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 mins)

4th Leg: Church Point Cafe back up McCarrs Creek Rd to St Ives - 20.5km (agg. 78.5km)  - 65 min
Depart 10:40am arriving back at St Ives for 2nd Nosh Stop at Pattisons Patisserie (25 min) from 11:45am.

4th Leg: St Ives to Hornsby - 9.9km  (agg. 88.4km) - 30 min

11:40am - L

Mona Vale Rd


Pentecost Ave


Pentecost Ave


Ku'ring'gai  Ave


Boomerang St


Eastern Rd


Eastern Rd


Bangalla St


Bangalla St


Millewa St


Millewa St


F3 Overpass


Alexandra Pde


Pattisons Ave/Leonard St


Pattisons Ave/Leonard St


Pacific H'way


Pacific H'way


Coronation St   


Coronation St   


Jersey St


Jersey St


Hornsby car park - ETR 12:10pm

Risk Warning

Ř      Take Care descending to Illawong Bay.  About 1.5km past Cottage Point Rd is a hard RH switch-back, known as The Wall, which has claimed several cyclists, including Siggy who was carted off in an ambulance, so take that hard right-hander slowly, particularly if the road is damp

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"

Ř     When passing a fellow Mugg, always provide at least a metre clearance and call out loudly as you approach an upcoming rider "Passing your right", so s/he can drift to their left to allow you even more clearance.  If you can't, or are passing on the inside, you MUST call out loudly eg. "Passing on your inside" or "Passing on your left".

Who will be the first Mugg to sign (with Bank Teller's crayon) Bank Teller's Parchment prior to starting a Muggs' ride, because he/she suffered a short term memory loss and did not -

A.        email Bank Teller his/her acceptance of the Ride Organiser's invitation to join the advertised bicycle ride, and

B.        c.c. any other Muggs that he/she was "accepting on behalf of", because he/she/they couldn't or wouldn't?


Bank Teller beseeches each rider to again read Muggaccinos' "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment" and speak up with gusto at a forthcoming Nosh Stop if he/she disagrees with any clause/s therein.

BankTeller drafted the below new clause (ix) after talking with Dall_s M_rgan - Barrister-at-Law at Garfield Barwick Chambers on 9 Feb 17 in preparation for a case Ant_ine Lav_l v the RMS, where BankTeller is an (unpaid) 'expert witness' for the prosecution.  He and me postulated that a Barrister representing a Defendant, a Ride Organizer, against a Ride Participant, the Plaintiff, that had suffered a serious trauma accident and thence alleged that the Ride Organizer's negligence had contributed to the Ride Participant's injuries. (Prior to the above trauma incident, the Ride Organizer and the injured Ride Participant had been the best of mates.) 

Matt aka MotorMan was the 5th Mugg that ended a Muggs' Sunday ride in an ambulance after a trauma fall (Ian M, Helga G, PacificPete and Ian M).  Bank Teller also finished a Muggs' ride in an ambulance, but that was when his gear cable snapped and he 'hitch-hiked' a ride from the F1 near Mt. White back to Hawkesbury River train station circa 2002.

Ride Participant must provide written evidence of accepting a Ride Invitation:

(ix)         I accept that -


              (a)       each weekly Bullsheet details a Ride Invitation provided by the Ride Organiser (Inviter) that invites readers to join the upcoming Muggaccinos' on-road bicycle ride, predicated upon notifying other Ride Participants at a Nosh Stop if they disagree with any clause/s in this 'Ride Participant Liability Acknowledgment' which to date has obviated the need to sign the Inviter's former Ride Sign On Sheet; and

              (b)       should I come to a decision to participate in the upcoming ride as a Ride Participant (Invitee) that, out of courtesy to the Inviter and other Acceptor Ride Participants, I will inform the Ride Organiser (Inviter) by email by 5pm two days prior to the ride (usually 5pm Friday), and in any event no later than 5pm on the day prior to the ride; and

              (c)       should I fail to accept the Ride Invitation in the manner prescribed herein, I will not join the Muggaccinos' ride; and

              (d)       should I suffer Early Onset Brain Degeneration, or should I not own a PC or a 'smart phone', or if I own one or both, but I have forgotten how to use both of them, or my short term memory is becoming more unreliable, or some of these pretexts, and I attend at the ride start without having accepted the Ride Invitation in the manner prescribed in clause (ix)(b) above, that I will execute, prior to commencing the ride, the Inviter's Ride Sign On Sheet which will be crumpled in the Ride Organiser's saddle pack by neatly printing my 'first name' and then my 'surname' and record the ride day's date and inscribe my signature with a crayon provided by the Ride Organiser; and

              (e)       should I nominate my intention to join the ride in the manner prescribed in clause (ix)(b) above, but subsequently decide not to attend the ride because of adverse weather, or whatever, I will inform the Ride Organiser (within reasonable time) by email, SMS or 'phone call to that effect, because if the weather is threatening on the morning of the ride listed in the pertinent Bullsheet, or, as it so happens, on some occasions on the day prior to the ride, the Ride Organiser will make efforts to 'phone other ride Acceptors to ascertain their thoughts about cancelling the listed on-road bicycle ride.

             If an Invitee 'has form' or does not want his Muggs' "sobriquet" listed under 'WHO, WHEN, WHERE' as a Ride Acceptor in the pertinent Bullsheet, then I will inform the Ride Organiser to that effect; maybe your partner does not knows that you are ducking out to participate in a Recreational Activity which involves Three Types of Risks of Harm Sufferable as evidenced by recent fatalities on Kissing Point Rd, Turramurra and Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives or the shocking injuries suffered by Philip Y_ng at the 2016 PBP or Scott aka PatternMaker on the M2 at Sparrow Fart which have presently ended their cycling days. 

              NB:  One stratagem to counter short term memory loss is that the 'Fat Paper' is delivered on Saturdays, whence the weekly Muggs ride is just 'one more sleep away'.  And if you haven't notified the Ride Organiser (Inviter) by email that you are an 'Acceptor' in the timespan prescribed in sub clause (b), and those new fangled toys are a bit too much for you to notify your acceptance, or you are too busy, then ask one of your children.  If they are too busy also, ask one of their children to email BankTeller for you and to c.c. you. If you are notifying on behalf of other readers of the pertinent Bullsheet, that you will meticulously c.c. those other Participants when you email the Ride Organiser.  Otherwise any other Participant/s that you seek to commit on behalf of, will be uncommitted, and will need to inscribe their 'mark', and complete the other pertinent details using the crayon on the "parchment" prior to the ride starting."

By accepting the 'Ride Invitation' (by affirmative email to the Ride Organiser by 5pm two days prior to the ride) 'road-by-road' chronicled in the weekly Bullsheet, you are agreeing to the lawful obligations therein, and should a fellow rider, or other third party, be seriously injured due to your negligence, your pockets might be materially lightened because pursuant to -

*      Regulation 15 of the NSW Road Rules 'a bicycle is a vehicle'; and

*      Regulation 17 of the NSW Road Rules, 'a rider is a driver'

Ipso facto, the same laws of negligence apply when cycling your bike, as when driving your jalopy.

Below is an extract of the final bullet point in the (further) above Risk Warning:

 When passing a fellow Mugg, always provide at least a metre clearance and call out loudly as you approach an upcoming rider "Passing your right", so s/he can drift to their left to allow you even more clearance.  If you can't, or are passing on the inside, you MUST call out loudly eg. "Passing on your inside" or "Passing on your left".

Below is the pertinent extract from "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"

Cycling protocols:



 (x)          As a Ride Participant, I –

(j          will give as much warning time as possible to enable a rider immediately ahead to give me more clearance when passing him/her by calling-out LOUDLY, LOUDLY -
*     "Passing on your right"
to warn an up-coming Ride Participant, if I am passing closer than 1˝ metres on their RHS; or
*     "Passing on your inside" or "Passing on your left"  if I need to pass an upcoming rider on their LHS


Hornsby to Wisemans Ferry, on to Cliftonville, Stone House Cafe Maroota, Galston  -  94km  -  7 riders

Matt, ToothFairy and BankTeller paid their respects to Thomas McFarlane (circa 1871) at his gravesite at Marotta on Old Northern Rd


BankTeller   1st May '17