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Sunday, 15 Oct '17, 7:05am from St Ives car park (76km) via Eric's "backroads" thru Duffy's Forest, thence clockwise descent to Illawong Bay & Akuna Bay for Brekkie at Church Point - return via Warriewood, Wakehurst Parkway/Forest Way - ETR St Ives 11:00am - 75.8km

Snapshot
7:05am rollout St Ives car park Mona Vale Rd [opposite Pattisons Patisserie and Stanley St. junction].  After our 12km Duffy's Forest "Backroads" out/back, we drop down to Akuna Bay CLOCKWISE.  Upon completing the circle back to McCarrs Creek timber bridge, turn right and drop down to Church Point Café for 1st Nosh Stop from 10:15am (30 min) [48.3km from St Ives] adjacent to the waters edge. 
Then cycle N/E twds Mona Vale, before taking a right into Cabbage Tree Rd thru Warriewood, thence West up Wakehurst Parkway, Forest Way, Mona Vale Rd back to St Ives [76km - ETR 11:00am]
for a coffee at St Ives.

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Ride Organiser, Phil Johnston aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Responder], Justine aka Trumpeter [2nd Acceptor]Tony aka Publican [3Rd Acceptor], Jean aka ChiliDog [4th Acceptor] are starting from St Ives at 7:05am.

 Jane aka Neo-Luddite

APOLOGIES:
Eric aka PapaBear
returns from Europe on 3 Nov. to saddle up for his 22nd Audax Alpine Classic.  Eric is older 'n slower, so the jury is out.

If you are 80% confident of starting, contingent upon being greeted by a fine morn', please e-mail Scribe and he will add your moniker above - so you don't turn-up at one of the optional start spots and find you are on ya Pat Malone.

1st Leg: St Ives car park Mona Vale Rdvia Duffy's Forest, Akuna Bay, Church Point Cafe  - 39.8km - 100 min
7:05
am:

 

Mona Vale Rd

0.0

St Ives car park

L

Mona Vale Rd

6.5

 Myoora Rd

L

Mona Vale Fruit Barn

 

1st Sag Stop

L

Myoora Rd

2.9

 Tepko Rd

L

Tepko Rd

0.3

 Booralie Rd

L

Booralie Rd

5.5

 "U" turn at end Booralie Rd

U

Booralie Rd

5.7

 McCarrs Creek Rd

A

McCarrs Creek Rd to Thai Restaurant

2nd Sag Stop

A

McCarrs Creek Rd

1.5

 "V" entrance to park

A

Gen. San Martin Drive

3.9

 Cottage Point Rd

A

Gen. San Martin Drive

1.7

 Illawong Bay

A

Gen. San Martin Drive

2.1

 Akuna Bay

A

McCarrs Creek Rd

3.3

 'T' junction at Cnr West Hd Rd & McCarrs Creek Rd

R

West Head Rd

1.6

McCarrs Creek Bridge

L

McCarrs Creek Rd

5.3

 Church Point Café

 

Church Point Cafe

 

1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 8:55am

2nd Leg: Church Point to St Ives - 36km - 95 min (agg 75.8km from St Ives

9:25am remount to return up McCarrs Creek Rd or continue to Narrabeen Cafe and then Wakehurst Parkway, Forest Way, Mona Vale Rd loop back to St Ives

A

McCarrs Creek Rd

3.8

 Cabbage Tree Rd on RHS

R

Cabbage Tree Rd /Samuel St

2.5

 Mona Vale Rd

A

Ponderosa Pde/ McPherson St

1.9

 Warriewood Rd

R

Warriewood Rd

0.3

 Pittwater Rd

A

Harwood Place

0.1

 Hunter St

L

Hunter St

0.1

 Narrabeen Park Pde

R

Narrabeen Park Pde

1.3

 Ocean St

R

Ocean St

2.3

Waterloo St

L

Ocean St

0.9

 

L

Waterloo St

0.1

 Pittwater Rd

R

Pittwater Rd

0.3

 Wakehurst Parkway

L

Wakehurst Parkway

9.9

 50m before French's Forest Rd

 

LHS of Rd 50m before lights

 

 4th Sag Stop (5 min)

R

French's Forest Rd / Naree Rd

1.0 

 Forest Way

R

Forest Way

5.4

 Mona Vale Rd

L

Mona Vale Rd

6.5

 St Ives car park - ETR 11:00am - 25 min Nosh Stop

 

 

75.8

 

Risk Warning

      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 aka SmilingAssassin who, 14 years ago, was carted out in an ambulance

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"

     Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Hornsby to Wyong last Saturday  -  93km  -  5 riders

Alas, three Muggs in the above two pics at Mt. White piked-out and took the shorter option to Woy Woy, 'cause Justine's partner, the father of her three sprightly Nippers, wanted to snavel a bargain at Aldi.  Golly gees!!!

Only two of the five starters from Hornsby made it to Wyong train station and they seem chuffed. 

The chap in the below pic at Mt. White that takes pleasure when "holding court at Muggs Nosh Stops with loud noises coming out of his head (and someone appears to be listening intently to his ramblings), returns next week from three months deepening his carbon footprint in Europe.  Eric aka PapaBear acknowledges that he is 'under done' and old, but can still keep up with BankTeller.

 

Hornsby to Mt. White last Saturday  -  70km  -  3 riders

Apart from Eric, Jane and BankTeller, and a black dog, there were not of life at Mt. White yesterday.  We picked-up a head wind on the return home, particularly from PitS.

Please provide to BankTeller (non binding) indicative attendance dates for 13th Berry KOM Challenge (7 weeks away - 52 sleeps), if you would like to join the 'merry throng', so BankTeller can updated the Indicative Attendance Schedule.

Pics from Tour de Macarthur C/W - Sat, 5 Oct  -  94km including scaling Old Razorback up the old-road -  4 riders

 

George aka Englishman, Andrew aka TugBoat and Eric aka PapaBear in above pic at Simply Delicious Cafe, Picton

An 'action shot'

Our 2nd Nosh Top was at Cobbitty Caf Patisserie, Cobbitty amidst brill sunshine

Scribe    9 Oct 2017