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Sunday, 12 Nov '17, 'Brunch at Pearl Beach - Old Rattler home from Woy Woy'
Rollout
by 7am from Hornsby carpark             -  85km    -   ETR  1:03pm or 1:33pm 

Or alight at Hawkesbury River station and cycle back adding 26km = total 108.1km
All cyclists should target arriving at Mt White Road Warriors Café  1st Nosh Stop at 8:35am.  If you are slow, start earlier. 

Nosh Stops:
Mt White Road Warriors Café                                           8:45am     -   30 min

Fish Shop at Pearl Beach                                               11:15a    -   35 min

 

King of the Mountain climbs
1st:       Cherro Rd to 2nd Mt White sign  KOM                  7.55km

2nd       100m past Mooney Mooney bridge to KOM          3.60km

WHO, WHERE, WHEN:
Ride Organiser: Phil aka BankTeller
 0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Justine aka Trumpeter [2nd Acceptor], Jean aka ChiliDog [3rd Acceptor], Tony aka Publican [4th Acceptor]

 Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor],  Eric aka PapaBear [7th Acceptor],  Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller , Barry aka Bazza, Kev aka TexDubbo [2nd Responder], Tony aka Yorky [3rd Responder], John aka Auckland and wife Amy [4th Responder],  [5th Responder], , Bill aka Glasgow,  are starting from Hornsby at 7:10am.  

Jane aka NeoLuddite [2nd Responder] plans to turn around at Mt White or Calga.
John aka BakerBoy [4th Acceptor] is hopeful of riding from his Pearl Beach 'digs' and meeting us at Mt. White.

.... hopes to join us for first leg to Mt White, but has to be back early for Grandson's b'day party,
APOLOGIES:
If you think you are 80% certain, could you e-mail Bank Teller

1st Leg:  Hornsby to Mt White Road Warriors Café - 35km (105 min)

¨         Rollout 7am 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; or

¨         commence by 7:25am (before the convoy) on Old Pacific H'way opposite Berowra train station carpark.

Continue N up Old Pacific H'way for 1st Nosh Stop from 8:45am (35 min) at Mt White Road Warriors Café.

 

Second Leg:  Mt White Road Warriors Café  to Kariong Shell garage - 19.2km (60 min) [agg 54.2km]

9:20am -

  • R Nth up Old Pac H'way for 6.2km to Calga Interchange around 19am; 

  • 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 10:20am [55.3km] for 2nd Sag Stop (5 min).

Third Leg: Kariong to Pearl Beach - 18km (50 min) [agg 72.2km]

10:25am - 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 Filthy Rich “near deads” and WOOFS (Well Off Older Folks) driving Bentleys 'n Mercs] for

  • 2nd Nosh Stop (35 min) from 11:15am [76km] at Fish Shop at Pearl Beach.

Fourth Leg: Pearl Beach to Woy Woy station - 9.9km (25 min) [agg 82.1km] - arrive at Woy Woy station by 11:45am for 11:59am 'Express' or 12:23pm 'All Stops' hourly services:

 

11:50am -

  • 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.

ETR Hornsby 1:03pm or 1:33pm.  

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

 

1.     Five rides between this Sunday and New Year's Day

2.     Last Sunday's Hornsby to East Richmond and back  -  105km  -  4 riders

Our abridged (short cut) ride from Windsor to Richmond whilst avoiding the main road

Bank Teller    14 Dec '15