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Sunday, 11 Feb '18, "Tour de Ruby's Cafe on the Beach at Bulli" return up thru RNP  -  98km  (reduce length by catching train from Bulli to Waterfall station and then descend to RNP)
7:40am from Sutherland Leisure Centre carpark for 98km route due South down Princes H'way to Sambio Animal Gardens sign into Sir Lawrence Hargraves Drive.

Left into Lawrence Hargraves Drive, Stanwell Park, crossing Coalcliff Bridge, Coledale for 19km to arrive from 9:45am at 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) at Ruby's Cafe, Bulli fronting Bulli Beach.

Return -

*       Thru RNP, via Otford Pie Shop, up Lady Wakehurst Drive to Audley Weir  -  ETR 2:05pm

*       Or by leaving RNP at McKell Ave to Waterfall, Princes H'way - reducing total route by 11km and the section from Bundeena turn-off to Audley Weir which can be busy with tourists -  ETR 1:20pm

Reduce to 57km if you catch the train from Otford station to Sutherland and cycle 2km Sth to Sutherland Leisure Centre carpark

Nosh Stops:
Ruby's Cafe, Bulli                                                 from 9:45am      35 min
Otford Apple Pie Shop                                         from 11:30am     25 min
Audley Weir                                                          from  1:30:pm     20 min
 

Sag Stop:
Sir Lawrence Hargraves Drive                             from  8:45am      10 min

Directions from North Shore:
At sparrow fart on a Sunday morn' it is 50 minutes drive from de Burghs Bridge [38km] to the Sutherland Leisure Centre at Waratah Park off Rawson Ave (approx 1km south of Sutherland shopping centre).   Either –

Ø          Homebush Bay Drive / Centenary Drive / Roberts Rd / Wiley Ave / King George's Rd / Princess H’way; or

Ø          Pacific Highway over Harbour Bridge onto Princess H’way at Broadway, remaining on Princess H’way,

crossing George’s River Bridge and passing thru Sylvania and Gymea. 

Then -

(a)        continue straight onto The Grand Pde (when most of the traffic turns L into Arcadia Rd.)

(b)        250m later veer L onto Old Princess H'way which 250m later, after passing President Ave on LHS, becomes Rawson Ave.

(c)        150m later L into carpark at Waratah Park and park down the bottom on RHS in front of the Swimming Centre. 

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Ride Organiser: Phil Johnston aka Bank Teller
 0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Jean aka ChiliDog [2nd Acceptor], Eric aka PapaBear [3rd Acceptor], George aka Englishman [4th Acceptor], have committed thus far to start at Sutherland Leisure Centre carpark at 7:40am - predicated upon a fine morn'.

, Greg aka ArchitectToo,  Andrew aka TugBoat,   Martin aka Architect, , Pete aka Yamaha,,  Matt aka Printer; Pete aka Pelvis; Greg aka ArchitectToo, John aka L'Etape Dave aka Maverick & Pip [4th Acceptor], [6th Acceptor],  [7th Acceptor],  , Kerry aka Miner and wife Maureen

APOLOGIES:
 

If you think you are >80% of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', please e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya above - empirical evidence establishes that it enthuses some others to then follow suit.

1st Leg Sutherland Leisure Centre carpark via Princes H'way to Sir Lawrence Hargraves Drive -  21.5km - 65 min

7:40am - left South along Rawson Ave for 600m taking care crossing Princess Highway.

Ahead along Princess Highway for 1.1km passing Loftus Oval and Rawson Ave.

Ahead South down Princes H'way for 20km.

Left 100m past Sambio Animal Gardens sign into Lawrence Hargraves Drive.

1st Sag Stop  at crest of off ramp just past roundabout (10 min) from 8:45am to enable slower riders to catch up.

2nd Leg:  Sir Lawrence Hargraves Drive to Ruby's Cafe on the Beach at Bulli - 18.5km - 50 min - agg 40km

8:55am - ahead due E for 3.1km to Bald Hill at juncture of Lawrence Hargraves Drive and Lady Wakehurst Drive [after 25km].
Right 2.7km Sth for steep descent from Stanwell Tops to Stanwell Park continuing along
Lawrence Hargraves Drive passing over crossing Coalcliff Bridge, then thru Clifton, Cape Horn, Scarborough, Wombarra, Coledale, Austinmer to Thirroul where you turn left and follow the bike path "for another click or so" arriving from 9:45am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) at Ruby's Cafe on the Beach at Bulli  with a magic view of the south coast.


(Trains depart Thirroul at 10:53am and 12:53am, and Coalcliff 11:08am and 1:08pm, to
Sutherland station 45 mins later, and
cycle 2km Sth to Sutherland Leisure Centre carpark).  An Express departs Thirroul @ 12:01pm, Helensburgh @ 12:26pm and Waterfall 12:35pm arriving Sutherland @ 11:45am.

 

 

View Southish from Ruby's Cafe                                                                                       The quaint Ruby's Cafe    

 

3rd Leg:  Ruby's Cafe, Bulli to Otford Apple Pie Shop -  18km  -  70 min  -  agg 58km

10:20am North retracing up Lawrence Hargraves Drive to Otford Pie Shop arriving from 11:30am for 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min).

(If you are all tuckered out, you can catch the 2 hourly train service at quaint Otford station just 500m NNW of the pie shop at 11:57am or 1:57pm arriving Sutherland station 30 mins later, and cycle 2km Sth to Sutherland Leisure Centre carpark)

4th Leg:  Otford Apple Pie Shop to Audley Weir  -  35km - 95 min - agg 93km

11:55am North back up Lady Wakehurst Drive, initial 300m along the coast with spectacular views of the Blue Pacific, and then into the wooded forest where it is up-hill initially, then predominantly undulating.  After 67km pass McKell Ave bridge (Waterfall exit) on the LHS.  (Some cyclists may opt to cycle up McKell Ave, thence Princes H'way for a shorter route to Sutherland carpark.)

Cycle a further 9.5km N along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive passing intersection of Bundeena Drive.  Continue NW another 9.8km for a 3rd Nosh Stop (20 min) from 1:30pm at Audley Kiosk 50m before Audley Weir.

5th Leg: Audley Weir to Sutherland Leisure Centre carpark - 5km - 15 min - agg 98km

1:50pm cycle over the weir and up steep hill to Farnell Ave then Princess H'way and R onto the H'way, shortly pass Loftus Oval on RHS.  2km after traffic lights at Rawson Ave turn R into Sutherland Leisure Centre - ETR 2:05pm.

Bulli Beach and the marvelous escarpment in the background

Risk Warning


Keep well to LHS along the final legs from Bundeena to Audley Weir and up to Princess H'way.  If a cue of cars is behind you, pull over to LH side of road and allow 'em to pass.

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.

Ø     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

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

Ø     Cycling with Muggs is predicated upon notifying Bank Teller if you materially disagree with any clause(s) in Muggaccinos' "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"

Sunday, 4 Feb 18, Nth Turra’, Bobbin Head, thence Berowra Waters, Galston Gorge and back to Nth Turra' via Bobbin Head - 72km - 5 riders

BankTeller gave Justine the camera to take a pic of her cycling aficionados from her end of the table, but inexplicably Justine took a 'Selfie'.  Perhaps Trumpeter suffers from mental child abuse dished out each midweek by her triumvirate of tiny sprogs.

After Justine was made aware of her faux pas, Trumpeter managed to snap the above pic

To work out who stuck 'his' thumb over part of the lens, you need to deduce whose smiling face, from last Sunday's ride, isn't in the above pic

Our cameraman indulged us to get in the party mode!  Who above was the 'party-pooper'?

Annual New Year's Day ride to Nth Wollongong 2017 - 5 rider

A brighter version below to work-out who they are!!!

 

Scribe's rap-up of Hornsby, St Ives, Church Point, Palm Beach ferry to Patonga, Woy Woy train to Brooklyn, PitS, Hornsby or Bobbin Head, St. Ives on the beautest, warmest mid-Winter's Sunday 'ever'  -  89km  -   5 cyclists

Matt aka Printer and Bill aka Glasgow at Church Point

Above two pics taken outside Palm Beach Cafe whilst waiting for Phil's "egg & bacon roll" being cooked, prior to boarding the 11am ferry to Patonga

The lump end of Palm Beach with lighthouse over the bump

Lots of pics as we alight at Patonga Wharf.

Above 'n below pics at PitS on a Veritable Corker of a day

 

Bank Teller   5 Feb '18