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7:00am Easter Sunday, 1 April '18 - Hornsby station Jersey St carpark for Quatre Montagnes to Mt White Village Store, Mt White  
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Return via PitS to Hornsby  -  ETR 11:25am  -  70km
+   OR  return via Berowra Waters, Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston & Galston Gorge  -  87.7km  -  ETR 12:35pm

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:

Ride Organiser, Phil Johnston aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor], Justine aka Trumpeter [3rd Acceptor], George aka Englishman [5th Responder], Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [7th Responder], Tony aka Publican [8th Responder], Eric aka PapaBear [9th Responder],  are starting from Hornsby @ 7:10am. 

Lea aka SlowLea [6th Responder], and her two amigos, Marge and Wendi are starting from starting from Berowra at 7:25am.

Bill aka Glasgow


APOLOGIES:

 

If you think you are >80% of joining us, contingent upon being greeted by a fine morn', can you e-mail or 'phone Scribe

Nosh Stops:
1st       
Mt White Village Store, Mt White             from 8:50am           (30 min)
2nd     
Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston                         from 11:25am         (25 min)

1st Leg:  Hornsby station Jersey St carpark N/W side of station due Nth to Mt White Village Store, Mt White - 35km -  100 min

7:00am rollout for 1st Nosh Stop at Mt White Village Store (30 min) from 8:40am. 

2nd Leg:  Mt White to Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston  -  38.3km - 125 min (agg 73.3km)

9:10am:

South down Old Pacific H'way for 24km to Berowra

R into Berowra Waters Rd for 6km to Berowra Waters ferry and 1st Sag Stop (10 min) waiting for Ferry

Ahead scaling to 3.5km to Koppers Log KOM at Berrilee.

Ahead along for 6.8km to Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston for 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) from 11:15am.

 

3rd Leg:  Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston to Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter - 10.7km - 30 min (agg 84km)

11:40am:
Sth 4km along Galston Rd to Galston Roundabout
Left East 4.6km dropping to Galston Gorge timber bridge
Ahead climbing 3.3km to
Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter 2nd Sag Stop (5 min) arriving 12:10pm.

 

4th Leg:  Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter to Hornsby station carpark - 3.7km - 10 min (agg 87.7km)

12:15pm:
Left East 2.9km to Hookham's Cnr.

Right into Pacific Highway for 1.1km to Hornsby station carpark - ETR 12:25pm.

Risk Warning

Ø   Do not cycle over the metal girders on the ramp at the Berowra Waters ferry, 'cause you will come down hard, like many before you if you try to cycle over any of the longitudinal steel beams.

Ø   Descend Les Montagnes real slow on wet or damp roads.

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

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"

Good Friday, 30 Mar, Sutherland to Otford, thence cycling up The Wall (20% gradient for initial 800m) to Helensburgh, thence north to Sutherland along Old Princes H'way - 63km - 4 riders

Nth Turra', Berowra Waters, GG, Nth Turra - 81km - 4 riders

OLD PICS:  Nth Turra' for Cinque Montagnes clockwise, first stop Andy's Cafe  - 7 riders - 84km for The Three Little Pigs who didn't 'squib it'

Matt and BankTeller rehydrating (no half measures) at Berowra - late Jan '17

Mr Owl is on patrol!!!

St Ives, Duffy's Forest, Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay, Church Point  - 68km  - 4 riders

 

Bank Teller    7 Feb '16