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Sunday, 22 April '18, 7:00am from Hornsby Jersey St carpark or 7:30am 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 11:25am - 69.5km  or Hornsby 12:20pm - 88.4km

Ride Organiser: Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor],  Justine aka Trumpeter [3rd Acceptor], Tony aka Publican [4th Acceptor], , are starting from St Ives at 7:30am. 

George aka Englishman is starting later and meeting us at the Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant approaching 9am. Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller

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


ToothFairy has snagged a better offer in Brisbane, but back following Sunday ride

Eric aka PapaBear is a late withdrawal.

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

7:00am 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
7:30am -

*        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 8:25am 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
8:30am -

*  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 9:50am 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 10:20am arriving back at St Ives for 2nd Nosh Stop at Pattisons Patisserie (25 min) from 11:25am.

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

11:50am - 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 12:20pm

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".

Hornsby to Woy Woy, via Mt White, then Choo Choo back to Hornsby - 65km - 3 crew

Same pic at a verdant, bucolic Mt. White on a cooler morn' - close-up

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   15 April '18