Muggaccinos.com The Bullsheet Sunrise
Sunday, 10 June
'18 - Hornsby to Windsor, Wilberforce, Ebenezer, Sackville loop to
for Choo Choo to Riverstone,
cycle back thru Galston Gorge -
116km - ETR 2:15pm
ride distance by 22km to 94km by starting from Galston Village shops at 8:20am.
3rd leg from Windsor to Wilberforce, Ebenezer, Sackville ferry
anti-clock loop back to Windsor is beaut. Muggs rode it a lot until
a few years ago.
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Organiser, Phil Johnston aka
Jean aka ChiliDog
are starting from the
Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops
at 9:05am for the 94km shorter route.
David aka MountainGoat,
Bill aka Glasgow,
Ron aka Draughtsman
is still tied-up moving digs and is keen to join Muggs next
Trumpeter is on baby duty, but is confident about riding next week.
Eric aka PapaBear
is hopeful of joining Muggs rides
within four weeks after a sholder Op to enable him to cycle faster.
has had surgery to loosen contracting fingers. He hopes to join us in
about three weeks.
MarketingGuru is on two weeks hols, but then keen to see more new cycling
terrain and cafes with Muggs, so long as they can keep-up.
for 4 weeks from 20th June, visiting Alice Springs, Uluru, 4wd Finke
Gorge, Kings Canyon etc plus 2 weeks 4WD in
the Simpson Desert, on the Madigan Line.
is a long time since I have been a regular rider, but I do intend to return as a
regular on your rides.
holiday, or before, I look forward to catching up with the Muggs crew on a
If you think you are >80% of joining us, please e-mail
Hopefully it is not beyond you.
1st Leg -
front carpark 100m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St on West side of station
11.6km approx - 45 min:
Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops
* Rollout 8:20am from
Hornsby station carpark
Nth up Jersey St for 500m,
40m to lights at Old Pacific H’way,
* R Nth for
700m on Old Pacific H’way,
* L at lights
into Galston Rd for 5km to Galston Gorge noisy timber bridge,
* Ascend for 3km to
* L for 1.1km
to main roundabout and another 100m to
2nd Leg -
Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops to
Windsor - 33.4km (agg
45km) - 70 min:
9:10am ahead along Mid Dural Rd, R into Old Northern Rd, L into Cattai Ridge Rd,
ahead Scheyville Rd arriving
Cafe, Macquarie Square, Windsor 10:20am for
1st Nosh Stop (35 min).
3rd Leg - Windsor to Wilberforce, Ebenezer, Sackville
ferry anti-clock loop back to Windsor – 37km (agg 82km) - 100 min:
9:55am descend and cross the adjacent Old Windsor Bridge heading N along Wilberforce Rd for
Wilberforce - taking the bike lane with views of river flat vegetable farming.
a slight incline into
King Rd for 5.4km after passing thru Ebenezer the road becomes Sackville Rd.
R into Tizzana Rd
for 8.9km which leads to Sackville as we wind
anti-clockwise NW, then fleetingly W
then SW, then S, passing the Tizzana Winery
and a lily farm opposite, with
1.5km of good unsealed road.
arriving at “T” intersection where Tizzana Rd meets Sackville Rd
- R for 200m and re-group off-road
Sag Stop (5 min)
above Sackville Ferry
entrance arriving 10:30am.
Left retracing to Windsor back along
Sackville Rd. Left into King Rd. Left into Wilberforce Rd arriving Windsor 11:35am to catch a
train to Riverstone which departs Windsor
every 30 mins at 26 min and 56 min after the hour and takes 14 mins to
arrive at Riverstone.
4th Leg - Riverstone
to Galston - 23km (agg 105km)
- 60 min:
12:15am ride Nth up Garfield Rd East, Right into Windsor Rd,
Left into Nelson Rd/Edwards Rd, Left into Annangrove Rd, Right into Kenthurst Rd, Left into Old Northern Rd,
Right into Galston Rd arriving Galston shops at 1:15pm for 2nd Nosh Stop (20 min) at Galston shops.
5th Leg - Galston
to Hornsby - 12km (agg
- 40 min:
1:35pm ahead East along Galston Rd, down/up the
station carpark 2:15pm.
Ø Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday
5 min studying your street
directory for the 1st Leg from Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old
Northern Rd left into Cattai
Ridge Rd, Scheyville Rd
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
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
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
(I) did not have public liability insurance cover; and/or
(II) did not possess valuable assets.
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
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
Muggs is predicated upon notifying
Bank Teller if you
materially disagree with any clause(s) in Muggaccinos'
"Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"
Last Sunday's ride to Windsor via
Wisemans Ferry Rd and the Sackville Ferry, returned along Cattai Ridge Rd -
112km - 8 riders
Our 1st Nosh Stop was the Glenorie
Bakery where the locals must all suffer from insomnia on
5 June '17