The Bullsheet       Sunrise 5.56am     

7:10am Sunday, 31 Oct '18 - Hornsby to Windsor via Cattai Ridge Rd. Return along Windsor Rd, Annangrove Rd, Kenthurst Rd, Old Northern Rd to Galston, thence Hornsby - 85km  -  ETR 12:10pm

Ride Organiser Phil aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor],  Tony aka Publican [3rd Acceptor], John aka Auckland [4th Acceptor], are starting from Hornsby station carpark @ 7:10am

Tony aka Publican [3rd Acceptor], is meeting us at the Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops at 7:45am.

 George aka Englishman, Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller,  Bill aka Glasgow, John aka Auckland, ,Bazza aka BackPacker, AnotherBeanCounter, David aka TreeHugger, ,,

Ann aka ToothFairy is cycling in Vietnam.  

Justine aka Trumpeter [2nd Acceptor] is a late withdrawal due to her 5 year old son receiving an invite to a b'day party this Sunday.

If you think you are >80% of joining us, can you e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya.

1st Leg  -  Hornsby to Windsor  -  43km  -  120 min:

Rollout 7:10am Hornsby station carpark, Left into Galston Gorge to Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops arriving 7:45am.
Ahead along Mid Dural Rd, R into Old Northern Rd, L into Cattai Ridge Rd, ahead Scheyville Rd arriving The Bridge Cafe, Macquarie Square, Windsor 9:10am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min).


2nd Leg  -  Windsor to Galston  -  33km  -  85 min (agg 76km):

9:45am -

*    SW along Windsor Rd for 5km

*    Left into Terry Rd

*    Right into Hynds Rd

*    Ahead into Edwards Rd

*    Left into Annangrove Rd

*    Right into Kenthurst Rd

*    Left into Old Northern Rd to Round Corner

*    Left remaining on Old Northern Rd

*    Right into Galston Rd to Galston arriving Galston shops at 11:10am for 2nd Nosh Stop (20 min) at Galston delicatessen.

3rd Leg  -  Galston  shops to Hornsby  - 12km  -  40 min (agg 88km):

11:30am ahead East along Galston Rd, right descending to timber bridge, ascend to Hornsby Bus Shelter, thence arriving Hornsby carpark 12:10pm.

Risk Warning
Ø    Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø    Expend 5 min studying your street directory for the 2nd (Common) Leg from Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd left into Cattai Ridge Rd, Scheyville Rd to Windsor

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"

Last Sunday St. Ives, Duffy's Forest, Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay, Bayview Marina.  Return up McCarrs Creek Rd back to St. Ives  -  66km  -  5 riders

Publican is trying hard to impersonate the Michelin Man, who shortly returns from an extended 'hol' in Germany to attempt his 22nd 200km Audax Alpine Classic from Bright Vic in late Jan

Ann is the Newbie who rides with North Western Sydney Cycle Club and noticed Publican's advert for today's website in its Blog.  seemingly, NWSCC hasn't been in existance for too many years, but boasts 500 riders, so it must be doing a lot of thingos right

Bank Teller     15 Sept '18