Muggaccinos.com The Bullsheet Sunrise
trackwork on the Western train line this w'end
7:05am Sunday, 16 Dec
- Hornsby to Windsor, back-roads to Richmond for Choo Choo to Riverstone,
cycle back thru Galston Gorge -
93.5km - ETR 1:30pm
Hornsby, Galston Gorge, Cattai Ridge, Windsor, Cornwallis, Richmond Lowlands, Richmond train to Riverstone, Galston
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
ChiliDog [3rd Acceptor],
are starting from
Hornsby station carpark
meeting us at
Bus Shelter opposite Galston
Glasgow John aka
David aka TreeHugger,
CampyAficinado is a late withdrawal due to a
domestic job at his home involving a carpenter mate.
If you think you are >80% of joining us, can you e-mail
and he will add ya.
1st Leg - Hornsby to
Windsor - 43km - 120 min:
station carpark, Left into Galston
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
Cafe, Macquarie Square, Windsor 9:05am for
1st Nosh Stop (35 min).
2nd Leg - Windsor to
station - 13.5km -
45 min (agg 56.5km):
the Richmond Lowlands arrive
Richmond station at 10:15am to catch the half hourly service 16 min and 46 min
past the hour (at 10:46am) for a 17km (24 min) train journey to Riverstone
3rd Leg - Riverstone
to Galston - 26km - 85 min (agg 81.5km):
11:05am ride north 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 12:30pm for
2nd Nosh Stop
(20 min) at Galston delicatessen.
4th Leg - 12km
- 40 min (agg 93.5km):
12:50pm ahead East along Galston Rd arriving
Hornsby carpark 1:30pm.
Ø Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday
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
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"
Hornsby to Pearl Beach, via Mt
White 'n Woy Woy - 5 riders - 83km (subtitled
- "The most photographed ‘mutt’ in the world" due to photo contributions
from three of the riders)
Jane aka Neo-Luddite and
Pete aka CampyAficinado rode
to Woy Woy whilst
Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller
George aka Englishman
continued thru to Pearl Beach, thence back to Woy Woy train home.
Eric aka PapaBear squibbed it by turning around at PitS
"to go partying". Where are his priorities?
George aka Englishman,
Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller,
Jane aka Neo-Luddite and
Jacqui aka HappyDog
Six Muggs' rides between this Sunday, 16 Dec, and New Year's Day,
incl three annual 'regulars'
Saturday's St Ives to Palm Beach to farewell English lass, Sian H.,
thence back to St Ives - 70km - 4 riders,
although Pete aka CampyAficinado didn't make it all the way to Palm
Sunday's Hornsby to Woy Woy Fish
Market and train back - 63km
- 5 riders,
Rick aka HillMonster returned home from Mt. White, 'cause he had a
"grown-ups party" to attend that arvo.
Pics from Hornsby to Woy Woy and train back -
- 5 riders
9 Dec '18