The Bullsheet       Sunrise 5:17am      No trackwork on the Western train line this w'end

7:05am Sunday, 16 Dec '18 - 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 Gorge, Hornsby

Ride Organiser Phil aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Jean aka ChiliDog [3rd Acceptor], Eric aka PapaBear [5th Acceptor],, are starting from Hornsby station carpark @ 7:05am

Ann aka ToothFairy [4th Acceptor] is meeting us at Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops at 8:15am.

George aka Englishman, Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller, Bill aka Glasgow  John aka Auckland Tony aka Publican David aka TreeHugger,   AnotherBeanCounter


Pete aka 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 Scribe, and he will add ya.

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

Rollout 7:05am 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 9:05am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min).

2nd Leg  -  Windsor to Richmond train station -  13.5km  -  45 min (agg 56.5km):




9:40am thru Cornwallis and 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 station arriving 11:05am.




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.

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"

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 and 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  Beach

Sunday's Hornsby to Woy Woy Fish Market and train back  -  63km  -  5 riders, although 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  -  63km  -  5 riders

Bank Teller     9 Dec '18