After Duffy's Forest, loop thru Illawong
Bay/Akuna Bay to McCarrs Creek Road - we skip
West Head and ride to Akuna Bay - 78km
A cooler day is forecast - so a
St Ives carpark for "Brekkie at Bayview Marina
Brunch at Akuna Bay"
92.6km - 69km - ETR 1:35pm
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Organiser Phil aka
Ann aka ToothFairy,
aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [4th Acceptor],
Jane aka NeoLuddite
from St Ives at 7:15am.
Tony aka Publican
Pete aka CampyAficinado has family
If you are 80% confident of starting,
contingent upon being greeted by a fine morn', please
e-mail Scribe and he will add your
moniker above - so you
don't turn-up at one of the optional start spots and find you are on your
St Ives carpark
Terrey Hills, Duffy's Forest, McCarrs Creek to
West Head for 1st Sag Stop
Return to McCarrs Creek and turn Left
down McCarrs Creek Rd to
Bayview Marina Café
[LHS two clicks past Church Point] for
1st Nosh Stop
Fruit Barn (3 min)
2. Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant (5 min)
West Head (15 min)
1. Bayview Marina Café (30 min)
2. Akuna Bay (30 min)
St Ives carpark via Duffys Forest to Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant Sag Stop - 20.5km
along Mona Vale
[opposite Forest Way - at Mona Vale Fruit Barn] into Myoora Rd and
1st Sag Stop
* Ahead 3km along
of Booralie Rd)
into Booralie Rd,
'n pedal 6km on a flat/fast stretch past Terry Hills Golf Course
and rifle range to Duffy's Forest (amidst real pigs, goats, horses 'n cows),
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
Thai Restaurant at top of
McCarrs Creek Rd -
muster on LHS of white
road line under tree
Leg: Thai Restaurant to West Head - 18.4km
(agg. 38.9km) -
* Descend McCarrs Creek Rd and enter Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
3.2km to "V" (dual entrances to the park),
* R continuing
on McCarrs Creek Rd
at McCarrs Creek bridge for 1.4km to T juncture (Akuna Bay Marina is
2.8km downhill on LHS).
* Ahead along West Head Rd for 12km to The Headland
Sag Stop (15 min)
from 9:20am [41.3km] - pack
nibbles, ‘cause we take a gawk
at the majestic, shimmering peninsula - Pittwater/Lion
Leg: West Head to
Kiosk - 21.5km (agg 60.4km) - 65 min
13.4km to McCarrs Creek bridge,
into McCarrs Creek Rd for 7.5km passing Church Point arriving at
Bayview Marina Kiosk
2nd Nosh Stop (30min).
Bayview Marina to
- 12.8km (agg 73.2km) - 50 min
cycle 7.4km up McCarrs
Creek, turn R to Akuna Bay anti-clock, a further
4.5km for Brunch 3rd Nosh Stop
(30 min) at
Akuna Bay to St Ives - 19.4km (agg 92.6km) - 65 min
anti-clockwise from Akuna Bay to Terrey Hills and re-enter Mona Vale Rd via -
* Myoora Larool
Rd after passing the Mona Vale Fruit Barn, or
tunnel under Mona Vale Rd.
into Mona Vale Rd for 6.6km
to St Ives
Ø Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday
5 min studying your street
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 Hornsby, Windsor, Richmond Choo
Choo to Riverstone, thence Garfield East Rd, GG n back to Hornsby - 96km - 3
We took an extended ride in the pristine, lush, verdant
Cornwallis, Nth Richmond Lowlands trying to clock up the ton and cause
the next train East was still a ways off.
Sunday, St. Ives, Duffy's Forest,
Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay, Bayview Marina 'n back to St. Ives - 84km
- 4 riders