Early Start coastal ride to
beat the heat
After Duffy's Forest, loop thru Illawong
Bay/Akuna Bay - we skip
West Head and ride to Bayview Marina - 77km
St Ives carpark for "Brekkie at Bayview Marina
skipping return for
Brunch at Akuna Bay"
92.6km - 70km - ETR 11:35pm
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Organiser Phil aka
Jane aka NeoLuddite
[3rd Acceptor], [4th Acceptor], [5th Acceptor],
from St Ives at 6:45am.
Tony aka Publican
Pete aka CampyAficinado has family
Ann aka ToothFairy
is entertainging her ONLY friend. But is riding to The Gong on
New Year's Day.
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,
Illawong Bay/Akuna Bay.
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
Return via Akuna Bay.
1. Bayview Marina Café (30 min)
2. Akuna Bay (30 min)
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
13.4km to McCarrs Creek bridge,
into McCarrs Creek Rd for 7.5km passing Church Point arriving at
Bayview Marina Kiosk
1st Nosh Stop (30min).
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 77km) -
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
route movie using Google Maps
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"
Annual Boxing Day 'catch-up' ride - Hornsby,
Sommerville Rd, Galston Gorge, Berowra Waters, Brooklyn Rd climb ride - 74km -
The Whippet, 83 years
BankTeller up the climb from Galston Gorge, passing each other
twice. But 110 metres from the apex,
threw in a surge to claim the KOM.
There was some unwanted
conjecture at the Sag Stop at Cnr of Crosslands Rd and Galston Rd. from the sole
who thinks he is Elvis reincarnated, ably supported by
a former Printer,
when BankTeller announced that Four Old Farts were going
to take the flatter route to Berowra Waters, and not the lumpy backroads
route scheduled in The Bullsheet. Ever 'risk averse'
BankTeller was concerned that
might suffer a cardiac arrest and
for negligence, upset 'cause Tony had lost his midweek riding partner.
But notwithstanding taking the easier
traditional main roads route, it wasn't all smooth sailing
through Galston, Arcadia and Berrilee.
BankTeller headed Brian early on the descent to Berowra Waters.
But after descending past the verdant meadows with the horses,
Brian passed Phil and exclaimed "Race you to the bottom."
BankTeller retorted a voluminous
eased off the accelerator. Do all of us get wiser, as we get older?
St Ives, Duffy's Forest, Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay,
Bayview Marina St Ives - 70km - 3 riders on a HOT morn'
Xmas Eve, Monday 24 Dec '18
- 12th Annual
Old Bathurst Rd,
Blaxland, Springwood, Yarramundi, Richmond"
- 86km - 6 riders which included
Pete aka Yamaha
two daughters, Sarah aged 12 and Samantha aged 10
Apologies for Scribe's below four
pics, 'cause he had Flash set to On, when he should have had Flash set to
Auto. Whereupon the flash would not have made the bright sun light even
Above 'n below pics at
Yarramundi Lookout which was 'wetter than wet' and 'bluer than blue'
down the valley
Relaxing at the Richmond Record Store Cafe after scaling
the humongous Old Bathurst Rd, and then 22km Nth to Richmond
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
28 Dec '18