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Annual New Year's Day, Tues, 1 Jan '19, 7:55am from Sutherland Leisure Centre - Tour de Wollongong, thence catch Iron Horse from Nth Wollongong back to Waterfall, drop down McKell Ave to cycle up thru RNP to Sutherland - 88.8km – ETR 2:20pm (train from Town Hall 'platform 4' arrives at Sutherland station at 7:49am)

Shorten ride to 60km by staying on the train from Nth Wollongong all the way back to Sutherland station

Start 35 mins earlier at 7:20am if you are entering RNP at Audley Weir and ascending Gibraltar and riding down Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and Lawrence Hargraves Drivee Hargraves Drive

Snap Shot:
At sparrow fart on a Sunday morn' it is only 55 minutes drive from Chatswood [38km] to the Sutherland Leisure Centre at Waratah Park off Rawson Ave (approx 1km south of Sutherland shopping centre).  Park in middle of largish open-air carpark outside the swimming complex.  Rollout 7:55am down the Princess H'way to Waterfall, thence Right onto Old Princes Highway and left into Lawrence Hargraves Drive and descend Bald Hill even right into Lawrence Hargraves Drive to Ruby's Cafe on Bulli Beach 1st Nosh Stop (35 min)
Thence south to
Wollongong Harbour 2nd Nosh Stop (30 min).  2km to Nth Wollongong to catch train to Waterfall. Drop down McKell Ave for 3rd Nosh Stop (10 min), thence 5km to Waratah Park - ETR 2:20pm.
Nosh Stops:

Ruby's Cafe on Bulli Beach                                          from  10:15am          35 min
LeVendi's Seafood, Wollongong Harbour                   from 11:30am           25 min
Audley Weir cafe                                                              from 2:00pm           10 min
Sag Stops:
100m into Lawrence Hargraves Drive off-ramp           from 8:50am             5 min

Directions from North Shore, either –

Ø         Homebush Bay Drive / Centenary Drive / Roberts Rd / Wiley Ave / King George's Rd / Princess H’way; or

Ø         Pacific Highway over Harbour Bridge onto Princess H’way at Broadway, remaining on Princess H’way crossing George’s River Bridge and passing thru Sylvania and Gymea. 
Then -

  (a)      continue straight into The Grand Pde (when most of the traffic turns L into Arcadia Rd.)

  (b)      250m later veer L into Old Princess H'way which 250m later, after passing President Ave on LHS, becomes Rawson Ave.

  (c)      150m later L into carpark at Waratah Park and park down the bottom on RHS in front of the Swimming Centre. 

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:

*      Ride Organiser, Phil Johnston aka BankTeller 0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor],, Ann aka ToothFairy [2nd Acceptor], Pete aka Pelvis [3rd Acceptor],  Matt aka Printer [5th Acceptor], Eric aka PapaBear [6th Acceptor],   ........ are starting at 7:55am from Sutherland Leisure Centre.

 *     Terry aka Navigator [6th Acceptor] is starting 35 mins earlier at 7:20am to descend at Farnell Ave to Audley Wier and ascend Gibraltar and ride down Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and Lawrence Hargraves Drive
Bill aka Glasgow
[8th Acceptor] - only 50/50, 'cause he might "hose himself out being sociable" at Christmas din dins.

   Jean aka ChiliDog [6th Acceptor], Bazza aka BackPacker  [7th Acceptor], Jane aka NeoLuddite [8th Acceptor],  Lea aka SlowLea  [6th Acceptor],   Lois aka LoisLane [7th Acceptor], George aka EnglishMan [4th Acceptor], and Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [7th Acceptor],

APOLOGIES:

 

If you are >80% confident of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', please e-mail Scribe and he will add ya in the above

RISK WARNING
Ø   Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø   Don't ride two abreast on single lane roads with an unbroken centre line

Ø   Cycling without Public Liability cover is as silly as driving a car without Third Party -
join Bike NSW or Bike Vic for PL insurance, or upgrade your household policy to include PL beyond your front fence, so that all Muggs are better protected, 'cause if you cause a serious accident it could cost you upwards of $1m in PL claims by the injured party

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 tight" etc

Ø   No trackwork on the South Coast Line

1st Leg:  Sutherland Leisure Centre via Princess H'way to Ruby's Cafe on Bulli Beach -  45km - 140 min

7:55am:

Left South along Rawson Ave for 1.1km;

Ahead South down Princess H'way for 14km to Waterfall

300m after passing Waterfall train station, right onto Old Princess H'way for 11km;

Left at roundabout for 1st Sag Stop (5 min) from 9:15am;

Left due E for 3.1km to Bald Hill (juncture of Lawrence Hargraves Drive and Lady Wakehurst Drive) [25km];
Right 2.7km Sth descending from Stanwell Tops descending to Stanwell Park continuing along
Lawrence Hargraves Drive crossing new Bridge, passing thru Coalcliff, Clifton, Cape Horn, Scarborough, Wombarra, Coledale, arriving from 10:15am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) at Ruby's Cafe on Bulli Beach.

 

2nd Leg:  Ruby's Cafe on Bulli Beach  to LeVendi Seafood, Wollongong Harbour - 13km - 40 min (agg 58km)

10:50am Sth past Thirroul, Bulli, Woonona Beach to Wollongong Harbour around 11:30am.

A

Lawrence Hargraves Dr.

3.0

McCauley St

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SW

42

L

McCauley St

0.7

Surfers Pde.

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SE

43

L

Surfers Pde.

0.2

Craig St

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E

43

R

Craig St

0.1

Hamilton Rd

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S

43

L

Hamilton Rd

0.3

Cycleway

~

S

44

A

Cycleway

2.2

Farrell Rd

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S

46

A

Cycleway

4.7

Murray Rd

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S

50

R

Murray Rd

0.5

Cawley St

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E

51

L

Cawley St

0.3

Cycleway

~

S

51

A

Cycleway

4.7

Wollongong Harbour

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S

56

Arrive LeVendi Seafood, Wollongong Harbour at 11:30am after 58km for 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min).

 

3rd Leg:  Wollongong Harbour to North Wollongong station -  1.9km - 5 min (agg 59.9km)

11:55am -

4th Leg: Waterfall train station to Audley Weir 25.4km - 70 min (agg 85.3km)

At 12:35pm drop 4.7km down McKell Ave and cross concrete bridge.

Left into Sir Bertram Stevens Drive for 5.5km Nth to Garie Beach Rd.

Ahead for 5.5km for further fleeting 3rd Sag Stop (3 min) at intersection of Bundeena Drive. 

Continue NW another 9.8km for a 3rd Nosh Stop (10 min) from 1:45pm at Audley Kiosk 50m before Audley Weir - excellent coffee 'n maggot sacks.

CARE: Keep well to LHS along the final legs from Bundeena to Audley Weir.  If a cue of cars is behind you, pull over to side of road and allow 'em to pass.

5th Leg: Audley Weir to Waratah Park -  6km - 25 min (agg 88.8km)

1:55pm cross the weir and ascend precipitous Farnell Ave in single file to Princess H'way and R onto Princess H'way, shortly pass Loftus Oval on RHS.  1km after traffic lights at Rawson Ave turn R into Sutherland Leisure Centre - ETR 2:20pm.

Annual Boxing Day 'catch-up' ride - Hornsby, Sommerville Rd, Galston Gorge, Berowra Waters, Brooklyn Rd climb ride - 74km - 12 riders

The Whippet, 83 years 'young', raced BankTeller up the climb from Galston Gorge, passing each other twice.  But 110 metres from the apex, Whippet, 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 The Whippet might suffer a cardiac arrest and Publican then litigate BankTeller for negligence, upset 'cause Tony had lost his midweek riding partner.

But notwithstanding taking the easier traditional main roads route through Galston, Arcadia and Berrilee, it wasn't all smooth sailing.

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 NO. Fortunately, Whippet eased off the accelerator.  Do all of us get wiser, as we get older?

  

St Ives, Duffys Forest, Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay, Bayview Marina, St Ives - 70km - 3 riders

New Years Eve ride to Mt. White  -  70km  -  4 riders

BankTeller, ToothFairy, Glasgow and PapaBear at Pie In The Sky

Ann aka ToothFairy recently returned from cycling 7,320km thru seven countries (listed above).  Ann cycled 360km in the initial three days. Her longest day was 180km.

Most participant riders rode two or three countries, but only two riders cycled the entire route, both ladies. 

Within 50 years, women will be ruling the world, and males will be reduced to the role of the 'male bee'. 
Presently, the Prime Minister of England, Chancellor of Germany and Prime Minister of NZ are women, so is the Premier of NSW and Qld. 
We might not have endured two World Wars, with 71m fatalities, had women taken control a hundred years ago.

 

Immediately before the 6.7km climb up Mt. White is Cherro Point Rd on the RHS.  Muggs riders have collectively cycled past Cherro Point Rd over 2,000 times over the last 21 years.  Today BankTeller wandered into the 1.7km Cherro Point Rd and took a few pics.

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Boxing Day 'catch up' Quatre Sommets  -  19 riders  -  62km

 

Pics from 2014 Boxing Day 'Quatre Demi Sommets'  -  79km  -  8 riders

  

Pics from 9th Annual Emu Plains up Old Bathurst Rd, Springwood, Richmond ride -  93km  -  6 riders

 

Above "Selfie" wont go viral on YouTube unless perhaps in the "horror category"

PapaBear and TugBoat celebrating scaling the "SuperSteep" Old Bathurst Rd at the Bowaga Ave KOM

The first nasty climb is Old Bathurst Rd.  The equally precipitous decent is down from Yarramundi Lookout

Outside the familiar 1st Nosh Stop at The Subway at Springwood

The Yarramundi Lookout at where the below pics evidence that the Nepean Catchment is "Chockers" with H2O.

Pics from last Sunday week's 'Hornsby to Mt White to Woy Woy' -  67km  -  7 crew

Eric aka PapaBear cycled back doubling his ride - "I have to train for the Audax!"

It was good to see John aka BakerBoy join our ride at Mt White.

Scribe   28 Dec '15