6 Jan '19 from
Berowra Waters, Berrilee, Arcadia, Crosslands Rd, Galston George
and Bobbin Head,
thence from Nth Turra' take backroads back to Hornsby.
1st Nosh Stop
- 67km - ETR 11:55am
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor],
Pete aka CampyAficinado
Eric aka PapaBear [3rd Acceptor],
are starting from
Hornsby station carpark
Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [5th Acceptor]
is starting 15 mins later 'cause he is younger 'n faster.
Bill aka Glasgow
Matt aka GreenMonkey,
John aka Auckland
Jane aka NeoLuddite
Kev aka TexDubbo
- Dickey lower back and painful knees. Tex wants a female back 'rubber'.
If you think you are >80% of joining us,
predicated upon waking to a fine morn', can you
and he will add ya moniker above.
cycling North up Old Pacific H'way,
to 1st Nosh Stop
3km along Crosslands Rd 'n back. Then descend/ascend Galston Gorge to left and over railway at Asquith.
Down and up Bobbin Head to Nth Turra' and back road to Hornsby.
Berowra Waters punt
9:10am (10 min)
Hornsby Heights' bus
shelter 10:45am (10 min)
9:25am (35 min)
- 30km -
Rollout by 8:00am from
Hornsby car-park [100m
Nth/West of Railway Hotel in Jersey St] cycling 500m Nth
up Jersey St, L into Wharf
Rd for 60m, R [at
onto Pacific Highway and cycle 10km
up Old Pacific Highway. Left into
Berowra Waters Rd for 4km flattish section. Thence descend to picturesque Berowra Waters for
1st Sag Stop
during ride on the punt. Ascend to
rural Berrilee and Arcadia and
arrive at Galston
Hornsby station car-park -
- 110 min
10:05am - East 1km along Galston Rd to Crosslands Rd.
Ride 3km Nth along Crosslands Rd to end of 'sealed road' and
U-turn back to Galston Rd
Descend and scale Galston George
2nd Sag Stop
Hornsby Heights' bus
Hookham's Corner and turn left onto
Pacific H'way. 500m later right over Asquith overpass. thence left along
Asquith Golf course.
into Bobbin Head Rd and descend/ascend Bobbin Head to Nth
Turra'. Ride backroads to
aficionados regularly station cameraman and/or camerawomen at the acute
left hand bend about half way up the ascent to Pie in the Sky to
photograph motor bikers on extreme angles whilst taking that corner.
Motor bikers often become affected by the hubris of riding rapidly thru
that corner, in the company of their motor bike hombrés, and continue to
break the 80km p/h speed limit all the way to the Pie in the Sky apex.
Too often, too many motor bikers pass road cyclists within the 1 metre
rule. The likelihood of being hit by a motor biker travelling at 80km
is relatively high.
Ø Do not cycle over the metal
girders on the ramp at the Berowra Waters ferry, if you opt to cycle off
the ferry, 'cause you will come down hard, like many before you.
Ø Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday
5 min studying
directory for this route, if you haven't ridden it before
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
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"
Nth Turra' to Mt. White - 94km - Friday
ride - 3 starters
Trumpeter bailed out at the eleventh hour, 'cause 2nd son caught croup.
Alas, showers set in on the return leg and we got 'rained on' which meant
that bike got a wash post-ride.
Midweek Hornsby to Mt. White 'n
return - 70km - 2 riders
Hornsby to Woy Woy - 65km - 4 riders
I have never heard ToothFairy whinge and whine so much
about how cold it was at Hornsby pre-start yesterday. Perhaps Ann arrived
there too early.
Mt White 'n back from Hornsby - 70km - 5
Jacqui, the mutt, kept 'woofing' "Where is Jane?
You're not Jane."
Jacqui didn't take a fancy to Justine and
wouldn't jump up on the seat.
St Ives, Illawong Bay & Akuna
Bay, West Head 'n back to St Ives for Strawberry Milk Shake - 63km -
Pete wasn't sharing his 'tucker with a persistent magpie