Sunday, 6 Jan '19 -
West Head return via Akuna Bay
* 6:23am from
- ETR Gordon 10.50am
- ETR St Ives 10:10am
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Ride Organiser, Phil Johnston aka
is starting from
Gordon station @ 6.23am after
catching 5.54am @ Milsons Point that arrives @ Gordon @
is meeting us at Akuna Bay at 9:10am
1st Nosh Stop.
Pete aka CampyAficinado [3rd Acceptor]
Kali aka Hyderabad
Jane aka NeoLuddite
St Ives carpark.
Alan aka PharLap,
Bill aka Glasgow,
Kev aka TexDubbo
Trev aka Tornado
is driving a Govt. bus to keep the wolves from the door
If you think you are 80% confident to start,
subject to being greeted by a fine morning, please e-mail
and he will add you above.
Rollout from East side
of Gordon station to St Ives carpark, Terrey Hills, Duffy’s Forest, West Head (Sag Stop – pack nibbles).
Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant
Lookout (15 min)
- 7km -
cycle via Park Ave, left
into Rosedale Rd/Sage St, left into Lynbara Ave
Leg: St Ives carpark
West Head Lookout -
29km - 85 min
(agg 36km from Gordon)
Depart St Ives car-park 6:50am:
E along Mona Vale Rd
4km along Myoora Larool Rd;
Left down McCarrs Creek
and enter Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park for 3km to
"V" (dual entrances to the park);
anti-clockwise and descend
over small timber bridge for 1.8km to "T" juncture
(Akuna Bay Marina is
along West Head Rd to
West Head Lookout.
Pack lots of nibbles,
‘cause we take our
Sag Stop (15
for a snack and
a gawk at the majestic, shimmering blue
West Head Lookout
Akuna Bay - 15km - 40 min -
(agg 51km from Gordon)
Depart West Head 8.30am - arrive
1st Nosh Stop (30 min).
Akuna Bay to
- 16km - 55 min -
(agg 66km from Gordon)
Akuna Bay 9:40am
2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) at
Leg: St Ives to Gordon station, via the main drag -
7km - 15 mins -
(agg 73km from Gordon)
10.35am arrive Gordon station 10:50am.
Cycling Blackspot Warning.
The road section approx 300m prior to the West Head Lookout veers
awkwardly to the right. It is narrow with very little camber to
facilitate cyclists holding the narrowing roadway.
Bank Teller has documentary evidence of 6 bad accidents when
inexperienced cyclists descended that road section too fast and spin off
the LHS. One cyclist remained in a comma for 3 months.
Another cyclist who was heli-lifted out on Sunday 9 Nov remained in the
Spinal Unit at RNSH - Bank Teller visited him on Sat 2 Jan
Descend to the West Head Lookout slowly and warn others to do likewise.
RTA, which is responsible for West Head Rd, has been negligent in ignoring
Bank Teller's three letters
dated 11 Jan '08,
8 Feb '08 and 29 March ’08 and
a) straighten approx 200m of that road
section by widening on the RHS,
b) build up the camber on the LHS, and
c) provide dedicated "Cyclists
signage at the top of the descent.
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"
Hornsby, Cattai Ridge, Windsor,
Richmond, Nth Richmond, Grouse Mtn. Rd, Bowen Mtn, Kurrajong Village,
Richmond - 84km - 3 riders
Below are four pics from our initial assault on Bowen
Mountain in July 2004
Annual New year's day ride from
Sutherland to Wollongong Harbour, then ride from Waterfall Train Station
back to Sutherland - 74km - 5 riders
Hornsby to Woy Woy, via Mt. White - 9
riders - 64km
Visitors to Muggs are Graham He_th,
Grahame aka AnotherRuddyLawyer, Paul McKi_n, & Chris Robins_n
Quatre Montagnes C/W - included
s Sommerville Rd - 3 riders - 62km
Three riders at the familiar
Galston shops bus shelter
Pics from Tour de Windsor, with Sackville loop
- 114km - 3 cyclists
The tough get going when the going wasn't
even tough, 'cause it was a delightful 'unhot' morn' which did, however,
warm up by mid-arvo when
Lea aka SlowLea
completed their respective routes with
registering 130km and
aka ChiliDog 'did a Uie" at Windsor thereby clocking
About 'three clicks' shy of Windsor
Sheep on the LHS weren't interested.
But the goats on the RHS must 've thought we had some tucker, 'cause
they were approaching
Lea aka SlowLea
And I didn't have a carrot
An impressive tree at Riverstone station
A local 'fatted calf'
Verdant and bucolic out West yesterday