The Bullsheet    Sunrise 6:21am      No trackwork on the Western train line this w'end   Wear your Team Muggaccinos jersey  

Start by 7:55am Sunday, 21 Apr '19 - Hornsby to Windsor, back-roads to Richmond for Choo Choo to Riverstone, cycle back thru Galston Gorge - 93.5km - ETR 2:55pm

Hornsby, Galston Gorge, Cattai Ridge, Windsor, Cornwallis, Richmond Lowlands, Richmond train to Riverstone, Galston Gorge, Hornsby

Pete aka Yamaha and his two daughter's Sarah and Samantha [4th, 5thh & 6th Acceptors], are starting from Hornsby station carpark at 7:55am.

Ride Organiser Phil aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor] is starting 4km into the route at the familiar Nth Hornsby Bus Shelter at 8:05am - located before the descent to Galston Gorge - to reduce the route by 8km to 85.5km.

John aka Auckland [2nd Acceptor] and Ann aka ToothFairy [3rd Acceptor], are starting from the Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops at 8:35am.

 George aka Englishman, Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller, John aka BakerBoy,, Bazza aka BackPacker Tony aka Publican Jean aka ChiliDog Pete aka CampyAficinado


Bill aka Glasgow is in Britain visiting mum.

If you are 80% confident of joining this ride, predicated upon a fine morn', please let Bank Teller know by e-mail by 5pm Sat.

Pursuant to Division 5 of the Civil Liabilities and Personal Responsibility Act (NSW) 2002, any Invitee cyclist that decides to accept a Ride Invitation (such as that contained in this Bullsheet) to participate in a Dangerous Recreational Activity needs to inform the Inviter by email before attending the Ride.  The alternative to notifying the Inviter by email by 5pm the day before the ride that he/she intends to participate in, is for the Inviter to re-introduce his former Ride Sign On Sheet which Bike North and other BUGs assiduously use to mitigate Inviter risk.

1st Leg  -  Hornsby to Windsor  -  43km  -  125 min:

Rollout by 7:55am Hornsby station carpark, Left into Galston Gorge to Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops arriving 8:35am.
Ahead along Mid Dural Rd, R into Old Northern Rd, L into Cattai Ridge Rd, ahead Scheyville Rd arriving The Bridge Cafe, Macquarie Square, Windsor 10am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min).

2nd Leg  -  Windsor to Richmond train station -  13.5km  -  50 min (agg 56.5km):




10:35am thru Cornwallis and the Richmond Lowlands arrive Richmond station at 11:20am to catch the half hourly service 16 min and 46 min past the hour (at 11:46am) for a 17km (24 min) train journey to Riverstone station arriving 12:25pm.




3rd Leg  -  Riverstone to Galston  -  26km  -  85 min (agg 81.5km):

12:30pm ride north up Garfield Rd East, Right into Windsor Rd, Left into Nelson Rd/Edwards Rd, Left into Annangrove Rd, Right into Kenthurst Rd, Left into Old Northern Rd, Right into Galston Rd arriving Galston shops at 1:55pm for 2nd Nosh Stop (20 min) at Galston cafe.

4th Leg  -  12km  -  40 min (agg 93.5km):

2:15pm ahead East along Galston Rd arriving Hornsby carpark 2:55pm.

Risk Warning
Ø    Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø    Expend 5 min studying your street directory for the 2nd (Common) Leg from Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd left into Cattai Ridge Rd, Scheyville Rd to Windsor

Ø    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

Some 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 cyclist -
(I)     did not have public liability insurance cover; and/or
(II)    did not possess valuable assets.

     Cycling 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

     Click on: Risk Management 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

     Cycling with Muggs is predicated upon notifying Bank Teller if you materially disagree with any clause(s) in Muggaccinos' "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"

Hornsby to Woy Woy, via Mt. White - 64km - 10 riders + Jacquie    -    Englishman and Recalcitrant cycled back to Hornsby

Bank Teller rec'd an uncalled for comment from Englishman at Woy Woy.

              "Phil, when I passed you when climbing at Mt. White, were you taking a snooze?"

Phil retorted:

              " George, Some people evidence their body deteriorating and not their brain."  That is better than the opposite."

Unfortunately, a few crew responded with questionable comments that lacked foundation or substance but gave them a Jolly

Ann aka ToothFairy continues to amaze. 

Click on her Profile and scroll down twds the end.

Hornsby to Cherro Point Rd 'n back (only one hill)  -  51km  -  2 riders

100% representation in uniform  -  'twas chilly early

Old pics from Mt white return  -  70km  -  10 riders

Bank Teller     8 Apr '19