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Sunday, 16 June '19 - Tour de Windsor, Freemans Reach, Richmond. Train to Riverstone.  Cycle back to Galston or Hornsby:

Hornsby car-park rollout 7:45am via Galston Gorge.  Or Galston Bus Shelter @ 8:30am, Cattai Ridge Rd, Scheyville Rd, arrive Windsor 10am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min)
Thence anti-C/W loop via Freemans Reach, Kurmond Rd to Richmond for train to Riverstone.  Cycle back to Galston via Garfield East Rd.
*   104km from Hornsby  - ETR 2:55pm
*   81km from Galston - ETR 1:50pm

1st Nosh Stop Macquarie Square, Windsor around 10am.

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:

 ......  [3rd Acceptor], are starting from Hornsby

Ride Organiser, Phil aka BankTeller [1st Acceptor], Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [2nd Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado  [3rd Acceptor], Jean aka ChiliDog [4th Acceptor], are starting from Galston Bus Shelter @ 8:30am.

, Lea aka SlowLea, Barry aka Backpacker, , , David aka MountainGoat ,  Kev aka TexDubbo,  Jane aka NeoLuddite    Justine aka Trumpeter, Jean aka ChiliDog, Bill aka Glasgow, Ann aka ToothFairy

APOLOGIES

 

David aka TreeHugger

If you are confident of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', make sure that allot a minute to e-mail Scribe by 5pm Friday, and he will add ya in the above, 'cause Scribe allots a lot more time to 'jolly Muggs crew'.  If your short term memory is now a struggle, when it didn't use to fail you in the past, watch this You Tube, so you won't look like a Silly Duffer

1st Leg: Hornsby street front carpark 100m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St on West side of station to Galston Bus Shelter:  - 11.5km approx - 45 min: 

 

 

*    Rollout 7:45am from Hornsby station carpark Nth up Jersey St for 500m, 

*    L into Bridge Rd 40m to lights at Old Pacific Hway, 

*    R Nth for 700m on Old Pacific Hway, 

*    L at lights into Galston Rd for 5km to Galston Gorge noisy timber bridge,

*    Ascend for 3km to Crosslands Rd,

*    L for 1.1km to main roundabout, then arrive Galston Bus Shelter by 8:30am.

 

 

2nd Leg: Galston Bus Shelter to Macquarie Square Windsor, via Cattai Ridge Rd  - 33.4km (45km agg.) 90 min:

 

8:30am west 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).

3rd Leg  -  Windsor to Richmond  -  21.5km  -  65 min (agg 66.5km):

 

 

 

10:35am thru Freemans Reach, Kurmond, Richmond Lowlands arrive Richmond station at 11:30am to catch the half hourly service 16 min and 46 min past the hour (at 10:46am) for a 17km (46 min) train journey to Riverstone arriving 12:32pm.

 

Dir

Road name

Distance

Next road

L

Bridge St

0.2

Freemans Reach Rd

A

Freemans Reach Rd

6.2

Gorricks Lane

R

Hibberts Lane

1.8

Kurmond Rd

L

Kurmond Rd

1.6

Terrace Rd

A

Kurmond Rd

6.8

Slopes Rd

L

Slopes Rd

3.4

Crooked Lane

R

Crooked Lane

0.6

Bells Line Rd/Kurrajong Rd

L

Bells Line of Rd/Kurrajong Rd

2.0

Old Kurrajong Rd

L

Old Kurrajong Rd

0.6

Old Kurrajong Rd

R

Old Kurrajong Rd

0.8

Francis St

L

Francis St

0.7

East Market St

R

East Market St

0.2

Richmond Station to catch half hourly service at 16 min or 46 min past the hour for 46 min ride to Riverstone

 

 

4th Leg  -  Riverstone to Galston  -  26km  -  75 mins (agg 92.5km):

12:35pm ride nth 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 1:50pm for 2nd Nosh Stop (20 min) at Galston cafe.

5th Leg  -  Galston to Hornsby  -  11.5km (agg 104km) -  45 min:

2:10pm ahead East along Galston Rd, down/up The Gorge, arriving Hornsby station carpark 2:55pm.

 

Risk Warning
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 Bicycle 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"

St Ives to Sunrise Cafe, Warriewood 'n back - 57km - 2 riders

After a horribly, cold bleak Sat, Sunday was a blue sky 'corker', especially at the Sunrise Cafe overlooking Warriewood Beach. 
Michael aka GoodMorningVietnam bad farewell to BankTeller at the start of the climb back up McCarrs Creek Rd on the return leg.
BankTeller was pleased to part company, so he could take a NoshStop at Church Point, cause the pace had been on.

Click on Relive to view last Sunday's ride in Google Earth.  Then click on the 'Right Arrow' therein.

Hornsby to Mt White, thence either Woy Woy or return - 70km - 5 riders

 

Five Happy Campers at Mt White, whereupon, Chris and Kali headed back, and Ann, Pete and BankTeller rolled on to The Fish Shop at 'Woy'

 

 

Hornsby to Woy Woy - 65km - 3 riders

 

 

                         You might be able to identify BankTeller, CampyAficinado and Publican at Mt White last Sunday - a shadowy pic

 

 

 

 

 

                                     This Guy or Gal was a neighbour on my recent visit to Ningaloo Reef about 1,150km Nth or Perth.

 

Hornsby to Mt White, return via PitS  -  70km  -  4 riders

Scribe    6 May 19