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'Tour de Capital pour Kulture-  Fri. 10 Oct '14 to Sun 12 Oct (3 days / 2 nights) - again staying at Victor Lodge B&B Guesthouse, Kingston  29 Dawes Street, Kingston, Canberra   (02) 6295 7777:
*     Fri, 10th Oct: 1pm from Tharwa up to Rendezvous Creek, ascending the Dreaded Fitz's Hill  -  54km out 'n back 

*     Sat. 11th Oct: 9am from Tharwa up to Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station and back to Tharwa -  50km out 'n back 

*     Sun. 12th Oct: 9am from Tharwa up to Corin Forest and back to Tharwa -  56km out 'n back 

Back in the Olden Days several Muggs made the annual pilgrimage to ride the former 150km Fitz's Challenge route.  Three years ago Jane aka NeoLuddite completed the below 165km (newer) route from Stromlo Forest Park.  Two years ago in late Oct. evidenced Matt aka Printer finishing it, with Eric aka PapaBear conquering the tougher 208km Fitz's Epic.


















Intent upon raising the Savvy and SoPissTication of fellow Muggs riders, Bank Teller is conducting Muggs' Tour de Capital de Kulture, from Friday 10th Oct '14 to Sunday 12th Oct '14 again staying two nights at Victor Lodge B&B Guesthouse, Kingston.


On Friday, we drive to Tharwa Reserve (46.3km in above route profile) and ride from 1pm up the Dreaded Fitz's Hill up, up, up' to Glendale Crossing, then further up to the Rendezvous Creek apex (see 6 and 7 immediately above).  We then turnaround - 54km out 'n back from/to Tharwa. 


On Sat. we again drive to Tharwa and climb up to Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station and back to Tharwa - 50km - see 12 immediately above. 


On Sunday (before driving back to Sydney), we again drive to Tharwa and climb to Corin Forest and back to Tharwa - 56km - see 15 immediately above. 


It will be a "Kultural Experience" as we will visit several of the Touristy Hangouts (Australian War Memorial, National Portrait Gallery, Questacon National Art Gallery Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House Mount Ainslie Lookout Lake Burley Griffin).

Ride Organiser Phil Johnston aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Responder], Ian aka The Flash and wife Elfi [2nd Responder], Sig aka SmilingAssassin [3rd Responder], Eric aka PapaBear [4th Responder], Liz aka Not-a-normal Nonna [5th Responder], George aka Englishman [6th Responder] have booked at Victor Lodge B&B Guesthouse for Fri 10th and Sat 11th Oct. 
Brenda aka WelshWidget
If you think you are >80% of joining us, can you e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya.

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"

Bank Teller     last updated 18 Sept '14