The Bullsheet

Sunday, 14 Oct, Somersby "Bellbirds" clockwise with 7km on F3:

*    7:00am from Hornsby    map      124km  ETR Hornsby 2:25pm

*    7:10am from Berowra   map      103km  ETR Berowra 2:10pm

All cyclists should target arriving at 8:30am at Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White for 1st Nosh Stop

Ø    Due to a section of the Old Pacific H'way still being closed following a road collapse last June, we will be cycling the F3 for 7km approx between Kariong and Calga Interchange

Ø    Ride Organiser: Phil Johnston   9114.6689  0412 045 224

Ø    Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø    Click on: Risk Warnings which warns of the dangers of cycling on public roads with motor cars, potholes and over bridges with vertical timber planks with gaps

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

Ø    Cycling without Public Liability cover is as silly as driving without 3rd Party - join Bicycle NSW for PL insurance, or upgrade your household policy to include PL beyond your front fence, so that all Muggs are better protected, 'cause if you cause a serious accident it could cost you upwards of $1m in PL claims by the injured 3rd party

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 tight" etc

Ø    Keep well to LHS of the road, don't ride two abreast on single lane roads with an unbroken centre line

Hornsby to Mt White - 35.5km - 88 min

Park in Hornsby street side car-park 80m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St - N/W side of Hornsby station

Rollout from 7:00am, -

  • Nth up Jersey St for 500m,

  • L for 20m to traffic lights;

  • R onto Old Pacific Highway for 35km for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) at Mt White Road Warriors' Cafe from 8:30am.

OR park in Berowra station carpark to Mt White -  24km - 65 min

Nth up Old Pacific Highway from 7:10am for 24km for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) at Mt White Road Warriors' Cafe from 8:30am.

2nd Leg:  Mt White to Peats Ridge - 21km - 58 min (56.5km)

Depart Bikie Hangout by 9:00am -

  • Nth along Old Pacific H'way for 6.2km to Calga;

  • L into Peats Ridge Rd for 15km continuous, gradual climb for Sag Stop (5 mins) at Midcoast Petroleum, Peats Ridge arriving from 9:55am.


3rd Leg:  Peats Ridge to Somersby General Store - 9.5km - 22 min (66km)

From 10am -

  • NEE along Peats Ridge Rd for 9.3km to "off-ramp";

  • Left up "off-ramp" and Right along Wisemans Ferry Rd for 200m to Somersby General Store arriving from 10:20am for 2nd Nosh Stop (30 min).


4th Leg: Somersby General Store to Mt White - 23km - 70 min (89km)

10:55am -

  • R along Wisemans Ferry Rd for 7.5km to large Roundabout at juncture with Old Pacific H'way for Sag Stop (5 min) off-the-road from 11:15am;  

  • Ahead along Wisemans Ferry Rd for 500m to F3;

  • R down F3 for 7km;

  • L (near Calga) along off-ramp to Old Pacific Highway;

  • Ahead on Old Pacific Highway to Mt White for 3rd Sag Stop (10 mins).


5th Leg: Mt White to Pie in the Sky - 16km - 42 min (105km)

12:15pm descend Old Pacific H'way, cross Brooklyn Bridge over Hawkesbury River, pass Brooklyn Rd [103km] and ascend 3.9km for 3rd Nosh Stop at Pie in the Sky (30 min) from 1pm.


6th Leg: Pie in the Sky to Hornsby - 19.3km - 55 min (124.3km)

1:30pm Sth down Old Pacific H'way -

  • pass Berowra [115km] around 2:10pm, and

  • return to Hornsby, taking R fork at Asquith, continuing along Old Pacific H'way [125km] at 2:25pm.

Nosh Stops:
1st    Mt White Village Store                   from  8:30am           30 min 
 Somersby General Store                 from 10:25am          30 min
 Pie in the Sky                                 from  1:00pm     
      30 min
Sag Stops:
1st    MidCoast Petroleum                        from    9:25am        
 5 min
  Roundabout to Kariong                  from   11:15am        10 min
  Mt White Village Store                    from   12:05pm    
    10 min

King of the Mountain climbs:
  Cherro Point Rd sign to 20m past 2nd Mt White sign                                           7.55km
Brooklyn Rd aluminium light poll to 10m before entrance to Pie in the Sky        3.85km

Scribe’s pics of last Sunday Cinque Montagnes clockwise - 15 crew - 93km


Click on Pete's movie of Cinque Montagnes



Linda 'n Mathew saddling up from our 1st scheduled Nosh Stop at Andy's 'cause of the House Full sign



Settled in at Berowra Waters Cafe 20 mins later


Crossing the Berowra Waters Ferry on a slightly o'cast morn'.
























           Arno aka The Kaiser nursing son, Kai, at PitS   

Arno's daughter, Eyvonne, visiting Pop at PitS

Matthew, Linda & Wellington shooten' the breeze at a highly congested PitS

Pimpernel 'n Printer musing over somethin'.


















Steve Waugh carried an old red moth-eaten handkerchief as a good luck charm when he went out to bat.  We'll assume that Guy carries a light blue version.

























Guy aka Lawyer 'en route' from PitS

Post-ride at Nth Turra' where Pimpernel proved he isn't Over It, by subsequently riding off to climb Bobbin Head again in order to Cap the Ton.  Rex needs treatment for his obsession to always reach three figures, but is in denial.  Pimpernel should be strong enough to say Enough is Enough like the rest of us can readily do, especially after settling into a plate of high octane calories at The Corner Store.

Bank Teller   8 Oct  2007