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Sunday, 2 Dec '07 rollout Hornsby carpark 6:40am or St Ives carpark at 7:05am to aboard 9am Ferry from Palm Beach to -

  • Wagstaffe Wharf, McMasters Beach, Avoca Beach, Matcham, Holgate, Lisarow train to Hawkesbury River station at Brooklyn, Hornsby, Nth. Turramurra, St Ives - 108.6km MAP or 82km MAP from Hornsby - ETR 2:15pm

  • Or skip 2 legs (25km of cycling from Brooklyn to Hornsby) by staying on train for 57 min from Lisarow station to Hornsby, reducing ride to 83.6km - ETR 1.04pm

  • Or ride from Ettalong Wharf back to St Ives via Nth thru Blackwell twds Woy Woy, up Woy Woy Rd to Shell garage at Kariong, thru Mooney Mooney Bridge to Calga, Mt White, Hornsby to St Ives - 122km - ETR 1:10pm.

  • Or return from Palm Beach with a Nosh Stop at Bayview Marina - 77km - ETR 11:40am

  • If you are delayed, you could opt to stay on flattish Barrenjoey Rd to Palm Beach Wharf, rather than taking Right past Avalon Rd up hilly Whale Beach Rd, reducing ride time by 12/15 mins

  • No CityRail track work on train line between Wyong and Hornsby this Sunday

  • Ride Organiser:     Phil Johnston 9114.6689 hm or 0412 045.224

  • Hardcopy these directions and bring on ride

  • 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

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

  • Peruse your UBD which will highlight that our route from Wagstaffe hugs the lower Central Coast and veers left adjacent to Gosford delivering us just Nth of Gosford to the quieter suburb of Lisarow

  • Never cycle two abreast on a single lane road with an unbroken centre line, 'cause RTA deems those sections provide inadequate visibility for a motorist to overtake an vehicle ahead. 

  • Maintain your membership of Bicycle NSW for $20m Public Liability cover in case you cause a serious accident and a 3rd party sues you for riding negligence

Rollout Hornsby carpark 6:40am or St Ives carpark at 7:05am.  L at Terrey Hills Fruit Barn for 1st SagStop (min) then down McCarrs Creek Rd, with 2nd SagStop (10 min) at Church Point.  into Darley St and L into Barrenjoey Rd past Bungan Beach, thru Newport, Bilgola, Avalon and R into Whale Beach Rd for 5km following coast line to Palm Beach Wharf to catch 9am ferry 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) to Wagstaffe Wharf.  

If a flat tyre delays you, you could opt to stay on flattish Barrenjoey Rd to Palm Beach Wharf, rather than hilly Whale Beach Rd, reducing ride time by 12/15 mins.
After short sections on 5 minor roads from Wagstaffe Wharf to McMasters Lookout, along Empire Bay Drive, Avoca Drive,
McMasters Beach, Avoca Beach, Matcham, Holgate, Lisarow, Lisarow station for 2nd Nosh Stop, then 25 min Iron Horse ride to Hawkesbury River station.
7.5km along Brooklyn Rd and up Old Pacific H'way to Pie in the Sky for 3rd Nosh Stop.   
18km South down Old Pacific H'way to Hornsby and 8.7km NE to St Ives hugging the east side of the rail line.  ETR St Ives 4pm
.

SagStops:
1st     Terrey Hills Fruit Barn                                           7:25am      5 min
2nd    
Church Point                                                        7:55am     10 min
3rd    100m along Darley St                                            8:10am      3 min
4th     Marie Byles Lookout, McMasters Beach               9:46am     10 min                                 

Nosh Stops:
1st     Ferry ride to Wagstaffe Wharf                              9:00am      30 min 
2nd    Subway near Lisarow station                             11:26am     36 min 
3rd    
Pie in the Sky                                                       1:05pm     15 min                                                        

 

 

Prologue Leg:  Hornsby Jersey St carpark to St Ives carpark - 6.5km - 20 min

6:40am cycle -

 

Jersey St

0.2

Roundabout.

 

Station St

0.2

Old Pacific H'way

L

Old Pacific H'way

0.3

Leonard St

L

Leonard St / Pattison Ave

0.2

Alexandria Pde/Millewa Ave

L

Alexandria Pde/Millewa Ave

2.9

Bangalla St

L

Bangalla St

0.7

Eastern Rd

R

Eastern Rd

0.3

Brentwood/Boomerang Ave

L

Brentwood/Boomerang Ave

2.1

Mona Vale Rd

L

Mona Vale Rd

0.7

St Ives car park

1st Leg:  St Ives to Church Point - 20.4km - 45 min

By 7:05am cycle -

  • E along Mona Vale Rd for 6.6km;

  • L [opposite Forest Way - at Terrey Hills Fruit Barn] into Myoora Rd and take a 1st Sag Stop (5 min) - don't cluster at Sag Stop, rather spread thin to get well to LHS of Myoora Rd;

  • Ahead along Myoora Rd for 200m, and fork right, still Myoora Rd for 2.9km

  • R into Booralie Rd for 300m passing Terrey Hills shops and roundabout;

  • L to McCarrs Creek Rd and descend 2.2km into the park - to the V (dual entrances to the park);

  • fork and pedal 2.8km descending McCarrs Creek Rd to McCarrs Creek bridge;

  • Ahead 5.5km along McCarrs Creek Rd to Church Point at 7:55am 2nSag Stop (10 min) - Be ready to roll out promptly;

2nd LegChurch Point to Palm Beach - 18.3km - 50 min (agg 38.7km)

By 8:05am cycle -

  • East twds Mona Vale for 3½km - road becomes Pittwater Rd past Cabbage Tree Rd (on RHS) to Darley St - 500m short of Mona Vale shops;

  • L into Darley St and pull-up 40m along 3rd Sag Stop (5 min);

  • Ahead along Darley St for 670m;

  • L into busy Barrenjoey Rd for 7km of views of the Blue Pacific past Bungan Beach thru Newport, Bilgola, Avalon to Whale Beach Rd - 150m past North Avalon Rd;

  • SignPost  R into Whale Beach Rd and ascend/descend for 6km passing Whale Beach and continue along the coastal road to Palm Beach and around to the Wharf on the bay side arriving to purchase some grits and embark 9am ferry to Wagstaffe Wharf for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) on the ferry boat.

3rd Leg:  Wagstaffe Wharf to Lisarow station - 37km - 116 min (agg 75.6km)

9:30am -

dir

road name

dist

destination

grad

dir

agg km

min

ride
time

A

Carpark lane

0.1

Wagstaffe Ave

~

SE

38.8

1.0

2:46

L

Wagstaffe Ave

0.5

Pretty Beach Rd

~

E

39.2

1.0

2:47

R

Pretty Beach Rd

1.0

Heath Rd

~

E

40.2

2.0

2:49

R

Heath Rd

2.2

Killcare Rd

~

NE

42.4

6.0

2:55

R

Killcare Rd

0.4

The Scenic Rd

~

NE

42.8

1.1

2:56

L

The Scenic Rd

0.5

Wards Hill Rd

~

NE

43.3

1.5

2:57

A

The Scenic Rd

1.3

Marie Byles Lookout

/

NE

44.6

3.6

3:01

 

5th Sag Stop

 

Marie Byles Lookout

 

 

 

10

3:11

A

The Scenic Rd

10.1

The Cullens Rd

~

NE

54.7

26.0

3:37

L

The Cullens Rd

0.4

Empire Bay Drive

~

N

55.1

1.0

3:38

R

Empire Bay Drive

0.3

Avoca Drive

~

NE

55.4

1.0

3:39

R

Avoca Drive

2.0

Scenic Highway

~

NE

57.4

5.5

3:45

A

Scenic Highway

2.7

Charles Kay Drive

~

NE

60.1

6.8

3:51

L

Charles Kay Drive

1.3

Terrigal Drive

~

N

61.4

3.5

3:55

L

Terrigal Drive

1.0

Serpentine Rd

~

W

62.4

2.6

3:57

R

Serpentine Rd

1.3

The Entrance Rd

~

N

63.7

3.6

4:01

R

The Entrance Rd

0.4

Matcham Rd

~

W

64.1

1.0

4:02

L

Matcham Rd

1.5

Coachwood Rd

~

N

65.6

4.0

4:06

L

Coachwood Rd

1.9

Milana Rd

~

SE

67.4

4.8

4:11

R

Milana Rd

0.3

Wattle Tree Rd

~

E

67.7

5.0

4:16

R

Wattle Tree Rd

2.7

Paroo Rd

~

N

70.4

7.0

4:23

L

Paroo Rd

0.8

The Ridgeway

~

NW

71.2

7.0

4:30

L

The Ridgeway

2.0

McDonalds Rd

~

NW

73.2

5.5

4:35

A

McDonalds Rd

1.7

Pacific Highway

~

NW

74.9

4.6

4:40

R

Pacific Highway

0.3

Railway Crescent

~

NNE

75.2

1.0

4:41

L

Railway Crescent

0.4

Lisarow Subway

~

SW

75.6

1.0

4:42

Arrive Subway Food Chain 200m Sth of Lisarow station at 11:36am for 2nd Nosh Stop (36 min) then catch the hourly service train at 12:02pm to -
(i)        Hornsby
station arriving at 1:04pm
Coronation St, Hornsby station in below ride description to return St Ives at 1:24pm; or
(ii)       Hawkesbury River station arriving 12:37pm

4th Leg Hawkesbury River station at Brooklyn to Pie in the Sky - 7.3km - 23.5 min (agg 82.9km)
12:40pm -

R

Brooklyn Rd

3.5

Old Pacific Highway

~

W

79.1

8.5

6:06

R

Old Pacific Highway

3.9

Pie in the Sky

/

S

82.9

15.0

6:21

 

3rd Nosh Stop

 

Pie in the Sky

 

 

 

23.5

6:41

Arrive PitS at 1:05pm for Sag Stop (15 mins)

5th Leg Pie in the Sky to St Ives - 25.7km - 56 min (agg 108.6km)
1:20pm -

 A

Old Pacific Highway

3.9

Cowan station

~

S

86.8

10.0

6:51

 A

Old Pacific Highway

4.0

Berowra Waters Rd

~

S

90.8

9.5

7:01

 A

Old Pacific Highway

7.6

Belmont Ave to Bobbin Head Rd

~

S

98.4

20.0

7:21

 A

Old Pacific Highway

1.1

Galston Rd

~

S

99.5

3.0

7:24

 A

Old Pacific Highway

0.7

Bridge Rd

~

S

100.2

2.0

7:26

 A

Old Pacific Highway

0.5

Coronation St           Hornsby station

 

S

100.7

1.0

7:27

 A

Old Pacific Highway

0.9

Leonard St/Pattisons Ave Hor.

~

E

101.6

3.0

7:30

 L

Leonard St/Pattisons Ave Hor.

0.3

Alexandria Pde/Millewa Ave

~

SE

101.9

0.7

7:31

 L

Alexandria Pde/Millewa Ave

2.9

Bangalla St

~

SE

104.8

6.6

7:37

 L

Bangalla St

0.7

Eastern Rd

~

S

105.5

1.8

7:39

 R

Eastern Rd

0.3

Brentwood/Boomerang Ave

~

E

105.8

0.8

7:40

 L

Brentwood/Boomerang Ave

2.1

Mona Vale Rd

~

E

107.9

5.5

7:45

 L

Mona Vale Rd

0.7

St Ives car park

~

NE

108.6

2.0

7:47

ETR St Ives - 2:15pm

 

Scribe's rap-up of Tour de Macarthur - 111km - 6 starters

ToothFairy, Scribe and TugBoat rolled out of Mt. Annan carpark, along with three of Andrew's local cycle buddies.  We hadn't gone more than a few clicks before we lost David with a "buggered chain".  Rob and Sue-Ellen continued on and didn't lack pep.  After 63 clicks Burragorang Dam (part of Warragamba Dam) was a lot "fuller" than our last visit 6 months ago.  Unsurprisingly, a 61kg TugBoat "pigged-out" big time on greasy cakes at both Cobbitty Patisserie and Picton.  Andrew and Rasmussen share a penchant for "spindly-ness", although TugBoat can still wolf-down big cakes whereas Raso, when not fighting-off drug allegations, has to survive on rice crackers.

Pimpernel's rap-up of Hornsby, Mt White, Peats Ridge for "Somersby Bellbirds" clockwise - 123km - 7 cyclists

We had 7 starters, from different times and directions.  Guy, Grant, Trevor, Barry & Rex at 7.10am, Hugh & Arno a bit later, joining us at Mt White.  Barry did his usual turn-back at Mt White, and the rest of us rode the Somersby 'clockwise'  loop.   No mishaps or dramas, we had a Nosh Stop at Somersby and at PitS, and a couple of Sag Stops.  Thankfully no mishaps.

Scribe   27 Nov '07