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NORTHERN START OPTION 6:45am Sunday, 9 Dec from Hornsby street front carpark 100m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St on West side of station for Tour de Windsor - 119km approx -  ETR 12:30pm

Or WESTERN START OPTION 7:00am from Porters Scenic Lookout (Cnr Old Northern Rd and Galston Rd, Dural) -  97km  -  ETR 11:20am
The Hornsby starters will be cycling faster than the Porters Lookout starters.  The Porters Lookout group is jumping a head-start.  Both ride groups should separately arrive
at Macquarie Square Windsor around 9:40am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) to meet cyclists who commenced from Turra' station or Vimiera Rd Marsfield

    Avoid cycling in a Peloton if you haven't agreed Peloton Protocols, as the cyclist up front is generally considered to hold a duty of care to warn the cyclist behind of any potholes, rocks etc.   Unless Peloton Protocols are agreed by cyclists in a Peloton, if a cyclist sits on another cyclist's wheel it is incumbent upon the cyclist behind to warn the cyclist ahead -
*        of his close presence, and
*        if he expects the cyclist ahead to warn of dangers ahead.
 

NB: In the USA, the wife, Sue For Damages, of a fallen cyclist, Dead Fred, sued for USD12m -

      *        a careless cyclist, Negligent Nathan, who dropped his mobile phone after answering a call whilst in a ride Peloton; and
*        the ride leader, Not Strict Enough, for not previously reprimanding Negligent Nathan's senseless conduct

      Negligent Nathan's fallen cell 'phone had caused Dead Fred's death.
Dead Fred had previously complained to Not Strict Enough about Negligent Nathan's sloppy Peloton Protocols.

      Sue For Damages lost the family business which 'inter alia' supported their three young children because Negligent Nathan wasn't responsible when riding in a Peloton and Sue For Damages sought damages and costs.  In addition, to warning a cyclist ahead if U are drafting him, also make sure U have current Public Liability cover because someone might be drafting U and contend that U owe him a duty of care, even if he hasn't previously cleared with you. 

    As noted below, Ann aka ToothFairy is leading a smaller, slower group from Porters Scenic Lookout  which is starting "relatively earlier" in order to arrive at Windsor contemporaneously

    Ride Organiser: Phil Johnston 0412 045.224 or 9114.6689 who is cycling the alternate route from Nth Turramurra at 7:20am

    Hardcopy and study route with your UBD prior to Sunday and bring on Sunday

    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 Warnings 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"

     Brings snacks to chomp whilst on Sackville Ferry (after 50km) as the 2nd Leg is a longish 54km

1st Longer Leg from Hornsby street front carpark 100m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St on West side of station:  To Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd Windsor, via Galston Gorge - 14km approx - 40 min Rex aka Pimpernel 0408 503.442 is riding the below route from Hornsby this Sunday unless it is raining.  Laurence aka Tyro, Arno aka The Kaiser, Hugh aka Wellington, Jean aka DishPig, Paul aka Prague, Trevor aka Tornado, Matt aka Printer, Grant aka BeanCounter and Guy aka Lawyer are confirmed starters if fine weather. 

*    Rollout 6:45am 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

 

*    Ahead into Mid Dural Rd for 1.9km to meet cyclists (who start from Porters Scenic Lookout  at 7:10am) at Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd.  Bring your mobile - Rex, who is starting from Hornsby, is #0408 503.442.

1st Shorter Leg from Porters Scenic Lookout , Dural:  To Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd - 4km approx - 10 min  ToothFairy 0412 719.455 will ride the below route at 7:00am from Porters Scenic Lookout Dural and try and stay ahead of the marauding group which is starting from Hornsby at 6:45am:

       *     Rollout 7:00am Nth up Old Northern Rd for 4km to meet cyclists who start from Hornsby 50m Nth of Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd well off the road at 7:25am

2nd (Common) Leg from Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd Windsor, Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce Rd, The Terrace, Windsor Rd to Richmond - 54km approx - 2 hr 5 min:

*    From 7:25am, R up Old Northern Rd for 3.9km,
*    L into
Cattai Ridge Rd for 9km,
*    Veer R into Halcrows Rd for 7km,
*    R into
Wisemans Ferry Road for 13km,
*    L into
Sackville Ferry Rd slowly descending for 9km to Sackville Ferry - cross on Ferry,
*    Ahead on Sackville Rd for 9km,
*    Ahead into King Rd for 1km,
*    L into Wilberforce Rd for 7km eventually crossing Windsor Bridge and short climb to Macquarie Square immediately on your RHS (for 1st Nosh Stop - 35 mins) from 9:30am with starters from Turramurra station and Vimiera Rd who are riding onto Springwood.

Return at 10:05am via Pitt Town Rd to -
*       
Porters Scenic Lookout - 26km - 75 min - ETR 11:20am
*        Galston Park - 38.4km - 85 min - ETR 11:30am for 2nd Nosh Stop (20 mins)

R

Richmond St

5.0

SEE

Windsor Rd

R

Windsor Rd

2.0

SE

Pitt Town Rd

L

Pitt Town Rd

0.8

NEE

Wolseley Rd

R

Wolseley Rd

1.5

SE

Stock Route Rd

L

Stock Route Rd

2.0

NNE

Scheyville Rd

R

Scheyville Rd

3.7

NEE

Reich Rd

R

Neich Rd

0.9

E

Pitt Town Rd

A

Pitt Town Rd

13.9

SE

Kenthurst Rd

R

Kenthurst Rd

4.4

SSW

Pellit Lane

L

Pellit Lane

0.2

NNE

Wirrabarra Rd

L

Wirrabarra Rd

0.7

NNE

Derriwong Rd

L

Derriwong Rd

0.5

NW

Davey/Langford Rd

R

Davey/Langford Rd

1.6

NE

Wyoming Rd

R

Wyoming Rd

0.7

E

Old Northern Rd

L

Old Northern Rd

2.6

N

Mid Dural Rd

R Old Northern Rd  1.2   S Porters Lookout

R

Mid Dural Rd

1.9

E

Galston Rd

A

Galston Rd

0.8

E

Galston Park

 

2nd Nosh Stop

 

 

Galston Park

11:55am Galston Gorge to Hornsby - 12.6km - 35 min - ETR 12:30pm

L

Galston Rd

1.1

E

Crosslands Rd

R

Galston Rd

3.2

SE

Galston Gorge bridge

A

Galston Rd

3.0

E

Brett Ave KOM

 

Sag Stop

 

 

Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter

A

Galston Rd

3.1

SE

Old Pacific H'way

R

Old Pacific H'way

1.3

S

Hornsby station carpark

Greg aka ArchitectToo's report after completing his 2nd 160km Lake Taupo Cycling Challenge, NZ - Sat 24th Nov 2007

Greg recently again completed an annual ride which has risen to the top of the Must Do: endurance rides for Die Hard Ozzie cyclists.  It is Across the Ditch and attracted 10,000 cyclists, to both the individual and team categories.  Read Gregs account at Architect Too. And U 2 may want to plan for 2008 cause the scenery over the 160km loop is marvelous, and our Kiwi neighbours always turn-on a tough workout

Rap-up of Tour de Central Coast  -  108km  -  6 starters

DishPig, BeanCounter 'n Guy aka Lawyer at Terrey Hills Fruit Barn Sag Stop after a spirited 12km from our Hornsby rollout.

Happy Snap from outside Church Point Sag Stop aprs 27km from Hornsby

Ann 'n DishPig 'grubbing-up' in Palm Beach Cafe before aboarding the ferry to Wagstaffe

Above 'n below snaps of Paul aka Prague, DishPig and ToothFairy and Bank Teller 'en route' to Wagstaffe

A veritable, 'genuine' Bentley by George at the Killcare Lookout

May not look steep, but Golly Gosh Paroo Rd KOM Climb sure as hell is precipitous - just ask DishPig and ToothFairy.

Ann aka ToothFairy getting a running start up the dreaded Paroo Rd KOM Climb

Two victors of the Paroo Rd KOM Climb

After pigging out at the Lisarow Subway we were ready to aboard the train to Hawkesbury River (Brooklyn) station for the final 25km leg back to Hornsby station.

Scribe   2 Dec '07