The Bullsheet   Sunrise 6:58am    July lowest ever max temp is 7.7o on 19 July 1868 

Sunday, 15 July '12 to Church Point Cafe, via Duffys Forest and West Head, with optional return via Akuna Bay:
8:05am from Hornsby Jersey St carpark - 107km -  ETR Hornsby 2:30pm
*        8:30am
from Mona Vale Rd St Ives carpark  -  89km  -  ETR St Ives 1:40pm

Ride Organiser, Phil aka Bank Teller, Pete aka CampyAficionado, John aka Auckland, PacificPete,  Jean aka ChiliDog, David aka CricketTragic, Jane aka NeoLuddite and Tony aka Publican are starting from St. Ives. 
John aka BakerBoy is starting from Hornsby after alighting the 8:05am train.

If you think that you are 80% likely to join us,contingent upon a fine Sunday morn', e-mail Bank Teller and he will publish you above

8:05am rollout Hornsby station carpark in Jersey St (300m NW of Hornsby station in Jersey St) to St Ives car park on Mona Vale Rd [opposite Pattisons Patisserie and Stanley St. junction] for 8:30am rollout to Terrey Hills, Duffy's Forest, McCarrs Creek to West Head for 1st Nosh Stop (15 min).

Return to McCarrs Creek and turn Left down McCarrs Creek Rd to Church Point Cafe for 2nd Nosh Stop (30 min) from 11:35am.

Return straight to St Ives [ETR 1pm Or via Akuna Bay 3rd Nosh Stop (30 min) [ETR 2:15pm].

Sag Stops:
Terrey Hills Fruit Barn
(3 min)
Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant (5 min)

3.   West Head (15 min)

Nosh Stops:
Church Point Cafe 
(30 min)
2.   Akuna Bay 
(30 min)
3.   Pattisons Patisserie
(15 min)

KOM climb:

TollBooth at Illawong Bay, passing Cottage Point Rd on RHS to TollBooth at top  -  5.6km

Prologue Leg:  Hornsby Jersey St carpark to Mona Vale Rd St Ives carpark - 8.6km - 25 min

8:05am cycle -

Early on Sunday morn' the following route has low road traffic which follows the street signs to St Ives: 

*        L down Pacific H'way for 800m

*        L into Edgeworth David Ave to F3 Overpass for 2km

*        Ahead into Junction Rd for 1.3km

*        R into Eastern Rd for 700m

*        L into Burns Rd for 2.2km,

*        Ahead into Killeaton St for 2.3km,

*        Right into Memorial Ave for 500m,

*        Left into Mona Vale Rd for 100m. 

If cycling from St Ives back to Hornsby at the tail of this ride, the back road route listed at the bottom of this ride invitation is recommended.

2nd Leg:  St Ives via Duffys Forest to Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant Sag Stop - 20.5km - 55 min (agg. 28.5km from Hornsby)


8:30am -

*        E along Mona Vale Rd for 6.7km,

*        L [opposite Forest Way - at Terrey Hills Fruit Barn] into Myoora Rd and take a 1st Sag Stop (3 min),

*        Ahead 1.1km along Larool Rd passing the Golf Driving Range,

*        L into Aumuna Rd at dangerous roundabout (ask Martin aka Architect) for 550m - initial steep descent, then big climb,

*        R into Coonawarra Rd for 200m

*        L into Cooyong Rd for 300m

*        R into Boona Rd for 400m

*        L into Tooronga Rd for 1.2km

*        L into Booralie Rd for 2km

*        "U"- turn at the dead-end of Cow Corner – NOTE: turn around as soon as you see faster cyclists returning.  Continue past Terrey Hills neighbourhood shopping centre, thru roundabout and take 2nd Sag Stop (5 min) from 9:30am outside Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant at top of McCarrs Creek Rd - muster off the road.

3rd Leg:  Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant to West Head - 18.4km - 45 min - (agg. 46.9km from Hornsby)


9:35am -

*        Descend McCarrs Creek Rd and enter Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park 3.2km to "V" (dual entrances to the park),

*        R continuing on McCarrs Creek Rd for 2km,

*        L at McCarrs Creek bridge for 1.4km to T juncture (Akuna Bay Marina is 2.8km downhill on LHS).

*        Ahead along West Head Rd for 12km to The Headland for 1st Nosh Stop (15 min) from 10:20am - pack nibbles, ‘cause we take a gawk at the majestic, shimmering peninsula - Pittwater/Lion Island.

4th Leg:  West Head to Church Point Cafe - 19.5km - 50 min (agg 66.4km from Hornsby)



10:35am -

*        Retrace 13.4km to McCarrs Creek bridge,

*        L into McCarrs Creek Rd for 7.5km passing Church Point arriving at Church Point Cafe from 11:25am for 2nd Nosh Stop (30 min). 

5th Leg: Church Point Cafe to Akuna Bay  - 10.8km - 40 min - (agg 77.2km from Hornsby)

Over Brunch we will find out who, at 11:55am, will cycle  -

*        21km (60 min) back up McCarrs Creek Rd and onto St Ives - ETR 12:55pm [83km from St Ives]; or

*        7.4km up McCarrs Creek, taking a R to loop Akuna Bay anti-clock, a further 4.5km for Brunch 3rd Nosh Stop (30 min) at Akuna Bay from 12:35am.

6th Leg: Akuna Bay to St Ives carpark - 19.4km - 65 min (agg 96.6km from Hornsby)

1:05pm - climb anti-clockwise from Akuna Bay to Terrey Hills and re-enter Mona Vale Rd via -

*        Myoor Larool Rd after passing the Mona Vale Fruit Barn, or 

*        via the tunnel under Mona Vale Rd.  

*        R into Mona Vale Rd for 6.6km to St Ives for 4th Nosh Stop (20 min) at Pattisons Patisserie from 1:40pm.  

7th Leg: St Ives to Hornsby - 9.9km - 30 min (agg 107.5km from Hornsby)

2:00pm - L

Mona Vale Rd


Pentecost Ave


Pentecost Ave


Ku'ring'gai  Ave


Boomerang St


Eastern Rd


Eastern Rd


Bangalla St


Bangalla St


Millewa St


Millewa St


F3 Overpass


Alexandra Pde


Pattisons Ave/Leonard St


Pattisons Ave/Leonard St


Pacific H'way


Pacific H'way


Coronation St   


Coronation St   


Jersey St


Jersey St


Hornsby car park - ETR 2:30pm

Risk Warning
Cycling Blackspot Warning.  The road section approx 300m prior to the West Head Lookout veers awkwardly to the right.  It is narrow with very little camber to facilitate cyclists holding the narrowing roadway.
Bank Teller has documentary evidence of 6 bad accidents when inexperienced cyclists descended that road section too fast and spin off to the LHS.  One cyclist remained in a comma for 3 months.  Another cyclist who was heli-lifted out on Sunday 29 Nov remained in the Spinal Unit at RNSH for over a month

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.

Ř     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

Ř     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

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

Pics from Hornsby to Wyee - 106km - 10 crew

Glorious sunshine at Mt. White.  Alas, on a mid-Winter's day that Melbourne-ites 'would kill for' in July, seven of our band of 10, 'did a Uie'

The familiar mid-Winter fire at Mt White


Pete took these pics on the leg from Yarramalong Manor to Wyong


The big descent at 81km was down Bumble Hill where Bank Teller used to rip down a few years ago, but dawdled down yesterday, 'cause these days alas he is a shot duck who jumps at shadows.

Scribe   8 July '12