Sunrise in 6:39am
11 Aug '13 by 7:30am from
St. Ives carpark for "Brunch at Warriewood" -
return via Wakehurst Parkway
- ETR 12:55pm
and wife, Amy,
Graham aka JackSprat
Jane ala NeoLuddite [6th
Matt E. [7th
are starting by 8:30am
St. Ives carpark.
John and Amy
who are riding their tandem, plan to turn around after visiting the
Trevor aka Tornado
[5th Responder] plans to meet the motley crew as they pass thru Church Point
around 11:25am 'en route' to Warriewood.
Ron aka Draughtsman,
Tony aka Publican,
715.861 is recovering from a broken wrist -
ETR 10 July
will be off the bike for a few weeks after having a b-cell carcinoma
Yorkshire is holidaying in Tas. - brrrrrr
If you are >80% of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', can you e-mail
and he will add you in the above.
Rollout from St Ives car
park for Terrey Hills, Duffy’s Forest, West Head (1st Nosh Stop
– pack nibbles),
Church Point, Warriewood (2nd Nosh Stop).
Return Wakehurst Parkway and Forest Way.
Sunrise Cafe overlooking
St Ives to West Head, via Duffys Forest - 41km - 115 min
St Ives carpark
depending on your ride speed:
along Mona Vale Rd for
Forest Way - at
Vale Fruit Barn;
3km along Myoora Larool Rd until
Tepko Rd which is
70m before Booralie Rd;
L into Tepko Rd (70m short
of Booralie Rd) for
into Booralie Rd and pedal like
"shit out of Shanghai" 6.7km flat/fast stretch past Terrey Hills
Golf Course and rifle range to Duffys Forest (amidst real pigs, goats, horses 'n cows);
turn at the dead-end of Cow Corner
– slower cyclists must turn around
as soon as they see lead cyclists returning to
via same route Terrey Hills neighbourhood shops;
Left into McCarrs Creek Rd immediately passing
Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant
and entering Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park for 3km to
to the park);
R at the
anti-clockwise and descend
to McCarrs Creek;
over small timber bridge for 1.8km to
Bay Marina is 2.8km on
Ahead 12km along West Head Rd to our 1st
Sag Stop at
West Head. Read below
Risk Warning about a dangerous
Pack lots of nibbles,
‘cause we take our
Sag Stop (15
for a snack and
a gawk at the majestic, shimmering
blocked the proposed McChucks on the headland.
West Head to Warriewood - 28km - 75 min
12km to "T" juncture with Akuna Bay,
Ahead descending 1.8km to McCarrs Creek small timber bridge [55km],
into McCarrs Creek Rd for 8.8km past Church Point, Bayview Marina to
Cabbage Tree Rd,
into Cabbage Tree Rd
Bayview Golf Course on
for 1.5km leads into Samuel St and crosses Mona Vale Rd at
Ahead into Ponderosa Pde veering Left
becoming McPherson St for 2km to
into Warriewood Rd 200m crossing Pittwater Rd at traffic lights and
immediately climbing up Hunter St [dog-leg
L, then R]
which leads to views of
- 69km] for
Nosh Stop (35 min) at the
A neighbourhood, strip-front shopping centre is
immediately on RHS in Narrabeen Park Pde.
Nautilus Café is about 4 shops
on the corner makes grouse burgers.
Warriewood beach cafés to St Ives, via Wakehurst Parkway - 26km - 85 min
Malcolm St for 50m;
The road section approx 250m prior to the West Head Lookout veers
awkwardly to the right. It is narrow with very little camber to
enable cyclists to hold the narrowing corner.
Bank Teller has documentary evidence of 5 bad accidents when
inexperienced cyclists descended that road section too fast and spun off
to the LHS. One cyclist remained in a comma for 3 months.
Descend to the West Head Lookout slowly and warn others to do likewise.
RTA, which is responsible for West Head Rd, has been negligent in
dated 11 Jan 08,
8 Feb 08 and 29 March ’08 and
a) straighten approx 200m of that road
section by widening on the RHS,
b) build up the camber on the LHS, and
c) provide dedicated "Cyclists SLOW DOWN"
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;
(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
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
(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 Bicycle NSW for PL insurance, so that all Muggs
are better protected
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
Muggs is predicated upon notifying
Teller if you materially disagree with
any clause(s) in Muggaccinos'
"Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"