The Bullsheet       Sunrise 6:32am 

Sunday, 25 August '13 Tour de Wisemans Ferry, return via Cliftonville, Stone House Café Maroota, Halcrows Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd:

*         117km by 7:30am from Longest start spot Hornsby carpark - ETR 1:50pm

*         99.2km at 7:55m from Longer start spot Porters Scenic Lookout Dural - ETR 1:15pm

*         94km at 8:00am from Short start spot at Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops - ETR 12:40pm

*         84km at 8:25am from Shortest start spot Glenorie Village Shopping Centre, Old Northern Rd - ETR 1:00pm

Above 4 Start times should conjointly arrive at Wisemans Ferry at 9:35am

Ride Organiser,
Phil aka Bank Teller is
starting from Hornsby carpark as are David aka CricketTragic, John aka Auckland, John aka BakerBoy, Tony aka Yorkshire, Jean aka ChiliDog,  Bill aka Glasgow.
................... is starting from Porters Scenic Lookout, Dural and meeting us at the Cnr. Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd.

................... is meeting us at Galston shops. 

If you are >80% confident of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', e-mail Scribe and he will add ya in the above.

Nosh Stops:
 1st      Cafe in Wisemans Ferry                                                          9:35am      30 min 
Stone House Café Maroota                                                     11:15pm      20 min 




1st Longest Leg:  Hornsby station car-park via Galston Gorge to Cafe in Wisemans Ferry - 50.5km - 125 min

*    Rollout by 7:30am from Hornsby carpark Nth up Jersey St for 500m, 

*    L into Bridge Rd 40m to lights at Old Pacific H’way, 

*    R Nth for 700m on Old Pacific H’way, 

*    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 600m into Mid Dural Rd for 1.9km to Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd (13km) at 8:10am.

*    R 36.5km up Old Northern Rd to Wisemans Ferry for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 9:35am


1st Longer Leg Porters Scenic Lookout Dural to Cafe in Wisemans Ferry  -  41km - 100 min

7:55am cycle 41km due Nth up Old Northern Rd to Wisemans Ferry for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 9:35am. 

1st Short Leg: Galston shops to Cafe in Wisemans Ferry  -  39km - 95 min

Park outside Galston Village shops on LHS when driving West.

8:00am meet cyclists who started at Hornsby.
*    Ahead 600m into Mid Dural Rd for 1.9km to Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd (13km) at 8:10am.

*    R 36.5km up Old Northern Rd to Wisemans Ferry for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 9:35am




1st Shortest Leg:  Glenorie Village Shopping Centre to Cafe in Wisemans Ferry  -  30km - 75 min

Park in Glenorie Village Shopping Centre (2½km Nth of Cattai Ridge Rd).  Rollout due north by 8:20am because the other two ride groups will cycle faster Nth up Old Northern Rd to Wisemans Ferry for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 9:35am.


2nd LegWisemans Ferry to Stone House Café, Maroota  - 21.5km -  70 min

10:05am West along scenic River Rd for 13.8km to Cliftonville Lodge Resort with a 1st 390m gravel section and a 2nd 190m gravel roadway which hasn't fazed any cyclist on previous rides.

Upon arriving at Cliftonville Lodge on your RHS, make a hard left and cycle seriously steep 970m and then Roly Poly for a further 7km to Wisemans Ferry Rd.
Left along Wisemans Ferry Rd 500m to Stone House Café Maroota
for 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) from 11:15am.

3rd Leg Stone House Café, Maroota  to Porters Scenic Lookout Dural - 38.1km - 95 min

11:40am Right SW along Wisemans Ferry Rd for 12km to Halcrows Rd.

Left along Halcrows Rd for 8.1km to Cattai Ridge Rd;

Ahead along Cattai Ridge Rd for 8km to Cnr Cattai Ridge Rd and Post Office Rd.

Cyclists who parked at -

*        Glenorie shops should turn Left into Post Office Rd for 2km for a short-cut to their cars - ETR 1:00pm.

*        Porters Scenic Lookout Dural should proceed 3km to Old Northern Rd;

Right into Old Northern Rd for 200m passing Bus Stop;

Ahead South 7.4km down Old Northern Rd to Porters Scenic Lookout Dural -  ETR 1:15pm.

If cycling back to Hornsby via Galston Gorge, Left into Mid Dural Rd to Galston Village shops and another 13km to Hornsby  - ETR Hornsby 1:50pm.

Couple of nasty lumps in the above 117km Elevation Profile, with the standout being the 950m climb from Cliftonville Camp Park (after 64km) to the 'end of the hard part' which has a few bits approaching 20o

Risk Warning
Ride single file all the way up Old Northern Rd, and keep well to LHS because some cars drag big speed boats on wide trailers
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 a vehicle ahead
Cycling with Muggs is predicated upon notifying Bank Teller if you materially disagree with any clause(s) in Muggaccinos' "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"
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.

Risk Management which warns of the dangers of cycling on public roads with motor cars, potholes and over bridges with vertical timber planks with gaps and cycling much slower on downhills on wet roads etc

1.       Muggs' 10th Annual KOM Challenge, where most of us will again camp at the Berry Showground, promises to be well attended with many of the pioneers who helped to launch it are revisiting (some with 'Billy Lids') for déjà vu, where some of them they think they 'still have it in the legs' -  Share cottage accommodation with John aka L'Etape  is available if you don't dally.  Otherwise pay the Motel or Hotel rates if you don't want to camp.

2.       Last Sunday's Somersby "Bellbirds" clockwise - where we did a 'Uie' at Mt White Village Store - 70km  -  10 starters, however, four of them, Bill aka Glasgow, Tony aka Yorkshire, Ron aka Draughtsman, and Terry aka Navigator had bolted when Bank Teller finally arrived at Mt. White following a 'senior's moment' by getting the rollout time RONG.

Pete aka CampyAficinado showing us the Ducati that he'd like to own

Syd, Pete and Grant aka AnotherBeanCounter at PitS

Scribe   19 August '13