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7:00am Sunday, 15 Sept '13 - Hornsby to Windsor, back-roads to Richmond for Choo Choo to Riverstone, cycle back thru Galston Gorge - 102km - ETR 1:40pm

Hornsby, Galston Gorge, Cattai Ridge, Windsor, Freemans Reach, Richmond Lowlands, Richmond train to Riverstone, Galston Gorge, Hornsby
(No trackwork on the Western train line this w'end Weather forecast is for chance of a coastal show around midday, when we will be 'Out West'.

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Ride Organiser Phil Johnston aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 is starting from Hornsby station carpark @ 7am with Jean aka ChiliDog, John aka BakerBoy,Bill aka Glasgow, John aka Auckland, David aka CricketTragic, Tony aka Yorky, Bazza aka BackPacker 
Syd aka MotorMechanic and Bro. Mervyn are
meeting us at Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops at 7:40am.

If you think you are >80% of joining us, can you e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya.

1st Leg  -  Hornsby to Windsor  -  43km  -  105 min:

Rollout 7:00am Hornsby station carpark, Left into Galston Gorge to Galston shops arriving 7:40am.
Ahead along Mid Dural Rd, R into Old Northern Rd, L into Cattai Ridge Rd, ahead Scheyville Rd arriving The Bridge Cafe, Macquarie Square, Windsor 8:45am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min).

2nd Leg  -  Windsor to Richmond  -  21.5km  -  65 min (agg 64.5km):

 

 

 

9:20am thru Freemans Reach, Kurmond, Richmond Lowlands arrive Richmond station at 10:25am to catch the half hourly service 16 min and 46 min past the hour (at 10:46am) for a 17km (46 min) train journey to Riverstone arriving 11:32am.

 

Dir

Road name

Distance

Next road

L

Bridge St

0.2

Freemans Reach Rd

A

Freemans Reach Rd

6.2

Gorricks Lane

R

Hibberts Lane

1.8

Kurmond Rd

L

Kurmond Rd

1.6

Terrace Rd

A

Kurmond Rd

6.8

Slopes Rd

L

Slopes Rd

3.4

Crooked Lane

R

Crooked Lane

0.6

Bells Line Rd/Kurrajong Rd

L

Bells Line of Rd/Kurrajong Rd

2.0

Old Kurrajong Rd

L

Old Kurrajong Rd

0.6

Old Kurrajong Rd

R

Old Kurrajong Rd

0.8

Francis St

L

Francis St

0.7

East Market St

R

East Market St

0.2

Richmond Station to catch half hourly service at 16 min or 46 min past the hour for 46 min ride to Riverstone

 

 

3rd Leg  -  Riverstone to Galston  -  26km  -  75 mins (agg 90.5km):

11:35am ride nth up Garfield Rd East, Right into Windsor Rd, Left into Nelson Rd/Edwards Rd, Left into Annangrove Rd, Right into Kenthurst Rd, Left into Old Northern Rd, Right into Galston Rd arriving Galston shops at 12:45pm for 2nd Nosh Stop (20 min) at Galston cafe.

4th Leg  -  12km  -  35 min (agg 102.5km):

1:05pm ahead East along Galston Rd arriving Hornsby carpark 1:40pm.

Risk Warning
Ø    Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø    Expend 5 min studying your street directory for the 2nd (Common) Leg from Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd left into Cattai Ridge Rd, Scheyville Rd to Windsor

Ø    Don't ride two abreast on single lane roads with an unbroken centre line and descend corners on wet roads as though you are skating on ice

Ø    When passing a fellow Mugg, always provide a metre clearance.  If you can't, or are passing on the inside, you MUST call out loudly eg. "passing inside" etc

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.

     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 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

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

Bank Teller     8 Sept '13