The Bullsheet     Sunrise 6:11am     

Australia Day, Monday, 27 Jan '14, Primary Route Yarramalong for brunch - "Iron Horse home from Wyong train station or Wyee train station:

*    7:00am from Nth Turramurra to Wyong 104km  ETR 2:34pm  or  Wyee 119km   ETR Nth Turra 4:22pm

*    7:35am from Hornsby station carpark to Wyong  92km  ETR 3:34pm  or  Wyee 108km   ETR Hornsby 3:37pm

*    7:50am from Berowra to Wyong  81km  ETR 2:23pm  or  Wyee   97km   ETR Berowra 3:24pm

*    Or Local Route Back return from Mt White via Berowra Waters ferry, ascend to Berrilee, Arcadia,
with 2nd Nosh Stop at
Andy's Caf Nth Galston, thence Galston Gorge
- 101km from Hornsby -  ETR Hornsby 12:20pm

*    Or shorter Local Route Back return from Mt White by retracing to Hornsby  -  70.5km

*    All cyclists target arrive at 1st Nosh Stop  Mt White Village Store at 9:05am


Ride Organiser is Phil Johnston aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Responder], Lea aka SlowLea [2nd Responder], Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller  [3rd Responder], Jean aka ChiliDog [4th Responder], John aka BakerBoy [5th Responder], Bill aka Glasgow [6th Responder], are starting at 7:35am from Hornsby station carpark intent upon riding to the closer/shorter Wyong station   


See The Bullsheet for the Audax Alpine Classic for Muggs who will be riding from Bright Vic the day before this Monday ride.

If you think you are likely to be a starter, email BankTeller who will add ya moniker here

Snapshot of Primary Route:
ark at Nth Turramurra carpark for 7am rollout via Bobbin Head with 1st Sag Stop after 10.4km at Kalkari Reserve (5 min).

Or Park at Hornsby station car-park - 100m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St - N/W side of Hornsby station to rollout from 7:35am.  Slower starters from Berowra commence 7:50am and cycle due Nth up the Old Pacific Hway. 


*      All Stops  train home from Wyong 50 mins after the hour; or
*      Express    train from Wyong at 34 mins after the hour stopping Woy Woy and Hornsby; or
*      Express    train from Wyee 1:22pm, 2:23pm or 3:22pm - stopping Woy Woy and Hornsby.  

Springs Rd turn to Bumble Hill        

1st:                 Mt White Village Store  from 9:05am                            30 min
2nd:               Corrugated Cafe, Peats Ridge  from 10:40am               30 min
3rd:                Yarramalong General Store  from 11:20am                  30

KOM climbs:
1st Climb:       Cherro Point Rd to 2nd Mt White sign                          7.55km
2nd Climb:      Yarramalong Rd to Bumble Hill KOM                          3.75km  

Primary Route - 1st Leg - 3 start options
Nth Turra' to Mt White - 47km - 125 min

Park in car-park on LHS of shops in Bobbin Head Rd - 700m Nth of Burns Road

Rollout from 7:00am, -

  • Nth up Bobbin Head Rd for 9.9km to Kalkari Reserve 1st Sag Stop - 5 min,

  • Ahead 4.2km to Pacific H'way; and

R onto Old Pacific Highway for 29km for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) at Mt White Road Warriors' Cafe to arrive 9:05am.


OR  Hornsby to Mt White Village Store - 35.5km - 90 min

Park in Hornsby street side car-park 80m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St - N/W side of Hornsby station

Rollout from 7:35am, -

  • Nth up Jersey St for 400m,

  • L for 20m to traffic lights;

  • R onto Old Pacific Highway for 35km for 1st Nosh Stop (1min) at Mt White Village Store to arrive 9:05am.

OR  Berowra station carpark to Mt White Village Store  -  24km  -  65 min

Nth up Old Pacific Highway from 7:25am for 24km for 1st Nosh Stop  (1min) at Mt White Village Store from 9:05am.

2nd Leg:  Mt White to Corrugated Cafe, Peats Ridge - 21km - 65 min

Depart Bikie Hangout by 9:35am -

  • Nth along Old Pacific H'way for 6.2km to Calga;

  • L into Peats Ridge Rd for 15km continuous, gradual climb for 2nd Nosh Stop (3min) at the Corrugated Cafe, Peats Ridge from 10:40am.


3rd Leg:  Peats Ridge to Yarramalong - 17km - 55 min

Re-mount 11:10am -

  • Nth along Peats Ridge Rd for 300m;

  • L into George Downs Drive crossing Wisemans Ferry Rd at Central Mangrove and continue 8.7km NNW;

  • R into Springs Rd turn to Bumble Hill for a Sign Post, thence 2.5km East twds Bumble Hill, then it becomes Greta Rd for 2km up Bumble Hill, then 3.4km descent of very steep Bumble Hill cautiously;

  • R for 30m to 3rd Nosh Stop (30 min) for brunch at Yarramalong General Store from 12:05pm.


4th Leg - 2 options

Shorter 4th LegYarramalong General Store to Wyong station - 18.8km - 50 min
By 12:35pm 18.8km flat/fast hit-out E along Yarramalong Rd into Wyong, arriving to catch the -

*     'Express' train 34 mins past the hour - taking 60 mins - arrive Hornsby 2:34pm or 3:34pm; or

*     'All Stops' train 50 mins past the hour - taking 74 mins  - arrive Hornsby 3:03pm or 4:03pm.


Longer 4th Leg: Yarramalong General Store to Wyee train station - 32.8km - 80 min

Extend route by 13km by turning around 1:15pm -

  • left (3km before Wyong station) into Hue Hue Rd for 15km NE along a good flatish road;

  • right into Wyee Rd for 750m

  • right into Bungaree St for 250m to quaint Wyee station, arriving at 1:55pm, where Express trains depart hourly @ 1:22pm, 2:23pm or 3:22pm - stopping Woy Woy and arriving at Hornsby station 74 min later.  





5th Leg  -  Hornsby to Nth Turra'  -  6.3km - 18 min


Old Pacific Highway


Leonard St/Pattisons Ave Hor.





Leonard St/Pattisons Ave Hor.


Alexandria Pde/Millewa Ave





Alexandria Pde/Millewa Ave


Bangalla St





Bangalla St


The Chase





The Chase


Burns Rd





Burns Rd


Bobbin Head Rd





Bobbin Head Rd


Nth Turra' carpark








Risk Warning
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's pics of St Ives 7:30am for Bushlands route thru Terrey Hills and Duffy's Forest, clockwise descent to Illawong Bay & Akuna Bay, for Brekkie at Church Point - return up McCarrs Creek Rd  -  64km  -  5 riders

Outside Thai Restaurant after our 'lumpy backroads route' thru Terrey Hills and Duffy's Forest

A misty, foggy Church Point

Back at Pattisons Patisserie post ride

Bank Teller's pics of Cinque Montagnes anti- C/W   -  12 cyclists  -  101km

If you have 'Deepish Pockets' and don't want them lightened

Bank Teller beseeches each rider to again read Muggaccinos' "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment" and speak up with gusto at a forthcoming Nosh Stop if you disagree with any clause therein, because by you accepting the weekly Bullsheet 'Ride Invitation' you are agreeing to the lawful obligations therein, and should a fellow rider, or other third party, be seriously injured due to your negligence, your pockets might be materially lightened because pursuant to -

*      Regulation 15 of the NSW Road Rules 'a bicycle is a vehicle'; and

*      Regulation 17 of the NSW Road Rules, 'a rider is a driver'. 

Ipso facto, the same laws of negligence apply when cycling your bike, as when driving your jalope.

Below is an extract of the final bullet point in the (further) above Risk Warning:

When passing a fellow Mugg, always provide at least a metre clearance and call out loudly as you approach an upcoming rider "Passing your right", so s/he can drift to their left to allow you even more clearance.  If you can't, or are passing on the inside, you MUST call out loudly eg. "Passing your inside" or "Passing your left".

Below is the pertinent extract from "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"

Cycling protocols:



 (x)          As a Ride Participant, I

(j          will give as much warning time as possible to enable a rider immediately ahead to give me more clearance when passing him/her by calling-out LOUDLY -
*     "Passing your right"
to warn an up-coming Ride Participant, if I am passing closer than 1 metres on their RHS; or
*     "Passing your inside" or "Passing your left"  if I need to pass an upcoming rider on their LHS

Bank Teller   19 Jan '14