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Sunday 28 Sept '14

i)        Southern Start Route: Turramurra station @ 7:00am via Browns Water Hole, Vimiera Rd carpark @ 7:15am, M2, 7km of M7, Quakers Hill Pky, Riverstone, Vineyard arriving Windsor at 8:50am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min)
Thence,
Tour de Freeman's Reach, Nth Richmond, Lowlands, Cornwallis  via 34km clockwise loop north
Thence
Iron Horse from Windsor station to Seven Hills station - cycle Abbott Rd/M2 to Pennant Hills Rd, thence backroads to Epping, Browns Waterhole - 108km - ETR 2:10pm; or 

ii)       Northern Start Route: Hornsby station carpark @ 6:50am 50km via Galston Gorge, Sth down Old Northern Rd, Kenthurst Rd, Pitt Town Rd arriving Windsor at 8:50am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) - 105km if returning directly to Hornsby

Separate Turra' and Hornsby start routes meet contemporaneously at Thompsons' Square, Windsor at 8:50am.

Thence, Tour de Freeman's Reach, Nth Richmond, Lowlands, Cornwallis via 36km clockwise loop north.

Or return to Hornsby station carpark via Cattai Ridge, Arcadia/Bay Rd, Berowra Ferry, Old Pacific H'way - 102km

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Ride Organiser Phil Johnston aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Responder] is starting from bottom of Kissing Pt Rd at 7:10am.
John aka BakerBoy [2nd Responder] is alighting the 6:35am at Hornsby station and cycling down the Pac H'way turning right to descend Kissing Point Rd to rendezvous at top of Vimiera Rd at 7:15am to enter the M2.    
Jean aka ChiliDog
[3rd Responder] is riding Epping Rd and meeting us at top of Vimiera Rd at 7:15am to enter the M2.  
Lea aka SlowLea
[5th Responder] is catching train to Turra' and descending Kissing Point Rd by 7am to meet up at top of Vimiera Rd by 7:15am
Bill aka Glasgow
[6th Responder] and Ann aka ToothFairy are also joining M2 at top of Vimiera Rd

Tony aka Yorky [4th Responder] may start from Hornsby or top of Vimiera Rd.

APOLOGIES:

If ya think you are 80% confident of starting, contingent upon a fine morn', e-mail Scribe, and he'll add ya to this list

i)     Southern Start Route: 1st Leg: from Turramurra station to Windsor 50km - 110 min:

Rollout 7:00am up Rohini St to Pac H'way and descend Kissing Point Rd. to Browns Waterhole meeting any starters who drive from the SW at Vimiera Rd carpark at 7:15am.  Thence enter M2 breakdown lane at gate and ride 15km to start of M7. 

Continue ahead onto M7 for 7km to off-ramp to Quakers Hill Parkway where we Left at roundabout onto Hambledon Rd.  750m later L into Bali Drive (through housing estate) R at "T" junction into Walker St and 600m L into Burdekin Rd and follow this for 600m when it becomes Railway Terrace.  Follow railway line to Schofields and continue to Riverstone along Railway Tce. 
Where Riverstone station level crossing is on your LHS, turn R then immediately L and follow the railway line on your LHS.  Riverstone Parade take us to Vineyard Station.
  At Vineyard station road veers to the R.  Turn L into Wallace Rd after 50m. 
Follow railway line along where Wallace Rd ends at a "T" intersection.  Turn L and cycle over a level railway crossing, and turn R into Railway Rd and remain on it for about 1k to Mulgrave Station where we R onto Mulgrave Rd and follow until you reach Windsor Rd.  Turn L into Windsor Rd, and follow it 3km to Windsor.  Continue on
main drag of Windsor/Richmond Rd for 5km for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) from approx 8:50am at The Bridge Cafe on LHS in Macquarie St [historic Thompson Square] off George St. Windsor.

ii)    Northern Start Route: Hornsby station carpark to Windsor, via Galston Gorge and Pitt Town Rd arriving Macquarie Square Windsor at 8:50am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) -  50km  -  120 min
6:50am rollout from Hornsby car-park N/W of station [80m N of Railway Hotel in Jersey St]

 

Dir

Street "in"

km

 

Street "to"

Nth

Jersey St

0.5

 

Bridge Rd

L

Bridge Rd

0.25

 

Old Pacific H'way

R

Old Pacific Hway

0.8

 

Galston Rd

L

Galston Rd

3.05

Galston Gorge bridge

A

Galston Rd

3.3

"L" turn twds nursery

L

Galston Rd

1.05

Galston

L

Galston Rd

0.45

Mid Dural Rd

R

Mid Dural Rd

0.05

 

Mid Dural Rd

 

approx 8:10am

 

 

50m into Mid Dural Rd

A

Mid Dural Rd

1.85

Old Northern Rd

L

Old Northern Rd

2.5

Wyoming Rd

R

Wyoming Rd

0.7

Langford/Davey Rd

L

Langford/Davey Rd

1.6

Derriwong Rd

L

Derriwong Rd

0.5

Wirrabarra Rd

R

Wirrabarra Rd

0.6

Pellit Lane

R

Pellit Lane

0.2

Kenthurst Rd

 

2nd Sag Stop

 

 

50m short of Kenthurst Rd

R

Kenthurst Rd

4.5

Pitt Town Rd

L

Pitt Town Rd

12.9

Neich Rd

A

Neich Rd

0.85

Scheyville Rd

L

Scheyville Rd

4.8

Old Stock Route Rd

L

Old Stock Route Rd

1.9

Wolseley Rd

R

Wolseley Rd

1.2

Havelock St

L

Havelock St

0.4

Old Hawkesbury Rd

R

Old Hawkesbury Rd

0.4

Pitt Town Rd

L

Pitt Town Rd

0.5

 Windsor Rd

R

 Windsor Rd

1.5

 Macquarie St

L

 Macquarie St

0.2

Windsor Rd / Richmond Rd.

Arrive Macquarie Place Windsor at 8:50am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min).

 

 

ii)     above alternate Return Back to Hornsby via Cattai Ridge, Arcadia/Bay Rd, Berowra Ferry, Old Pacific H'way - 102km

 

2nd Leg: Windsor, Freeman's ReachRichmond,  Lowlands, Cornwallis, Windsor -  34km (84km agg from Turra') - 105 min

 

 

9:20am rollout of Windsor:  

Dir

Road name

Distance

Next road

L

Bridge St

0.3

Freemans Reach Rd

A

Freemans Reach Rd

6.7

Gorricks Lane

R

Hibberts Lane

2.0

Kurmond Rd

L

Kurmond Rd

1.8

Terrace Rd

A

Kurmond Rd

7.2

Slopes Rd

L

Slopes Rd

3.8

Crooked Lane

R

Crooked Lane

0.7

Bells Line Rd/Kurrajong Rd

L

Bells Line of Rd/Kurrajong Rd

2.1

Old Kurrajong Rd

L

Old Kurrajong Rd

1.2

Triangle Lane

L

Triangle Lane

1.5

Powells Lane

A

Powells Lane

1.6

Edward Rd

R

Edward Rd

2.5

Cornwells Lane

R

Cornwells Lane

0.3

Cornwallis Rd

R

Cornwallis Rd

6.0

Greenway Cres

L

Greenway Cres

0.2

Moses St

R

Moses St

0.2

Cox St

A

Cox St

0.1

Brahan St

L

Brahan St

0.2

George St.

R

George St.

0.1

Windsor - ETR 11:05am

Return to Windsor station at 11:05am to grab a feed Sag Stop to aboard the train departing 25 mins past the half hour 11:25am (or 11:55am) for 32 min ride to Seven Hills station, alighting at 1:27pm (or 1:57pm)

 

 

 

 

3rd Leg: Seven Hills to Turramurra - 22km - 75 min

Alight at Seven Hills station at 1:57pm.

  • Right along Prospect Highway for 900m,

  • Ahead at Johnson Ave traffic lights into Abbott Rd/M2 for 11km,

  • Exit M2 at Pennant Hills Rd by turning Right onto the cycle path on LHS and follow concrete cycle path about 200m to below yellow M2 Detour sign:

  • Turn left heading East along Murray Farm Rd. for about 800m

  • Take 3rd right into Orchard Rd for 350m

  • Take 2nd left into Plympton Rd for 700m

  • Turn right into Midson Road for 250m

  • Take 2nd left into Wingrove Ave for 350m

  • Left into Kent St for 200m

  • Left into Ray Rd for 300m

  • Ahead into Kandy Ave for 300m

  • Cross busy Beecroft Rd and turn right and ascend 60m into disused lane up to Cambridge St

  • Left into Chester St for 150m

  • Veer right into Essex St for 320m

  • Left into Pembroke St for 130m

  • Left into Epping Rd for 800m

  • Left into Vimiera Rd for 800m

  • Left into Brown's Waterhole for 1.8km,

  • Ahead up Kissing Point Rd for 3.7km

  • R into Pacific H'way for 250m

  • Left into Rohini St for 200m

  • Left into Turramurra station carpark.

ETR Turramurra station 3:15pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk Warning
Ø   Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø   Expend 5 min studying your street directory for the 36km clockwise 2nd Leg loop from Windsor, Freeman's Reach, Richmond Lowlands, Cornwallis, returning to Windsor which is beaut

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"

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Bank Teller    21 Sept '14