The Bullsheet    Sunrise 6:05am   

Sunday, 7 Sept '14 Cinque or Trois  Montagnes (anti-clockwise) - 1st Nosh Stop Red Herring Café, Brooklyn:

*    Nth Turramurra shops carpark from 7:05am     99km     ETR 12:15pm; or 
*    200m NW of Hornsby station from 7:40am        72km     ETR 11:35am

Cyclists should time their start to arrive at 1st Nosh Stop at Red Herring Café, Brooklyn Wharf at 8:40am. 


Ride Organiser, Phil aka BankTeller, 0434 715.861 [1st responder], 
Jean aka ChiliDog [1st responder], Graham aka JackSprat [2nd responder].    (Syd aka MotorMechanic, Shane aka PeoplePlotter, Alan aka PharLap, George aka Englishman, Steve aka TravelDoc, Barry aka BackPacker)

If you think you are >80% of joining us, predicated upon waking to a fine morn', please e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya moniker above.

Separate starts from
Nth Turramurra shops or 200m NW of Hornsby station cycling North up Old Pacific H'way, to 1st Nosh Stop at Red Herring Café, BrooklynThence 11km retracing to turn right at Berowra Waters Rd to Nth Galston for lunch at Andy's Cafe.  Return via Galston Gorge and Bobbin Head.
2nd      Berowra Waters punt             -    10:10am    (10 min)


1st       Red Herring Café                     -    8:40am    (30 min)

2nd      Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston         -  10:35am    (25 min)

KOM climbs:
1st climb:      50m past Bobbin Head bridge,
"60km Max Speed" sign, to Kalkari Reserve sign - 3.25km

2nd climb:     Brooklyn Rd large aluminium light poll to 20m before Pie in the Sky entrance - 3.85km

3rd climb:      150m West of Berowra Waters punt to Koppers Log Berrilee - 3.40km

4th climb:      cement Bridge at Galston Gorge to 50m before Bus Shelter -  3.4km

5th climb:      "60km Max Speed" sign 15m after Old Stone Toilet Block SE side of Bobbin Head bridge to "60km Max Speed" sign 50m before Toll Booth at Nth Turra entrance -  3.95km

1st Leg: Nth Turra' 37km (100 min) or Hornsby 26km (65 min) to Red Herring Café Brooklyn

¨       Longer Ride - Cinque Montagnes [100km] 
Rollout 7:05am from
Nth Turramurra village car park (700m NNE of Burns Rd) in Valley Park Cres (little road off to the left of Bobbin Head Rd opposite the Corner Café on LHS) for 37km leg to
Red Herring Café Brooklyn, passing Kalkari Reserve after 10.2km. 4 clicks later, R into Pac Highway at lights after passing Asquith Golf Course. Then due Nth on Old Pacific Highway.

¨       Shorter Ride - Three Hills [74km] 
Rollout 7:40am from Hornsby car-park [100m Nth/West of Railway Hotel in Jersey St] cycling 500m Nth up Jersey St, L into Wharf Rd for 60m, R [at traffic lights] onto Pacific Highway and cycle Nth on Old Pacific Highway to Brooklyn Rd where you turn right and cycle 2.8km to
Red Herring Café.

Both groups pass Berowra station 8:10am, Cowan station 8:20am and Pie in the Sky Cafe at 8:30am.  After passing Pie in the Sky Cafe descend almost to water level, turn into Brooklyn Rd for 3.2km for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) at Red Herring Café, Brooklyn from 8:40am. 

2nd Leg: Red Herring Café, Brooklyn to Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston - 33km (agg 70km from Nth Turra') - 85 min

9:10am return for 11km and R into Berowra Waters Rd for flattish section before descending to picturesque Berowra Waters 10:10am for 2nd Sag Stop (10 min) during ride on the punt. 

Or continue south and return to either Hornsby [52km] or Nth Turra’ [75km] car parks

After cycling thru rural Berrilee and Arcadia, take 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) at Andy's Cafe Arcadia from 10:35am.



3rd Leg: Andy's Cafe to -
*    either
Hornsby car-park - 13km - 35 min; or
*    or
Nth Turramurra car park - 28km
(agg 98km from Nth Turra') - 75 min

11am commence return home continuing South along Galston Rd to the large roundabout at Galston, Left to descend and scale Galston George passing familiar Hornsby Heights' bus shelter.

Continue 3km to Hookham's Corner and either -

             2km to Jersey St, Hornsby car-park - ETR 11:35am; or

¨       L       2.5km up Pacific H'way to Asquith station, then off-road to Royston Ave thru backstreets of Asquith, R in to Ku' ring' gai Chase Rd, Ahead into Bobbin Head Rd for 15km to Nth Turramurra car park on Bobbin Head Rd - ETR 12:15pm.

Risk Warning
Ø   Do not cycle over the metal girders on the ramp at the Berowra Waters ferry, if you opt to cycle off the ferry, 'cause you will come down hard, like many before you.
Ø   Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø   Expend 5 min studying your street directory for this route, if you haven't ridden it before

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.

Ř   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

Ř    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

Ř    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    1 Sept '14