Sunrise in 6:56am
Sunday, 16 July '17
8:40am St Ives, Akuna Bay (anti-C/W),
West Head (Sag Stop), Church Point
return to St. Ives St Ives - 74km
(add 10km by returning via Akuna
and Illawong Bay)
Justine aka Trumpeter
Pete aka CampyAficinado [4th Acceptor],
Kevin aka TexDubbo
Jane ala NeoLuddite
Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller ],
Jean aka ChiliDog
Ron aka Draughtsman
are starting from St. Ives at 8:40am.
plans to meet us 'en route'
at 8:55am as he intends to ride up
from his 'digs'.
Ron aka Draughtsman,
Tony aka Publican,
and wife, Amy,
Graham aka JackSprat
John and Amy
who are riding their tandem, plan to turn around after visiting the
If you are >80% of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', please e-mail
and he will add you in the above.
The road section approx 250m prior to the West Head Lookout veers
awkwardly to the right. It is narrow with no camber to
facilitate a cyclist to hold the narrowing corner.
Bank Teller has documentary evidence of 7 bad accidents when
inexperienced cyclists descended that road section too fast and spun off
on the LHS. One cyclist remained in a comma for 3 months.
Descend to the West Head Lookout slowly and warn others to do likewise.
RTA, which is responsible for West Head Rd, has been negligent in
dated 11 Jan 08,
8 Feb 08 and 29 March ’08 and
a) straighten approx 200m of that road
section by widening on the RHS,
b) build up the camber on the LHS, and
c) provide dedicated "Cyclists SLOW DOWN"
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;
(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
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
(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
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
Muggs is predicated upon notifying
Teller if you materially disagree with
any clause(s) in Muggaccinos'
"Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"
Last Sunday's Hornsby to Brooklyn
Wharf, return via Berowra waters and GG - 75km - 5 riders
Eight riders emailed Acceptance of Bank Teller's
ride invitation for last Sunday's ride. On Sunday morn' three Acceptors SMS'd
Bank Teller that they couldn't participate.
Bill aka Glasgow found
that his Friday 'trial' ride evidenced that his recovering 'paw' wasn't quite
right (or left). Kevin aka TexDubbo was called to 'family duties'.
claimed that he was too tired, but didn't allude whether it was from driving a
Govt. bus, or a night on the turps.
2016 - Hornsby to Brooklyn Wharf and back via Berowra
Waters Ferry - Pete and Ron rode the Berrilee/Galston loop - one more climb
Old pics from last year - Last
Sunday's Hornsby to Brooklyn, return Berowra Waters/Galston Gorge - Trois
Montagnes - 73.6km - 5 riders
Apologies for only capturing
Ron aka Draughtsman's
knees in the above pic at Brooklyn Pier today
Back at our Hornsby start point, Jane and
BankTeller celebrating a 'fine day ride' with glimpses of sunshine