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Sunday, 16 July '17 8:40am St Ives, Akuna Bay (anti-C/W), West Head (Sag Stop), Church Point (Nosh Stop), return to St. Ives St Ives  -  74km  (add 10km by returning via Akuna Bay and Illawong Bay)

WHO, WHEN, WHERE:

Ride Organiser, Phil Johnston aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Ann aka ToothFairy [2nd Acceptor], Justine aka Trumpeter [3rd Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [4th Acceptor], Kevin aka TexDubbo [5th Acceptor], Bill aka Glasgow [7th Acceptor], Jane ala NeoLuddite [3rd Responder], Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller ], [5th Responder], Jean aka ChiliDog  Ron aka Draughtsman , are starting from St. Ives at 8:40am.

Alan aka PharLap [6th Acceptor] plans to meet us 'en route' at 8:55am as he intends to ride up Myoora Rd from his 'digs'.

   Kev aka TexDubbo Terry aka Navigator, Alan aka PharLap, Jane aka Neo-Luddite,   Ron aka Draughtsman, Tony aka Publican John aka Auckland and wife, Amy, Jean aka ChiliDog  Graham aka JackSprat [4th Responder], John and Amy who are riding their tandem, plan to turn around after visiting the West Head Lookout.

APOLOGIES:

If you are >80% of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', please e-mail Scribe and he will add you in the above.

Risk Warning
Blackspot Warning.  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 ignoring my Three Letters
dated 11 Jan 08, 8 Feb 08 and 29 March 08 and Annexure to -
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" signage.

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"

 

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'. ChiliDog 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

 

 

Bank Teller    27 July 2016