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Sunday, 30 July '17  8:30am St Ives, Akuna Bay (C/W), West Head (Sag Stop), Church Point (Nosh Stop), return to St. Ives  -  74km  (add 10km by returning via Akuna Bay and Illawong Bay, rather than ducking up McCarrs Creek Rd)


Ride Organiser, Phil Johnston aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Kevin aka TexDubbo [2nd Acceptor], Justine aka Trumpeter [3rd Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [4th Acceptor], Jane ala NeoLuddite  [5th Acceptor], Bill aka Glasgow  [6th Acceptor],  are starting from St. Ives at 8:30am.

  Terry aka Navigator, Alan aka PharLap, ,   Ron aka Draughtsman, 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. , Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller ], [5th Responder], Jean aka ChiliDog  Ron aka Draughtsman ,


Ann aka ToothFairy is flying to Brisbane to keep her carbon footprint entrenched.

Tony aka Publican  withdrew on Sat night as Pat and Tony are flying to Europe very shortly and "too much travelling stuff still not done."

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.

Ø     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

Ø     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

Ø     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 Mt. White 'n back  -  70km  -  5 riders


Pete aka CampyAficinado was a late withdrawal 'cause a 'PetrolHead' mate offered him a motor bike ride. 

Further below is an exchange of subsequent emails that you would need to read from the bottom up.

From: Philip Johnston <>
Apropos you ultimate below para, whatever you are smoken', I want some of it.

Yes, I can't begin to tell you how satisfying that was! And I just can't wait for the next opportunity to repeat the exercise, and I would encourage others to 'give it a go' as well.
As for the so -called 'mutt' ...her name is Jacqui,  and we believe she may be the reincarnation of Jacqui Onassis....

From: Justine Moorhouse <>
It certainly was very funny seeing Phil take a beating from Jane with a tiny sugar packet.  Jane was vicious!!!!! 

From: Philip Johnston <>

Subject: Re: A 'sinful' Peter McKinn - punishment
Justine was surprised and disappointed at you going AWOL yesterday for the feeble ‘excuse’ of wanting to ‘stroke’ yourself on a CO2 booming, noise breaching two wheeler.

Today’s ride to Mt White on a  delightful, warm and balmy morn’ was enjoyed by five ‘reliable’ Muggs.

Alas, Jane assaulted me several times at Mt White with a humongous packet of sugar and on occasions would not hand over the ‘conch’.

For her sins, the mutt that Jane patted, pissed-off with his owner in an old Ute.

Your penance for your sins:  Say three Hail Mary’s for seven continuous nights, whilst prostrate on your knees, and beg eternal forgiveness.

As part of your plea for clemency, -

(a)   request your wife, Coralee, to administer to you a liberal tablespoon of castor oil, and

(b)   accept that more will be dispensed should you similarly transgress again.

Recent 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