The Bullsheet weekly ride invitation   Sunrise 5:39am   

Sunday, 14 Jan '18   7:00am Quatre Montagnes from Nth Turra’ carpark descent and ascend Bobbin Head, thence Berowra Waters and Galston Gorge and back to Nth Turra' via Bobbin Head -  73km -  ETR 12:10pm

Or 7:40am from Hornsby due North for 11km left into Berowra Waters Rd and descend to Berowra Waters Marina Café for 1st Nosh Stop at 8:45am - 43km - 11:10am

 Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Justine aka Trumpeter  [2nd Acceptor], John aka Auckland [3rd Acceptor],  Ann aka ToothFairy [4th Acceptor], PrincessCaroline  [5th Acceptor], ... are riding from Nth Turra’ carpark at 7:00am.

 Pete aka CampyAficinado [6th Acceptor], is starting from Hornsby at 7:40am.

 Lea aka SlowLea,,  Bazza, AnotherBeanCounter Jane aka NeoLuddite Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [4th Responder],


     is a late scratching.

If you think you are >80% of joining us, contingent upon a fine morning, can you e-mail Scribe and he will add ya moniker.


Risk Warning

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.

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"

Hornsby, Sommerville Rd, Galston Gorge, Crosslands Rd, Berowra Waters, Hornsby - 56km - 4 riders

The above pic was taken by BankTeller at Milsons Point as he was about to catch the train (patently waiting for him) Nth twds Hornsby - three rent bikes dumped at a silly spot

Above three pics were at the apex of our climb from Berowra waters ferry when it was starting to warm up.  Fortunately, we finished our ride at 10am

Last Sunday, Hornsby to Woy Woy via Mooney Mooney bridge - Choo Choo back to Hornsby except Chris who cycled back cause he is feeling guilty - 65km - 4 crew

At Mt White after 35km

Lunch at the Fisherman's Wharf after 65km

Some of us were elated to be catching the 11:57am Express back to Hornsby

Scribe    10 Sept '17