The Bullsheet weekly ride invitation   Sunrise 6:01am   

Sunday, 4 Feb '18:

7:15am Quatre Montagnes from Nth Turra’ carpark descend and ascend Bobbin Head, thence Berowra Waters and Galston Gorge and back to Nth Turra' via Bobbin Head -  73km -  ETR 12:20pm

Or 7:30am from Hornsby to ride into the entrance to Bobbin Head from Asquith Golf Course and meet the Nth Turra' starters at Kalkari Reserve at 7:50am - 51km - 11:30am

Or 7:40am from just West of the Toll Gate on Ku-ring-gai Chase Rd and cycle East to meet the Nth Turra' starters

Or 7:50am from Hornsby due North for 11km left into Berowra Waters Rd and descend to Berowra Waters Marina Café for 1st Nosh Stop at 9am - 43km - 11:30am

 Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Ann aka ToothFairy [3rd Acceptor],  ... are riding from Nth Turra’ carpark at 7:15am.

 Jean aka ChiliDog [8th Acceptor] is catching train to Hornsby by 7:30pm and cycling Nth 2.5km and turning Right into Ku-ring-gai Chase Rd heading East twds Kalkari Reserve to meet the Nth Turra' starters - as noted above.

 Justine aka Trumpeter  [2nd Acceptor], John aka Auckland [6th Acceptor], and Kali aka Hyderabad [7th Acceptor] are parking a few hundred meters into Ku-ring-gai Chase Rd (from the Pacific H'way) just outside the Toll Gates and riding East twds Kalkari Reserve from 7:40am to meet the Nth Turra' starters.

PrincessCaroline [5th Acceptor] is cycling from her home at Glenhaven and meeting us at 1st Nosh Stop at Berowra Waters Marina Café.

Lea aka SlowLea,,  Jane aka NeoLuddite Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [4th Acceptor], 

Pete aka CampyAficinado is a late scratching 'cause his son is now arriving by motor bike from Melb on Sunday morn'.

Publican is heading 'out bush' this w'end.
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 to Woy Woy, via Mt White - 65km - 5 riders

'Newbie' Kali aka Hyderabad pulls in opposite Brooklyn Rd after a helter skelter ride from Jersey Rd, Hornsby

Mt White was quite quiet when we visited it yesterday.

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