The Bullsheet     Sunrise 6:45am     If you are a faster ride, start later to sync at our 1st Nosh Stop at Bayview Marina Cafe after 51km @ 10:10am.

      Choice of two routes to Duffy's Forest:

1.    Traditional main road flattish 6.7km along Booralie Rd; or

2.    Eric's lumpy Bushlands route.

Sunday, 4th Mar '18, 7:10am from Hornsby Jersey St carpark or 7:40am from St Ives car park Mona Vale Rd for Eric's "Bushlands route thru Terrey Hills and Duffy's Forest, clockwise descent to Illawong Bay & Akuna Bay, ride initial lumpy 2km in/out of Cottage Point to the lookout, for Brekkie at Church Point - return up McCarrs Creek Rd - ETR St Ives 11:55am -  74km  or  Hornsby 12:10pm - 93km

Ride Organiser: Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Justine aka Trumpeter [2nd Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [3rd Acceptor], Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [4th Acceptor], Kali aka Hyderabad [5th Acceptor], are starting from St Ives at 7:40am.  

Eric aka PapaBear [6th Acceptor] is meeting us at Bayview Marina Cafe @ 10:10am
If you are a faster ride, start later to sync at our 2nd Sag Stop outside Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant  after 18km @ 8:35am.
Jean aka ChiliDog  Barry aka BackPacker Jane aka NeoLuddite John aka Auckland  [3rd Acceptor], Tony aka Publican [4th Acceptor], , , , Ann aka ToothFairy ,


If you are 80% confident of joining this ride, predicated upon a fine morn', please let Bank Teller know

Prologue Leg:  Hornsby Jersey St carpark to St Ives car park Mona Vale Rd - 9km - 30 min

6:40am cycle the following route which has low road traffic which follows the street signs to St Ives: 

*        L down Pacific H'way for 800m

*        L into Edgeworth David Ave to F3 Overpass for 2km

*        Ahead into Junction Rd for 1.3km

*        R into Eastern Rd for 700m

*        L into Burns Rd for 2.2km,

*        Ahead into Killeaton St for 2.3km,

*        Right into Memorial Ave for 500m,

*        Left into Mona Vale Rd for 100m. 

If cycling from St Ives back to Hornsby at the tail of this ride, due to increased traffic after church, the back road route listed at the bottom of this ride invitation is recommended.

1st Leg: St Ives, via Bushlands route thru Terrey Hills/Duffy's Forest to Sag Stop at Thai Restaurant - 18km - 55 min
7:40am -

*        E along Mona Vale Rd for 6.7km,

*        L [opposite Forest Way - at Terrey Hills Fruit Barn] into Myoora Rd and take a 1st Sag Stop (3 min) at least 60m down Myoora Rd,

*        Ahead 1.1km along Myoora Rd passing the Golf Driving Range on LHS,

*        L into Aumuna Rd at dangerous roundabout (ask Martin aka Architect) for 550m - initial steep descent, then big climb,

*        R into Coonawarra Rd for 200m

*        L into Cooyong Rd for 300m

*        R into Boona Rd for 400m

*        L into Tooronga Rd for 1.2km

*        L into Booralie Rd for 2km

*        "U"- turn at the dead-end of Cow Corner – NOTE: turn around as soon as you see faster cyclists returning.  Continue past Terrey Hills neighbourhood shopping centre, thru roundabout and take 2nd Sag Stop (5 min) from 8:35am outside Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant at top of McCarrs Creek Rd - muster off the road.


3rd Leg: Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant via clockwise entrance to Akuna Bay loop,  2km into Cottage Point Rd (and back out), thru Illawong Bay/Akuna Bay, right at 'T' junction, left at McCarrs Creek Rd to Bayview Marina Cafe  -  33km  -  90 min
8:40am -

*  Descend McCarrs Creek Rd

*  Ahead down Liberator General San Martin Drive (left hand/clockwise entrance to Akuna Bay), 

*  Left into Cottage Point Rd for initial 2km of Cottage Point Rd to crest with views down each side to bays - Sag Stop

*  Return 2km out of Cottage Point Rd

*  Left back into Liberator General San Martin Drive passing thru Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay, up to 'T' junction for Sag Stop,

*  Right 1.3km down McCarrs Creek Rd crossing timber bridge,

*  Left into McCarrs Creek Rd 7.3km Bayview Marina Cafe arriving from 10:10am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 mins).

4th Leg: Bayview Marina Cafe back up McCarrs Creek Rd to St Ives - 22.5km  - 75 min
Depart 10:40am arriving back at St Ives for 2nd Nosh Stop at Pattisons Patisserie (25 min) from 11:55am.

4th Leg: St Ives to Hornsby - 9.9km  - 30 min

11:40am - L

Mona Vale Rd


Pentecost Ave


Pentecost Ave


Ku'ring'gai  Ave


Boomerang St


Eastern Rd


Eastern Rd


Bangalla St


Bangalla St


Millewa St


Millewa St


F3 Overpass


Alexandra Pde


Pattisons Ave/Leonard St


Pattisons Ave/Leonard St


Pacific H'way


Pacific H'way


Coronation St   


Coronation St   


Jersey St


Jersey St


Hornsby car park - ETR 12:10pm

Risk Warning

Ř      Take Care descending to Illawong Bay.  About 1.5km past Cottage Point Rd is a hard RH switch-back, known as The Wall, which has claimed several cyclists, including Siggy who was carted off in an ambulance, so take that hard right-hander slowly, particularly if the road is damp

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.

Ř     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

Ř     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

Ř     Cycling with Muggs is predicated upon notifying Bank Teller if you materially disagree with any clause(s) in Muggaccinos' "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"

 If you have 'Deepish Pockets' and you don't want them lightened

Bank Teller beseeches each rider to again read Muggaccinos' "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment" and speak up with gusto at a forthcoming Nosh Stop if you disagree with any clause therein, because by you accepting the 'Ride Invitation' in the weekly Bullsheet, you are agreeing to the lawful obligations therein, and should a fellow rider, or other third party, be seriously injured due to your negligence, your pockets might be materially lightened because pursuant to -

*      Regulation 15 of the NSW Road Rules 'a bicycle is a vehicle'; and

*      Regulation 17 of the NSW Road Rules, 'a rider is a driver'

Ipso facto, the same laws of negligence apply when cycling your bike, as when driving your jalopy.

Below is an extract of the final bullet point in the (further) above Risk Warning:

Ř   When passing a fellow Mugg, always provide at least a metre clearance and call out loudly as you approach an upcoming rider "Passing your right", so s/he can drift to their left to allow you even more clearance.  If you can't, or are passing on the inside, you MUST call out loudly eg. "Passing your inside" or "Passing your left".

Below is the pertinent extract from "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"

Cycling protocols:



 (x)          As a Ride Participant, I –

(j          will give as much warning time as possible to enable a rider immediately ahead to give me more clearance when passing him/her by calling-out LOUDLY -
*     "Passing your right"
to warn an up-coming Ride Participant, if I am passing closer than 1˝ metres on their RHS; or
*     "Passing your inside" or "Passing your left"  if I need to pass an upcoming rider on their LHS

Sun, 18 Feb 18 - Hornsby, Mt White, Yarramalong Valley, Wyee train station - 106km - 4 riders

Hornsby to Wyee, 18 Feb - 106km  -  4 riders

Midweek ride on Wed 28th Mar 18 from Coniston, Wollongong, up Mt Kiera, along Mt Kembla, down Cordeaux Rd to Corrimal station - 35km - 3 riders

Eric aka PapaBear, BankTeller and Richard aka Sloth enjoying balmy sunshine at the Mt. Kiera Lookout after a very lumpy route from Coniston station - not to be repeated (as easier route from Wollongong station via the hospital

Sun, 9 Apr 17 - Hornsby, St Ives, Palm Beach ferry to Patonga, Woy Woy - 61km - 7 riders although only 4 boarded the ferry to Patonga

Brill morn', blue skies, fresh Autumn air.  And a new wharf at Palm Beach with impressive black poles

Pete aka CampyAficinado thought that we were behaving 'immature like'.

That thing up the pole is a Pelican enjoying "a bird's eye view" of Patonga on a pristine, perfect morn'

We called a 'Power Play' Nosh Stop at the General Store after alighting the Patonga Ferry and doing the customary 5 min clockwise reconnoiter of Patonga taking us thru the camp ground, cause that nasty climb up Patonga rd awaited.


Scribe     9 April  2017 (last edited)