The Bullsheet        Sunrise 6:37am 

Sunday, 12 Aug '18  8:15am from St Ives carpark for "Brekkie at Bayview Marina - optional Brunch at Akuna Bay" -  92.6km -  ETR 2:35pm

Skip the initial 6km and final 6km by parking at Terrey Hills Fruit Barn - 80.6km

Reduce route by returning directly from West Head Sag Stop to St Ives and skipping Bayview Marina and Akuna Bay legs  - 64km

Ride Organiser, Phil Johnston aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado  [2nd Acceptor],  Jane aka Neo-Luddite [3rd Acceptor],, Eric aka PapaBear   [4th Responder],  [5th Responder], are starting from St Ives at 8:15am.

Bill aka Glasgow, John aka Auckland



If you are 80% confident of starting, contingent upon being greeted by a fine morn', please e-mail Scribe and he will add your moniker above - so you don't turn-up at one of the optional start spots and find you are on your Pat Malone.

8:15am rollout St Ives carpark to Terrey Hills, Duffy's Forest, McCarrs Creek to West Head for 1st Nosh Stop (15 min).

Return to McCarrs Creek and turn Left down McCarrs Creek Rd to Bayview Marina Café [LHS two clicks past Church Point] for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 11:40am.

Sag Stops:
Terrey Hills Fruit Barn (3 min)
2.   Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant (5 min)
West Head (10 min)

Nosh Stops:
.   Bayview Marina Café  (30 min)
2.   Akuna Bay  (30 min)

1st Leg:  St Ives carpark via Duffys Forest to Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant Sag Stop - 20.5km - 60 min


8:15am -

*       E along Mona Vale Rd for 6.7km,

*        L [opposite Forest Way - at Mona Vale Fruit Barn] into Myoora Rd and take a 1st Sag Stop (3 min),

*        Ahead 3km along Myoora Larool Rd,

*        L into Tepko Rd (75m short of Booralie Rd) for 400m,

*        L into Booralie Rd, 'n pedal 6km on a flat/fast stretch past Terrey Hills Golf Course and rifle range to Duffy's Forest (amidst real pigs, goats, horses 'n cows),

*        "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 8am outside Thai Restaurant at top of McCarrs Creek Rd - muster on LHS of white road line under tree cover.

2nd Leg:  Thai Restaurant to West Head - 18.4km (agg. 38.9km) - 60 min


9:20am -

*        Descend McCarrs Creek Rd and enter Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park 3.2km to "V" (dual entrances to the park),

*        R continuing on McCarrs Creek Rd for 2km,

*        L at McCarrs Creek bridge for 1.4km to T juncture (Akuna Bay Marina is 2.8km downhill on LHS).

*        Ahead along West Head Rd for 12km to The Headland for 3rd Sag Stop (10 min) from 10:20am [41.3km] - pack nibbles, ‘cause we take a gawk at the majestic, shimmering peninsula - Pittwater/Lion Island.

3rd Leg:  West Head to Bayview Marina Kiosk - 21.5km (agg 60.4km) - 70 min



10:30am -

*        Retrace 13.4km to McCarrs Creek bridge,

*        L into McCarrs Creek Rd for 7.5km passing Church Point arriving at Bayview Marina Kiosk from 11:40am for 1st Nosh Stop (30min). 

4th Leg: Bayview Marina Kiosk to Akuna Bay  - 12.8km (agg 73.2km) - 50 min

At 12:10pm, cycle 7.4km up McCarrs Creek, turn R to Akuna Bay anti-clock, a further 4.5km for Brunch 2nd Nosh Stop (30 min) at Akuna Bay from 1pm.

5th Leg: Akuna Bay to St Ives - 19.4km (agg 92.6km) - 65 min

1:30pm -

Climb anti-clockwise from Akuna Bay to Terrey Hills and re-enter Mona Vale Rd via -

*        Myoora Larool Rd after passing the Mona Vale Fruit Barn, or 

*        the tunnel under Mona Vale Rd.  

*        R into Mona Vale Rd for 6.6km to St Ives from 2:35pm.  

Risk Warning
Ø    Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø    Expend 5 min studying your street directory for the 2nd (Common) Leg from Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd left into Cattai Ridge Rd, Scheyville Rd to Windsor

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

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.

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"

St Ives, West Head returning via Akuna Bay - 62km  -  5 riders

Click on Relive film clip for the 'overhead' Google Earth route from Gordon station back to Gordon station.

The above Red elevation profile from Ride With GPS

The above Green elevation profile from Garmin Connect




Hornsby to Brooklyn Wharf 'n back - 52km - 3 riders


Why has BankTeller included a pic of cyclist, Russell Garstang?  Because Russell told the triumvirate of Muggs back at PitS at approx 11am today that he came real close to getting 'smashed' by an out-of-control, non-driven motor bike after a cluster of motor bikers hit-the-anchors after a Police Car popped-out-of-nowhere in pursuit of a 'P Plater' rider doing +100km p/h up the ascent to PitS.

Scribe   5 Aug 2018