St Ives carpark for "Brekkie at Bayview Marina
Brunch at Akuna Bay"
92.6km - ETR 2:35pm
Skip the initial 6km and final 6km by parking at
Fruit Barn - 80.6km
Reduce route by returning directly from
to St Ives and skipping
and Akuna Bay legs - 64km
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor],
Neo-Luddite [3rd Acceptor],,
Eric aka PapaBear
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
St Ives carpark
Terrey Hills, Duffy's Forest, McCarrs Creek to
West Head for 1st Nosh Stop
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
Fruit Barn (3 min)
2. Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant (5 min)
West Head (10 min)
1. Bayview Marina Café (30 min)
2. Akuna Bay (30 min)
St Ives carpark via Duffys Forest to Terrey Hills
Thai Restaurant Sag Stop - 20.5km -
along Mona Vale
[opposite Forest Way - at Mona Vale Fruit Barn] into Myoora Rd and
1st Sag Stop
* Ahead 3km along
of Booralie Rd)
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),
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
Thai Restaurant at top of
McCarrs Creek Rd -
muster on LHS of white
road line under tree
* 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
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
Sag Stop (10 min)
from 10:20am [41.3km] - pack
nibbles, ‘cause we take a gawk
at the majestic, shimmering peninsula - Pittwater/Lion
13.4km to McCarrs Creek bridge,
into McCarrs Creek Rd for 7.5km passing Church Point arriving at
Bayview Marina Kiosk
1st Nosh Stop (30min).
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 to St Ives - 19.4km (agg 92.6km) - 65 min
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
tunnel under Mona Vale Rd.
into Mona Vale Rd for 6.6km
to St Ives
Ø Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday
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
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
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
dated 11 Jan 08,
8 Feb 08 and 29 March ’08 and
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"
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
(I) did not have public liability insurance cover; and/or
(II) did not possess valuable assets.
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
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
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
Relive film clip
for the 'overhead' Google Earth route from Gordon station back to
The above Red elevation profile from
Ride With GPS
The above Green elevation profile from
Hornsby to Brooklyn Wharf 'n back - 52km - 3
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.