The Bullsheet    Sunrise 6:32am                                  

Sunday, 18 Aug '19, 8:20am from Sutherland Leisure Centre via Princes H'way to Waterfall, descend McKell Ave, up Sir Bertram Stevens Drive and N/E along Bundeena Drive and return - 78km ETR 1:25pm (Buses replace trains between Central and Waterfall - Bus departs 7:14am from Central Station, Chalmers St - Stand G,  arrives Sutherland station 8:06am.  Limited stop buses depart Waterfall bound for Central Station every 15 mins).
Reduce by 14km by a bus train back from Waterfall station.

Or cycle back from Bundeena to Sutherland, via Audley Wier  69km -  ETR 12:50pm

Or catch ferry from Bundeena to Cronulla  Ferry departs Bundeena on Sundays on the hour.

1st Leg: 8:20am Sutherland Leisure Centre down Princes H'way to arrive Waterfall train station @ 9am - 14km  (40 mins)

2nd Leg:  Waterfall train station to Bundeena Beach Cafe - 24.8km - 85 mins  (42.8km agg)

9:05am Descend McKell Ave for 4.7km

Left up Sir Bertram Stevens Dr for 10km

Right onto Bundeena Dr for 10.1km to arrive Bundeena Beach Cafe @ 10:30am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 mins)

3rd Leg:  Bundeena Beach Cafe back to Waterfall train station - 24.8km - 95 mins  (63.6km agg)

11am Left onto Bundeena Dr for 10.1km to Sir Bertram Stevens Drive.

Left down Sir Bertram Stevens Dr for 10km to McKell Ave.

Right up McKell Ave to Waterfall train station arriving 12:35pm

4th Leg: 12:40pm Waterfall train station up Princes H'way to Sutherland Leisure Centre - 14km - 45 mins  (77.6km agg) - ETR 1:35pm

Trains back to Central, depart Waterfall at 12:17pm, 12:56pm, 1:25pm.


Ride Organiser, Phil Johnston aka BankTeller 0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor],  Jean aka ChiliDog, [2nd Acceptor], Eric aka PapaBear [3rd Acceptor], are starting at 8:20am from Sutherland Leisure Centre  Terry aka Navigator and George aka Englishman are 50/50 for different reasons.

Pete aka Yamaha [6th Acceptor] is starting with his older daughter at 9:15am at top of McKell Ave, Waterfall for the 50km ride to Bundeena Beach Cafe 'n back to Waterfall.

  Andrew aka TugBoat [3rd Responder],   [4th Responder], Lea aka SlowLea  [6th Responder], [5th Responder]

 Jane aka NeoLuddite ,  Martin aka Architect



If you are 80% confident of joining this ride, predicated upon a fine morn', please let Bank Teller know by e-mail by 5pm Sat.

Pursuant to Division 5 of the Civil Liabilities and Personal Responsibility Act (NSW) 2002, any Invitee cyclist that decides to accept a Ride Invitation (such as that contained in this Bullsheet) to participate in a Dangerous Recreational Activity needs to inform the Inviter by email before attending the Ride.  The alternative to notifying the Inviter by email by 5pm the day before the ride that he/she intends to participate in, is for the Inviter to re-introduce his former Ride Sign On Sheet which Bike North and other BUGs assiduously use to mitigate Inviter risk.

Risk Warning
Road cyclists share the road with heavy, fast vehicles.  Hence, road cycling can be fatal. 
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.

    Cycling without Public Liability cover is as silly as driving without Third Party -
 join Bicycle NSW for PL insurance, so that all Muggs are better protected

    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

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

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" or "passing close" etc

Sun, 11 Aug - St Ives, Duffy's forest, Bayview Marina 'n back - 65km - 6 riders

Ann aka ToothFairy, Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller, Michael aka GoodMorningVietnam, John aka EarlyRetiree and Eric aka PapaBear at Bayview Marina Kiosk on a CHILLY morn'.

Sun, 9 Apr - 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)