The Bullsheet   Sunrise  6:20am  

Sunday 7:40am, 15 Sept '19 from 200m NW of Hornsby station Trois Montagnes (anti-clockwise) via Berowra Waters, Crosslands Rd, Galston George and Bobbin Head, thence from Nth Turra' take backroads back to Hornsby.  1st Nosh Stop Galston Delicatessen at 9:35m  -  67km  -  ETR 11:25am


Ride Organiser Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 is cycling in France with Jean aka ChiliDog.

[1st Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor], Jane aka NeoLuddite  [3rd Acceptor],  [4th Acceptor are starting from Hornsby station carpark by 7:40am.

Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller  [5th Acceptor] is meeting us at Galston Gourmet Deli at 9:40am.

   Bill aka Glasgow [5th Acceptor],  [6th Acceptor] Matt aka GreenMonkey,  George  aka Englishman, Lea aka SlowLea    Ann aka ToothFairy  John aka Auckland  Justine aka Trumpeter


Kev aka TexDubbo - Dickey lower back and painful knees.  Tex wants a female back 'rubber'.

If you think you are >80% of joining us, predicated upon waking to a fine morn', can you e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya moniker above.

200m NW of Hornsby station cycling North up Old Pacific H'way, to 1st Nosh Stop at Galston Delicatessen.  Thence 3km along Crosslands Rd 'n back. Then descend/ascend Galston Gorge to left and over railway at Asquith.  Down and up Bobbin Head to Nth Turra' and back road to Hornsby.
1st       Berowra Waters punt                       8:40am    (10 min)

2nd      Hornsby Heights' bus shelter        10:15am    (10 min)


1st        Galston Gourmet Deli                      9:10am    (35 min)

1st Leg: Hornsby station car-park anti C/W to Galston Gourmet Deli  - 30km  - 90 min

Rollout by 7:40am from Hornsby car-park [100m Nth/West of Railway Hotel in Jersey St] cycling 500m Nth up Jersey St, L into Wharf Rd for 60m, R [at traffic lights] onto Pacific Highway and cycle 10km Nth up Old Pacific Highway.  Left into Berowra Waters Rd for 4km flattish section. Thence descend to picturesque Berowra Waters for 1st Sag Stop (1min) during ride on the punt. Ascend to rural Berrilee and Arcadia and arrive at Galston for 1st Nosh Stop (25 min) at Galston Gourmet Deli from 9:10am.



2nd Leg: Galston Gourmet Deli, via Bobbin Head, to Hornsby station car-park -  37m (agg 67km) - 110 min

9:35am - East 1km along Galston Rd to Crosslands Rd.

Ride 3km Nth along Crosslands Rd to end of 'sealed road' and U-turn back to Galston Rd

Descend and scale Galston George to 2nd Sag Stop (10 min) at Hornsby Heights' bus shelter.

Continue 3km to Hookham's Corner and turn left onto Pacific H'way.  500m later right over Asquith overpass. thence left along Asquith Golf course.

Right into Bobbin Head Rd and descend/ascend Bobbin Head to Nth Turra'. 

Then ride backroads to Hornsby car-park ETR 11:25am

Risk Warning

Ø   Motorbike aficionados regularly station cameraman and/or camerawomen at the acute left hand bend about half way up the ascent to Pie in the Sky to photograph motor bikers on extreme angles whilst taking that corner.  Motor bikers often become affected by the hubris of riding rapidly thru that corner, in the company of their motor bike hombrs, and continue to break the 80km p/h speed limit all the way to the Pie in the Sky apex.  Too often, too many motor bikers pass road cyclists within the 1 metre rule.  The likelihood of being hit by a motor biker travelling at 80km ph or faster is relatively high.

   Do not cycle over the metal girders on the ramp at the Berowra Waters ferry, if you opt to cycle off the ferry, 'cause you will come down hard, like many before you.
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.

   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

    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"

Hornsby to Woy Woy - 65km - 4 riders

I have never heard ToothFairy whinge and whine so much about how cold it was at Hornsby pre-start yesterday.  Perhaps Ann arrived there too early.

Mt White 'n back from Hornsby - 70km  - 5 riders

Jacqui, the mutt, kept 'woofing' "Where is Jane?  You're not Jane."  Jacqui didn't take a fancy to Justine and wouldn't jump up on the seat.

St Ives, Illawong Bay & Akuna Bay, West Head 'n back to St Ives for Strawberry Milk Shake  -  63km -  5 riders

Pete wasn't sharing his 'tucker with a persistent magpie

Bank Teller    20 Aug 2018