The Bullsheet 

Sunday, 6 Oct '19 - Tour de Windsor, Wilberforce, Ebenezer, Sackville.  Return Windsor for train to Riverstone.  Cycle back to Hornsby via Galston:

Hornsby car-park rollout 7:40am via Galston Gorge, Galston Bus Shelter 8:15am, Cattai Ridge Rd, Scheyville Rd, arriving Windsor at 9:35am for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) Thence anti-C/W loop via Wilberforce, Ebenezer, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce, Windsor train to Riverstone - 117km - ETR 2:55pm

1st Nosh Stop Macquarie Square Windsor around 9:35am.


 ......  [3rd Acceptor], are starting from Hornsby

Ride Organiser, Phil aka BankTeller [1st Acceptor] Ann aka ToothFairy [4th Acceptor],  [5th Acceptor], are starting from Galston Bus Shelter @ 8:15am.

, Lea aka SlowLea, Barry aka Backpacker, , , David aka MountainGoat ,  Kev aka TexDubbo,  Jane aka NeoLuddite    Justine aka Trumpeter, Jean aka ChiliDog, Bill aka Glasgow  Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [2nd Acceptor],


Pete aka CampyAficinado is visiting his son in Melb.


David aka TreeHugger

If you are confident of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', make sure that allot a minute to e-mail Scribe by 5pm Friday, and he will add ya in the above, 'cause Scribe allots a lot more time to 'jolly Muggs crew'.  If your short term memory is now a struggle, when it didn't use to fail you in the past, watch this You Tube, so you won't look like a Silly Duffer

1st Leg: Hornsby street front carpark 100m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St on West side of station to Galston Bus Shelter:  - 11.5km approx - 45 min: 



*    Rollout 7:40am from Hornsby station carpark Nth up Jersey St for 500m, 

*    L into Bridge Rd 40m to lights at Old Pacific Hway, 

*    R Nth for 700m on Old Pacific Hway, 

*    L at lights into Galston Rd for 5km to Galston Gorge noisy timber bridge,

*    Ascend for 3km to Crosslands Rd,

*    L for 1.1km to main roundabout, then arrive Galston Bus Shelter by 8:15am.



2nd Leg: Galston Bus Shelter to Macquarie Square Windsor, via Cattai Ridge Rd (33.4km (45km agg.) 90 min:


8:15am west along Mid Dural Rd, R into Old Northern Rd, L into Cattai Ridge Rd, ahead Scheyville Rd arriving The Bridge Cafe, Macquarie Square, Windsor 9:35am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min).


3rd Leg: Windsor, Wilberforce, Ebenezer, Sackville ferry anti-clock loop back to Windsor station 37km (82km agg.) - 105 min:

10:10am descend and cross the adjacent Old Windsor Bridge heading N along Wilberforce Rd for 7km to Wilberforce - taking the bike lane with views of river flat vegetable farming. 

R at a slight incline into King Rd for 5.4km after passing thru Ebenezer becomes Sackville Rd.  

R into Tizzana Rd for 8.9km which leads to Sackville as we wind anti-clockwise NW, then fleetingly W then SW, then S, passing the Tizzana Winery and a lily farm opposite, with 1.5km of good unsealed road.

Upon arriving at T intersection where Tizzana Rd meets Sackville Rd - R for 200m and re-group off-road Sag Stop (5 min) above Sackville Ferry entrance arriving 11:10am.  

Left retracing to Windsor back along Sackville Rd. Left into King Rd. Left into Wilberforce Rd arriving Windsor station 12pm to catch a train to Riverstone which departs Windsor station every 30 mins at 26 min and 56 min after the hour and takes 14 mins to arrive at Riverstone. 

4th Leg  -  Riverstone station to Galston  -  23km (agg. 105km)  -  75 min:

12:45pm ride nth up Garfield Rd East, Right into Windsor Rd, Left into Nelson Rd/Edwards Rd, Left into Annangrove Rd, Right into Kenthurst Rd, Left into Old Northern Rd, Right into Galston Rd arriving Galston shops at 2pm for 2nd Nosh Stop (20 min) at Galston shops.

5th Leg  -  Galston to Hornsby  -  11.5km (agg 117km) -  45 min:

2:20pm ahead East along Galston Rd, down/up The Gorge, arriving Hornsby station carpark 2:55pm.


Risk Warning
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, Sommerville Rd, GG, Crosslands R to final descent to the Crosslands Convention Centre, U turn, Bevans Rd, Knights Rd, Bayfields Rd, Blacks Rd, Arcadia Rd, Bay Rd Berowra Waters. Thence ascend to Pac H'way, PitS, back to Hornsby - 67km -  5 riders -  we passed Pete, Ron and Bill en route

There were three horses when pic was snapped, but one Nag seems transparent

But wait, a 'blow up' of the above pic reveals a white horse on RHS, or is it a brown horse wearing a horse cover?

Relaxing at PitS which alas was strewn with motor bikes, not push bikes as was once the case

Hornsby to Mt White, thence either Woy Woy or return - 70km - 5 riders


Five Happy Campers at Mt White, whereupon, Chris and Kali headed back, and Ann, Pete and BankTeller rolled on to The Fish Shop at 'Woy'



Hornsby to Woy Woy - 65km - 3 riders



                         You might be able to identify BankTeller, CampyAficinado and Publican at Mt White last Sunday - a shadowy pic






                                     This Guy or Gal was a neighbour on my recent visit to Ningaloo Reef about 1,150km Nth or Perth.


Hornsby to Mt White, return via PitS  -  70km  -  4 riders

Scribe    6 May 19