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,
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
Wilberforce, Windsor train to Riverstone - 117km
- ETR 2:55pm
1st Nosh Stop
Macquarie Square Windsor around 9:35am.
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
are starting from Hornsby.
Phil aka BankTeller
aka ToothFairy [4th Acceptor],
are starting from
Barry aka Backpacker,
, Kev aka
Jane aka NeoLuddite
Justine aka Trumpeter,
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
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
front carpark 100m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St on West side of station
Shelter: - 11.5km approx - 45 min:
* Rollout 7:40am
Hornsby station carpark
Nth up Jersey St for 500m,
40m to lights at Old Pacific H’way,
R Nth for
700m on Old Pacific H’way,
L at lights
into Galston Rd for 5km to Galston Gorge noisy timber bridge,
* Ascend for 3km to
* L for 1.1km
to main roundabout, then arrive
Shelter by 8:15am.
Shelter to Macquarie Square Windsor,
via Cattai Ridge Rd (33.4km (45km
8:15am west along Mid Dural Rd, R into Old Northern Rd, L into Cattai Ridge Rd,
ahead Scheyville Rd arriving
Cafe, Macquarie Square, Windsor 9:35am for
1st Nosh Stop (35 min).
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
Wilberforce - taking the bike lane with views of river flat vegetable farming.
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
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.
arriving at “T” intersection where Tizzana Rd meets Sackville Rd
- R for 200m and re-group off-road
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
- 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
- 45 min:
2:20pm ahead East along Galston Rd, down/up The
station carpark 2:55pm.
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"
Hornsby, Sommerville Rd, GG,
Crosslands R to final descent to the Crosslands Convention Centre, U turn,
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
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,
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
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
6 May ‘19