The Bullsheet    Sunrise 5:44am      Flattish route

Sunday, 12 Jan '20: 7am Hornsby or 7:35am from Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops for Tour de Windsor, via Old Northern Rd, Old Post Office, Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Wisemans Ferry Road, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce, Windsor Return via Cattai Ridge Rd, Old Pitt Town Rd, Annangrove Rd (43km)  From Hornsby 128.6km or Galston 102.6km
1st Nosh Stop
Macquarie Square Windsor around 10:05am.


Ride Organiser, Phil aka BankTeller [1st Acceptor], Ann aka ToothFairy [2nd Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [3rd Acceptor], Eric aka PapaBear [4th Acceptor], are starting from Galston Bus Shelter at 7:35am.

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



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 Sat. and he will add ya in the above, 'cause Scribe allots a lot of 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:

1st Leg: Hornsby to Galston Bus Shelter at 7am  - 13km

2nd Leg: Galston Bus Shelter to Macquarie Square Windsor via Old Northern Rd, Old Post Office, Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry  - 53.9km approx - 150 min:

*    7:35am West along Mid Dural Rd to Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd for 2.1km.  15.1km from Hornsby

*    Nth up Old Northern Rd for 6.5km to Glenorie Village  -  21.6km from Hornsby
*    Left SSW along Old Post Office Rd
for 3km to Cattai Ridge Rd  -  24.6km from Hornsby
Right into Cattai Ridge Rd for 3.9km - 28.5km from Hornsby

*    Veer R into Halcrows Rd for 9.1km  -  37.6km from Hornsby
*    R into
Wisemans Ferry Road for 7.9km  - 45.4km from Hornsby
*    L into
Sackville Ferry Rd slowly descending for 10.15km to Sackville Ferry  -  55.55 from Hornsby
Cross on Ferry - ahead on Sackville Rd for 9.05km  -  64.6km from Hornsby
*    Ahead into King Rd for 1km
-  65.6km from Hornsby

*    L into Wilberforce Rd for 7km eventually crossing Windsor Bridge and short climb to Macquarie Square immediately on your RHS (for 1st Nosh Stop - 30 mins) from 10:05am - 72.6km from Hornsby

3rd Leg: Return from Windsor at 10:05am via Cattai Ridge Rd, Old Pitt Town Rd, Annangrove Rd to Galston Shops - 43km - 133 min - ETA Galston 12:05pm - 115.6km from Hornsby



Risk Warning
Ø    Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø    Expend 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, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce Rd, The Terrace to Windsor

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 37 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 road when descending, particularly at corners, where the coefficient of friction is materially less; 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.

Ø     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

Ø     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

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


St Ives, Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay, Bayview Marina 'n return - 54km  -  3 riders


Annual New Year's Day 'Sutherland to Wollongong Lighthouse' ride - 57km - 9 riders

Terry aka Navigator and Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller started 40 mins earlier to ride via Audley Weir and Gibraltar then thru RNP - 55,5km to Bulli.  George aka Englishman entered the park at Waterfall.  After cycling the Motorway to Waterfall, the rest of us then joined the Old Princes H'way about 600m past Waterfall station - 44km to Bulli.  PapaBear cycled back from Bulli.

Two pics at Ruby's Cafe, Bulli on the Beach - with and without the friendly fluffy dog

When returning to Sydney on the train from Nth Wollongong, the atmosphere looked decidedly 'smoky'.  It appears similarly hazy in these two pics at Bulli.

George aka Englishman and Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller trudged up Mt Kiera whilst others 'put their feet up' at Nth Wollongong LeVendi Cafe.  A tad hazy at the Mt. Kiera Lookout Cafe.


Muggs Annual Boxing Day 'catch-up" ride from Hornsby, Sommerville Rd, Galston Gorge, Crosslands Rd, to Berowra Waters cafe.  Thence back to Hornsby - 53km  -  14 cyclists

PapaBear met us at Berowra Waters Marina Cafe

The familiar Berowra Waters punt


Annual Christmas Eve Emu Plains to Springwood up Nasty Old Bathurst Rd, thence Nth to Richmond and onto Tallawong Metro station - 81km  - 3 riders




BankTeller close to death at the apex of the Old Bathurst Rd climb where sections were +15%



The above data included a train from Tallawong Metro to Epping station



Relaxing in Springwood




Above 'n below pics of Yarramundi Lookout on a dry day





Hornsby to Woy Woy, via Mt White - 65km - 5 riders

Pete aka CampyAficinado is admiring some poor large fish on sale

We were joined at Fisherman's Wharf by Ann's brother who hails from The Lakes District in England

St Ives, Duffy's Forest, Bayview Marina  -  56.7km  -  7 riders, although four of 'em cycled a further 15km, plus some nasty climbs.


Hornsby, Bobbin Head to bridge, Brooklyn Rd, PitS, Hornsby 61.3km  -  3 riders

Alas, the pic that Ann aka ToothFairy tried to take of Pete aka CampyAficinado and BankTeller at PitS didn't 'take'.

Two crew gobbling 'tucker' at PitS.  

CampyAficinado had a successful days scavenging by finding two Schwalbe tyre levers and four sixpences.  Pete has taken over the mantle of "Muggs Scrounger" previously held by The Whippet



Hornsby to Brooklyn, return via Berowra Waters 'n Galston Gorge - 73km - 5 riders

Click on Relive to view last Sunday's ride in Google Earth.  Then click on the 'Right Arrow' therein.







Bill aka Glasgow and Michael aka GoodMorningVietnam  (pic taken by Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller)




BankTeller and Kali aka Hyderabad on the Berowra 'punt' on another blue sky day


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


























Bank Teller   5 May '19