The Bullsheet  Sunrise 6:15am   Flattish route  

Sunday, 31 Jan '21  7:40am from Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops for Tour de Windsor, via Old Northern Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Wisemans Ferry Road, Sackville Ferry Rd to Sackville Ferry Thence Sackville Rd, King Rd, Argyle Reach Rd and Freemans Reach Rd to Windsor.  Then Windsor to Tallawong light Rail - 87km- ETA Tallawong 11:15am
1st Nosh Stop
Macquarie Square Windsor around 9:55am.


Ride Organiser, Phil aka BankTeller [1st Acceptor], Ann aka ToothFairy [2nd Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [3rd Acceptor], Eric aka PapaBear  [4th Acceptor],  [5th Acceptor],   [6th Acceptor], are starting from Galston Bus Shelter.

Phil aka BankTeller is hopeful of sneaking off early, 'cause ToothFairy has forgotten what a moderate pace should be.

, 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  Michael aka GoodMorningVietnam


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 - 13km

7:05am Hornsby to Galston Bus Shelter, via Galston Gorge.




1st Leg: Galston Bus Shelter to Macquarie Square Windsor via Old Northern Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Wisemans Ferry Road, Sackville Ferry Rd to Sackville Ferry Rd.  Thence Sackville Rd, King Rd, Argyle Reach Rd and Freemans Reach Rd - 56km approx (agg. 69km) - 135 min:

*    7:40am West along Mid Dural Rd to Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd

*    Nth up Old Northern Rd for 3.5km to Cattai Ridge Rd  -  21.5km from Hornsby
*    Left NW into
Cattai Ridge Rd for 6.9km

*    Veer R into Halcrows Rd for 9.1km  -  32.6km from Hornsby
*    R into
Wisemans Ferry Road for 7.9km  - 41.5km from Hornsby
*    L into
Sackville Ferry Rd slowly descending for 10.15km to Sackville Ferry  -  51.65 from Hornsby
Cross on Ferry - ahead on Sackville Rd for 9.05km  -  60.7km from Hornsby
*    Ahead into King Rd for 1km
-  61.7km from Hornsby

*    Ahead crossing Wilberforce Rd into King St for 200m

*    L into Earl St for 300m

*    Ahead in Argyle Reach Rd for 2.5km

*    L into Freemans Reach Rd for 2.2km crossing Windsor Bridge for short climb to Macquarie Square immediately on your RHS (for 1st Nosh Stop - 35 mins) from 9:55am

3rd Leg: Windsor to Tallawong light Rail from 10:30am - 17.6km (agg. 87km) - 45min - ETA Tallawong 11:15am

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.

     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"

Ayres Rd/Mona Vale Rd, Nth St Ives Terry Hills Fruit Barn, Duffys Forest, McCarrs Creek Rd to Flying Fox Cafe, Mona St, Mona Vale.  Returned up McCarrs Creek Rd to Ayres Rd/Mona Vale Rd, Nth St Ives - 56km - 7 riders

Outside the former Thai Restaurant after returning from Duffy's Forest

Bayview Marina is closed for a refurb. Hence, Michael aka GoodMorningVietnam recommended the Flying Fox Cafe in a grassy coastal reserve off Mona St, Mona Vale (about 2km further East from Bayview Marina).  The spacious seat placement and shade cover was appreciated on a warm morn' in mid-Summer.

Alan aka PharLap's wife. Sharyn, joined us for a coffee and a Chinwag.

Ann took the above two pics from Flying Fox Cafe, Mona Vale on a serene, but warmish morn'.

The former abandoned Thai Restaurant at Terrey Hills has undergone a major facelift - TEMPO - and is 'cycle friendly' with lots of cyclists sussing it out. 
Hats off
to TEMPO's marketing team for inducing such rider interest.

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