Muggaccinos.com The Bullsheet
Sunday, 18 July
Rd/Mona Vale Rd, Nth St Ives,
Terry Hills Fruit Barn,
Illawong Bay and
- Thence backtrack
to avoid 3.3km
of busy McCarrs Creek Rd -
53km - ETR 12:15pm
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor],
Ann aka ToothFairy
Rd/Mona Vale Rd, Nth St Ives
7:30am now 7:15am.
plans to meet us at
Terry Hills Fruit Barn at
Alan aka PharLap
[5th Acceptor] is cycling from home and will meet us along
Booralie Rd in
Tony aka Publican
George aka Englishman, Jean aka
Chris aka Recalcitrant BankTeller,
John aka EarlyRetiree,
Bazza aka BackPacker
If you are 80% confident of starting,
contingent upon being greeted by a fine morn', e-mail Scribe and he will add your
moniker above - so you
don't turn-up at one of the optional start spots and find you are on your
along Mona Vale
Terry Hills Fruit Barn into Myoora Rd and
1st Sag Stop (3 min)
* Ahead 3km along
of Booralie Rd)
into Booralie Rd,
'n pedal 6km on a flat/fast stretch past Terrey Hills Golf Course
and rifle range to Duffy's Forest (amidst real pigs, goats, horses 'n cows),
* L into a 'No Thru Rd'
about 300m before end of
Booralie Rd and cycle a C/W loop back onto
and retrace eventually passing Terrey Hills
neighbourhood shopping centre, thru roundabout and take
2nd Sag Stop
(5 min) from
Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant
at top of
McCarrs Creek Rd -
muster on RHS of white
road line under tree
Leg: Thai Restaurant
via Illawong Bay
Akuna Bay -
13km (agg 33.5km) - 40 min
McCarrs Creek Rd,
ahead along General San Martin Drive passing Cottage Point Rd
(on LHS), Illawong Bay and arriving
1st Nosh Stop (30 min).
retrace anti-C/W along General San Martin Drive again passing
Illawong Bay and Cottage Point Rd (on RHS) to the V juncture with
McCarrs Creek Rd.
Thence cycle 1.1km up McCarrs
Mona Vale Rd.
Re-enter Mona Vale Rd
tunnel under Mona Vale Rd. Or wait at traffic lights and R
into Mona Vale Rd for 4.9km
Rd/Mona Vale Rd, Nth St Ives
route with Google Maps
Ø Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday
5 min studying your street
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
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
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"
Galston Bus Shelter to
Riverstone, via Rouse Hill and Withers Rd. Return via Vineyard,
Scheyville National Park, up the malicious/malovent Cattai Ridge
climb, thence back to Galston - 64km - 4 riders
Click on 'Relive',
then the Right Arrow therein, to view
yesterday route thru Google Earth.
Then click on:
View interactive route >
around the screen with your right mouse key, to evidence a further application of Google Earth
Eric from his best side
Eric paying attention, but Ann is not. Pete
is like a five year old happy with his marvie ice-cream
The troika back at Galston shops now focused appearing 'in high spirits, lucid and cognisant', even though it had been a
tough ride due to many short sharp ascents.
But our Roller Coaster ride couldn't have been overtly tough, as an old fellow just shy
of 80 years, PapaBear, cycled well over 100km having started
from his St Ives digs and returning back to 'em.
BankTeller attempting to
get into a Happy Snap. Pete is focused on safeguarding his
Hornsby to Brooklyn 'n
back - 53km - 5 cyclists
On a surprisingly sunny, pleasant morn' five old Muggs
were in no hurry to leave
On the climb back up to
aka Heineken met
BankTeller thence chewed the fat with
and Tony aka
Samurai 'et al' at
Phil said to Arno, "Tony told me that he
hardy cycles with your group, 'cause your group is too fast". Arno
retorted, "Well if he didn't want to talk so much, he would find it
easier to keep up".
Arno also said that he had visited Canberra
and cycled with
Todd Sowter aka I.T. Nerd who was even faster, as
he cycles with an Aust Institute of Sport ride group.
Nth Turra' to Mt White 'n back - 92km - 9 riders, although four crew
moseyed onto Woy Woy - 64km
Hornsby, St Ives, Church Point, Palm Beach ferry to Wagstaffe,
Marie Byles Lookout,
Woy Woy train to Hornsby - 74km - 4 riders
The next generation of cyclists putting the Old Folk to
shame with their maneuvers
Will anyone 'pitch-in' to buy BankTeller a new
pair of specs?
Adding to the pics at
Marie Byles Lookout
that date back almost 20 years
Hornsby, Windsor, Richmond - train
from Scofields - 74km, although ToothFairy and Auckland cycled 90km - 7
amazing two daughters, Sarah and Sam, bolstered Muggs number on a
patently foggy morn'
Thompsons Square, Windsor after a marvelous foggy, nippy 43km from
Hornsby, where there was a heck of a crowd on the terrace.
Some of our bicycles at
Thompsons Square, Windsor
Annual Boxing Day 'catch-up' ride - Hornsby,
Sommerville Rd, Galston Gorge, Berowra Waters, Brooklyn Rd climb ride - 74km -
The Whippet, 83 years
BankTeller up the climb from Galston Gorge, passing each other
twice. But 110 metres from the apex,
threw in a surge to claim the KOM.
There was some unwanted
conjecture at the Sag Stop at Cnr of Crosslands Rd and Galston Rd. from the sole
who thinks he is Elvis reincarnated, ably supported by
a former Printer,
when BankTeller announced that Four Old Farts were going
to take the flatter route to Berowra Waters, and not the lumpy backroads
route scheduled in The Bullsheet. Ever 'risk averse'
BankTeller was concerned that
might suffer a cardiac arrest and
for negligence, upset 'cause Tony had lost his midweek riding partner.
But notwithstanding taking the easier
traditional main roads route, it wasn't all smooth sailing through Galston, Arcadia and Berrilee.
BankTeller headed Brian early on the descent to Berowra Waters.
But after descending past the verdant meadows with the horses,
Brian passed Phil and exclaimed "Race you to the bottom."
BankTeller retorted a voluminous
Whippet eased off the accelerator. Do all of us get wiser, as we get older?
St Ives, Duffy's Forest, Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay,
Bayview Marina St Ives - 70km - 3 riders on a HOT morn'
Xmas Eve, Monday 24 Dec '18
- 12th Annual
Old Bathurst Rd,
Blaxland, Springwood, Yarramundi, Richmond"
- 86km - 6 riders which included
Pete aka Yamaha
two daughters, Sarah aged 12 and Samantha aged 10
Apologies for Scribe's below four
pics, 'cause he had Flash set to On, when he should have had Flash set to
Auto. Whereupon the flash would not have made the bright sun light even
Above 'n below pics at
Yarramundi Lookout which was 'wetter than wet' and 'bluer than blue'
down the valley
Relaxing at the Richmond Record Store Cafe after scaling
the humongous Old Bathurst Rd, and then 22km Nth to Richmond
Hornsby, Windsor, Richmond Choo
Choo to Riverstone, thence Garfield East Rd, GG n back to Hornsby - 96km - 3
We took an extended ride in the pristine, lush, verdant
Cornwallis, Nth Richmond Lowlands trying to clock up the ton and cause
the next train East was still a ways off.
Sunday, St. Ives, Duffy's Forest,
Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay, Bayview Marina 'n back to St. Ives - 84km
- 4 riders
21 April '19