The Bullsheet    Sunrise 6:04am      No trackwork on the Western train line this w'end  

Start by 7:55am Sunday, 24 Oct '21 - Hornsby, Galston Buss Shelter,  Cattai Ridge Rd, Windsor, Cornwallis back-roads to Richmond for Choo Choo to Riverstone.  Thence cycle to Tallawong light rail and catch train to Castle Hill Light Rail and cycle 7.7km up north to Porters Lookout, Dural   - 63.5km - ETR 12:20pm.  Or catch train home from Richmond.  Or cycle from Richmond.

Start from Porters Lookout, Dural at 8:15am and cycle to Windsor via Old Northern Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd, Scheyville Rd to Windsor.  Thence on to Richmond via Cornwallis and North Richmond Lowlands to catch train to Riverstone and cycle to Tallawong station and catch train to Castle Hill Light Rail and cycle 7.7km North back to Porters Lookout, Dural.

Ride Organiser Phil aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor], Ann aka ToothFairy [3rd Acceptor], Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller  [4th Acceptor], Terry aka Navigator [5th Acceptor], are starting from Porters Lookout, Dural by 8:15am.

George aka Englishman [6th Acceptor] is meeting us at Windsor around 9:35am

 George aka Englishman, , John aka BakerBoy,, Bazza aka BackPacker Tony aka Publican Jean aka ChiliDog , Bill aka Glasgow


If you are 80% confident of joining this ride, predicated upon a fine morn', please let Bank Teller know by e-mail by 5pm Sat.

1st Longer Leg  -  Hornsby to Windsor  -  43km  -  125 min:

Rollout by 7:55am Hornsby station carpark. Left into Galston Gorge arriving Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops 8:35am.
Ahead West along Mid Dural Rd, R into Old Northern Rd, L into Cattai Ridge Rd, ahead Scheyville Rd arrive The Bridge Cafe, Macquarie Square, Windsor 10am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min).

1st Shorter Leg  -  Porters Lookout, Dural to Windsor  -  28km  -  80 min:


Rollout 8:15am:
6km Nth up Old Northern Rd, L into Cattai Ridge Rd, ahead Scheyville Rd arrive The Bridge Cafe, Macquarie Square, Windsor 9.35am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min).

2nd Leg  -  Windsor to Richmond train station -  13.5km  -  50 min (agg 41.5km):




10:10am thru Cornwallis and the Richmond Lowlands arrive Richmond station at 11am to catch the half hourly service 5 min and 35 min past the hour (at 11:05am) for a 17km (21 min) train journey to Riverstone station arriving 11.26am.




3rd Leg  -  Riverstone Station to Tallawong Light Rail Station  - 6.5km  -  20 min (agg 48km)

Alight train at Riverstone station at 11:30am and follow the BLUE ROUTE below.

Ride south-east towards Garfield Rd W

Turn left onto Garfield Rd West

Turn right onto Railway Terrace

Slight left to stay on Railway Terrace

Turn left onto Schofields Rd

Turn left onto Hambledon Rd

Turn right onto Schofields Rd

Turn left onto Cudgegong Rd

Turn left onto Implexa Pde and Tallawong Station to catch train to Castle Hill Light Rail Station






4th Leg  -  Castle Hill Light Rail Station to Porters Lookout, Dural   - 7.7km  -  30 min (agg 55.7km)

Following the dark grey route on the adjoining map, ride north-east from Castle Hill Light Rail on Old Castle Hill Rd for 1.6km.
Turn left onto Old Northern Rd for 1.1km.
Veer right onto Hastings Rd for 900m

Then following the blue route, veer left onto New Line Rd for 1.7km.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Old Northern Rd for 2.3km to return to
Porters Lookout, Dural



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, Scheyville Rd 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 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"

Nth Turramurra to Pie in the Sky and back - 60km - 8 cyclists

Above 'n below pic snapped at Kalkari Visitor Centre after scaling from Bobbin Head Bridge on a Corker of a morn'.

Eight of us enjoying the sunshine at Pie in the Sky after a few weeks of shitty Spring weather.  Muggs don't discriminate 'cause there are Three Poms and a German amongst us.

Hornsby to Woy Woy, via Mt. White - 64km - 10 riders + Jacquie    -    Englishman and Recalcitrant cycled back to Hornsby

Bank Teller rec'd an uncalled for comment from Englishman at Woy Woy.

              "Phil, when I passed you when climbing at Mt. White, were you taking a snooze?"

Phil retorted:

              " George, Some people evidence their body deteriorating and not their brain."  That is better than the opposite."

Unfortunately, a few crew responded with questionable comments that lacked foundation or substance but gave them a Jolly

Ann aka ToothFairy continues to amaze. 

Click on her Profile and scroll down twds the end.

Hornsby to Cherro Point Rd 'n back (only one hill)  -  51km  -  2 riders

100% representation in uniform  -  'twas chilly early

Old pics from Mt white return  -  70km  -  10 riders

Bank Teller     8 Apr '19