31 Oct '21 –
(anti-clockwise) - 1st Nosh Stop
Herring Café, Brooklyn
from 7:40am - 75km
- ETR 11:50am
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor],
Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor],
Ann aka ToothFairy
Eric aka PapaBear
Navigator [9th Acceptor],
David aka treeHugger
Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller
[6th Acceptor] and
are starting from
Hornsby station carpark
Matt aka GreenMonkey,
, John aka Auckland,
Jane aka NeoLuddite
has a pressing matter and hopes to ride next Sunday.
If you think you are >80% of joining us,
predicated upon waking to a fine morn', can you
and he will add ya moniker above.
cycling North up Old Pacific H'way,
to 1st Nosh Stop
Red Herring Café, Brooklyn. Thence
11km retracing to turn right at Berowra Waters Rd to Nth Galston for lunch at
Andy's Cafe. Return via Galston Gorge and
Berowra Waters punt
- 10:20am (10 min)
Red Herring Café -
2nd Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston
- 27km - 65 min
Rollout 7:40am from
Hornsby car-park [100m
Nth/West of Railway Hotel in Jersey St] cycling 500m Nth
up Jersey St, L into Wharf
Rd for 60m, R [at
onto Pacific Highway and cycle
on Old Pacific Highway to
Brooklyn Rd where you turn right and cycle 2.8km to
Pass Berowra station
Cowan station 9:20am and
Pie in the Sky
Cafe at 8:40am. After passing
Pie in the Sky
almost to water level, R turn into Brooklyn Rd for
1st Nosh Stop (35 min)
Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston
(agg 61km) - 85 min
9:30am return for
R into Berowra Waters Rd for flattish section before
descending to picturesque Berowra Waters 11:20am for
2nd Sag Stop
during ride on the punt.
Or continue south and return
After cycling thru rural Berrilee and Arcadia,
2nd Nosh Stop
(25 min) at
Andy's Cafe Arcadia from 10:50am.
Hornsby station car-park - 14km
- 35 min
11:15am - South along Galston Rd to the large roundabout at
Galston, Left to descend and scale Galston George passing familiar
Hornsby Heights' bus
into Pacific Highway
Left into Jersey St
Hornsby car-park - ETR 11:50am
aficionados regularly station cameraman and/or camerawomen at the acute
left hand bend about half way up the ascent to Pie in the Sky to
photograph motor bikers on extreme angles whilst taking that corner.
Motor bikers often become affected by the hubris of riding rapidly thru
that corner, in the company of their motor bike hombrés, and continue to
break the 60km p/h speed limit all the way to the Pie in the Sky apex.
Too often, too many motor bikers pass road cyclists within the 1 metre
rule. The likelihood of being hit by a motor biker travelling at 80km
is relatively high.
Ř Do not cycle over the metal
girders on the ramp at the Berowra Waters ferry, if you opt to cycle off
the ferry, 'cause you will come down hard, like many before you.
Ø Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday
5 min studying
directory for this route, if you haven't ridden it before
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
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"
Porter Scenic Lookout, Dural to Windsor via
Cattai Ridge Rd, returning along Pitt Town Rd - 65km - 7 riders, although four
cycled a lot further.
To celebrate Phil's historic b'day, all
riders were in uniform.
Eric's thoughtful birthday present of a snack bar for BankTeller achieving
70 N.O. Most gracious, but not extravagant or profligate, of our aging PapaBear.
Hornsby to Mt White 'n return - 70km -
Jane has found a friend
The familiar Winter open fire with blue/grey smoke on upper LHS
A long queue in Road Warriors Cafe