Sunday, 21 Nov '21

*    7:30am from Nth Turramurra Carpark on Bobbin Head Rd via Bobbin Head to Red Herring Cafe, Brooklyn Pier. Thence ride back to Nth Turramurra Carpark on Bobbin Head Rd - 74km.
*    Or 7:45am
Hornsby Carpark meeting Nth Turra' riders at peak of the B.H. climb at Kalkari Reserve Visitors Centre to cycle to Berowra Waters Marina Café.  Thence ride back to Hornsby - 58km.

Organiser: Phil Johnston aka Scribe 
[1st Acceptor] 0434 715.861, Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor]; Jean aka ChiliDog [3rd Acceptor] and Eric aka PapaBear [1st Acceptor] are starting from Nth Turramurra car park. 
.................. are starting from Hornsby Carpark and cycling into Bobbin Head bound for Kalkari Reserve Visitors Centre.

If you think you are >80% of joining us, contingent upon a fine morning, can you e-mail Scribe and he will add ya moniker.


Risk Warning

Ø   Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday.

Ø   Expend 5 min studying your street directory for this route, if you haven't ridden it before.

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.

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"

Hornsby to Woy Woy - 66km, although one rider took a short cut - 5 cyclists. T'was a a fine day where the forecast strong winds never surfaced.

Mt White in sunshine

Above 'n below pics of The oyster eating contest.  Superficially grinning PapaBear and ToothFairy (below) don't 'pass the test as legit Aussie Oyster Aficionados.
They cant help it that they are Immigrant Blow-Ins in the Aussie Oyster Eating Stakes.


Annual Sutherland to Wollongong New Year's Day ride - 5 cyclists



Sunday, 27 Sept - Hornsby via Berowra Waters to Glenorie Chicken Shop. Thence return via Galston Gorge to Hornsby - 52km - 7 riders. 
Although a few crew cycled a LOT further.


Pete aka CampyAficinado wasn't going to stop chomping on his whatever burger.  Although Bill aka Glasgow and George aka Englishman desisted sipping on their mild, legal drug, and Eric aka PapaBear managed to take a breath. 
Meanwhile recalcitrant/erstwhile Jean aka ChiliDog pondered the utility of preachings that he had missed Eric aka PapaBear sermonize from the mount to his brethren an
Extremist Religious Sect
Or are Muggs merely compliant sheep?  Because we can't stop Eric gospelizing on the Sabbath, so just put up with it.  And pretend to be interested.

Six out of seven were in regulatory uniform

Midweek ride - Thurs 1st Oct - Nth Wollongong up Mt. Kiera, along the ridge, down Mt. Kembla, returning to Nth Wollongong - 33km -  5 riders

Evident in the above image, the maximum gradient was 16.8 degrees shortly prior to the cafe.  It claimed PapaBear and BankTeller who each walked about 110m


Click on 'Relive', then the Right Arrow therein, to view our Mt Kiera ascent 'n back in Google Earth.

Then click on:  View interactive route > to evidence a further application of Google Earth 

On the Choo Choo to Nth Wollongong station

Jean took the above snap of BankTeller struggling twds the top.

Lots of snaps from Mt Kiera Lookout Cafe on a bonza, balmy day

Views of the South Coast from the Lookout, incl where we had started the ascent

Din dins at the full of history Mt Kembla Village Hotel was a popular pick

Scribe    2 Oct '20