The Bullsheet       Sunrise  6:14am  

Sunday 7:30am, 30 Jan '22 from 200m NW of Hornsby station Trois Montagnes (anti-clockwise) via Berowra Waters, Galston Village, Crosslands Rd, Galston George to Hornsby Heights' bus shelter then descend to Bobbin Head Bridge. Thereafter retrace back up Bobbin Head Rd to Asquith Golf Course and ride backroads back to Hornsby   -  67km  -  ETR 12:30pm 1st Nosh Stop Galston Gourmet Deli  from 9:25am.


Ride Organiser Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Ann aka ToothFairy  [2nd Acceptor], David aka  Once an IronMan [3rd Acceptor], Eric aka PapaBear  [4th Acceptor] are starting from Hornsby station carpark by 7:30am


 Jane aka NeoLuddite  Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller  [5th Acceptor] is meeting us at Galston Gourmet Deli at 9:25am.

   Bill aka Glasgow Matt aka GreenMonkey,  George  aka Englishman, Lea aka SlowLea     John aka Auckland  Justine aka Trumpeter, Jean aka ChiliDog


If you think you are >80% of joining us, predicated upon waking to a fine morn', can you e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya moniker above.

200m NW of Hornsby station cycling North up Old Pacific H'way, to 1st Nosh Stop at Galston Delicatessen.  Thence 3km along Crosslands Rd 'n back. Then descend/ascend Galston Gorge to Hornsby Heights' bus shelter.  Thence left and over railway at Asquith shops.  Follow Asquith Golf Course Nth to descend to Bobbin Head Bridge. Then retrace back to Asquith Golf Course and ride back roads back to Hornsby.
1st       Berowra Waters punt                       8:25am    (10 min)

2nd      Hornsby Heights' bus shelter        10:45am    (10 min)


1st        Galston Gourmet Deli                      9:25m    (30 min)

1st Leg: Hornsby car-park anti C/W to Galston Gourmet Deli  - 30km  - 105 min

Rollout by 7:30am from Hornsby car-park [100m Nth/West of Railway Hotel in Jersey St] cycling 400m Nth up Jersey St, L into Wharf Rd for 60m, R [at traffic lights] onto Pacific Highway and cycle 10.4km Nth up Old Pacific Highway. 
Left into Berowra Waters Rd for 4km flattish section. Thence descend to picturesque Berowra Waters for 1st Sag Stop
(1min) during ride on the punt. Ascend to rural Berrilee and Arcadia and
arrive at Galston for 1st Nosh Stop (30min) at Galston Gourmet Deli from 9:25am.



2nd Leg: Galston Gourmet Deli via Crosslands Rd to Hornsby Heights' bus shelter - 15m (agg 45km) - 55 min

9:55am - East 1km along Galston Rd to Crosslands Rd.

Ahead onto Crosslands Rd and ride 3km to end of 'sealed road' and U-turn back to Galston Rd

Left to descend and scale Galston George to Hornsby Heights' bus shelter arriving from 10:50am for 2nd Sag Stop (10 min)

3rd Leg: Hornsby Heights' bus shelter via Bobbin Head bridge descent/ascent, thence back to Hornsby car-park  -  22km (agg 67km) - 90 min

11am continue 3km to Hookham's Corner and turn left onto Pacific H'way.  500m later right up Asquith overpass of train line.  Thence left cycling north with Asquith Golf Course on RHS.

Right into Bobbin Head Rd and descend to Bobbin Head Bridge for 3rd Sag Stop (10 min)

Upon ascending the same Bobbin Head Rd to Asquith Golf Course, turn left and cycle backroads to Hornsby car-park ETR 12:30pm

Risk Warning

Ø   Motorbike 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 hombrs, and continue to break the 80km 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 ph or faster is relatively high.

   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

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.

   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 St Ives to "Flying Fox Café Nth Mona Vale and back - 53km - 4 riders

To view our above ride route from Nth St Ives to Flying Fox Café Nth Mona Vale and back in Google Earth:

Click on the 'Relive' image below.  Then click on the 'Right Arrow' therein. 

Then click on:  View interactive route >

Hornsby to Woy Woy - 65km - 4 riders

I have never heard ToothFairy whinge and whine so much about how cold it was at Hornsby pre-start yesterday.  Perhaps Ann arrived there too early.

Mt White 'n back from Hornsby - 70km  - 5 riders

Jacqui, the mutt, kept 'woofing' "Where is Jane?  You're not Jane."  Jacqui didn't take a fancy to Justine and wouldn't jump up on the seat.

St Ives, Illawong Bay & Akuna Bay, West Head 'n back to St Ives for Strawberry Milk Shake  -  63km -  5 riders

Pete wasn't sharing his 'tucker with a persistent magpie

Bank Teller    20 Aug 2018