Sunrise in 6:28am
Or return from Warriewood by backtracking up McCarrs Creek Rd, if you don't fancy Wakehurst Parkway/Forest Way
Sunday, 13 Feb 22 by 7:40am from
Rd/Mona Vale Rd, Nth St Ives for "Brunch at Warriewood" -
via Wakehurst Parkway - 62km
- ETR 12:05pm
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Organiser: Phil Johnston aka
715.861 [1st Acceptor],
aka PapaBear [2nd Acceptor],
Pete aka CampyAficinado
are starting by 7:40am
Rd/Mona Vale Rd, Nth St Ives.
is meeting us at
Vale Fruit Barn
Grant aka BeanCounter
Syd aka MotorMechanic,
Lea aka SlowLea,
Kev aka TexDubbo,
Ron aka Draughtsman,
Tony aka Publican,
Barry aka Bazza;
If you want to join us, please e-mail
and he will add your moniker above.
Rollout from St Ives car
for Terrey Hills, Duffy’s Forest,
Church Point, Warriewood (1st Nosh Stop).
Return Wakehurst Parkway, Forest Way and Mona Vale Rd.
Sunrise Cafe overlooking
Warriewood Beach (35
Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant
now Tempo Cafe (5 min)
Leg: Nth. St Ives via
Booralie Rd to/from
Duffys Forest, return to former
Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant -
21km - 75min
Rd/Mona Vale Rd, Nth St Ives by 7:40am
depending on your ride speed:
E along Mona Vale Rd
Myoora Rd passing Forest Way - at
Vale Fruit Barn;
3km along Myoora Larool Rd until
Tepko Rd which is
70m before Booralie Rd;
Tepko Rd (70m short
of Booralie Rd) for
L into Booralie Rd
and pedal like "shit out of
Shanghai" 6.7km flat/fast stretch past Terrey Hills Golf Course
and rifle range to Duffys Forest (amidst real pigs, goats, horses 'n cows);
turn at the dead-end of Cow Corner –
slower cyclists must turn around as soon as they see lead cyclists returning to via same route Terrey Hills neighbourhood shops
and pull-up opposite former
Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant
now Tempo Cafe around 8:55am - 1st Sag Stop
Terrey Hills Thai Restaurant now Tempo Cafe to Warriewood
17km (agg. 38km) - 55 min
McCarrs Creek Rd for 8.8km passing Church Point around 9:30am, then Bayview Marina to
Cabbage Tree Rd,
R into Cabbage Tree Rd from 9:50am with Bayview Golf Course on LHS);
Ahead for 1.5km leads into Samuel St and crosses
Mona Vale Rd at roundabout,
Ahead into Ponderosa Pde veering Left
becoming McPherson St for 2km to
into Warriewood Rd 200m crossing Pittwater Rd at traffic
lights and immediately climbing up Hunter St [dog-leg
which leads to views of Blue Pacific overlooking majestic
Warriewood Beach [around 9:55am]
for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min)
A neighbourhood, strip-front shopping centre is
immediately on RHS in Narrabeen Park Pde.
Nautilus Café is about 4 shops along. Sunrise
Cafe, on the
corner makes grouse burgers.
beach cafés to St Ives, via Wakehurst Parkway - 24km (agg. 62km) -
adjacent to the coast for 2km - initially along Sydney Rd which
becomes Ocean St;
R into Malcolm St for 50m;
St for 1km;
R into Waterloo St
Pittwater Rd for 100m crossing bridge over Narrabeen Lakes;
veer L into Wakehurst Parkway for a toughish 9.9km
(initially flat past
Narrabeen Lakes thence a constant climb) for
crest of climb under shade of trees 100m prior to traffic lights at French Forest
Rd or at the lights, so long as you get off the road;
into French Forest
Rd at lights for
R into Rabbett St
for 200m decent;
L into Adams St for a 200m "real tough" grind/climb;
R onto Forest Way for 5.3km; and
L into Mona Vale for
Rd/Mona Vale Rd, Nth St Ives.
ETR 12:05pm - 62km.
The road section approx 250m prior to the West Head Lookout veers
awkwardly to the right. It is narrow with very little camber to
enable cyclists to hold the narrowing corner.
Bank Teller has documentary evidence of 5 bad accidents when
inexperienced cyclists descended that road section too fast and spun off
to the LHS. One cyclist remained in a comma for three months.
Descend to the West Head Lookout slowly and warn others to do likewise.
RTA, which is responsible for West Head Rd, has been negligent in
Three Letters dated 11 Jan 08,
8 Feb 08 and 29 March ’08 and
Annexure to -
a) straighten approx 200m of that road
section by widening on the RHS,
b) build up the camber on the LHS, and
c) provide dedicated "Cyclists SLOW DOWN"
forms of cycling are dangerous.
An ave of 38 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
third 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"
Hornsby, Galston Gorge, lumpy
route to Berowra Waters for 1st Nosh Stop, thence up and north to PitS.
Thence "home James
and don't spare the horses" - 64km - 4 riders
To view our above ride route from Hornsby in
Click on the
above. Then click on the 'Right Arrow' therein.
Then click on:
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via Pitt Town Rd to Windsor, returning via Cattai Ridge and Berowra Waters
- 104km - 5 riders
Cafe Windsor amidst brill sunshine après 51km via Pitt Town Rd
Usie snapped at the 'verdant grassy knoll' at the apex of the Cattai
Ridge climb which used to be a familiar Muggs' Sag Stop after scaling
from Cattai Creek
Above four pics in between Arcadia and Berrilee near
the Fire Station (in the background)
Waiting for the 'Punt' at Berowra Waters
Above three pics snapped almost half way up the
ascent to Berowra
19 April '15