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forecast Galston Gorge CLOSED for rock slide repairs
Sunday, 7 Aug '22 -
Hornsby station Jersey St carpark for
Quatre Montagnes - 1st Leg to
White Village Store,
PitS to Hornsby - ETR 12:50pm - 70km
return via Berowra Waters and Galston
- 87km - ETR 2:10pm
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Chris aka Recalcitrant BankTeller [3rd Acceptor],
David aka TreeHugger
Ron aka Draughtsman
are starting from
Hornsby station Jersey St carpark
Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor]
from Berowra station at 8:50am.
ChiliDog is 50/50
George aka Englishman
David aka TreeHugger,
John aka Auckland
Tony aka Publican,
Bank Teller 0434
715.861 has an apointment with a knee surgeon on 1 Sept at Mater Private.
Likely he will need a replacement. Whilst he is hopful of renewing light cycling
in a few days, an MRI evidences a replacement prosthesis is imminent.
participating in his 50th City to Surf next Sunday, 14th.
If you are >80% confident of joining us,
contingent upon being greeted by a fine morn', can you e-mail
and he will add ya moniker above. If an 11th hour impediment 'pops-up',
White Village Store,
King of the Mountain
Cherro Point Rd to 15m past Mt White sign 7.55km
Berowra Waters to
Galston Bridge to Hornsby Heights Bus Stop 3.2km
station Jersey St carpark N/W side of station due Nth to
White Village Store,
Mt White - 35km - 110 min
8:30am rollout for
Nosh Stop (30 min) from
2nd Leg: Mt
Galston Village shops
- 43km - 140 min (agg 73.3km)
South down Old Pacific H'way
for 24km to Berowra
Rd for 6km to Berowra Waters ferry and
1st Sag Stop (10 min) waiting for Ferry
Ahead scaling to 3.5km to
KOM at Berrilee
Ahead along for 9km to Galston Village shops
2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) from 1:10pm.
Leg: Galston shops
Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter
- 10.7km - 30 min (agg 84km)
Sth 4km along Galston Rd to Galston Roundabout
Left East 4.6km dropping to Galston Gorge timber bridge
Ahead climbing 3.3km to
Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter
2nd Sag Stop (5 min) arriving
Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter
carpark - 3.7km - 15 min (agg 87km)
Left East 2.9km to Hookham's
Right into Pacific Highway for 1.1km to
- ETR 2:25pm.
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 hombres, 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
ph or faster is relatively high.
Ø Do not cycle over the metal
girders on the ramp at the Berowra Waters ferry, 'cause you will come down hard, like many before you
if you try to cycle over any of the longitudinal steel beams.
Ø Descend Les Montagnes
real slow on wet or damp roads.
Ø Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday
5 min studying your street
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
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"
Last Sunday, 29 May, Tallawong light rail station
visit to Windsor, Kurrajong, Richmond, back to Windsor and Tallawong
- 62km. The backroads were dry, but the damage to them is real
To view this ride route from Tallawong light rail
station in Google Earth, click
Then click on the 'Right Arrow' therein. Then click on:
View interactive route >
Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller and
Englishman joined us at
The Bridge Cafe,
Macquarie Square Windsor under sunny skies. (Some of the pics
The Bridge Cafe
are 20 years old.)
This is where we crossed the creek which was a tad
precarious for aging BankTeller, as skipping across dry odd
shaped rocks midstream was almost beyond him.
Fortunately, David carried
bicycle over the flowing stream.
We had to jump three fences like this one.
David aka OnceAnIronMan and BankTeller
took up 'Residency' yesterday at rural Cornwallis by crossing three
road closures to return from Richmond to Windsor
Prior to recent floods, we used to cycle
WestSouWest across the
road above from Windsor twds Kurrajong/Richmond that is no more.
Now there is a massive land fall. Hard to believe, but alas true.
Hawkesbury Council doesn't have the funds to repair this, especially
when similar damage is likely 'just around the corner'.
RE: Pete's weekly Oyster ride!...Friday 12/3/2021
Well yesterday was an interesting day! ….the rain showers only came
while we had coffee at Mt White so we did not get wet !! The day
proved humid and warm! Our planned visit to
Australian Reptile Park at
well worth it. I liked the Komodo dragon and platypus while
Peter checked out the reptile show and snakes ….. and the fat tailed
dunnarts (a nocturnal Australian marsupial) was rather cute.
Of course there were koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, cassowary, emus
and dingoes too!..... all set in lovely Australian bush and shrubs!
I am glad to say there were quite a lot of visitors!
To our surprise, we learnt that Eric had a part-time job at
Australian Reptile Park
leading suspecting prey on a crocodile
walk, where you might end up as a reptile's dinner.
Of course we had usual delicious oysters and fresh prawn rolls at
Woy Woy Fisherman's Wharf
before catching the train back to our Berowra start!
Next Friday I will be in Kiama for the L’Etape ride, but Pete
anticipates riding….. the following Friday some of us will be in
Corryong and/or Mt Beauty on the annual Victorian ride!!
Backpacker Eric has lost a
foot' so be wary that you don't lose even a bit more if going on a
'Nature Walk' with so much "Nature", 'cause lots of those reptiles
have innate primal instincts to feed their kids!
Last Sunday, Nth St Ives, Fruit Barn, Duffy's Forest, Akuna Bay, Illawong Bay,
Nth St Ives - 50km
The refurbed cafe at Akuna Bay
Two pics from ToothFairy at impressive Illawong Bay
Sunday, Galston, Halcrows rd, Sackville Ferry ride, Wilberforce, Windsor,
Annangrove Rd back to Galston - 83km - 3 riders
Click on above 'Relive' image to view last Sunday's
Galston, Halcrows rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce, Windsor, Annangrove Rd, to
Galston - 83km in Google Earth.
Then click on the 'Right Arrow' therein.
Then click on:
View interactive route >
to evidence a further application of Google earth
Gomer Pyle would say, Goooolly !!!
Above two pics were snapped by Muggs back-up photographer,
Sunday St Ives, Duffy's Forest, Bayview Marina, back up McCarrs Creek Rd to St
Ives - 58km - 4 riders
St Ives carpark for "Brekkie at Bayview Marina
Brunch at Akuna Bay"
92.6km - 3 riders
ToothFairy, Trumpeter and
BankTeller down at Bayview Marina on a veritable corker of a morn'
St Ives, Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay, West Head, Church Point 'n back -
74km - 7 riders
Kevin aka TexDubbo,
Justine aka Trumpeter
Pete aka CampyAficinado,
aka ToothFairy and
The lass who took these pics warned that they would be glary
due to the bright sunshine behind. BankTeller suggested that
she take a pic from the second branch behind, but she wasn't enthused.
St Ives, West Head, Church Point 'n back -
51km - 8 riders
took the below four pics
of the carpark opposite
at St Ives
at midday last Sunday, 25th June, following Muggs' abbreviated ride to West Head and Church Point.
These pics evidence that the recently extended carpark off Mona
Vale Rd, St Ives, had four cars parked in it. 30 of
the 34 car spaces were vacant. Why so empty, when on a Sunday morning
over recent years,
you couldn't previously get a parking spot in there after 8am in Winter and
earlier in Summer? Because prior to the
recent redevelopment by Ku'ring'gai Council, there was no time
limit on parking in this carpark on Sundays. Nowadays, following the
renovations and minor extension that occurred three months ago,
perhaps because the local shops complained about road cyclists clogging up
the carpark on Sundays,
parking is now restricted to 2 hours after 9am on Sundays. Hence, road cyclists
filled it up prior to the recent refurb,
cannot park their vehicle there, if their Sunday morning bicycle ride will not finish prior to
On Sunday mornings,
parks his Berlingo 'baguette van' in Stanley St (opposite), and evidences a lot of cars, with bicycle
clamp racks fitted, similarly parked in Stanley St.
and nearby Lynbara Ave.
What is the economic rational for Ku'ring'gai Council to recently extend the
size of this carpark and then force road cyclists to park in nearby streets
by setting a 2 hour maximum stay after 9am on Sundays? Surely, Council
could remove/amend the time limit signs on all car spaces (for Sundays),
10 spaces that directly affront Mona Vale Rd.
One ponders -
(a) the methodology that Council applied to impose the two hour time
limit on Sundays after 9am for the entire 34 car spaces, because a useful
off-road carpark is now largely unused after 11am on Sundays. Because
the majority of road cyclists do not finish their Sunday ride until well
after 11am. Many road cyclists' vehicles that used to park off-the-road, now park on roadways outside
houses as evident in the below pics; and
whether when expending rate-payers monies to increase the capacity of a
social utility, whether Council subsequently monitored the patronage of this
utility after restricting parking on Sundays to two hours post 9am.
has observed this carpark (post ride between 12:15pm and 1:30pm) on
the four occasions that Muggs cyclists have commenced their Sunday bicycle ride from
St. Ives since the recent carpark refurb - from early April. He has never seen more than
seven vehicles in it. On one Sunday two tow trucks were parked in it.
One of the two tow trucks referred to above in
front, with the other nestled in the background
Above and below pics of two SUVs
(with bicycle racks
aloft) parked in Stanley St around midday
on a Sunday when most of the road cyclists have finished their Sunday morning
ride and vamoosed
took the below ten pics (from 8:35am on Sunday, 16th July in Stanley Street) of
predominantly road cyclists' vehicles that previously parked in the Mona Vale Rd
which now has a two hour parking limit after 9am.
Bank Teller 17 July '17