Sunday, 25 Sept
Rd/Mona Vale Rd, Nth St Ives,
Terry Hills Fruit Barn,
Forest, for brunch at
Flying Fox Cafe, Mona Vale
Or return directly from Flying Fox Cafe, Mona Vale - 57km - ETR 12:00pm
Hornsby to Mt White 'n back - 4 riders - 70.25km.
PapaBear, BankTeller, ToothFairy and CampyAficinado enjoyed a sun-filed ride yesterday. Pete and Ann said it was a lot warmer than last Friday's ride to Woy Woy from Berowra.
Ann took the below pic when cycling north thru the Berowra Valley where the view was a lot clearer than in some pics at Beaut Country Views.
Galston Bus Shelter to Riverstone, via Rouse Hill and Withers Rd. Return via Vineyard, Scheyville National Park, up the malicious/malovent Cattai Ridge climb, thence back to Galston - 64km - 4 riders
Click on 'Relive', then the Right Arrow therein, to view yesterday route thru Google Earth.
Then click on: View interactive route > and move around the screen with your right mouse key, to evidence a further application of Google Earth
Eric from his best side
Eric paying attention, but Ann is not. Pete is like a five year old happy with his marvie ice-cream
The troika back at Galston shops now focused appearing 'in high spirits, lucid and cognisant', even though it had been a
tough ride due to many short sharp ascents.
BankTeller attempting to get into a Happy Snap. Pete is focused on safeguarding his ice cream
Hornsby to Brooklyn 'n back - 53km - 5 cyclists
On a surprisingly sunny, pleasant morn' five old Muggs
were in no hurry to leave
Phil said to Arno, "Tony told me that he hardy cycles with your group, 'cause your group is too fast". Arno retorted, "Well if he didn't want to talk so much, he would find it easier to keep up".
Arno also said that he had visited Canberra and cycled with Todd Sowter aka I.T. Nerd who was even faster, as he cycles with an Aust Institute of Sport ride group.
Nth Turra' to Mt White 'n back - 92km - 9 riders, although four crew moseyed onto Woy Woy - 64km
Hornsby, St Ives, Church Point, Palm Beach ferry to Wagstaffe, Marie Byles Lookout, Woy Woy train to Hornsby - 74km - 4 riders
The next generation of cyclists putting the Old Folk to shame with their maneuvers
Will anyone 'pitch-in' to buy BankTeller a new pair of specs?
Adding to the pics atMarie Byles Lookout that date back almost 20 years
Hornsby, Windsor, Richmond - train from Scofields - 74km, although ToothFairy and Auckland cycled 90km - 7 riders
amazing two daughters, Sarah and Sam, bolstered Muggs number on a patently foggy morn'
Some of our bicycles at Thompsons Square, Windsor
Annual Boxing Day 'catch-up' ride - Hornsby, Sommerville Rd, Galston Gorge, Berowra Waters, Brooklyn Rd climb ride - 74km - 12 riders, 83 years 'young', raced BankTeller up the climb from Galston Gorge, passing each other twice. But 110 metres from the apex, Whippet, threw in a surge to claim the KOM.
There was some unwanted conjecture at the Sag Stop at Cnr of Crosslands Rd and Galston Rd. from the sole who thinks he is Elvis reincarnated, ably supported by a former Printer, when BankTeller announced that Four Old Farts were going to take the flatter route to Berowra Waters, and not the lumpy backroads route scheduled in The Bullsheet. Ever 'risk averse' BankTeller was concerned that The Whippet might suffer a cardiac arrest and Publican then litigate BankTeller for negligence, upset 'cause Tony had lost his midweek riding partner.
But notwithstanding taking the easier traditional main roads route, it wasn't all smooth sailing through Galston, Arcadia and Berrilee.
BankTeller headed Brian early on the descent to Berowra Waters. But after descending past the verdant meadows with the horses, Brian passed Phil and exclaimed "Race you to the bottom."
BankTeller retorted a voluminous NO. Fortunately, Whippet eased off the accelerator. Do all of us get wiser, as we get older?
St Ives, Duffy's Forest, Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay, Bayview Marina St Ives - 70km - 3 riders on a HOT morn'
- 86km - 6 riders which included Pete aka Yamaha and his two daughters, Sarah aged 12 and Samantha aged 10
Apologies for Scribe's below four pics, 'cause he had Flash set to On, when he should have had Flash set to Auto. Whereupon the flash would not have made the bright sun light even brighter.
Above 'n below pics at Yarramundi Lookout which was 'wetter than wet' and 'bluer than blue' down the valley
Relaxing at the Richmond Record Store Cafe after scaling the humongous Old Bathurst Rd, and then 22km Nth to Richmond
Hornsby, Windsor, Richmond Choo Choo to Riverstone, thence Garfield East Rd, GG n back to Hornsby - 96km - 3 riders
We took an extended ride in the pristine, lush, verdant Cornwallis, Nth Richmond Lowlands trying to clock up the ton and cause the next train East was still a ways off.
Sunday, St. Ives, Duffy's Forest, Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay, Bayview Marina 'n back to St. Ives - 84km - 4 riders
Bank Teller 21 April '19