The Bullsheet Sunrise
If you email me midweek that you expect to attend, but on
isn't appealing then stay home,
but message, email or ph me, so that I don't
Out the Posse.
Weather forecast for
'23, Duo Demi
Montagnes clockwise from Hornsby carpark –
climbs) ETR 11:25am
Shorten ride to 52km by skipping the flatish 4km out and 4km back along
Somerville Rd and the 3.3km lumpless out along Crosslands Rd and then 3km back to Bevans Rd.
The traditional C/W route to Galston turning right at the large roundabout into
Arcadia Rd. is a tad longer, but a LOT less lumpy than cycling via Knights Rd,
Bayfields Rd and Blacks Rd. listed below.
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Eric aka PapaBear, [2nd Acceptor],
Ann aka ToothFairy
Pete aka CampyAficinado
Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller
and George aka Englishman
are starting from Gordon station and meeting us at 'en route' to
Berowra Waters Marina Cafe
Bill aka Glasgow, , John aka Auckland,
David aka TreeHugger,
Jane aka NeoLuddite;
Pete aka CampyAficinado [3rd Acceptor], Jean aka ChiliDog
If you are >80% confident of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', e-mail
and he will add ya in the above.
Hornsby, via Somerville
Rd out/back and Galston Gorge
Berowra Waters Marina
Vista Cafe) - 41.3km 1st Leg - 120 min
Hornsby car-park 100m Nth/West of Railway Hotel in Jersey
Nth up Jersey St for 500m,
40m to lights at Old Pacific H’way,
R and pedal
700m Nth; and
L at lights into Galston Rd and cycle
NNW twds Hornsby Heights.
Somerville Rd at traffic lights and pedal 4km on undulating, wide residential
road to narrow entrance of Crosslands Reserve.
into Somerville Rd for
to Galston Rd
* R back into Galston Rd and descend
4.5km to Galston Gorge timber bridge.
* Climb 4km to
Crosslands Rd for 3.3km to entrance to Crosslands Rd paved sealed Rd
descent to the Convention Centre.
* Return 3km and Right into Bevans Rd for
Left into Knights Rd for 850m
* Right into
Bayfields Rd for 1.7km which veers Right into Blacks Rd for 900m to familiar
Arcadia Rd which becomes Bay Rd at pastoral Berrilee, where
a few km later after passing the familiar
KOM descend to picturesque Berowra Waters for our
1st Nosh Stop
(35 min) at
Berowra Waters Marina
Berowra Waters Marina
- 24km (agg 65.3km) - 80 min
10:15am take ride on the punt and
4km East from Berowra Waters where we usually regroup
Stop (5 min)
under cover at
Former Pool Shop, before
3km later turning
Right from Berowra Waters Rd. onto
Old Pacific H'way and cycle
south down old Pacific H'way
- ETR 11:35am.
Ø 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
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
Ø When passing a
fellow Mugg, always provide at least 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"
Nth Turra', Bobbin Head, Brooklyn, 'n back - 66km - 4 riders
At our initial
Sag Stop at
Kalkari Reserve where photos therein date back 20 years
Hornsby, Berowra Waters, Galston 'n Hornsby - 48km - 5 riders
Waters, Galston Gorge, Bobbin Head, thence backroads to Hornsby - 61km
- 3 riders
It was a pristine, late Winter morn', although the Saturday traffic was appreciable greater and less friendly.
The variety of food in the
Gourmet Deli and
their prices are 'beaut'.
Next time we will sit in the
cause it was hard standing back up for Ann and
Nth Turramurra via Bobbin Head to Mt, White and return
- 92km - 9 riders, although Jean aka ChiliDog
'bailed-out' at Pie in the Sky