The Bullsheet     Sunrise  6:44am                                                                

If you email me midweek that you expect to attend, but on Sunday morning the weather isn't appealing, then stay home.
But message, email or ph me, so that I don't
Send Out the Posse.   Weather forecast for this Sunday.

Sunday, 8:55am, 19 May '24, Duo Demi Montagnes clockwise from Hornsby carpark    65.3km (2 climbs)   ETR 12:55pm   
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 (at Galston) into Arcadia Rd. is a tad longer, but a LOT less lumpy than cycling via Knights Rd, Bayfields Rd and Blacks Rd. listed below.

Main Route:

Hornsby, Somerville Rd, Galston Gorge, Crosslands Rd, Bevans Rd, Bayfields Rd, descending to Berowra Waters.  Ascend to Berowra.  Ride South to Hornsby


300m Nth of Hornsby Stn West side, Jersey St.

Nosh Stop:

Berowra Waters Marina Cafe (now known as Water Vista Cafe) - west side of the ferry      35 min


Ride OrganiserPhil aka BankTeller 0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], David aka OnceAnIronMan [2nd Acceptor], Jean aka ChiliDog, [3rd Acceptor], Bazza aka BackPacker [4th Acceptor] are starting from Hornsby

Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller  [4th Acceptor] and George aka Englishman [5th Acceptor] 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  

Eric aka PapaBear is in Europe

Ann aka ToothFairy in Alaska

If you are >80% confident of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', e-mail Scribe and he will add ya in the above.

1st Leg:  Hornsby, via Somerville Rd out/back and Galston Gorge to Berowra Waters Marina Cafe (Water Vista Cafe) -  41.3km 1st Leg - 125 min

Rollout 8:55am Hornsby car-park 100m Nth/West of Railway Hotel in Jersey St

*    Nth up Jersey St for 500m, 

*    L into Bridge Rd 40m to lights at Old Pacific Hway, 

*    R and pedal 700m Nth; and 

*    L at lights into Galston Rd and cycle 4.1km NNW twds Hornsby Heights.

*    R into Somerville Rd at traffic lights and pedal 4km on undulating, wide residential road to narrow entrance of Crosslands Reserve.

*    R into Somerville Rd for 4km to Galston Rd

*    R back into Galston Rd and descend 4.5km to Galston Gorge timber bridge.

*    Climb 4km to Crosslands Rd.

*    Right into 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 700m.

*    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 Koppers Log KOM descend to picturesque Berowra Waters for our 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) at Berowra Waters Marina Cafe (now known as Water Vista Cafe) arriving from 11am. 

2nd Leg: Berowra Waters Marina Cafe to Hornsby  -  24km (agg 65.3km) - 80 min

11:35am take ride on the punt and climb 4km East from Berowra Waters where we usually regroup at 2nd Sag 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 to Hornsby -  ETR 12:55pm.

Risk Warning

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

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 at least 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 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




Hornsby, Berowra 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 Galston Gourmet Deli and their prices are 'beaut'. 

Next time we will sit in the Bus Shelter, cause it was hard standing back up for Ann and BankTeller.

Nth Turramurra via Bobbin Head to Mt, White and return  -  92km  -   9 riders, although Jean aka ChiliDog 'bailed-out' at Pie in the Sky

Bank Teller   30 Aug '15