Audax Australia
This is the umbrella organisation running long distance cycling events in Australia Their website includes a calendar of events.

A place where cyclist can keep track of their mileage and any number of other statistics, as well as an attached forum.

A set of discussion forums covering almost every conceivable cycling related topic.

Cycling Adventurer
The Cycling Adventurer has tossed in the structured life of an urbanite to explore the world by bicycle. A well-written site detailing how he came to cycling, and what he learned along the way.

Crazy Guy on a Bike

Bicycle touring journals from all over the world, including a couple of my own.

Johns Cycles

This is my LBS on the Gold Coast. While they cater more to the racing market, their service, advice and workmanship is the best on the coast.

St Kilda Cycles

Importers of all manner of things hard to find in Australia, including the legendary Schmidt hub dynamo & E6 lights.


Wonderings and wanderings out and about in Portland, Oregon, US

The Journey
The journey begins in Perth, Western Australia.

Lance Notstrong
The "other" Lance!

Ms Mittens
The Wired Cat on-line

Iron Gambit

Aussie Writer and Cycletourist
A blog chronicling the writing and cycling of a seaside baby boomer.

Up in Alaska
Jill's subarctic journal about ice, bears and distant dreams of the midnight sun.

The Kin Chronicles
Taking mediocrity to a new level of ordinary.

Riding and running with a vengeance.

London Cycling Diary
Pedalling across the capital since August 2005.

CouchPilot-2-BikePilot (Zin's cycling blog)
Living an adventurous life with Type-2-Diabetes.

The adventures of Crazy Biker Chick
... Including cycling, adventuring, cooking, knitting and ranting.

Redneck Espanol
The two wheeled Spanish redneck.

Treadly and me
"Work is something I do between riding my bicycle".

Womanist philosophy and theology. Cycling, climbing, art, single-motherhood and fire-twirling.

Adrian Fitch's random rambling.
A bit about cycling, a bit about genealogy, a bit about radio but mostly a lot about nothing at all.

Geo's big adventure
The life and times of Geo.

It's about the bike
Musings on the cycling life.

Various cycling tidbits.

Industry Outsider
A blog about bikes and stuff.

Tweed Coast Treadly
An old man's bicycle riding diary.

A cyclist's life in Tenerife
(Canary Islands).

Bike to work to live to bike
It's never too late to get back on the bike

Stupid Hurts
Just the random scribblings of a guy with a bicycle

I'm not drunk enough for this
Really, I'm not.

What can I say? Just read it.

Mozam's cycling adventures
A random collection of the things I like to do most, and mostly that is to ride my bikes, bicycles that is... My musings from competitive riding, long distance endurance to puttering around the neighborhood..

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Sunday, October 10, 2004

Whatever doesn't kill me...

For some reason since that stupid crash on Thursday I've felt pretty well invincible. Today's ride was no exception. Martin joined me for the early part (although he didn't ride the whole circuit) -- represented by the climb of Tomewin.

It was on this one, where I was supposed to be keeping myself in reserve for the challenges later that I just felt invincible, like nothing could stop me. Every so often this feeling comes along when riding, and it's extremely liberating. A feeling that you can meet any challenge thrown at you, be it wind, rain, hills, anything! Of course, the scenery helped.

Perhaps it's the inspiration provided by scenery like this, that allows us to forget that we are, supposedly, tiring as the ride goes along. Perhaps it's the sense of achievement that comes with completing an imperial century. I cannot, however, account for why I should also have had this feeling yesterday.

Also finally got to take the detour of Richards Deviation today -- a narrow, winding rough dirt road south of Murwillumbah. Only short (about 2.5km in length), linking Stoker's Siding with the old Pacific Highway. However, it was definitely worth doing for the ride through the Ironbark forest. I might include that as a regular detour in future. Sometimes I don't know how to react to these discoveries. On the one hand, I'm glad to find them, but after 10 years in this region, I sometimes wish I'd found them a little earlier.


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