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, December 19, 2004

Another day...

... Another ride route discovered. It's kind of uncanny the way this keeps happening, but I keep finding new routes to ride on. This one is just beautiful. It all started with a ride south, but after Kingscliff, I opted to head back inland through the hills just behind the Tweed Coast.

Here the riding was pleasant, and I found that link road that went the back way to Pottsville. This could be an interesting project to make more of one day, but for now I was satisfied, almost. Now it was time for the inland route through Cudgera Creek -- and a 180metre climb on dirt roads through beautiful rolling hills and forests.

Reaching Burringbar was almost a disappointment, so beautiful was this stretch of road. Oh well, I can still gloat to Martin about it, this is all that matters. The ride home took me across the Burringbar Range, and detours through Richard's Deviation and Stokers Siding. I was aiming for a century. With 152.6km, I still fell a little short, but maybe next time. I've survived the century-a-month challenge for this year.

Oh yeah, the return was again via Urliup, this time it was a roadside garden that captured my attention.

Pity it was so damn hot out there today -- sweat washes off sunscreen on days like this one. I guess the heat was the only real downer of the day. My next challenge is to find the ultimate tyre solution -- I think with slightly narrower full slicks I can go 2km/h faster, and hence produce longer rides (I want to attempt a 300 this year). However, the issue here seems to be whether they could also cope with the dirt roads. Today's weren't really too bad, but I guess I need to check the Tweed Valley Century again before a final decision.


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