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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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Seeing the light

Courtesy of that package that arrived from St Kilda Cycles last weekend, I have finally seen the light. I am, of course, referring to my E6 light with the Schmidt Hub Dynamo/generator. I took it for a test ride last night out to Austinville (where else?) with the glow-worms, snakes, green frogs and obligatory cane toads. It's quite an interesting light to use, but it's taking some getting used to.

The beam is more focussed than any other light I've ever used, meaning that when adjusted right, I can see every pot-hole in front of me, every little bump in the road. I have the option of shortening or lengthening the beam by adjusting it on my handlebars virtually anytime I like. I think I need to shorten it slightly on the dirt roads. Some of the corners can be interesting with such a focussed beam, but I think that was largely my fault last night because I went into some of the way too fast. I suspect I just need to slow down a little.

However, the real test will come on Saturday week, when it's used for an all-night century in the Tweed Valley. Now this is something I can't wait for. After discovering glow-worms at Austinville, who knows what we'll find down there? This weekend I'm spending in Brisbane, perhaps not necessarily by choice, but it could be a chance to test out that road I've seen on some maps linking Woodforde to the Glasshouse Mountains. I understand it's dirt too. However, I'll be doing this one by daylight.


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