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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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Nowhere else in the world!

Excuse the poor quality of these photos, but this morning I was fortunate enough to see something that I would see nowhere else in the world. The Albert Lyrebird's only known habitat is the Gold Coast Hinterland. Early this morning, one of them decided to pick at the grass beside the road en route to Austinville.

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Austinville was, of course, stunning as usual, on a surprisingly cool and pleasant morning (12 degrees C).

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However, the story of the morning belonged to another detour that I took on the way back. I was looking for a 70km ride, so I headed a little further out after coming out of Austinville Valley, and headed for Little Nerang Dam. This is actually nowhere near Little Nerang Road (which doesn't actually go anywhere near Nerang -- who names these roads?). This particular road runs through a pleasant gorge above, yes, Little Nerang Creek, eventually culminating in some very nice views from the Dam itself.

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It's almost a case of mixed feelings here. On the one hand, it's always good to find a new place to ride. On the other hand, this is a side-trip that's been literally right under my nose for 10 years, it's almost disappointing to take so long to find it, given that I've passed it by en route to or from Springbrook hundreds of times.


Anonymous Mike Schwab said...

Chris, you never corrected your description here! This is a Indian Peacock, noy Albert Lyrebird!

12:08 pm  

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