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, July 31, 2005

Well just look at that!

Another memorable ride today, ironic in fact, because after yesterday's comments about "the wave", it seemed that everyone in the world wanted to wave to me today. I am not sure what suddenly brought on these random acts of kindness, and nor am I overly concerned. I opted out of the planned O'Reilly's ride, heading for Numinbah Valley instead. Given some of the things I saw today, it may have been a wise decision. For those who were awaiting a wattle shot, here it is.

This particular ride had quite an eerie start, riding through more mist as it happened. This is actually extremely unusual for this time of year, but I have no complaints.

On this occasion, I took a detour on the climb to Numinbah Gap, taking in the Natural Arch. Actually, it's been a few years since I visited this place, which is something of a surprise. That said, I can't imagine it being quite the same during the drought. This is a place where plunging water from a creek wore a hole in the cave roof over thousands of years. The fact that the creek is fed by run-off from Springbrook was also a contributing factor. The results are absolutely stunning.

After taking the detour, it was difficult to get going again on the climb.

I was heartened to see another cyclist as I crested the pass this morning. Don't see too many other riders out here, which is a shame because it must surely rank as one of the more spectacular rides in the country. Of course, after the screaming descent into the Tweed Valley, there was nothing for it but another detour, climbing Farrants Hill east of Murwillumbah, then descending near the Tumbulgum, and returning to the John Hogan Rainforest along the Tweed River.

All in all a worthwhile ride, and perhaps the last bit of freedom I will get before starting another CPA module. I intend to slaughter this one, just as I slaughtered the climb of Bilambil for the second weekend running.


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