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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Monday, September 26, 2005

Summer's here

Another brutal imperial century yesterday, but I wasn't going to settle for anything less, so it's all my own fault. I rode south along the beach before detouring inland through Bilambil and Urliup. I haven't had a southern ride for a few weeks. I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me why all these sculptures have suddenly turned up at Currumbin Beach.

I decided to explore a couple of fire trails near Stokers Siding, I ended up being greeted by 15-20% gradients on some very loose dirt (I'm not calling it gravel because it wasn't). It was disgustingly hot too, 33 degrees C (I'm comfortable when it's around 13). There were, however, great views to be had at times. The only real let down was that they all seem to be dead ends. I'd been hoping to perhaps link up with the Burringbar Range or Mt Jerusalem. I suppose there will be other days.

After that, and drinking a deliberately excessive quantity of water at Uki, it was a ride home into a relentless headwind. This just didn't let up at all, at one point (on The Pilgrims' Road) I was struggling to hold 17km/h. Actually, I kinda began to enjoy it at that point, it gave some relief from the heat and humidity! It seemed like it had been an eternity before I reached the climb into the John Hogan Rainforest -- I took a couple of detours here because I feared I might fall short of century distance, but true to form I made sure there was no flat ground in them!

Looks like summer's arrived -- it actually seemed to get hotter when the sun went down. On the plus side, another 3,000 metres of climbing over the weekend, takes me over 16,500 for the month and 121,000 for the year. Ra!


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