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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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Downs and Back

There are now just four days left before I actually have to deliver the goods on this possibly stupid undertaking I made to ride 600km in two days. The route is basically from Brisbane to Dalby, via Clifton and Pittworth on the way out, and Goombungee and Toowoomba on the way back. Consequently, I'm currently feeling a variety of emotions about it. For one thing, I'm looking forward to passing through some areas in which I've never been. On the other hand, my longest day on a bike to date was 293km (albeit much hillier than this route is likely to be), and I recall taking two days to recover from it.

Still, I did manage back to back imperial centuries recently, and this will be one of my rare non-solo rides, so there is some cause to believe that I might just bloody do it. I'll take a couple of relatively easy after work rides tonight and tomorrow evening, just to maintain form, and that should just about set me up for it. I have solved the light mounting problem from the weekend, but I still need to get my cycle-computer working again. While I've taken a surprising amount of enjoyment from riding without it for the last three weeks, it may prove to be an extremely useful navigational tool on some of the obsure back roads of the Darling Downs.

It's been a while since I've been right up onto the Downs themselves, given that most of my weekend tours in the last couple of years have stopped just short of that area. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the different colours in the landscape there, and hopefully that will inspire me to press on and put this thing to bed.


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