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..

More cycling blogs

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Melting away

No, this is not an indication of a return of summer heat, but tonight I took a quick evening ride out to Austinville. Those who regularly read this blog will be aware of the glow worms for which that particular locality is "famous", but the moonlight tonight meant that there were few of them about (or perhaps they were just a little more difficult to spot). Instead, tonight the show was stolen by the forest itself, and that indescribable effect created by the palm trees and ancient rainforest ferns illuminated by moonlight.

A few things have changed since my last night ride here (some time ago). One of the flood-prone causeways is getting a new bridge. I've taken some stupid liberties there in the past, being at the end of a winding descent, but I've always got away with it. A little of the character of that place will disappear now, but it's not a major change.

There have also been some minor things happen in my own life. Rodney over at
The Journey wrote an excellent post about the iceberg, the things we don't necessarily talk about that happen in our own lives. I've had some minor things beneath the surface recently. I've not bothered to write about them here, largely because they seem inconsequential, and also because they're probably things I'll look back on and laugh at in the future -- although I have discussed them over e-mails with a (geographically) distant friend who was aware of the issues. They've still been on my mind a little, just occasionally. They relate to certain people in a certain setting from whom I'd expected more -- even if I probably should have known better.

Yet tonight when I paused at my little forest clearing, looking up at the palm trees in the moonlight, it was just so beautiful and peaceful, it just put so many things into perspective. A lot of the mundane things we worry about in life just suddenly seemed so inconsequential. Really, who cares if people who know nothing about my situation(s) in life want to launch personal criticisms at the way I handle things (a little insight into the iceberg?), when I can come to places like this and get a greater sense of what really matters.

The bottom of the iceberg melted away a little this evening. And to think -- the temperature at Austinville was just nine degrees Celsius.


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