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, August 12, 2006

Burleigh National Park

Did you know that right in the middle of the urban sprawl of the Gold Coast there is a pocket handkerchief-sized national park? Most people it would seem do not. Indeed while I had been aware of it for years, it took me quite a while to get around to simply pedalling the 6km or so to actually check it out properly. For a change of pace today I decided to do just that, walking the 2.8km track through the park.

The initial stretch followed the shoreline, and may well be underwater in a really high tide. There were signs mentioning the fact that it's occasionally closed. Of course, here is where one must become accustomed to the peculiarities of "urban" parks, which includes people walking by with Ipods playing crap music, being greeted with frowns, and the wheezing of certain individuals for whom walking up a "hill" is a massive effort.

It was away from the coastal section that had the most interest. Walking over the top of the headland provided a greater variety of vegetation, and more interesting views, some of which offer a reminder of what the GC might be like without all the tasteless high-rises and so on. While this place doesn't quite offer the solitude or variety of Lamington or Springbrook national parks, it does have the advantage of being close by, and one of the few places nearby to offer decent coastal scenery. I think I'll make a point of returning more often in future. On the whole it was a rewarding way to spend some free time, and might make a good way of recovering from long rides in the future.


Blogger Rodney Olsen said...

I really must get over to the Gold Coast one day. Great pictures. (As always)

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