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, August 28, 2006


Yesterday I got sick of riding on paved surfaces and decided to find some dirt. The ride choice in those situations is usually Mt Jerusalem, but yesterday I decided to head for Mooball National Park near Murwillumbah. Another day of stunningly beautiful temperatures caused by the clouds keeping the sun away for a generous portion of the ride.

This is an area that I'm always planning to visit more often and explore more thoroughly, but for some reason it just never happens. This is an area characterised by great views of the surrounding mountains shrouded in a surprisingly wide variety of forest types.

The notable thing on the ride was the amount of sand that seems to have appeared on the dirt "road" through the park. I am also becoming increasingly curious about the Palmvale Spur firetrail that runs off to the north east just before the final descent into Murwillumbah. That project will have to wait for another day.

I will, however, be replacing the rear tyre after yet another flat on the way home, this time on the way out of Urliup. I'm planning a trip to Minyon Falls this weekend, which just happens to be a long weekend on the Gold Coast (no, I won't be attending the Gold Coast show this year either) and I really don't need these hassles. I'll probably retain the old one as a spare over the weekend, before getting rid of it.


Blogger Allez said...

Are there many cars on the dirt roads?

7:20 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

It can vary, I've had days where I haven't seen any. On Sunday I saw about six in the space of 30 seconds, then didn't see any more until Murwillumbah (the town at the bottom).

There are usually substantially fewer on dirt roads than the paved roads.

1:57 pm  

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