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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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Post-neutron bomb

Last night as a test of my new lighting system, I opted to head for the singletrack up at the Spit. I had been a little apprehensive about going through Surfers Paradise with it, but the place was dead quiet. That said, I still had to be on idiot alert for the usual trick of slamming on the brakes in the middle of the road for no readily-apparent reason. I think that's why I used to be on a self-imposed speed limit of 25km/h here.

Once on the track and the feeling of being away from it all took over. Parts of it have been re-gravelled, some of the earlier bits have even been paved, but there is still enough left that I can feel like I'm miles away from everything. While this isn't technically challenging single track in the conventional sense, it does have areas that are piled with sand, due to it's proximity to the beach. I can usually count on a skid or two there.

Everything worked out as planned -- I even got away with leaving my pump at home. It was also deadly quiet. Even riding out on the breakwall over the ocean was deserted. I would have liked the sea to have been a little rougher, just so I could get a taste of ocean spray, but I suppose one can't have everything. I did a couple of laps, I might have gone for one more if I'd left 15 minutes earlier, and went home with the feeling that this is something I just have to do more often. Of course, finding time for that is a challenge all of it's own.


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