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, September 18, 2006

Numinbah vs Tweed

Yesterday's ride had something of a "training ride" feel about it. There was no real destination that stood out as somewhere I desperately needed to visit, so I headed out over Hinze Dam toward Numinbah Valley, over the pass, through a circuit of the Tweed Valley, and home. It was yet another disgustingly beautiful day -- a max temperature of 22 degrees C. Summer is just two weeks away, but right now there is absolutely no sign of it. The early part of the ride was dominated by tiny pockets of cloud dotting the surrounding mountains.

Much of the first 100km or so had a sense that it "had been raining somewhere" but was staying away from me. There was also another sense on the stretch toward Tyalgum that I really wanted to ride the old Tweed Valley circuit through Brays Creek and on to Uki. Current time constraints mean that it could be a while before I get to that. As it was, the sealed road between Tyalgum and Murwillumbah is still quite pleasant.

While I seemed to be in much better shape than last weekend's ride (not surprisingly), things still got a little difficult toward the end. A quick check of my altimeter revealed that I finished with over 2,000 metres of climbing in the course of 171km. That's now the second ride in three months or eight days (depending on how you look at it) with over 2,000 metres of climbing in a day.

This weekend I'm planning to head for Jimna in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. This will be a camping trip since I didn't get away over the Gold Coast Show weekend. I've also just found out that it will be the first weekend of the school holidays. That is actually a double-edged sword -- while I don't like a million tourists around on camping trips normally, I'd have to deal with the tourist rush if I stayed here on the Gold Coast anyway. That said, I'm already poring over maps of obscure dirt roads should I feel the need to free camp somewhere.


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