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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Monday, October 02, 2006

Le tour de Tweed

It's about time someone slaughtered some dial-up Internet connections. That someone is me. Yesterday's ride turned on yet another beautiful day for what is probably the 20th century I've ridden this year. I'll have to confirm that later. This is always a good way to start a ride.

There was too much haze around in the early stages for the mountain scenery at Tomewin to live up to it's usual standard. Now it was time to pay attention to the rockpools, waterfalls, wildflowers and forests.

On the way home I took a detour along a dirt road called Richards Deviation. I think the name of that road is as much a part of the attraction as the scenery it passes through. It also added a couple of kilometres of distance, and a few more hills -- including the return to Murwillumbah over the old Pacific Highway. I may have paid for that a little as I tired a bit on the final climb at Bilambil, but it was worth the effort. In fact, it makes me wonder why I don't always return that way.

The final tally of the day was 171km, with about 1,870 metres of climbing. Not the hardest ride of the year, but a very rewarding way to spend a Sunday nonetheless. The only real downside was coming home to the sounds of another domestic dispute among one of my neighbours. That doesn't provide a lot of incentive to remain in my garage and do my post ride stretches. Maybe I should have just stayed out and kept riding.


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