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, October 16, 2006


I took that picture late yesterday while waiting for darkness to descend for a night ride to Springbrook. I said earlier that I needed a decent night ride, however, the problem with this time of year is that it seems to take forever for afternoon to turn into evening. While winding my way up the mountain through the switchbacks, I kept wondering to myself whether it was ever going to get dark. I'd actually passed all the spots where the glow worms come out before it was dark enough to see any of them, or so I thought.

Somewhere near the summit, at around 900 metres, I passed another glow worm colony. They seemed to be incredibly bright here, I was wondering how I missed them six months ago when I last ventured here by night. It was actually a surprise to find them on that part of the mountain, given that these creatures normally stay nearer to creeks. In terms of altitude, this may be the highest glow worm colony in the state, or even the country.

That said, Springbrook is an amazing place. Nearer the summit, 3,000 year old antarctic beech trees survive in a climate that probably hasn't seen a winter since the last ice age. I actually got an idea of just how that might have come about when I descended the road that switches across to the eastern side of the mountain escarpment and felt a sharp touch of cold air. Why it would suddenly turn up on that side of the mountain I have no idea. I can only guess that it's the side that loses the sun first in the evening. The views back to the coast on the descent were spectacular, even if my touch on the camera couldn't do them justice.


The other definition of waiting came today. I ventured to a CD store expecting to get the latest album from Sarah Blasko, only to be told I have to wait another week. I am not normally impatient about things like this, but we are talking about Sarah Blasko here. The couple of tracks I've heard thus far indicate that it will be worth waiting for.


Blogger Allez said...

Can you take a picture of the glow worms? that sounds cool!

9:37 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

I've tried in the past. Night time photography isn't my thing... yet. Maybe I'll get something later.

8:07 pm  

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