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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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Where did this come from?

Sometimes it isn't the "main attraction" of the ride that turns it on. Last night was testament to that more than anything else. The plan was another night ride in the glow worm-lined rainforest of Austinville. To do this I would have to pass through the suburb of Robina -- normally about as exciting as watching wine mature. I hadn't expected the glorious sunset that it turned on, but thankfully remembered the camera for something else (which didn't come off at all).

The ride through the rainforest itself was beautiful, but I noted there were fewer glow worms than I'm used to seeing. With the brightness of my headlight it took a while for the reason to dawn on me -- it wasn't quite dark. That seems to be a fact of summer (even if this is probably the mildest summer I've ever seen in these parts), daylight tends to hang around for hours in some form even after the sun itself has gone down. I'm sure someone out there somewhere finds that useful.

On the way home I was treated to one of the "benefits" of living in Queensland and being a little.. umm... "behind" the rest of the country. Christmas lights are being turned on all over the Gold Coast right now. Just why people are waiting until now to do it is beyond me. There are more in my street as I type this. I suppose it's possible that people just like the look of them. That's about the only rational explanation I can think of.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the picture is really...artistic?

i do like the feel btw:)

3:30 am  

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