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, February 19, 2007

Weekend "away"

I actually spent last weekend in Brisbane helping my mother with things in her apartment. I did, however, sneak away for a couple of short rides, which is about as exciting as Brisbane gets. Saturday morning I took a quick 54km to Wynnum and back. It was pleasant without ever being overly exciting. Even the traffic in the city centre was relatively boring compared to the drama queens on the Gold Coast. At Wynnum I took a ride along Moreton Bay for a few kilometres, and rode out onto a pier.

Sunday was a little more interesting. I headed for Mt Glorious, with the intention of visiting Greene's falls, which I'd heard was flowing for the first time in about three years. It wasn't -- the rain actually started coming down just after I'd started the ride home. Still, it was an enjoyable ride nevertheless. The thing about Mt Glorious is that it's anything but a consistent climb. There are a number of "false" descents on the climb, meaning that a 100km ride ended up with almost 1,900 metres of climbing (so much for taking it easier this weekend).

The walk to Greene's Falls was a chance to pause and really appreciate the pristine air of the rainforest. It's a feeling of purity that is basically unmatched by anything else in existence. Even the prospect of being savaged by leeches (it didn't happen) didn't concern me. I really took my time here, wishing I was able to spend more time. A light rain shower only added to the experience.

The rain really started on the ride home (even if it didn't stay long). For a few glorious minutes it really poured. It created a surreal atmosphere with the mist closing in all around, a complete change from what it was on the way up the mountain. I also had a chat with some other cyclists at Mt Nebo who mentioned another way up the mountain, on the "goat track" -- a switchback dirt road from Samford. This is something I will need to check out for myself at some point in the future.


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