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Audax Australia
This is the umbrella organisation running long distance cycling events in Australia Their website includes a calendar of events.

Bikejournal
A place where cyclist can keep track of their mileage and any number of other statistics, as well as an attached forum.

Bikeforums
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.

Blogs

Bicycle-eye
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
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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.

Allez
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".

Crowlie
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.

Spinopsys
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.

BikeHacks
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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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Traction

While the dirt roads I rode last weekend are losing traction in the big dry, it seems that after three years this little blog might be gaining some. I've now had to invites to write for other publications as a result of things people have read here, which is actually quite flattering -- even if I'm a little surprised to discover that people actually read the words I write here. It could be that I haven't written anything controversial for a while, or it might be the pictures from the new camera I bought in Glasgow. Having said all that, watch it all blow up in my face tomorrow.

Speaking of Glasgow, or at least Scotland, I've been busily uploading some pictures to my tour journal over the last couple of weeks, and have about 200 done (or roughly half of them). Perhaps it's time that I shared a few here. The first few are from Edinburgh, which is probably the most beautiful city I have ever visited. The entire city centre is world-heritage listed, as a result of the architecture and the history. I could have spent another week here just exploring.







Just about every town has a cathedral or ruin of some kind. This one in St Andrews near the ancient burial ground is a typical example.



The sunshine in the previous shot was an aberration -- it rained virtually everyday for the first two weeks, this scene is perhaps, more typical of the conditions.



Like any tour, it didn't take me long to find the hills, the Grampian mountains have a remote, rugged beauty all of their own. While the landscape may appear barren, just look at the colours.





The changeable weather in the north can create vistas of it's own. The sudden downpour that swept through the town of Lairg when I was there left me with a very special "two-for-one" deal.

3 Comments:

Blogger dave said...

Chris,
is this leading to a change in occupation? A travel-journo!

2:58 pm  
Blogger Geo said...

Man I need to stop dreaming and start pedaling! Awesome photos... as usual!

10:01 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

Dave -- I'm still undecided about writing professionally. I think some of the inspiration might disappear if I had the pressure of a day to day occupation. Perhaps I might compromise and find someone to whom I can submit the occasional article for a bit of extra pocket money.

Geo -- I'm glad you like the pics.

1:44 pm  

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