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Industry Outsider
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Tweed Coast Treadly
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Bike to work to live to bike
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Stupid Hurts
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I'm not drunk enough for this
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BikeHacks
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Mozam's cycling adventures
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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Climbing

Best of all lookout, Springbrook

Although it's taken me forever to get around to blogging it, I did manage a decent ride last weekend. The Springbrook climb is an old favourite, and one that I never quite tire of, largely because there are so many things to see on the mountain. It's also relatively convenient, a 1,000 metre climb so close to the coast makes it one that I can easily fit in when time is short.

Purlingbrook falls

Yet despite it's relative proximity to the coast, the higher parts of the mountain still have an old world charm long left behind by the respective hoons and alcoholics that inhabit the urban lowlands. Whether this charm lasts forever is uncertain, but I'm prepared to enjoy both the charm and mountain beauty for as long as it lasts.

Half way down the mountain

The stream about to descend

While I am talking about beauty, it was remiss of me to neglect to take the camera on this morning's little 44km pre-work jaunt. It has deprived this blog of the best sunrise of 2007, and the sight of clouds lifting from Tallebudgera Valley -- the remnants of the previous evening's storm. Apparently the long-range weather forecast (as if that's reliable) predicts a few more like it in the coming months. Astonishingly, there are actually people out there that apparently believe this is bad news.

2 Comments:

Blogger Surly Dave said...

Shame about the camera. I don't leave home without mine now. I've even got relatively good at taking photos while riding. It is digital, so I take lots and hope for the best.

10:27 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

I haven't quite mastered the art of taking photos without stopping just yet, but I normally make sure I have it. It's just on the shorter rides that I sometimes forget.

8:29 pm  

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