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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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Final Countdown

Twin Falls, Springbrook

There are now just days remaining until my first major cycling event of the year. If any of the Victorians who read this page want to get in touch while I'm in town for the Alpine Classic, they should email me at the_chris_man_50 at yahoo dot com. On Sunday I decided to spend a day at Springbrook, the ride up the mountain would provide a decent hit out a week before the Alpine, the plan then being to walk the 17km Warrie Circuit before riding home.

Things didn't quite go as planned. The ride up the mountain was pleasant enough, if a little tiring after the previous day. Unfortunately, much of the Warrie Circuit was closed due to landslides after the torrential rain that fell a couple of weeks ago. I did, however, manage the 5km Twin Falls circuit, which provided stunning scenery in and of itself.

Rainbow Falls


Blackfellow falls -- who'd imagine they'd get away with that name today?

Time for a closer look at Twin falls

A really close look

In view of my shortened walk at the top of the mountain, I opted to instead take the walk around Purlingbrook Falls on the slighty lower slopes. That too, was closed due to landslides. Maybe that was a sign that I should have been home resting up, but I did manage to get a look at the falls. It's the most water I can ever remember coming over the falls.

Purlingbrook Falls

I'm considering a cycle tour in Japan in 2009. If Karma exists at all, I should have no trouble finding photographers to take pictures of me in front of spectacular scenery. After all, I've certainly fulfilled my end of the bargain in recent years, and did so again on Sunday morning. Despite my general cynicism and wariness of the population in these parts, I've always found the Japanese tourists to be extremely pleasant people, and I'm happy to oblige.

I'm still undecided about whether I should go and slaughter Mt Nimmel tomorrow evening, or take a slightly easier ride. I'll just go with the way I feel at the time, and take it as it comes. I'll probably adopt a similar strategy on Sunday. Evidently the weather forecast is promising thunderstorms and 32 degrees C at this point. I should feel right at home.


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