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, February 28, 2008


For one reason or another, it had been some time since my last night ride to Austinville, probably dating back to December. Since then, of course, a few changes have taken place, including some extreme downpours which have actually modified the course of the water in the creek. Austinville is, of course, noted for it's glow worms, which light up the side of the dirt road at the southern end of the valley along the bubbling creek. Last weekend Martin, my regular ride partner, was wondering how the rain would have affected the glow worms. Last night I sought an answer.

It came a kilometre earlier than I had expected. When I saw the green light -- nay, the hundreds of tiny green lights, it took me a few seconds to realise that I hadn't yet reached the final stretches of the ride. Once I actually reached the habitat area, the lights seemed to multiply. Here I was, breathing in the clean, cool, moist air of the rainforest, listening to the bubbling of the creek and the sound of bicycle tyres on dirt, watching hundreds of little green lights as I passed by one of the more spectacular secrets of the rainforest. It was a moment of quintessential delight, and one that I may try to replicate next week.

In the meantime, my weekend plans are still up in the air. The plan is a weekend camping trip to Minyon Falls near Mullumbimby. The reality is that there are still some road closures in effect as a result of the above-mentioned downpours. I will contact National Parks in Lismore tomorrow to determine if the campground is still accessible. The other option is to "stealth camp" nearby, or just simply go somewhere else for the weekend. All will be revealed.


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