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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Friday, February 01, 2008


Sunset at Bright

My riding last weekend wasn't exclusively limited to the Alpine Classic, although that was by far the most exciting part. I swallowed some pride one afternoon, and rode the rail trail between Wangaratta and Bright just for something different. It was quite a pleasant ride when I had time to spare, if a little warmer than I would have liked. There was one minor climb over Taylor's Gap, but overall the difficulty was virtually non-existent.

The river at Wangaratta

For all that, however, I was glad to return to Bright, three years after my previous visit. This really is a charming little town nestled among some of the most beautiful terrain in the entire country. On this occasion I was fortunate enough to score a campsite right by the creek, after having some company on the way in from Wangaratta. We ended up splitting the cost of a campsite, which was big enough for two tents anyway, and saving some money along the way.

Campsite at Bright

The ride back to Wangaratta followed essentially the same route, again in temperatures of 37 degrees C. There were a few sights to take in along the way, although my main concern was making the 1.30pm train connection to get back to Melbourne at a reasonable hour. As it was, that idea was thwarted by a train delay because of a medical emergency at Seymour. It did leave me enough time to walk across to Lygon Street and gorge myself on pasta and gelati, so I really have no reason to complain.

View from Taylor's Gap

Summer wildflowers

All in all it was a satisfying weekend. I ended up with a total of around 385km in three days, including the big ride. As I said in a previous post, I may even consider doing it all again next year.


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