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, June 12, 2008


SATURDAY, JUNE 7, NSW: For once I failed to bring a camera along on Saturday's ride, so you'll have to make do without the pictures unless you click here, and have a look at some pictures from a previous ride in this area. I was feeling a little underdone for this weekend's 400k, so we opted for a 200km ride in Northern NSW, taking in the Coolomon Scenic Drive behind Mullumbimby.

Once the 30km of suburbia has been cleared, the ride really begins on the Tweed Coast. We were heading south against the wind, but making good time. The overcast conditions kept the temperatures down to a reasonable level, but at the southern we were both glad to get out of the wind and look to the hills. Things went along pretty uneventfully through Mullumbimby, save for a headwind blast for the first few km after leaving the town, prior to the climb toward the Crystal Castle.

The top of this ridge almost enters a different world, with sweeping views up and down the coast and patches of rainforest to ride through, all in all a very pretty area. We continued over the rolling hills at the top of the ridge, before the long descent back into the Brunswick Valley, and the detour through the town of Brunswick Heads. Things got interesting after lunch at the Humble Pie Shop at Billinudgel.

I bought one of those "active water" drinks without reading the label. It turns out this "drink" was nothing more than caffeine and guarana, a bad combination at the best of times. For the next 20km, over the Burringbar Range and surrounding hills leading to Murwillumbah, I was in devastating form, destroying anything that even considered getting in my way. Unfortunately, there was a terrible low after this, which it just as I was climbing Urliup. I actually felt like going to sleep at that point, but reverted to concentrating on technique and eating muesli bars.

The muesli bars, combined with the rainforest of Urliup inspired the recovery. Martin and I coasted over the rolling hills together, before pushing over the last climb at Bilambil, and back into suburbia. The only other exciting thing to note for the day was the search for detours to take the daily distance over 200km. All in all, however, it was another extremely rewarding ride, with hopefully more to come during the remainder of the year.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Chriss good blog you failed to mention 1966 fastback mustang and
Soma Juice . but I respect your editorial integrity

7:39 pm  
Blogger Chris L said...

Hey, I only write this stuff, reading and making corrections is YOUR job -- that's why I allow comments. Do you think the '66 Mustang would have allowed the tosspot in the post above to go more than 100 metres?

8:27 pm  

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