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.

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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.


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Lance Notstrong
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Aussie Writer and Cycletourist
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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
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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
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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, June 10, 2008

Dickfos Falls owns you

TALLEBUDGERA VALLEY: Sunday June 8. Well clearly it's been a while between posts, and I have a few things to write about. For some time I'd been curious about Mt Cougal road in Tallebudgera Valley, and where it could lead. My first search had proven fruitless, but some informal advice I'd received from a friend on a bush walk at Springbrook had suggested there was more.

The ride through the valley was taken at touring pace, as I'd completed a 200km ride with Martin the previous day. That makes little difference on relatively short rides, and it wasn't long before I found the little side road. The first thing of interest was a rather pretty little waterfall on the side of the road.

It's shortly after this that the road stops, and the final stretch to Dickfos falls is on foot through a rough track alonside a rainforested creek. A little further, the track itself disappears, and the walk essentially becomes a rock scramble up a creek bed. This actually wasn't as difficult as it sounded, although the previous evening's rain did cause some problems with slippery rocks along the way.

Further along, the rocks get larger. It takes a little time and care to negotiate the final climb, but it's not overly difficult with a little caution. The reward at the end is nothing short of stunning.

Dickfos Falls

The return was considerably easier to deal with, and it was almost no time at all before I was back into the open area at the start of the track. Here I had a picnic lunch. It was interesting to observe just how much the previous week's rain had cleaned out the streams.

Now all that remains in this valley is the final walk from the very end of the valley, which evidently passes through similar terrain to this walk. Evidently there are some permissions from land owners required to access that one, but I intend to make this happen as soon as the opportunity arises.


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