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, August 21, 2008

Coomera Gorge

Coomera Gorge

Last Saturday I set out for one of my ride/hiking expeditions in Lamington National Park with a group of friends. Doing this on a monthly basis this year has enabled me to visit places I hadn't previously known of. Anyone who has been reading this page since 2004 will be aware that walked the Coomera Gorge circuit some time ago, but after a three year gap, it was time to visit it once again. It is truly an amazing part of the world.

The ride to meet the group at the start of the track was almost "against the clock", as I got away a little later than I'd intended. I managed to time my arrival at the summit of Mt Roberts just perfectly as it turned out, meaning that I wasn't waiting around long. Along with the usual guests, today I had the company of a woman who had just cycled from Adelaide to the Gold Coast on a real back-country tour. I may consider something similar myself some day.

There was one minor moment of trepidation on this walk, a minor land slip on the edge of the track after putting my foot too close to the edge caused me to slide down around 10 metres toward a creek bed. No damage was done, but I'm told somebody was quick enough with the camera to snap it. If I see the shot, I'll upload it to this page -- that's a promise.

I was a little tired on the ride home, although I didn't notice that until I'd completed the descent back to the coast. My legs did have some complaints for the next two days, however. All in all, this was a magnificent day among great company. The next epic is Mt Warning (four days after I have three wisdom teeth removed), followed by Mt Barney's Lower Portals walk in October (another long weekend "tour" I think). Sometimes I feel extremely fortunate to have so many areas to explore so close to home.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Chris, your photos are always worth returning for.

Good luck with the teeth, by the way. The lead up is always a bit anxious but it's a real relief to be rid of the things. (IMHO) ;-)

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