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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Sunday, October 26, 2008

That ol' black magic

Some bike troubles over the last few days have led to be dragging out The Black Magic for another weekend. This basically meant a return to the Garden of Eden yesterday, high on the macpherson range at Tomewin. It was another warm and humid day on the coast, but the mountain air was cool and fresh after I'd threaded a way through Urliup, and climbed the 6km ascent from the south. I decided to put something into the climb this time, before detouring along the escarpment at Garden of Eden road and taking in the sweeping views south.

This time the Garden of Eden lived up to it's name literally. I had the option of the forbidden fruit in the form of a single mandarin growing on a tree. This time I resisted the temptation (largely because the ones Martin and I found in Cudgen Nature Reserve some months ago tasted so awful) and returned to the main road, before taking the eastern side of the escarpment on the rough Glengarrie Road. Here the Garden of Eden continues to live up to it's name, and was the perfect place for picture number 1,000 from this camera.

Here I had an interesting conversation with another mountain biker who suddenly turned up. It seems there is another track linking the other side of Tomewin with Currumbin along the top of the range. That's one to explore on my return from New Zealand in December. For this point I settled on a return home from Bilambil at the bottom of the descent. This is a great ride, albeit a little short after getting out of suburbia. I'm looking for a way to combine it with the ridge-top track from Tomewin to Currumbin. That could take some work, but rest assured, I will figure it out.


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