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..

More cycling blogs

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

The hideaway

Deep in Tallebudgera Valley, hidden from the hordes of tourists that crowd this part of the world at this time of year, lies a very special place. It's here, among a grove of dense rainforest, obscured by a canopy of palms, there lies what may be one of the most amazing secrets of Southern Queensland.

In truth, it's only through the goodwill of those who own the land that we're able to access it at all. Yet this is something for which we should be eternally grateful, for it is truly a wonderous place, a perfect way to escape from the madness of the city during tourist season. I am, of course, referring to Dickfos Falls, which I visited early this morning in an effort to find some peace for a while. Best of all, I didn't get a single leech bite on the walk along the stream through the rainforest to find the falls. Truly a miracle in these conditions.

There was, of course, a ride of almost 80km to get to and from the falls as well. This was no reason to complain, as the surroundings of Tallebudgera Valley are always pleasant, and the people of the valley seemed to be full of Christmas cheer today. I spent so much time waving back to people that I might have thought I was back in New Zealand, had the humidity level been less than 169%. On days like this, I realise just how fortunate I am, that in the month or so that I've been back from New Zealand, I've already had several memorable adventures. Roll on tomorrow.


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