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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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I am the God of Hellfire, and I bring you...

Sunday I decided to take the plunge and do it, Hell Fire Pass at Lower Beechmont. This seemed like the perfect final climb before the Alpine Classic next week. I have to say, however, that even this relatively small ride (66km total) managed to surprise me a little. I started with a little duplicity, as there was a road closure that I had to negotiate due to a triathlon. The official was asking me questions like "have you trained hard?" and "Do you feel good?". I just nodded blankly, and apparently that was sufficient to convince him that I was in the race (I wasn't) and let me pass through.

The next interest was at the top of the mountain after a pleasant cruise up the Beechmont Range. Apart from some examples of strange architecture and the pass itself (where the views were largely obscured anyway). Freemans road is the one that crests at the top of the pass, but there is a dirt track that goes beyond the end of the road through a reserve. It's here where there could be further interest in this ride. I didn't follow it to the end due to time constraints, but the track is most definitely rideable, and I'm told leads to a clearing with views in several directions. This is yet another project I have lined up for the future.

For today, however, I was content to just enjoy the sweeping views that I did have at my disposal, and the cool mountain air arriving from the southerly wind. I really couldn't have asked for much more on a Sunday morning.


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