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 12, 2010

The next generation has arrived

The next generation of headlight has arrived. Regular readers of this blog (both of you) have probably tired of my harping on about how wonderful my E6 headlight was, and how it enabled me to take long rides on dark, deserted country roads late at night. There were even occasions where that light allowed me to ride through the night. Pretty good, huh? Well now it appears to have been superseded.

Last night I took my first proper night ride with my newly fitted E3 headlight (which runs off the same Schmidt hub Dynamo generatior as the E6 did). It was absolutely superb. Similar in brightness, but with a wider beam than the E6, but still managed to focus most of the light on the road where it's needed, although it provided more than enough ambient light to read roadsigns and so on (and this on a dark night with NO moonlight). In fact, where the beam focussed on the road made the car headlights look dim by comparison. Yet when I hit the stretch of the ride where glow worms lined the side of the road, they weren't disturbed by excessive ambient light. I don't think much more can be asked of a light.

I'm looking forward to giving it a more solid hit out when the Audax season starts. In the meantime, I'll probably keep an E6 on hand as a back up, should anything happen to my E3 (I'm not sure how waterproof they are, and last night wasn't going to test that, unless my excessive perspiration counts). For the moment, however, I seem to have found the next generation in headlights for long distance cycling. I might just give it another run on Thursday night.


Blogger Surly Dave said...

I loved my E6 and I love my E3 even more. It's a great light and no more worrying about a bulb burning out on a dark road late at night. Plenty waterproof too. I also like the fact it's so small and pretty. I took it off for a while but I've reinstalled it. Might use it and the hub in the Alpine Classic just to be bloody minded.

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