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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Friday, May 07, 2010

The Garden of Eden returns

Not content with doing a century on the Anzac Day weekend (would you believe it was now two weeks ago), I backed up for another 100km on the MTB the next day. I joined Martin for a ride up Tomewin and across the dirt track that I had previously thought closed across the range and back to Bilambil. The early part of the ride involved negotiating the annual litter fest that passes for the Anzac Day Parade at Currumbin. One wonders just how people can claim to "respect" the sacrifices made by the soldiers of generations past when they dump their rubbish all over the country these brave men fought to protect.

After negotiating the ride to the summit of Tomewin, it was time for the real ride to start. The dirt track across the top here really passes through some amazing scenery, and as far as I'm concerned, the fact that parts of it are extremely rough is even better, it means I can slow down and enjoy the scenery. What surprised me today was how easily these rough parts were negotiated, given the rain that had fallen overnight, and the mud it had generated.

We crested the summit after the ride through the rainforest, and eventually took the long descent into Bilambil. This is actually quite deceptive as the initial descent is followed by a couple of climbs as the road winds around the hills, before the final 'landing' at Bilambil. Another beautiful day was racked up, the only disappointment was that the bakery at the bottom of the hill hasn't won an award since 2007. Lift your game, boys!


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