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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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Another comeback

I had managed a couple of short rides on the bike last week, but Saturday was supposed to be the "official" comeback. It was originally scheduled as the old 50km return ride to Austinville, but I added some extra distance by detouring to Little Nerang Dam along the way. As I mentioned in a previous post, bumping into a couple of familiar faces along the way made things a little more comfortable, but for me the best feeling was when I turned off into Austinville road, and headed down that narrow valley.

I can't remember exactly the last time I rode down here, but it was probably one of those glow-worm rides in the dead of night. One thing that is certain is that I was certainly a lot fitter and stronger at that point. Revisiting a location with positive memories gave me strength, but more importantly gave me the inspiration to want to return to that level again. It was just a little reminder of who, and what, I am. Of course, the scenery wasn't bad either.

The detour to Little Nerang Dam wasn't in the schedule, but I decided to do it anyway. It probably added another 10-12 km to the distance, but who's counting. There's a reason I haven't put a computer on that bike. As it was, I figured a few extra kilometres before breakfast would do me good (and I turned out to be right, but that's another post), so off I went. There I continued misfiring with the camera as I had been earlier in the day, but that didn't matter. What matters is that I am now "officially" back. The daily riding through the week since has said so, and now there are mountains on the agenda for this weekend. I can't wait.


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