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, April 12, 2012

Darlington Ranging

Hidden away in the hills behind Canungra (probably the world's least "romantic" town) lies a hidden oasis, a step back in time, a land of sweeping views and seemingly endless greenery. This, my friends, is the Darlington Range. Somehow this place has avoided the "progress" of, well, everywhere else. A couple of weeks ago I rode up the steep dirt road to this enclave, largely for an escape. It seems someone is trying to bring "progress" to the area, the house in the above picture -- abandoned for years, is now for sale.

For my part, I was still waiting to get the Rajneeshee back on the road, so it was a useful place to take Kevin 007 (yes, I give my bikes names -- sue me!). The old MTB responded well to the dirt roads, not missing a beat. If I had one complaint, it's having to negotiate so many sealed roads to get here. At least the rewards during my time at the top of the range -- short though it was, were worth the effort.

On this particular day, I decided on a visit to the Canungra Tramway Tunnel, purely on the basis that since I had to ride right past it, I might as well check it out. It was probably the one disappointment of the day. Apart from the fact that the whole structure looks ready to collapse at any second (access to the actual tunnel itself was fenced off), there weren't too many relics of the past left here.

More interesting was the ride home, with the detour over the Beechmont Range. This is a bigger climb than the Darlington range, but this is on sealed roads with a gradient that isn't quite as steep. Nonetheless, the views up here are just as stunning, and the ridge top route tends to last a bit longer. Another memorable morning was had.


Anonymous Knowlege said...

That place is like my dream place.

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This house mmmmm...!
Beautiful place and views!
That is so nice that You have this hobby! :)

I'm inviting to me:

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