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 23, 2004

11 degrees, and the beast rages!

Well, it took a long time to get these bulbs to arrive, delayed by mis-directions, and non-directions in some cases, but they're here. Sunday night's effort may have been a little subdued, but last night I was back! Austinville was the setting, the same as it was last Sunday, and it felt good -- too good at times. The moonlight cast an some interesting shadows, creating some brilliant effects as the road followed the creek, which seemed to be specially lit up through the gap in the otherwise impenetrable rainforest. The dilemma posed by those rides when you feel exceptionally strong is whether you go with it and risk paying for it tomorrow, or hold it back and risk losing it. Last night I went with it, and got away with it beautifully! Even if I did sleep pretty well when I got back.

Of course, on the commute today, it just had to be school holidays. School holidays always seem to bring out these wonderfully brave and determined male specimens. The usual script seems to be a 20 or 30-something male tries to win the affection of some teenage girl in Surfers Paradise, and basically fails because his waistline is so much bigger than what's below it.

However, being the brave, determined soul that he is, he tries to compensate for his size deficiencies in that particular organ, by trying to pick a fight with a cyclist who's about 30-40kg lighter than he is (above the waistline at least).This guy was particularly brave as he only had about two or three friends on hand to protect him. What a shame he couldn't conclude that show of bravery by chasing me through the gridlock (not that he would have caught me anyway, but it would have given me a good laugh). What a frikken moron!

Well, they say it takes all kinds to make the world go around. However, I'm sure if we eliminated that kind we could make the world go around quite efficiently without too much extra effort.


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