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..

More cycling blogs

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Thursday, September 30, 2004


So last weekend I finally got around to booking the airfares for the tour in November. What's surprising at times like that is the feeling of excitement that comes from doing the most rudimentary, miniscule things that are connected with a tour. OK, maybe it's just me, but for some reason things like finding the right flight (i.e. one with a convenient time) don't feel like a chore. Quite the contrary. Now of course, the other fun part is poring over maps, trying to find alternative routes -- which road is likely to be the most scenic along the way? Which way should I go after I leave Bright (with a couple of days to spare)?

Other things will have to wait at least until I land in Melbourne -- which walk will I do at Wilson's Promontory (I've set aside a full day for that, so a 25-30km walk is not out of the question). Then, of course, there are the other things I'll discover along the way, the little bonuses that I don't yet know about. "The place without a postcard" is how I refer to them. And to think, I still haven't worked out the best way to travel from Melbourne airport to the city (or at least North Melbourne where my sister lives). I set off on November 13, and I really, truly can't wait. 43 days to go, but who's counting?

It's these thoughts that sustain us through the mundane and often frustrating activities of everyday life. Today was no exception on that score. Had a meeting with a particularly annoying client today. Still, the way they carry on, the fee on their job could be huge, so I might never have to deal with them again. I won't go into it in massive detail right now, but let me just say that if they are as informed as they seem to think they are about the tax laws and what they can get away with, why are they wasting time and money on an accountant?

Had a pretty pleasant ride home from work today though. Only a small number of idiots, which is good for the Gold Coast, and even managed to grab a decent photo over one of the canals. Unfortunately, we're getting closer to that stupid car race that they host here every year, so my views over the South Pacific are now obscured by advertising hoardings and temporary grandstands. Good job they don't extend to Broadbeach Waters.


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