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 09, 2004

Approaching unnoticed...

Today is certainly my kind of day. Dark, grey and wet. In fact, I'd probably appreciate it if everyday was like this. Having said that, there have been times this week when it has described my mood perfectly. The aforementioned calamity on Springbrook, and $250 later, after all the new parts have been bought (OK, there were a few other things I needed that I got at the same time). Of course, that was followed by my home PC being infected with another virus, one that Norton apparently can't delete. Well, such is life.

Of course, unnoticed among all of this is the impeding Glorious Mee ride this Saturday. I registered some time ago, but seem to have forgotten all about it among all the other things going on. The statistics are impressive. 212km (230 for me riding to the start from Fortitude Valley), climbing Mt Nebo, Mt Glorious and Mt Mee. There are other rolling hills in between just to make things interesting. The good news is that temperatures look like being a bit cooler this year. 32 degrees C by the 6am start last year, reaching 39 during the ride!

This morning I headed out in the rain for a quick blast to Hinze Dam (yes, I know, $250 worth of new components in the rain!). I just love this weather. Once I escaped suburbia I could smell the last of the wattle season perfectly, mixed in with the eucalyptus, and even the lantana wasn't so bad, although that is still a bit of a serial pest in these parts. The effect was quite invigorating, inspiring me to push harder, although I paid for it on the commute to work. Sadly, I'm not expecting this rain to stay long. This is already the "wettest" September we've had since 1999.

Yesterday was a rare outing for the old bike, "the green machine" as I've now taken to calling it. Some conflicting thoughts there -- "this saddle feels funny", "IS that rear wheel alright?", and "How did I get 65,000km out of this thing?". Of course, when the rhythm kicks in and the muscles warm up, these thoughts disappear in the beauty of the ride (yesterday was wet, too). The commute was surprisingly fast at that point, according to my arrival time at work. On the way home I broke the brakes stopping at a red light. Sometimes the slowest traffic lights in the country are a benefit -- I was able to fix it before I got green. It will need to be looked at properly, but that will come in time. There are more important things approaching.


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