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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Friday, September 10, 2004

So if I could just remember to *bring* the camera

Something amazing transpired on the ride home last evening. The clouds from the day's rain were lifting, out across the South Pacific were two of the most massive rainbows I've ever seen. They were huge! As a bonus, their reflection of the remaining clouds produced one of the most spectacular skylines I've ever seen in these parts (or indeed, anywhere). Now if only I'd had the foresight to capture it! I have to admit, I worry a little about the camera on the ride to and from work. Perhaps unnecessarily.

Today was slightly less eventful, just a detour to the Spit on the way to work, and the chance to laugh at one horn-leaning moron on the way. I never thought driving could be more tiring than cycling, but the way this guy appeared to be huffing and puffing, perhaps it's a possibility. I'm really looking forward to Glorious Mee tomorrow. Hopefully my lack of spare bulbs in the lights won't matter (I usually finish that one in daylight anyway). The last point isn't my fault -- they were *supposed* to be forwarded on to Pacific Fair post office by the people at Mermaid Beach PO as per my phone call of a week ago. This didn't happen. I just hope some moron didn't decide to send them back to the company instead.

On another issue, I noticed in the news (i.e. what I hear each morning on Triple J), that Queensland has decided to instigate something of a "public smoking ban". As I understand, from next year, people will be banned from standing in doorways smoking (an extension of the current "no smoking inside" rule, which will now apply to pubs and clubs). Good Job I say! To be honest I get a little tired of hearing people whine about "smokers' rights" -- what about the rights of the rest of us not to have to put up with that crap everytime we go out?

The thing that most impresses me, however, is the decision to ban smoking on the beach. I just hope they enforce that one. There's nothing that annoys me more than finding cigarette butts litering somewhere that is supposed to be pleasant. If it seems like I'm singling out smokers, it's because they seem to be the worst offenders in this area. Many of them seem to perceive being generally inconsiderate to be a divine right. Now if we can just get them to go after those idiots who throw the things out car windows -- the bushfire season might not be quite such a scary prospect!


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