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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Saturday, October 02, 2004


So yesterday I had a birthday, however one wonders what turning 28 really means. I'd say the answer is "not very much". 18 (or 21 in some cases) means that you can "legitimately" do all the things you've been doing for years anyway. 30 (or is it 35?) means you're supposed to question where your life is going. 28 just means I can tick off one more day before my November tour. Ra.

They promised me a storm on the ride home from work last night. Some guy at the weather bureau issued a warning about thunder, hail and all sorts of exciting things. However, all we had was a bit of light rain. I'm a little disappointed I have to say. I kind of enjoy the challenge of the supposedly inclement weather, and after 5-6 months of the dry season, we could really use the rain. A brief shower was about all that actually happened, meaning I need to remember to put the shower water on the passionfruit vine at this budding stage. Either way, there's something special about dark clouds over the rolling waves in my view.

What has been surprising about this dry season is the way the wildflowers have stayed out later in the year than usual. This may have something to do with the unseasonally cool temperatures -- just 13 degrees C this morning in Currumbin Valley. These are the conditions I like, no arm warmers or jackets for me out there, just the light-weight short-sleeved jersey. Eventually it rose to 24 degrees C by 9am (and probably much warmer through the day). Considerably less pleasant in my view.

My calendar project appeared to suffer a loss today, but it could work out for the better. Seems it's going to be harder than I expected to find a camera shop that can print a calendar. However, I may be able to afford to buy a decent photo-printer myself in the near future, they don't appear to be as expensive as I thought. I think I'll shell out the 3oo bucks or so, after all, I can probably use it next year, too, should I decide to design my own calendar again.

I'm still trying to decide what to do tomorrow. Right now I'm in a bit of a lull, where I don't feel like doing a lot. This feeling only came up at about lunchtime today, and with some luck it might disappear soon. The plan had originally been Springbrook or Binna Burra, just a short ride after last weekend's epic, and next weekend's Tweed Valley circuit (around 170-180km). That may be part of the problem. Sometimes the motivation for the so-called "lesser rides" isn't there. On the other hand, if I don't go at least somewhere, I'll be frustrated into next week.


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