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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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

The joys of getting wet

No photos for this entry, but sometimes it's good to leave the electrical toys behind. All weekend in Brisbane I'd been giving my mother a serve about how there was "no chance" of it raining. Low and behold on Monday morning it did just that! It's a strange feeling sometimes, about to ride to work in the rain. First there's the trepidation (why do humans fear water, a commodity that they need to consume to survive?), then there is the initial shock of the drops falling on me, then I start to ride, and all of a sudden these things are forgotten in the purity of the raindrops falling from the heavens.

The fact that the ocean was so stirred up by the wind only added to the ambience of the ride. It just has a completely different feeling to the hot sunny days that have been around so much recently, and I love it!

Unfortunately, my seaside commute does not currently apply on the ride home -- the closure of Surfers for that stupid car race has forced me to take Bundall Road on the ride home. Not necessarily an unpalatable option, and I'm getting home much faster than any of the car commuters, but I do like being able to look out over the pounding waves at Narrowneck. Perhaps I can talk Martin into joining me for another Point Danger ride on Thursday. Perhaps.

Now my tour of Victoria draws closer -- 25 days to go, well, 24 really considering that today's just about over, and I'll be in bed hopefully within a couple of hours. I've spend my idle time in the last couple of days (not a lot of that) setting up the journal for anyone who cares. There's not a lot there yet, but just a couple of entries to set the scene. It will take off when the tour gets here in, um, 25 days' time!


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