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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Friday, October 29, 2004

Ride like the wind!

Morning at Currumbin.

It's been blowing a gale here for most of the day. Thankfully it's from the South, meaning that it's a few degrees cooler than it might otherwise be. I have to admit I get a strange sensation of delight from pedalling into a wind of that nature. Especially on my commute, where some of the gusts between the buildings can really be heightened by the funnel effect. It's like a game of cat and mouse, the wind gusts like crazy, then drops slightly, and I respond by upping my pace, until the next gust, and so on. Then there are the exposed bit around Narrowneck, where I go right on the defensive, ticking over a small gear at just 23km/h or so, then the traffic jam in Surfers blocks it, then back into the buildings where it's on again!

Of course, this may well just be practice for the big ride to Wilson's Promontory in a couple of weeks time (just two weeks away as of tomorrow). Like the lead-up to my last tour, everyone is trying to make it as crazy as can be just before I go. At work clients are dumping their rubbish on me left, right and centre, then there is a GST audit to deal with just two days before I fly out. It's absolutely crazy, but in a way that might help me appreciate the time off even more. Two weeks really isn't enough though, but I have to settle for that if I want five or six in New Zealand next year.

Maybe it might be worth checking the job market for accountants in New Zealand. Today I read that John Howard and his cronies "promise not to abuse senate power" (they now officially have control of both houses of parliament in this country). I guess abuse is in the eye of the beholder. Some of the policies they tried to get in last time around were scary, now there's nothing to stop them. I think we can only hope they were decoy points that the could back down on (i.e. so they could look like making a "compromise"). We'll just have to wait and see on that one.

Hmmm, maybe I will go to O'Reilly's on Sunday after all.


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