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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Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Is that *really* necessary?

Have a look at this sign and see if you can find anything redundant.

I know this country has gone litigation crazy (well, what did you expect us to do after America did it?), but I think the $200 fine is a little bit pointless. Unless, of course, they figure anyone stupid enough to touch the wires doesn't deserve an expensive funeral. I can't argue with that particular piece of logic.

Last night I rode to the shops on my second bike, and actually had some thoughts about what I should do with it. This is the Green Machine that has bailed me out on a few commutes when my main bike has been out of condition (and will do so again this Friday after the crank episode). Actually, it was my main bike for about four years, and covered a lot of km including two tours around South East Queensland, as well as however many commutes to and from University I had during those impoverished years.

The dilemma is this. I could spend a few dollars to turn it into a full-time commuter -- new tyres would be the first thing, probably a pannier rack, and there might be others, I think the brakes are going to go soon. However, I sunk over $200 into it last year to get it back to this level, and I'm really not sure whether I'd end up getting value for money if I sunk another wad of cash into it. Knowing me I'll probably just keep going as it is for as long as it lasts anyway.

However, everytime I take one of those shopping trips, I sometimes wonder whether I should restore it to it's former glory. Perhaps I will next time something breaks. Perhaps.


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