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, November 09, 2004

Nothing, frustrated nothing.

As you may have gathered from my lack of entries in the last couple of days, not a lot has been happening, and that's bad. Sunday was the first time I've not ridden in the rain since 1999. I'd been concerned about washouts on the steep, winding and dirt Mt Jerusalem road, meaning I called of the November century at that point (oh, but the month isn't over yet!). I still should have got up and gone for a Springbrook or Binna Burra however -- no dirt roads in those areas, so it would have been just about perfect.

Then tonight I was due to go for a quick one with Martin, but I forgot to recharge my lights, and it turned out he couldn't make it due to other commitments, so I only have my commute to keep me company. Effectively it means only 51km so far this week. Often I'd have as many as 300km for the week by now (and rarely fewer than 200). Right at the moment I have all this energy hanging around, waiting for an outlet. There have been studies done in the past about endorphins and so on, but I think the practical upshot is that being active is an addiction. If I don't get any, I get frustrated. I think I'll make sure I get an Austinville or Hinze Dam tomorrow night regardless. Still, it's good to get some rain.

I did get up to one thing last weekend. I updated some journals from a couple of long-weekend tours I took earlier this year -- Lions Tourist Road and the now notorious East Egypt Road. Not quite on the scale of a circuit of Tasmania, but enjoyable weekends nonetheless.

The Victoria tour is now just four days away, and I've had to make a change. My spanky new front pannier rack isn't making the journey. To cut a long story short, it would need to be dismantled to fit in my airline bag, and I haven't yet worked out how to do that quickly (i.e. quick enough to catch a plane, or a re-assembly to ride out of an airport). If I can do a circuit of Tasmania with rear panniers only, I can do the same in Victoria. Hopefully the next 12 months will give me the chance to get it sorted before New Zealand in 2005.


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