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, December 18, 2004

20 updates

Well, not quite, but it could well be. Largely due to my being so far behind schedule. Actually, most of the events concern Thursday, and I have to say, I came out of it a little more cynical (if that was possible). Thursday night was the Bicycle Gold Coast Christmas dinner, and it was a sad reflection of the "within the designated areas only" cycling culture that this place has. First there was the "why?" and the strange look when I mentioned that I had gone for a ride rather than watch a criterium in Surfers the previous Sunday (oh puh-leaze).

Then, of course, there are the usual people with the usual whines about "dangerous bikepaths", but no vow not to actually use them. I don't know why so many cyclists feel as though they have a duty to use these things when there are so many patently better options around (i.e. the existing road network). I guess there's the old "they mightn't build us any more facilities if we don't use them". Well, it's not like they know how to build them now. Nights like this make me seriously wonder about cycling advocacy at all.

Then, of course, there are the usual homophobic morons on the Gold Coast if a male dares to wear lycra while cycling. The scary part is, I actually think one of them was trying to come onto me on Thursday night. Even if I was that way inclined, I doubt a 45-year-old teenager in a ute would do anything for me. I think the sign in Bright best summed it up: "Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men".

Still, I managed to get a pleasant Austinville ride in this morning. Totally buggered up the obligatory photo (being stung by a wasp does that), but it was still a pleasant ride. Might ride a century tomorrow.


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