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, February 05, 2005

Saaaaave of the Century

Apologies to Pete Smith (a.k.a Mr Copperart), for blatantly ripping off his old gig for a particularly poor pun, but I'm going to do it anyway. It happened in the very early stages of this morning's ride, descending a minor "hill" at West Burleigh at 62km/h, I saw the chip-seal on the road late (it was a nasty bit), and hit it with such force, a full water bottle was thrown several metres. I managed to regan control of the bike thanks to a sand-riding trick I learned from Martin -- weight as far back as possible, no savage leans, etc etc.

Of course, my new back wheel was trashed, which meant a replacement/repair. Luckily, my bike shop (Johns) did this for no charge. While they had it, I spent some time walking along the beach -- perhaps I should have taken some pictures too. On the other hand, that is less easy when you look toward the South and see what was once a spectacular coastline covered in tacky, tasteless high-rise buildings. Perhaps one day I'll angle a photo that leaves out most of them, perhaps.

Apparently there was a story in the Gold Coast Bulletin claiming that the M1 motorway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast is reaching the stage of being gridlocked (i.e. carrying capacity), nine years ahead of when they expected this to happen. Their solution? Build another one (probably at great cost). When will they ever learn? Do they really think the new one will take all that long to reach the same stage? I'd give it probably five years at best. Still, that's probably time for at least one state government election, and I guess what they're really spending this money on is vote buying.


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