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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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Things we miss

I've been using this blog to document various rides for around nine months or so. However, my ride to work hasn't always received a lot of coverage in relation to some of the other places I ride. Of course, the reason for this is no secret -- I ride to work only for practical reasons. I certainly wouldn't go through Surfers Paradise five days a week if I was choosing my destination, and I've never claimed to ride to work for any reason other than that it's simply the best option. However, occasionally, the ride to work produces moments that make it worthwhile.

One of these occurred on Monday, courtesy of the South Pacific Ocean and a moon-rise. It was indeed beautiful to behold, and for once it was dark enough that I got to see it in all it's glory, the beach here wasn't it's usual crowded self. Of course, I don't generally carry the camera on my ride to work (for the reasons mentioned above), and so all I could do was vow to take that picture the next night, if it was still there. Well, sure enough, it was even better on the Tuesday, right on the horizon of the ocean, with that reddish tinge that it gets as it rises, before it really gets into the sky. Unfortunately, my camera wasn't -- this is what happens when you leave the house in a rush.

The last two nights the moonrise wasn't there (or at least not when I passed through). Tonight the ride was back to it's usual urban, boring run, only punctuated by the behaviour of the hooning jerks who seem to be attracted to the Gold Coast for some reason (probably because they get ridiculed everywhere else in the world). Still, it was good while it lasted. Maybe I'll try again next month.


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