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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Friday, August 19, 2005

Maybe it's just me...

... But I absolutely love riding through heavy traffic -- the heavier the better. There's something unbelievably liberating about passing all those gridlocked cars on my humble bicycle. I get a special kick out of passing a car that looks like the owner has spent a lot of money on the ability to go really really fast, and they're just as stuck as the rest of them. My playground is usually (but not limited to) the Sundale Bridge between Surfers Paradise and Southport -- 5.20pm on weekdays.

After six years riding this route (with a year off when I was working in Coolangatta), most of the regulars on that bridge have meekly accepted my superiority after watching me glide past effortlessly countless times. Occasionally, however, there is someone who is of sufficient mental instability to get upset over something as trivial as being passed by a bicycle (you'd think they'd be used to it by now). Today it was some moron in a ute. Of course, I had anticipated his attempts to cut me off long before he'd decided to do it, and when the time came, I had changed lanes and was passing on the other side in acres of space. By the time he impotently shouted his series of expletives, I was long gone, and already laughing at the pointlessness of his efforts.

Really, if people like this are so jealous of my immunity to traffic, perhaps they should hop on a bike and try it for themselves.


Blogger Rodney Olsen said...

I love it when a car roars past as if to say, "Get out of my way" only to be caught by me on my treadly at the next lights. I feel like leaning over and saying, "Didn't get very far did you?"

9:00 pm  
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9:04 pm  
Blogger Chris L said...

What I find funny (and you've probably noticed this too), is the driver who shouts abuse with the cowardly knowledge that he can drive off without me catching up to him -- then when I do catch him in the traffic, he suddenly becomes very quiet indeed.

5:50 pm  

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