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, September 30, 2005

End of the seaside commute

It's now official. As of Monday, my job moves to a new office in a different suburb. Given that Bundall isn't a beachside suburb (and doesn't really have much else going for it either incidentally), it effectively means the end of my ride to and from work alongside the South Pacific. Of course, I could still detour that way if I really wanted to, but doing so would eliminate the one true advantage of changing commutes, which is that it would allow me more time to do other rides, but virtue of the fact that it's now shorter.

I haven't really been in a position to snap any recent photos, largely due to the construction of grandstands and other structures for an impending car race (yes, my former commute is turned into a racetrack for one weekend a year). Incidentally, I notice the organisers have made sure all the advertising banners are already in place, despite the fact that the event itself is still a few weeks away. It doesn't bother me greatly as I can ignore them, but it must be a bitch for the local residents who find some of their local access hindered for weeks longer than is really necessary.

I'm digressing. Below I present some pictures from my old commute, snapped on different days, in an attempt to showcase some of the more appealing things I used to see on this route.

I'd like to say the possibility of a new commute is an exciting prospect, but in truth, it's all on roads that I've ridden hundreds of times before. Regardless, I'll do a "dry run" on Sunday afternoon (after riding an imperial century of course) to time it, and also to work out some bike storage arrangements, as I suspect my employer may have overlooked this detail.


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