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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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

More fuel for the fire

More whining about fuel prices on the news this evening, everything ranging from predictions about the end of society as we know it (as if that would be a bad thing) to "ways to save" to hair-brained schemes like "let's all not buy our fuel on a particular day of the week to teach the evil oil companies a lesson". One thing that's been conspicuously absent from the discussion has been the idea of using alternative fuels. I'm not sure what it costs to convert to LPG, but I did notice that it was fully 77 cents a litre cheaper than regular unleaded at a service station I rode past last night. Surely that's at least worthy of consideration. As a little aside, I also noticed that the price of conventional fuel has some way to go before it reaches the $1.30 mark that the media has been whining about.

One wonders why suggestions of alternative fuels have been so absent from the media, which is "supposed" to be informing the public, or so we're all supposed to believe. It couldn't be that they have an interest in keeping people whining rather than actually solving their problems, could it? Surely not! (spot the sarcasm). I have to admit, I've been more than a little apathetic about the whole thing -- given that the only thing I need to "fill the tank" is a good feed of pasta. However, I do find it a little amusing that an option so obvious has been overlooked.

In other news, I just had an absolutely beautiful ride out in Tallebudgera Valley this evening. It's a little further than I normally go after work, but it was worth the effort. I might just do that route a little more often.


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