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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Monday, October 03, 2005

The new commute -- the more things change...

Well, actually, it was all pretty uneventful. The ride to Bundall this morning just happened. Actually, it's surprising just how much time I spent off Bundall Road, such is the surprising number of convenient side streets and so on in that area. At least they cut out some traffic lights. Locking the bike up didn't prove to be a problem either -- nobody whined about me locking it up in the "executive" area. Well, I guess that's a benefit of being so small that nobody cares all that much.

At lunchtime I took a walk to nearby Chevron Island. This is almost like an inner suburb of Surfers Paradise, completely surrounded by the Nerang River. When I lived there (a decade ago now), it seemed to be in a period of change -- a lot of the older shacks erected years ago were being demolished to make way for mansions on the waterfront lots, and apartments on all of the others. So today it was quite surprising just how little it's all changed. Even with the housing "boom" of recent years, Chevron actually seems to have stagnated. Many of the old surf shacks are still there, I thought most of them would be long gone by now.

Incredibly, my old apartment is still there. My family took that one at the time purely because it was cheap, but even that couldn't hold us there forever. We got out in late '96 because it was becoming unliveable. I got the impression at the time that it had potential to be a really nice apartment if the owner put some effort into it. The appearance from outside today indicates they probably haven't, but have done just enough to keep it intact so it can still be rented out relatively cheaply. Maybe they're just waiting for some developer to come along and make them an offer, if only so they can knock it down and build something else there. I'm genuinely surprised this hasn't happened yet.


Blogger Rodney Olsen said...

The house I grew up in is still standing and I can't work out why. It was a very modest asbestos home and we lived there until I was 16.

The house has been vacant for years and it's a real eyesore among all the newer places that have been built in the last decade or so.

We drove past a few weeks back expecting to see a shiny new house in it's place but it's still there.

12:46 pm  
Blogger Chris L said...

I'm not sure the older places are anymore of an eye sore than the newer ones, but it is surprising.

6:20 am  

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