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..

More cycling blogs

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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Everything old is new again

Well, today's the day of the move. I'm not sure how I'll go continuing the update on this blog as it appears I could be without home Internet Access for a couple of weeks. So much for requesting an on-line transfer at

It's quite amazing how much the crap (sorry, "clutter") builds up after a bit over four years at the same address. It's also amazing how difficult it is to throw out "enough". I've thrown out a lot of crap already, but apparently not nearly enough to make the move a relatively simple one. I guess I'll need another spring clean and throw out session in the near future, and to make these events a little more regular. The major problem seems to be what I'll call the "everything old is new again" syndrome.

This basically involves an impulse purchase you make at some point, then put the item away and basically never look at it again. Two years later comes the time to move, and the item is discovered in a drawer or a closet somewhere, hidden away and never used. Upon finding this thing, there is a sense of excitement along the lines of "oh, I remember this, where has this been" or something similar. All of a sudden, the useless item, the one you haven't looked at in two years, suddenly has a sense of excitement about it and becomes a little more difficult to throw out. This has happened to me several times throughout this process over the last couple of weeks, and it's a problem when you're trying to get things done in a hurry, with no time to ask yourself "Do I really need this?".

I think the only real solution is to have more regular clean out/throw out sessions. Of course, finding time in our day to day lives to do this is another matter. Especially considering that it isn't exactly an exciting way to spend a weekend.


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