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 08, 2006

Round 741

The latest shot has been fired in the eternal pissing contest that is the Gold Coast. Last year in Surfers Paradise the Q1 building, which claimed to be the tallest residential building in the world, was officially opened. Of course, the units were sold at some ridiculous inflated price simply on the basis of being the "tallest in the world", at least until someone else comes along and builds a bigger one. Well, it now looks as though someone might in the near future.

A story was floating around in the local media this week that the Gold Coast City Council have already approved another residential building in Sufferer's Parasite -- 10 storeys higher than the Q1. Now they're just looking for a developer to put the money up. Normally these two steps occur in the opposite order, but then, this is the Gold Coast after all. That probably means it's fairly certain that it won't be long until someone does come along and put the money up to build it, and then the circus begins all over again.

These days I'm looking at things like this with a detached amusement. Watching people scurry around spending ridiculous amounts of money, and the fact that they aren't smart enough to realise that the major selling point (i.e. "tallest building in the world") is going to be negated within a couple of years of their expenditure, is actually quite entertaining if you can detach yourself from it sufficiently. And the building is probably a damn sight more attractive than the outer-urban trailer parks going in at places like Nerang and Mudgeeraba.


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