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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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

"What if you don't feel like riding to work?"

I'm sure we've all heard this (or variations thereof) at one point or other from co-workers commenting on the practice of riding to work on a bicycle. "What do you do on days you don't feel like riding to work?". Often it's well-intentioned (or at least motivated only by curiousity). However, it's only recently occurred to me what a pointless question this really is. The truth of the matter is, I never feel like riding to work. That's right, never.

Allow me to elaborate a little, once the ride itself starts I don't particularly dislike it, in fact, I do draw a little satisfaction from passing hundreds of gridlocked cars with impunity. However, there are many, many places that I'd much prefer to be riding. Why would I choose to ride through suburbia en route to somewhere as boring as Bundall, if I had the option of hammering out 262km in the scenic Byron Hinterland? Why would I choose it over a scenic tour? The answer is, of course, that I wouldn't, and I suspect very few of those reading this post would.

In the end, I never feel like riding to work, simply because there are other places I'd rather be. I do it simply because I won't get paid to ride to those other places, and consequently I have to go to work if I want a living of any kind. I get up and ride to work everyday simply because, all factors considered, it's the best available transport option for getting to and from work. Try explaining this to people... hmmm, perhaps I'll just reply with "the same thing you do when you don't feel like driving to work".


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