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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Friday, July 14, 2006

600 Tomorrow

It's now only 18 hours or so until I start that ridiculous attempt at riding 600km in two days. I'd have liked to have done more long rides in the training phase, but I think I would have said that no matter what I'd done. I'm quietly confident that I have enough base miles to sort out what I need to, and in anycase, I don't think burning out at this stage would have assisted me much.

I had another late catastrophe last night as I pulled the plug to the generator out of the chord from the E6 headlight. This resulted in an extended period of kicking things and swearing loudly, before realising that if I hurried I might be able to get another one for about $4. Rather stupidly I phoned the hardware store to see when they'd be closing instead of just leaving right away. Eventually I got into the rather short ride, and had the job of taking apart a decent headwind, good. This was an outlet for my frustrations. I eventually made it with about two minutes to spare before the shop closed (where I got about 20 adapters for the $4), before riding home and fixing it in 10 minutes flat! It's just something I need to be aware of with the E6, the adapters are easy to pull out if you're removing the light from the generator to remove the front wheel for whatever reason.

I also have my cycle-computer working again now, although I paid it little attention on my ride to work this morning. Hopefully this is the last of my mechanical problems, and things will all run smoothly tomorrow. Evidently the weather forecast for the weekend refers to rain and not much else. If it's anywhere near as cold as the rain in Invercargill was, I'll walk from here to Murwillumbah nude.


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