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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Thursday, August 31, 2006


Idleness is a terrible thing. Well, the truth is I already knew that, but it was further reinforced today. It all started when I used the bathroom on the way to getting ready for work. Basically I noticed some blood in a place where there really should not have been any. I won't go into specific details except to say that it frightened me. Before anybody panics, I should point out that this is to do with a minor abrasion and nothing more according to my doctor. Unfortunately, the earliest appointment I could get was in the afternoon.

This basically meant a morning of nothing to do, and, well, I did just that -- nothing. I surfed the Internet for a while, spent some time playing a really old computer game that I restored a few weeks ago, but nothing productive. The thing about it was, it wasn't as if there was nothing to do -- I could have found plenty of productive things to do if I wanted to. It just didn't happen. If I'd simply gone to work as normal, I would have come home in the evening and achieved more in the space of 30 minutes than I did in the entire day.

Manchester United legend Roy Keane once wrote "I am never going to flirt with idleness again". On the basis of what I actually produced today, I can't say I blame him one bit. It might just be a good policy for me to follow.

As to my weekend (which actually starts tomorrow as it's a Public Holiday on the Gold Coast), there has been a change in plans due to family planning to visit me. I'll be spending tomorrow at Lamington National Park (assuming I can drag myself out of this idleness by then), probably recovering on Saturday, before lining up a big ride on Sunday. The rain over the last three days or so should have fuelled the waterfalls up at Lamington -- I will just need to be aware of leeches.


Blogger Allez said...

Leeches??? Yuck! I would stay far away from that!!!

10:35 pm  

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