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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Monday, August 14, 2006

These guys are GOOD!

It wasn't quite the kind of thing I expected to see while pedalling through Surfers Paradise at 10pm on a Sunday night. Last night there were about for kids on BMX bikes doing stunts on what passes for footpath/sidewalk "art" in that part of the world. The four of them were dressed in all black, riding black bikes, but most amazingly of all, appeared to be riding in perfect formation while doing their stunts.

They actually looked, dare I say it, professional in the way they were doing it, and the fact they were dressed in all black seemed to give them an aura, as if they'd just waltzed into the place and were now taking it over. As I was riding past, the leader of the group looked like he had totally misjudged one of his jumps, yet his skill level was such that he was able to not only save the situation, but follow it up with a double-pirohuette, that made it look almost intentional.

Sometimes it's a good thing nobody reads this blog. If I posted this on virtually any message board with any volume of traffic, it would immediately be swamped by a heap of posts along the lines of "why were they wearing black at night". Admittedly, those posts might even be right, but just for once, it's nice to revel in the skill of people like this, and given that it was near the end of 198km or riding, punctuated by an eight-hour meeting, seeing it was just the tonic I needed.


Blogger Paula said...

Hi Chris. Thanks for your comment on my post! Stupid drivers frustrate me, but they must frustrate you all the more!


8:54 pm  
Blogger Chris L said...

They don't bother me as much as they used to. I'm used to them now.

9:40 pm  

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