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, September 07, 2006

The ride that nearly wasn't

Sometimes I get the feeling that a particular ride just isn't meant to happen. This morning was one of those. First of all my alarm clock wasn't working. As it was I woke up at 4.32am without it, so that problem was solved. Then when heading away from the coast I went straight into the teeth of an unusually strong wind (by Gold Coast standards). Why that should bother me I have no idea -- there was a gust "officially" clocked at 75km/h. I was riding into winds of twice that strength in New Zealand earlier this year.

Then it took a long time to clear the urban area because of an unusually bad run with red lights for that time of morning. If that wasn't enough, I managed to get something stuck in my eye, which delayed me even further -- I really need to get my night lenses clean when I get a free moment. Somehow I still managed to clock 50km before work, on what was a lovely morning. The temperature was near perfect, and the morning air was crisp and clear from all the wind. It was a pleasure to be breathing.

Finally, if anyone reading this is a fan of rap music, would you be so kind as to answer one question. What does the saying "In the house" mean?


Blogger Woodog said...

I believe 'in the house' means 'present' or 'here'. I don't think there are any deeper shades of meaning. God forbid there would be deeper shades of meaning in hip/hop music.

4:39 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

You're probably right. On reflection I can't imagine anything deep and meaningful in hip hop music either.

1:33 pm  

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