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, October 04, 2006


I hit a cat on my ride last night. It wasn't intentional, and I'm certainly not proud of the fact, it just happened. Somewhere in Tallebudgera Valley a cat darted across from the left-hand side of the road. I took a swerve to the right, figuring it would just turn around and run back off the road, but that didn't happen. It kept going across my line until it ran into my front wheel. Fortunately by this stage I'd managed to get the brakes on enough to avoid inflicting any serious injuries, and the animal was able to run off the road after the incident.

It was the first time I've ever hit anything bigger than a canetoad, and unlike all those collisions with canetoads, this one was a genuine accident. It had been a freaky night all round. Virtually every dog in the valley barked at me, although none of them were brave enough to give chase for some reason. It's surprising just how many dogs are around when theyall bark. The big, irrational south-westerly wind promised rain but didn't deliver (much to my disappointment). About the only constant was the glow worms that came out to greet me in that little grove by the creek at the end of the road.

Still, 59km after work is always good. I just hope my first impressions were right and the cat wasn't seriously injured. Maybe I should just be glad it was my bike that delivered the lesson and none of the cars that would have passed down that road on either side.


Blogger Allez said...

you hit the cat because you're in the "dangerous" 30-39 age group!

10:39 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

Ahhh! I knew there was a reason!

1:53 pm  

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