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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Friday, October 06, 2006


Tomorrow is D-day for my touring plans in 2007. After tomorrow's visit to the dentist, I'll have an idea of what it will cost for that much needed work on my teeth. Having put it off once already, I won't be putting it off again. Early estimates suggest that it could be as high as $2,000, but I'll know more in 14 hours' time.

I had originally been planning a ride around Scotland or Wales, or possibly even riding the length of the UK from Land's End in the South to John O'Groats in the north (assuming I got enough vacation time for the detours that I would inevitably take). After riding New Zealand's South Island earlier in the year, the intention was to go somewhere completely different just to avoid comparisons, and I figured visiting a few castles may be a way to facilitate this (although I did visit a castle on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin).

I am, however, reduced to considering other options should this one not come off. The two that are "in the lead" at present would be riding from Perth to Esperance (and back again?) in Western Australia, or returning to New Zealand to ride the North Island this time -- probably Auckland to Wellington, taking in the Coromandel Peninsula and the East Cape, with a possible detour to Rotorua. Yes, I know, I'm rambling again, but even "second-choice" tours are things I'd rather think about than a visit to the dentist! The ride to
Mt Buggary from a couple of weekends ago has also fired up the juices for local touring. There are just too many places to ride full stop.

For this weekend, I'm probably heading for Currumbin Valley for a gentle spin in the morning, if only because I haven't been there for ages. I'll be in Brisbane on Saturday night and part of Sunday (more on that later), and consequently I'll look for a night ride of decent length on Sunday, possibly up to 130km. I haven't had a long night ride for a while, I'm actually quite looking forward to it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have bad teeth also! I can feel your pain! Literally from the teeth and the bank!

7:59 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

My teeth are a problem largely because of my own neglect, so I don't really have anyone else to blame.

I guess I should just be glad that I'm getting this done now and have had the opportunity to learn from past mistakes.

8:48 pm  

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