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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Tuesday, January 30, 2007


This is post number 501. Ra!

Yes, I have now gone past the big 500 (although that may include a couple of draft posts that were never published), and decided that I didn't particularly want to bother the Minyon Falls post with the occasion. Oddly, I cannot find the link to the very first post, but the archive of August 2004 is here. If you scroll down you should see the very first post I ever wrote. Well, in fact it was the third after a couple of false starts with image-hosting problems.

Originally I had set this blog up to be a place to post some of my rants from the forum at bikeforums, where I'd been a regular contributor over a number of years. A few things changed in the period following that, I got a little bored with the back and forth flame wars that tend to define most message boards these days. I also started to question a few of the old assumptions in cycling "advocacy", and concluded that there is virtually no "advocacy" group in this entire country that even attempts to represent my intests as a cyclist.

As these events happened, my cycling interests changed to the point where touring seems to be my main interest these days, and when I don't have time to go touring I prefer to focus on the local long-distance rides. At other times I've posted various rants here when I just wanted to get something off my chest, and often those opinions have put me in the minority (something deemed "unacceptable" on an increasing number of Internet fora these days). Of course, that's probably killed my traffic, but I can live with that. Maybe it's for the best.

I'd like to make some grand statement about "where this blog will be in 500 posts' time", but frankly, I'm not that bothered. It will just continue to evolve in whatever direction I feel like taking it. Perhaps (if I ever manage to archive it properly) I can look back on it as a reflection of not only where my life was at during a particular period, but also where I was at as a person. If that doesn't work, at least I should be able to come up with some more material for part 2 of the troll competition.


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