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, January 10, 2007


What is it about big rides and chain problems right now? When I headed to Hobart for the ASH Dash last month, I had a rear derailleur fall to pieces. Not such a surprise, except that for some reason the shop to which I took the repair found a reason to pull my chain apart in the process. This wasn't so bad until Saturday Night's 300k, when the chain problems surfaced again. I was able to get through the final stages of that ride (although I had a chain tool with me if needed), and limp through two commutes earlier this week, but now I'm basically riding this chain with one link removed, and basically putting as much wear as I can on it before replacing it at the end of the week.

I just hope some of my other big rides (starting with a tour on the weekend of January 26) don't end up like that.

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In other news, I'm about ready to remove the music selections from the right of this page. These days I don't really buy enough CD's to keep it updated as often as I should, and if the truth be told I'm growing increasingly disillusioned with the music scene generally. While everyone would have you believe that everyone is doing something of real quality and depth, most of it is just shallow rubbish. Even the few artists/bands who are doing something decent struggle to get any air play. Gersey have been one of the best (in fact, probably THE best) bands in the country for around seven years now, yet very few people will have heard of them.

For the record, the last CD I bought of any interest was from an alternative band Dappled Cities Fly. Most of the tracks on that have a good sound, and they're not afraid to move around a little bit -- basically the antithesis of most of the mass-produced crap that seems so popular right at the moment.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

when I have a chain problem, I just use that as an excuse to buy a new bike! ;)

6:01 pm  

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