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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Monday, March 19, 2007


It's amazing the way one day can contrast with another, and the way it can influence the way we feel about things. Saturday was a day for riding 182km in the Tweed Valley. I could and probably should have done more, but I had a feeling that I really needed to return there. Things have been a little stressful in my week, and certain emotions have been flying around, and I needed to put things into perspective. A misty morning managed to do just that.

I noted earlier that the temperature was a little cooler, the forecast northerly wind was actually coming from the south west early. I was riding into it to start with, but 70km in I realised it was going to swing around and come from the north east for the ride home. If that contrast wasn't enough, it was accompanied by a temperature of 33 degrees C, so much for summer easing off. The contrast that I did enjoy, however, was riding through the forested sections of Mebbin National Park and surrounds on the way home. There are all sorts of little hidden treats in this part of the world.

There were some less pleasant contrasts, the behaviour of a particular ute driver (who really shouldn't be allowed out without a keeper) was particularly nasty in a section of rainforest. Another contrast was sitting idle the next day -- that was not only frustrating, but also served only to make me lethargic. Far from the invigorating ride on Saturday. Why do people persist with this idea of "rest days"?


Blogger Rodney Olsen said...

Ute drivers seem to be in class of their own. I've had a number of bad experiences with ute drivers.

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