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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Sunday, March 04, 2007


It's funny the way things happen. Within 24 hours I went from being despondent about a mention of the word "cancer" to being upbeat about planning a short bike tour for late April with Dave Mac. It's always interesting to meet other cycle tourists, so many seem to have their own ways of doing things -- probably more so than any other form of cycling, at least in terms of self-supported touring.

One thing we were both in agreement on is just how few people seem to understand the nature of cycle touring, particularly from the road-racing fraternity where anything that isn't a "training ride" is somehow seen as inherently "bad" because of the whole theory of "junk miles". The theory is, of course, absolute rubbish. If you take a person who only rides "junk miles", then compare their fitness level with someone who doesn't ride at all, I think I know who will come out on top in that one.

The planned tour itself will basically involve two days starting from Caboolture, with a ride through the Glasshouse Mountains, then along the Sunshine Coast, followed by Lake Boreen and a scenic back road through to Gympie. It passes through areas we're both keen to visit, I haven't actually ridden the coastal strip on the Sunshine Coast as yet (surprising as that might seem). Nor have I been to Lake Boreen, and while I did the back road to Gympie back in 2001 (finishing at Cooroy), it's an area that I've wanted to get back to for sometime.

  • I've long said that tabloid newspapers (which include virtually all of the supposedly "mainstream" newspapers in this country) exist purely for entertainment purposes, and nothing printed therein should be viewed in any other way. I noticed while shopping earlier today that one of them was running a headline of "Howard Bones Minister". Now, that can have a couple of different meanings, and I'm not entirely sure the people who printed the story weren't aware of that. I'm just wondering whether anybody in Parliament will have any fun with it.


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