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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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sick of it

"I wanna die in the Summertime"... those are the lyrics of the Manic Street Preachers' classic. I now understand the significance of these words -- a corpse is supposed to get cold, so it might be the only realistic hope of cooling down a little in the near future. At the moment it's a difficult decision between that or trying to see out the 10 days remaining until the "official" end of summer. When it's really humid, your sweat doesn't evaporate either -- it sticks to your skin and clogs up the pores, which effectively nullifies the body's main cooling system.

I think the hot nights are the worst part of it, I don't really care how hot it gets during the day if I can get some relief in the evening. In 2007 thus far there have been a total of four nights in which I was able to sleep for longer than five hours. That probably explains why I've been in such bad moods of late, but it gives me the chance to get a few more things done around my apartment, so all is not lost.

In other news, I'm still dreaming of cooler climates, I'm in the process of sorting out my flight to London later in the year. At this point it looks like I'll be flying out of Brisbane airport about seven hours after finishing work, which basically means getting there within four hours -- for a 24 hour flight. That follows on after returning from New Zealand just eight hours before going back to work last year. No rest for the wicked.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,
I feel (or about too feel) your pain. Here in the southern part of Texas it is Spring. But Spring only brings one thing, Summer. From April to October the heat is on, with the worst of it being from late May til late August. Most of the time it is not too bad as I prefer comfortable cycling clothes verses layers in winter. Temps during the hottest months will be 80F (26C) for the low and to as high as 104F (39C) during the day with the skin temperature (heat index) that feels like 111F (43C). Its really bad when trying to ride after work and it feels like the sunblock lotion you put on is bubbling. The humidity doesn't help either, it ranges from 75 - 90%.
How long does your summer last in Australia?

Stay positive! It will come to an end...eventually. :-)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Evening Chris
Have just come across your great pics and info. I don't cycle competitively, but have enjoyed reading and looking at the great photos you have of south east qld. I actually came across your site as I was searching on the development of the Southport Sundale site! Google truly is a wonderful search engine! Keep taking those beautiful pics!

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