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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Friday, May 11, 2007

The new toy

It was perhaps the worst-kept secret in the world. I was looking for another cycle computer, and asking the question on and didn't do a lot to conceal the fact. I ended up opting for the Ciclo altimeter rather than the VDO one that I had originally been looking at. The $100 discount offered by Johns Cycles at the time of purchase counted for a lot, and this model probably has a few more functions (34 in total, including a number that I probably don't need).

The early test rides have been interesting, although it doesn't have a light, meaning that the later sunrise times mean that I can't see the gradients being displayed in the pre-dawn darkness. While it stores the maximum, minimum and average values for just about everything, this is an issue that I'll need to address on the longer Audax rides in the future. I've been considering a helmet light for some time, so this might just be the spur to motivate me to actually do something about it. That said, I'm trying to avoid spending too much money before the Scotland trip in July.

The DNF last weekend has effectively killed my chances of completing a Super Series this year -- curse these year-long summers! I am still planning on riding the 400k at the end of the month, and trying to salvage something from that. Of course, finding time to get a decent ride in between now and then is proving a little more problematic, as I have other menial but time-consuming business to attend to this weekend. I'll probably look to the likes of Springbrook and Binna Burra to provide quick, intense climbing without having to be away all day.


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