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..

More cycling blogs

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Ouch, that hurt!

It was last night that I was taking a gentle recovery ride through the rainforest of Austinville. This place is truly serene during the evening, and it's place to breathe deeply and take in the rainforest air. Unfortunately, my meditative experience was disturbed by a rather large rock. It didn't cause me to crash, but it did skid backwards off my front wheel, coming back toward my right foot at some indeterminable speed, just as my right food was swinging over the pedal in the opposite direction.

The speed at which it all happened meant that I didn't have time to move my foot into such a position that I could deflect the rock with the sole (which is a little more robust than the rest of the shoe). Consequently, I now have a rather nasty blister on the big toe of my right foot. It's not a major problem, but it was sore for the entire ride home last night. For all that, it was still a very pleasant ride. The glow worms are coming back after the storm that took a lot of them away two months ago, and having the headlight light up all the rainforest ferns as I ride through is an almost spiritual experience.

Unfortunately, I can't be so complimentary about my ride to work today. In the morning it was idiot city -- even more so than usual (which by Gold Coast standards is saying a lot). On the ride home I had to negotiate my 14th flat tyre for the year. If practice makes perfect, I must be getting pretty good at changing flat tyres.


Blogger IronGambit said...

Do you have old tires? I want glow worms where I ride!

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