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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Saturday, June 23, 2007


Sometimes it takes me too long to update this page. The promised high winds from earlier in the week didn't eventuate. I had a feeling this would be the case when the Bureau of Meteorology website managed to avoid getting quite as excited about the forecast as the tabloid "news" sources did. Still, it was nice to get the opportunity to finally ride in some cooler temperatures (even if they didn't last long).

There's something placid and relaxing about those cooler temperatures. It's not something that drains you the way the summer humidity does, but it does tend to take the edge of whatever trepidation one is feeling at the time. Wednesday morning I recorded a minimum temperature of 4 degrees C while taking a pre-dawn ride to Little Nerang Dam. It somehow become one of those rides that I really wanted to savour. Even when I realised I had to hurry things along a little due to time constraints, I didn't feel agitated in any way. Perhaps that might explain the more laid-back attitudes I find in people I meet when I visit places with cooler climates than this one.

In other news, I appear to have just about tied up all the loose ends in my life before going away. The process has been more than a little frustrating, and at different times I've "vowed" to sue government agencies whose incompetence annoyed me (and cost me money), and even start my own country to avoid having to deal with them again. Unfortunately, we seem to have created a society where nobody can think for themselves, and can't even so much as press a button on a computer to print a document they've stored for years without orders sent in, sent back, signed in triplicate etc etc. Then of course, they act all surprised that anyone should get annoyed when they fail to meet their stated "service standards".

They're no longer interfering with my life for the moment, so I no longer care about them, but it has been a frustrating process. About the only saving grace has been these placid early morning rides to reduce the stress levels for a couple of hours each day.


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