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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Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Black Magic

That's an old shot of my black MTB. This shot is around three years old, Right now it's in a considerable state of disrepair, and could seriously do with some money spent on it. It could probably teach my primary bike a thing or two about robustness.

For those wondering about my lack of updates since Tuesday, it hasn't been a week in which I've ridden a lot of kilometres. A combination of three flat tyres (taking my 2007 total up to 23) and some brake problems have meant that my riding has been limited to commuting only -- apart from the abortive 15km or so on Thursday morning (aborted due to two flat tyres and not the weather for the record). Suffice to say that the old Black Magic has been pressed into emergency service a few times this week, in what passes for "bad weather" in these parts (see my previous post). Every time I've asked it to do the job, it has done so with no problems at all. I'll have to take the Black Magic out for a special outing at some point, as it's behaved so well. Better yet, I could just pull my finger out, spend the money and fix it up properly.

For those interested in the history, that was the bike that I used for a ride around Tasmania and a Victorian tour that included Wilson's Promontory and the Great Alpine Road. It was relegated in 2005 when I decided that a hybrid would be a more efficient touring machine. It was too, but it's always good to have a reliable, dependable deputy that gets the job done without fuss, regardless of the conditions.


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