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, August 30, 2007

Flat tyre paranoia

It's the aspect of a run of flat tyres that nobody ever mentioned. For the record I've had 17 since easter, which is averaging close to one every week. If you take out the time I was in the UK (where I had one in a month), the average looks even worse. I've since upgraded to a Vittoria Randonneur tyre on the rear, and will probably get one for the front when the current tyre there wears out. The flats have stopped in the week since I made the change, so that shows a definite improvement. Of course, it doesn't stop me taking occasional glances down at the tyre just in case there's another one. I suspect that paranoia will last until I get a decent run without any flat tyres. Still, Vittoria were the same company who made the old GEAX tyres on the MTB, which once produced 15,773 flat-free kilometres in one run, so there's hope.

As for tomorrow, I'm headed for Spingbrook to do a long bushwalk. I expect I'll cover around 19km on foot after riding up the mountain, then ride home late in the day. The recent rain should have topped up the waterfalls, and with this being wildflower season, there should be plenty to see. One lingering concern is an ankle problem that I picked up earlier in the week. I don't feel it when on the bike, but on foot is another matter entirely. I do have the option of doing a shorter (5km) version of the walk, but it seems to have healed up pretty well. I think it's up to it, provided I'm careful on the creek crossings.


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