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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Sunday, August 26, 2007

What could it Bee?

Can someone please tell me what it is I've done that has upset the insect community of Beechmont to the point where two bees would commit suicide for no purpose other than inflicting pain on me? Today I was stung by two bees, both of which flew into my helmet to get me in the side of the head. The first sting didn't really present a problem, but the second one managed to inflict some damage. It's still a little sore as I type this twelve hours later, and something I'll watch over the next couple of days. I've only been stung twice in my life previously.

Martin and I had decided on a ride to Binna Burra just for a nice, solid 100km. It was, too, with a maximum height of 780 metres at the summit. This is a fairly familiar ride to me, so I made a point of conserving energy a little early on for the final ascent of Mt Roberts. It was here that a frustrating week came out, where I decided to simply demolish the climb from start to finish. I suppose it's possible a few bees might have been hit by shrapnel, which could explain their aggression today.

One of the things that stood out on the primarily downhill ride home is the difficulty in getting the legs working again over the hills at Gilston. It's basically a psychological issue (because nobody should ever be exhausted after 100km for any reason), a situation where the mental approach softens on the long descent, thinking the job has been done. Gilston's quick hills tend to provide a wake up call. All in all, it was a rewarding ride, but I definitely need a few more kilometres next weekend.


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